New ACE White Paper Discusses New Regulations Impacting Fleet Safety

  New ACE White Paper Discusses New Regulations Impacting Fleet Safety

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PHILADELPHIA -- July 9, 2013

ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operations of the ACE Group, today announced
the release of a white paper discussing critical issues within the trucking
industry as companies seek to comply with a tough new federal program aimed at
reducing crashes and improving safety records. The paper provides details to
increase companies’ understanding of the overall impact of the regulations.
Further, the paper suggests steps that companies can take to integrate the new
regulations into their operations to fulfill the requirements set forth.

“The industry’s concern about fleet safety and the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) program is reflected in the results of a
survey of more than 4,000 trucking industry executives who identified the
program as among the ten most critical issues they face,” said David Brown,
Vice President and Transportation Practice Leader for ACE Risk Management.
“Federal safety programs were originally launched in the 1990s. These recent
changes, however, mean fleet safety has taken on a new level of urgency as
executives work to understand the new regulations and how it will impact their
business.”

“Fleet Safety: Understanding New Regulations,” was authored by Jack
Scarborough, Senior Health, Safety and Environmental Consultant at ESIS, Inc.,
the risk management services division of the ACE Group. As a leader in his
field, Mr. Scarborough has been instrumental in the development of the FMCSA
Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) system. Mr. Scarborough
leverages his 20 years’ experience in large fleet management to address
emerging industry concerns in the context of fleet safety and the FMCSA safety
monitoring and measuring program.

In his paper, Mr. Scarborough noted that while many of the original
requirements have remained unchanged, the process set forth by the FMCSA SAFER
system has been re-engineered to provide a better view into how well large
commercial motor vehicle carriers and drivers are complying with safety rules.
Mr. Scarborough remarked, “These evolving regulatory measures put additional
pressure on commercial motor vehicle carriers to reduce safety violations.”

The paper shares links to materials provided by the FMCSA and explains that to
most effectively implement the new standards, companies should work with
experienced fleet consultants who focus on the FMCSA program requirements to
support them in their efforts to identify risks and implement solutions. Said
Mr. Scarborough, “This is a great opportunity. Companies can reduce their
operating risk and, at the same time, strengthen their safety records.”

As part of a thorough risk management program, companies should partner with
an insurance carrier and risk control consultants specializing in the
transportation industry. ACE Risk Management and ESIS Health, Safety and
Environmental meet the qualifications and provide a range of benefits,
including:

  *Primary casualty underwriting expertise with transportation industry
    specialization
  *Experienced HSE consultants and a broad range of products
  *Deep understanding of the applicable regulations
  *Customized program development with the ability to identify issues and
    develop customized solutions
  *Financial strength and an excellent reputation

Access the report at Fleet Safety: Understanding New Regulations. The material
presented in this report is not intended to provide legal or other expert
advice. It is presented as informational only. Readers should consult legal
counsel or other experts, as applicable, with any specific questions they may
have.

ESIS Health, Safety, and Environmental Services (ESIS HSE) is part of ESIS^®,
Inc., (ESIS), one of the industry’s oldest and largest risk management
services companies. ESIS HSE is dedicated to working with clients to prevent
injury to people, liability to organizations, and damage to property. Our loss
prevention specialists continue to develop as industry leaders through
training, experience, and research.

ACE Risk Management, a division of ACE USA, offers comprehensive risk
management programs and services that are uniquely designed and customized to
assist companies in any industry dealing with the significant costs of
financing and managing risks. To learn more about ACE Risk Management’s
products and services, please visit our website. Insurance is provided by
insurance companies within the ACE Group. All products may not be available in
all jurisdictions. The product information above is a summary only. The
insurance policy actually issued contains the terms and limits of the
contract.

ESIS^®, Inc. (ESIS) is part of the ACE Group, providing claim and risk
management services to a wide variety of commercial clients. Insurance
provided by insurers within the ACE Group. The product information contained
herein is a summary only. ESIS Health, Safety, and Environmental Services
(ESIS HSE) may be sold directly to ESIS’ clients or as part of insurance
underwriting. Risk control activities conducted on behalf of the insurer are
not intended as a direct benefit or service to ACE.

The ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty
insurers. With operations in 53 countries, ACE provides commercial and
personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident supplemental
health insurance, reinsurance, and life insurance to a diverse group of
clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of the ACE Group, is listed on the
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.
Additional information can be found at: www.acegroup.com.

Contact:

ACE North America Communications
Carla Ferrara, 215-640-4744
carla.ferrara@acegroup.com