14/69 Auto Body offers Deer Hit special

1469 Autobody deer hit specialThis time of year means deer claims are a common problem, taking the lives of hundreds of people every year. According to Wikipedia, deer-related collisions cause about 200 deaths and $1.1 billion in claims every year (2000). Not only are they dangerous for the people who have them, they’re a hassle too.

Our agency was thrilled to hear about the deer collision car rental special from 14/69 Auto Body. Through November 30, 2016, 14/69 is offering “5 days of free car rental” for deer collision repairs exceeding $2,000. 14/69 Auto Body has 5 convenient locations, offers mobile estimating, a lifetime warranty, as well as free pick up and delivery.

Restrictions apply. For more information, please call one of their convenient locations in the Fort Wayne area…

Superior Street (downtown)

Lima Road

620 Avenue of Autos
Fort Wayne IN 46804

Coldwater Road

New Haven


14/69 Auto Body is a Recommended Body Shop for G A MacDonald Associates clients.



Insuring your expediting business trucks

When you drive over the road, your truck is your livelihood. When you’re not driving, you’re not making money. Having the right insurance company when you need it most is incredibly important. Susan Medline and Kevin and Tracey Wallace know from experience what a difference the right company means. For them, insuring their expediting business with Progressive made all the difference. They wouldn’t consider another insurance company for their long haul trucking business…

Susan explains,

“Life on the road for a trucker is different. You can’t anticipate what’s gonna happen from moment to moment. The scenery changes every day. It’s the only job that I know if you’re somewhere you don’t like you can get in the truck and you can leave.

My name is Susan Medline. My company is Medline Expedited and I am the owner. At 40 I had a life changing experience. My husband Jerry had always said that when our daughters grew up and left that we were going to go trucking. And I told him he was out of his mind. He drug me into trucking and now I’ve drug him into owning trucks. The biggest reason I started doing this is I wanted to be a stable owner that people can get into my trucks and know that I’ve got their back.

Kevin & Tracey came to drive for me at a time when things were really difficult for them and didn’t even know if they wanted to drive any more.”

Kevin Wallace knows how important it is to have a great commercial insurance company behind your trucking business.

“Two years ago we’d lost our truck in the Joplin tornado. We rely on having our equipment. That’s what makes our money and gives us the ability to earn a living. So it was very important for us when we looked for a new owner, one that was reputable and also had good insurance. We know how huge that is for our own financial stability.”

Susan continues,

“If I had not had Progressive Insurance in December of last year I wouldn’t be sitting where I’m sitting right now and that is no joke. I had a total loss on a truck. Within fourteen days the claim was settled. Within thirty days I replaced the equipment. If I hadn’t had Progressive, if I hadn’t had that one stop call where there’s somebody always there when I call, it could have been a lot, lot worse financially. Because the way my business is run, if the truck doesn’t make money none of us make money. So having a good insurance company, a good insurance agent, has made a huge difference in my business.”

Find a truck insurance agent

At G A MacDonald Associates, we know truck insurance. We work with top-notch companies like Progressive to provide the coverage and service you need, 24/7/365. Call Dave MacDonald today at (260) 422-5377 for a competitive quote with a company and agent you can trust.

Fort Wayne leaf pickup schedule

It’s about that time again. Soon the leaves will be falling and cooler temperatures upon us.

Starting next Monday, October 17, City crews will start the annual ritual of leaf collection. Each neighborhood will be visited twice through December 2, 2016.

Residents should rake leaves to the park strip or curb in front of their home no later than 7:00 a.m. on Monday of their designated week.

 Area Collection Dates
South  October 17 – October 21
November 7 – November 11
 North  October 24 – October 28
November 14 – November 18
 Central  October 31 – November 4
November 28 – December 2

For more information, please call the Leaf Pick-Up Hotline at 427-2302.

2016 Fort Wayne leaf pickup map

Source: Fort Wayne News-Sentinel