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You'll benefit from our expertise in the logging and trucking industries. We also have two Master Loggers and two certified Transportation Risk Specialists (TRS) on staff, who can help solve insurance issues you may be facing.
Frustrated by the complexity of your current policy?
Afraid you're over-paying for your insurance?
Upset about a claim that was denied?
Worried about the future of your business in today's uncertain climate?
Hard to get straight answers & phone calls returned from your current insurance agent?
Tired of working with agents who don't know the logging industry well?
Let us help. We solve problems like these for our clients everyday!
*Our insurance for loggers is an exclusive program that only we offer. It comes with significant cost-savings and benefits. Not everyone who applies will qualify for it.
Since 1994, Hummel Group has specialized in logger insurance & risk management service for the lumber industry. We know a circle mill from a band mill, a Hood from a Prentice, a cable from a grapple, and a white oak from an red oak.
We have not one, but two, certified master loggers on staff who know the lumber insurance industry inside and out. They will ensure your property, equipment & employees are properly insured – saving you money, protecting your assets & helping your business grow!
Since 1957, Hummel has been building its business on its uncompromising values of integrity, trust & hard work.
When it comes to insurance for lumber mills, this means that your hummel risk advisor is going to provide you with a custom-tailored plan that's best for you, not our company. We're in the business of trust-building, not selling policies.
Claims Service You Can Count On.
If you need to submit a claim, you get one of our full-time claim specialists to advocate for you with the insurance company and support you through the entire process, step-by-step.
Carriers don't understand the unique risks associated with these operations. It's simply easier for them to decline writing policies than learn about the industry.
Why are workers' compensation rates for lumber/logging operations so much higher than other businesses?
Lumber and logging rank in the top 5 for number and severity of workers' compensation injuries. These statistics drive the price of premiums up significantly.
The lumber and logging industry's greatest risk for loss in either of these two categories is fire. It's rare to have a "partial" fire loss. Fire claims are always more expensive for a carrier to settle.
Would an insurance company actually provide a policy to a logging operation that excludes "Lumber and Logging Operations"?
Yes. This is exactly the reason that lumber and logging businesses need to work carefully and closely with a knowledgeable agent. At Hummel Group, we are dedicated to helping those in the industry find gaps just like this to ensure they are covered.
Most agents and brokers know very little about this industry, and so the carriers that do write policies for lumber and logging are not comfortable working with them. These specialty carriers prefer to work with agents that have the experience - like Hummel Group- and clientele to guarantee a smooth policy writing process.
We’re based in northeast Ohio but serve lumber yards, loggers, truckers, saw mills, pallet shops and many more lumber-related clients all over the lower 48 states. So no matter where you are, please reach out so we can help you!