With the busy nature of today’s world it is often easy to get lost in the immediate list of things which need to be accomplished in a workday. Although completing the tasks at hand help businesses move forward, I am always grateful for the opportunities I receive which allow me to take a pause and reflect on the big picture of how our business assists our clients and the transportation industry as a whole.
Over the past few years I have personally delivered several disability and life insurance claims to our customers and have been welcomed into the homes of many families at a very trying time in their lives. Although delivering claims to clients can be a difficult task, the experience is often an enlightening one which provides me with valuable and important perspective.
Recently my team and I delivered a life insurance claim to a widowed mother and we were reminded of the importance of what we do at National Truck League firsthand. This particular mother expressed that without our policy she would have been forced to move from her home which was filled with memories of raising her son with her late husband. As she was not working, she would have greatly struggled to pay for funeral expenses, her son’s education as well as all of the monthly household bills. During such a difficult time she understandably found focusing on finances a daunting task and was sincerely appreciative her husband protected their family’s future with a life insurance policy. Not only did she receive enough money to ease her financial stress for some time to come, she was also relieved to learn the policy would be paying for her to return to school or receive additional job training which would allow her to earn gainful employment in the future.
Sitting with our clients and their families during claims and witnessing the relief they feel when they have a policy in place which meets their needs reinforces how important educating our customers on their coverage options truly is. As brokers, we often encounter customers which do not see the value in insurance and just want to purchase the most economical policy with the minimum amount of coverage they require to meet legal or contractual requirements. Although it may seem easier to choose the most affordable policy, it is very important to ensure the coverage you purchase will properly protect the unique needs of yourself, your family and your business in a time of need.
As Owner/Operators and Drivers today have more responsibilities and demands on their time, it is more important than ever to have proper, dependable insurance coverage. When purchasing any insurance it is important to work with a reputable broker. For over 25 years National Truck League has been providing industry leading coverage and peace of mind to truckers across Canada. We are always pleased to review available coverage options with our clients to help them ensure they have adequate protection for themselves, their family and their business.