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Lessons learned to avoid a traffic accident

Ways to avoid being involved in traffic accidents.

Loading and unloading safety

Guidelines to help prevent accidents and injuries.

How long do smoke detectors last?

Next time you change the battery in your smoke detectors, be sure to check its age, as well. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, most alarms have a life span of 8-10 years.

Obey traffic rules and use common sense

When it comes to defensive driving, obeying traffic rules and using common sense are essential.

Five types of business insurance you should consider in addition to workers compensation

There are many different kinds of business insurance coverages, and the cost and amount of coverage of policies vary among insurers. Contact a Markel Specialty agent to discuss your needs today.

Electrical surge damage

Claims involving lightning damage can be significant and impact your ability to operate effectively.

Adjust to weather and road conditions

As part of your defensive driving program, you must know how to adjust to weather and road conditions.

Protecting your business personal property: A crisis averted

The loss of business personal property due to disaster or theft can result in significant replacement and lost opportunity costs.