CEI to Focus on Improving Collision Loss Recovery at National Private Truck Council Conference

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The CEI Group will talk about how truck fleets can improve their recovery of accident damages from third-party drivers who cause accidents with their vehicles at the NPTC Conference and Exhibition in Cincinnati, Ohio April 28-30, 2013.

A significant portion of the $272 million in annual accident damage expenses...isn’t being recovered.

The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) will focus on how truck fleets can improve their recovery of accident damages from third-party drivers at the National Private Truck Council Education Management Conference and Exhibition in Cincinnati, Ohio next week.

“We estimate that a significant portion of the $272 million in annual accident damage expenses that the trucking industry could recover from at-fault third-party drivers isn’t being recovered,” said Luann Dunkerley, CEI’s national manager of business development for truck and service fleets. The reason, she said, is that many companies try to manage the process internally and lack the resources and experience necessary to maximize their recoveries.

Using a department of loss recovery specialists with an average tenure of 10 years, CEI has recovered $175 million in damages for its fleet clients the past five years, Ms. Dunkerley noted.

Ms. Dunkerley, who is on the board of governors of the National Private Truck Council Institute, will lead CEI’s contingent at the NPTC exhibition at Booth 523. The event is being held at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and the Duke Energy Convention Center April 28-30.

About The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI)
CEI is a leading provider of technology-enhanced vehicle accident, driver safety and fleet risk management services. Its provider network consists of some 4,000 collision repair shops in North America, and includes nearly 900 truck collision repair centers. Its customers include self-insured, commercial, institutional and government fleets, directly and through alliances with fleet leasing companies. CEI also provides vehicle direct repair program outsourcing to leading property and casualty insurance companies.

Founded in 1983, CEI has headquarters near Philadelphia, PA, and field sales offices in Trevose, PA, Tulsa, OK, and Lake in the Hills, IL. In 2000, CEI launched the DriverCare™ line of services, which include fleet risk management, MVR ordering and compliance, on-line and behind-the-wheel driver safety training and a safety newsletter. For more information about CEI, please visit http://www.ceinetwork.com

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