Insurance broker, Western Skies MGA, endorses CARS, RISC Pro and Driver Safety.

Western Skies MGA announced that they will be officially endorsing several of RISC’s compliance education and services. Read the full press release below:


Western Skies MGA announces their endorsement of collateral recovery compliance services company RISC and their CARS education courses.

Las Vegas, NV – Western Skies MGA, an insurance brokerage firm writing coverage for the towing and repossession industry, announced that they are officially endorsing RISC (Recovery Industry Services Company) and its compliance training certification program, CARS, the Driver Safety training, and their RISC Pro Membership. RISC is the primary compliance services company in the collateral recovery industry that provides compliance and safety training for both recovery agencies as well as lending institutions.

RISC’s CARS National Certification program covers the full spectrum of crucial knowledge that recovery agents need to safely do business in the industry. CARS is the only training accepted in all 50 states by all national creditors. In addition, RISC’s Driver Safety Training can be instrumental in reducing claims and keeping recovery agents safe. RISC Pro Members are part of an elite network of agency owners that use all RISC training courses while meeting stringent vetting to achieve a higher level of compliance standing.

“At Western Skies, we always encourage our customers to train their staff with the most comprehensive and up to date certification courses,” says president, Daniel Smith. “Thorough vetting and training are essential to reduce insurance claims and help reduce liability in the event of a lawsuit.  RISC’s CARS National Certification and Driver Safety programs are the top education programs in the collateral recovery industry. We desire our customers be RISC Pro members because we can have confidence that they have had the best training possible.”

Western Skies MGA will continue to remind its clients of the importance of training as a vital piece of any recovery agency’s business protocol. To learn more about the CARS National Certification Program, Driver Safety Training, or RISC Pro visit

About Western Skies MGA

Western Skies MGA is a licensed wholesale and E&S brokerage headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. We have strong insurance carrier relationships and can help secure coverage for all commercial trucking and transportation risks; even very hard to place risks. Our staff has years of program administration and insurance experience. We make it our business to understand your business and to provide guidance, excellent customer service and support to each and every client. The integrity of our company is our biggest asset, so we select individuals and companies we do business with very carefully. With a team of seasoned professionals, the very latest in data management technology and communication systems, as well as the implementation of consistent standards of practice, Western Skies is the transportation partner you can trust. Contact us at (702) 685-2074 or email us at [email protected].

RISC launches a Driver Safety Certification program that addresses insurance companies’ pain points.

TAMPA, FL 3/16/2020 – RISC launches a new Driver Safety Certification Program. This unique training program is exclusively for collateral recovery drivers operating small to mid-size tow trucks and roll-back trucks equipped to tow or transport collateral such as motor vehicles. The course covers essential topics, including defensive driving techniques, company training procedures, employee risk screening procedures and more.

With the average motorist driving approximately 600,000 miles in a lifetime and the tow truck operator driving up to 3 times that amount, the tow truck operator must acquire as much education and training in the operation of trucks as possible. Bad driving habits, lack of training, and distracted driving can lead to collisions, property damage, severe and sometimes permanent physical injuries, insurance claims, and lawsuits. The impacts can include exclusion of the driver on an insurance policy, considerable increases in insurance premiums, or non-renewal of the company. Training is crucial to avoid these issues.

“Being an insurance agent, we sometimes walk a difficult line managing our relationships with both the insurance carrier and our customers,” says Chip Thompson, president of American Transportation Insurance Group (ATIG). “We are continually trying to bridge the gap between what insurance carriers are looking to achieve and what insureds are willing to adhere to. With that said, this driver safety program is outstanding on all fronts”, says Thompson. “It addresses the pain points that insurance carriers are looking at to mitigate claims. In areas of great importance, this program is entirely comprehensive. It also discusses new items facing business today, such as social media.” Thompson finishes with, “this certification is one of the most thorough driver training programs I have seen on the market.”

RISC’s Driver Safety Certification is included as part of the RISC Pro Membership or available to non-members for $99. To learn more about what the program consists of, go to

About RISC

RISC is an organization dedicated to providing compliance oversight and training services to the collateral recovery industry and beyond. RISC advocates on behalf of all practitioners within the industry. For more information, visit or call (813) 712-7535.

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