Trucking Insurance Industry Pioneer Roemer Insurance Announces Contest: "Survivorman The Trucker" for Computer-Savvy Truck Drivers -- Win Dell XPS Laptop

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Computer-savvy truckers will survive and even prosper during difficult economic times. How are they using technology to stay ahead? Contest solicits trucker stories of technology usage.

I can't wait to give one of them a brand new shiny laptop to make their life a little easier and a lot more fun. And everyone appreciates the idea of free fuel these days

Toledo-based Roemer Insurance today announced a contest celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (August 24-30) and targeting the computer-savvy trucker. Contest participants are asked to tell their story by emailing or sending a three-minute video detailing how they are using technology to stay ahead in a difficult economy. "Insure My Rig, the small fleet division of Roemer Insurance, (http://www.insuremyrig.com) was built on the assumption that the computer-savvy trucker would prosper during challenging times and thus be an ideal client," said President and CEO, Rocky Roemer. "A few years ago, people laughed at the notion of "computer-savvy truckers," but today's trend toward using technology in trucking validates our original premise." According to Mr. Roemer, truck drivers are asked to send an email or submit a short video (no more than three-minutes) describing the different ways they use technology to buy the least expensive fuel, pull the highest paying loads, run the fewest miles empty, and maintain equipment in the highest possible peak of good condition.

The contest starts on August 1st and runs through August 24th. The best and most creative answer will be chosen as the winner and the winner will be awarded a Dell XPS 1530 laptop computer valued at $1,299.00 (http://xrl.us/om4r). The XPS M1530 is a multimedia performance machine with sleek design and a rich feature set and includes 250GB hard drive and Dell Travel Remote Control integrated 2.0M pixel Webcam--all in a perfectly-sized 15.4" laptop. "We are genuinely interested in learning about how truck drivers are using technology to prosper during these difficult times," commented Mike Lawrence, manager of Insure My Rig. "We thought giving the winner a brand new laptop equipped with gaming capabilities and a built-in web cam would make the contest particularly appealing," he stated. According to Mr. Lawrence, in celebration of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the company will award additional prizes. The second place winner will be given $500 worth of fuel and three third place prizes of $100 worth of fuel will be awarded.

The winner will be chosen and notified during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which runs from August 24th through August 30th. The winning video will be posted on YouTube and other social media websites. "We join the rest of the country in celebrating the contributions made by America's truck drivers," said Rocky Roemer. "Truckers are essential to our nation's economic health and to our individual comfort. Without them our society simply cannot function," he added.

Mr. Lawrence, who also serves as Roemer Insurance Transportation Division Sales Manager, said he is looking forward to the contest. "I speak with owner operators every day," he said. "So I know how hard they work and I understand they are using computers to stay competitive and to stay in touch with family members," he said. "I can't wait to give one of them a brand new shiny laptop to make their life a little easier and a lot more fun. And everyone appreciates the idea of free fuel these days," he concluded.

For more information about the "Survivorman the Trucker" Contest visit http://www.insuremyrig.com or call 419.475.5151. To enter "Survivorman: The Trucker" email your story or video to mike@insuremyrig.com today.

About Roemer Insurance
Established in 1934 by trucking insurance pioneer, Wellington F. "Dud" Roemer, Roemer Insurance is a third-generation family owned and operated insurance and risk-management firm. Roemer Insurance is a Toledo-area leader in employee health and benefit package plans, with an emphasis on workplace wellness, strong community ties and active participation in business and charitable organizations. Roemer Insurance specializes in trucking insurance packages for large and small fleets. Its Health Life Benefits division offers group and personal coverage. Committed to technology and sound insurance practices, Roemer Insurance continues to set the standard in risk management and customer service. Roemer Insurance is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America and The Professional Insurance Association. For more information, visit http://www.roemer-insurance.com or call 419.475.5151.

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