If you're feeling down about how your insurance business is going, a short chat with someone in the trucking business may be just the pick-me-up you need. Many weren't successful: some 3,000 trucking firms filed bankruptcy in 2008, followed by another 2,000 in 2009. Survivors are trimming costs where possible. One bright spot for trucking is in Bentonville, AR. Some areas are more vibrant than the others, like carriers contracted with Wal-Mart, Dollar General, and Home Depot, notes Paul Wilson, VP of commercial transportation for Alpharetta, GA-based Southern Insurance Underwriters Inc. Another positive factor is that finding labor is no longer a problem for trucking firms. According to Wilson, opportunities exist in the public sector, including transportation for Head Start programs, senior transport and other non-emergency operations. To get involved Wilson suggests that agents approach contracting carriers in each state to get a list of subcontractors. Wilson also encourages agents to look at garage liability as a related opportunity.