2023 Commercial Auto Insurance Market Outlook

The commercial auto insurance market has faced substantial underwriting losses and diminished profitability for more than a decade. While the segment continues to face difficult market conditions, rate increases largely remained in the single digits in 2022, demonstrating signs of stagnation compared to double-digital rate jumps that took place in prior years. Nevertheless, several cost-driving…

Small Business Trends for 2023

Small businesses have faced unprecedented challenges over the last few years. Many are hoping for a calmer 2023, but a possible recession, record high inflation and labor shortages may make that unlikely. Being aware of the small business trends for 2023 can help organizations successfully meet their challenges and find opportunities for growth. Here are…

Avoiding Winter Slips and Falls

Winter months present additional hazards that employees don’t typically encounter during warmer weather. Specifically, you may risk experiencing major slips or falls amid snowy and icy conditions, which could lead to serious injuries. Consider the following recommendations to prevent slip and fall incidents this winter: Wear shoes that provide traction on snow and ice; footwear…

2023 Construction Costs Outlook Remains Volatile

Inflation. Labor scarcity. A broken supply chain. These persisting conditions won’t magically disappear with the new year. Yet 2023 does mark new opportunity for construction leaders to improve project outcomes—with deeper insight on price changes. According to recent construction market analysis by Unispace, accurate price forecasting is the executives’ holy grail in a market where pricing…

How will Trucking Fare in 2023’s Economy? 

Although there is still a great degree of uncertainty about what 2023 will bring in trucking business conditions, analysts at FTR believe a major recession is unlikely. FTR’s “State of Freight” webinar on Jan. 12 explored the economic indicators that most affect the freight market as well as trucking-specific numbers and offered FTR’s outlook for the year.…

2023 Commercial Property Insurance Market Outlook

The past five years have seen the commercial property insurance market progressively harden, evidenced by consistent rate increases since 2017. However, according to industry data, such rate jumps showed some signs of stagnation in early 2022, with average increases staying within single digits. Going into 2023, rates are still on the rise. Some insureds are…