Haylor is proud to be a longtime associate and partner of TANY. HF&C’s Joe Peplinski has put his Safety Expertise to work as TANY’s Safety Council Chair and he is also a member of TANY’s Board of Directors.


Nationwide trucking & Commercial transportation

Insurance Specialists

When it comes to providing insurance solutions for the transportation industry in Syracuse & Nationwide, no agency goes further than Haylor, Freyer & Coon. We write all facets of transportation and logistics, covering all types of customers regardless of commodity or radius. That is the reason why we are recognized as an elite trucking & transportation insurance agency across the country, with substantial market share in the North East and Mid Atlantic. While our services and offerings may be broad, we have specialists within each of our niche markets.

Construction equipment

Limousine and Bus Insurance

From auto liability to workers’ compensation, we have the coverage to insure what matters to today’s limousine, bus, transit, sightseeing and black car operations.

Milk Haulers Insurance

Since 1998 we have served this niche with an exclusive program and know best practices for dairy transportation. Being competitive is important, but having the correct coverage and a skilled advocate on your side after a claim will be a great value.

Trucking Insurance

With a range of solutions for local, intermediate and long-haul truckers and owner-operators, we’re one of the top trucking insurance agencies.

Waste Hauling and Refuse Disposal Insurance

From residential waste pickup, commercial container delivery and roll-off container delivery to construction sites, industrial waste and hazardous waste, we’ll develop a competitively priced program to fit your needs.


Our commitment to our transportation customers goes well beyond insurance products. We are knowledgeable in driver safety training and best practices, and we’re here to personally help you structure a platform for safety. The latest technologies play a critical role in adding value to our services as well. We’re a channel partner with Alert Driving, which promotes a safer workforce by identifying risky behaviors of drivers. We also partner with DriveCam by Lytx, state-of-the-art video camera technology that identifies the causes of poor driving before they lead to a collision. This “programmatic approach” helps transform the client’s safety culture – while protecting their drivers and their brand. It’s all part of a comprehensive strategy aimed at promoting safer driving, and consequently, better loss control and better rates.

“Working with Joe is a pleasure—both professionally and personally. We value his friendship, as well as his expertise as an insurance agent/consultant, which enables us to make informed business decisions. Joe always shops multiple markets to get us competitive quotes and is very prompt delivering them at renewal time. He has surrounded himself with competent support staff who are eager to help us whenever we need it.

Hope you have a good weekend!”

Anita H. Forry

Forry Transport, Inc.

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Scott Wichmann, ARM, CIC

Sr. Vice President, Risk Management Consultant



Scott is a sales executive at Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc’s Corporate Office in Syracuse, New York. Scott manages the Agribusiness practice at Haylor which includes dairy processing, distribution and milk haulers throughout the United States. Scott is also the Transportation Business Unit Leader at Haylor which includes trucking, livery and limo, para-transit, rubbish, and related transportation accounts. Scott has 32 years commercial lines insurance experience. In addition to insurance consulting, Scott has developed programs which integrate driver behavior modification systems with the insurance coverage. This approach has improved loss frequency and provides protection against not at fault collisions for fleets across the U.S. Prior to joining Haylor in 2002, Scott worked for a global insurance company in Sales & Marketing. He held various roles involving middle market accounts, national accounts, and emerging specialty coverage programs. Scott managed the middle market business segment in the mid-atlantic region before joining Haylor. Scott is a graduate of University of South Florida with a degree in Finance, and holds professional designations as a Certified Insurance Counselor and Associate of Risk Management, and is an advisor on the board of the International Milk Haulers Association.

Joe Peplinski, TRS, TRIP

Vice President, Risk Management Consultant



Joe Peplinski is a Vice President in our Transportation Department where he leads a team of Trucking dedicated risk advisors. Joe’s commitment to the trucking industry is evident by his specialty designations; TRS & TRIP.
  • TRS - Transportation Risk Specialist
  • TRIP - Transportation Risk Insurance Professional
Joe was nominated to the TANY (Trucking Association of New York) Safety Chair and Board of Directors where he proudly serves & supports the fellow members.
  • Featured speaker at Annual Conference and Safety Symposium on Fleet Safety
  • An Advocate for the voice of trucking; attending the Call on Washington to speak with Congress & Senators to bring about needed change in our industry
In addition to insurance products and coverages, Joe has developed risk management tools specific to the transportation industry.    He is very knowledgeable in driver safety and provides hands on safety training for many of his clients.  He uses these loss mitigation skills to help fleets in reducing both their frequency and severity of loss. Joe is a believer that the right safety program can change a company’s culture, as well as the attitude of their drivers regarding safety.   Joe resides in Syracuse, NY with his wife and three children. “Driving is not about the hands and feet.  It is all about the eyes and mind.”  Harold Smith 1952
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