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Transportation and Distribution

SMC helps transportation and distribution companies address many industry-specific risks, including:

  • Driver recruitment, training, and retention
  • Workplace safety training and incentive programs
  • Fluctuating fuel costs
  • Proper documentation and valuations of cargo for loss assessment and settlement
  • Fraudulent cargo/warehouse claim exposure
  • Economic conditions concerning Class A drivers, property location and warehouse space, building protection with Earthquake and Flood exposures
  • Health insurance cost
  • Commercial insurance availability and cost

Resources and Benefits for Clients

  • Unparalleled customer service and connections with the right carriers based on 25 years of experience serving the needs of trucking, warehousing, distribution, public livery and logistics accounts
  • Cost-benefit analysis of physical damage insurance, deductibles, and replacement equipment to determine the best method of protecting your fleet and equipment
  • Proactive assistance in reducing the impact of claims by arranging for replacement rental equipment and obtaining reimbursement for down-time and loss of use due to damage caused by third parties

How We've Helped Our Clients

  • Analyzed the rating basis compared to the true value of the client’s assets and delivered 20% cost savings
  • Implemented a new Workers’ Compensation program, improving cash flow by $500,000
  • For all transportation clients, SMC routinely pursues recovery of loss-of-use costs as part of claims management, thereby saving clients thousands of dollars per claim

Request a Consultation

To discuss your risk management needs with a transportation and distribution risk expert, please contact SMC online or call us at (925) 956-7600.


Our Location

Santa Maria & Company

1550 Parkside Drive, Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Main office: 925-956-7600
Toll free: 866-921-3347
Fax: 925-956-7601

Our Providers


I found the rare breed of insurance company that fights for you and stands by you. If you are looking for an insurance company that has integrity and amazing customer service, I would hands down, wholeheartedly recommend Santa Maria

Eli I., Remodeling Contractor
As a home builder in Northern California, I have endured numerous complicated issues while trying to protect my business from unforeseen liabilities, satisfying the multiple requirements of individual municipalities, and doing so at a reasonable expense. Santa Maria and Company has been instrumental in these dealings by providing quality advice, creative alternative solutions, and excellent service.

Dennis C., Home Builder
Santa Maria & Company helped guide our business through a difficult time by being proactive, informing us of potential obstacles, and avoiding surprises. Their customer focus has clearly covered the present, the future, and the 'what if' conditions that all businesses must deal with. We feel that our company is very well prepared to handle our complicated risk-related issues because of their support and guidance.

Robert M., Equipment Manufacturing Executive
The company is sincere, honest, always looking out for our best interests. They continually work to understand our business, to develop strategies to mitigate our exposure. That gives us a real competitive advantage.

Shaun M., Food Industry Risk Manager
Santa Maria & Company has helped us solve some tough insurance challenges, but they continue to identify emerging risks, such as cybercrime, and help us protect against them. Their customer service is fantastic.

Jeff B., Medical Industry CFO
This company knows the local insurance market better than the larger brokers ever could. They are true experts who take the time to explain all of our coverage options and help us make the right decisions. It's almost like having an insurance professional on staff.

Matt A., Food Industry Executive
It is a real advantage to work with risk insurance experts that have underwriting experience. Since we have been working with Santa Maria, we've grown a great deal and other companies are always trying to win our business. Santa Maria has the expertise in insurance and high tech industry risks that we need and their personal service is excellent.

Cynthia G., Technology Industry Executive