Resource & Coverage Analysis

Disc Brake Effectiveness

Study of heavy truck air disc brake effectiveness on the national advanced driving simulator.

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Integrated Safety Systems

Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems Field Operational Test Final Program Report

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2011 P & C Results

In 2011 insurers endured one of the most extraordinarily violent years ever in terms of catastrophes on a global scale. Mega-catastrophes worldwide caused an estimated $350 billion in economic losses, shattering the previous record of $230 billion set in 2005.

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Fitch Slashes GWCC Parent Old Republic Ratings To Junk

Fitch Ratings downgraded Old Republic International Corp. (ORI) by three notches, sending the ratings into junk territory, while keeping them on watch for further downgrade amid uncertainty stemming from woes at the company’s runoff mortgage insurance business.

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2011 Hurricane Projections

On the first official day of hurricane season Thursday, one of the country’s tropical storm forecasting teams has decided to stick with its earlier prediction of about two-thirds more named Atlantic storms this year than average.

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Insurers Brace for Big Losses in 2011

The devastation from the natural disasters that have ripped through parts of the country this year has been starkly evident. Hundreds of people have died and thousands of houses have been shattered in a deadly string of tornadoes. Millions of acres of farms were inundated and businesses shut down by flooding along the Mississippi River.

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2010 Worldwide Catastrophe Losses

2010 has proved difficult for the reinsurance industry. Spiraling costs from disasters in the first six months of the year particularly, coupled with overcapitalization in the reinsurance sector, created a difficult operating environment.

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2010 P and C Results

Private U.S. property/casualty insurers’ net income after taxes rose to $34.7 billion in 2010 from $28.7 billion the year before, with insurers’ rate of return on average policyholders’ surplus — a key measure of overall profitability — increasing to 6.5 percent from 5.9 percent.

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Canal New Venture Rules June 2011

Canal is pleased to announce our recommitment to the new venture marketplace which Canal has faithfully served for decades.

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Warning Letter Tip Sheet

Warning letters are often the first step in the intervention process. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sends warning letters to motor carriers whose safety performance data indicates they are not complying with applicable FMCSA safety regulations.

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