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Safety First for Summer Fun on the Water

Everyone loves summer time. It stays lighter longer, the weather is warm, and most of us take a summer vacation. Many summer vacations revolve around water. Whether it’s at the beach or a lake, water is usually nearby. With water comes water sports. Boating, jet skiing, water skiing and tubing are just a few of the many activities people enjoy during the warm weather months.

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Move It!

We have all heard of the studies regarding how sitting for long periods of time can have adverse effects on our health. The statistics can be alarming! However, there is no need to panic. Those same studies have revealed that there are simple things you can do while at work to help maintain your health and fitness.  Following these tips will help you feel better at work and when your day is over too.

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Road Trip Rentals…Are You Covered?

This summer, millions will take to the road to embark on the annual family vacation. Although many people drive their own personal vehicles on family road trips, others opt for the convenience and utility of renting a car for vacation travel.  By going this route, families are able to save the mileage and wear and tear on their own personal vehicles and in many cases, obtain a larger vehicle with more space than their own car would provide. Even those vacationers who fly to their destination often rent a car when they arrive so they can travel locally.

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The Need for Speed

Take a moment to think of all the ways we have made things faster. Stick the words “instant,” “quick,” “speedy” or “express” in the name of something and now you can charge extra for it. From the packages we ship to the food we eat, we have become a society that hates to wait. In fact, there are very few circumstances where waiting is acceptable, and waiting on our PCs is not one of them. So if the current speed of your PC has you frazzled, here are some tips that will hopefully help restore a portion of your sanity.

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No Matter the Size Fleet Safety Comes First!

When most people think of fleet safety they probably tend to think of a “fleet” as a large number of vehicles (50+ vehicles).  After all, a small contractor with 4-5 pickup trucks may not think of the trucks as a “fleet” but rather just how the employees get to the job site.

The fact is, whether you have one vehicle or several hundred, you are exposed to risk. Even small fleets can benefit from a fleet safety program, and whether addressing a large or a small fleet, the basic components of the program are the same.

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Break Murphy’s Law with Equipment Breakdown Coverage

Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

This adage, coined by American aerospace engineer Edward Murphy some six decades ago, is known as Murphy’s Law. A popular variant to this statement adds the conclusion “at the worst possible moment.”

Perhaps this maxim explains why air conditioning systems always fail in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave, or why the television goes on the blink right before kickoff of the big game.

While it may be true that Murphy’s Law is immutable, there is a measure of protection available for you and your household’s essential equipment. Learn more by watching our video!

The Working Dead

This past weekend I ran in a 5K obstacle race called “Run for Your Lives.” The premise is this: you go to a farm or wooded area, put on a belt that has red flags attached, and then run through a trail of obstacles all while trying to avoid zombies. That’s right, as if running in 90 degree weather through mud and rocks wasn’t enough, you also have to try to avoid legions of the undead that are after your flags. If you finish the race with a flag, you are a survivor. If you lose all of your flags, then you finish the race as one of the undead and your times are listed accordingly. It was fun, intense, and tiring to say the least.

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