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Trucking Liability Insurance will not cover damage to your own vehicle. It also doesn’t protect you in the event of theft, fire, vandalism or other disasters that may occur to your truck. It also doesn’t cover damage to your trailer or cargo.
Trucking Liability Insurance is generally rated and supplied to you on a “scheduled vehicle” basis. “Scheduled” simply means that each truck which operates under your authority must be scheduled or listed on the insurance policy. If the vehicle is not on the schedule, then the insurance company is not required to give coverage for the non-listed vehicle. If you happen to have only a few vehicles on your policy then this is normally not an issue. However, for larger trucking companies with hundreds of vehicles this can become a task. You need to be careful and make sure that your communication with your broker is well established. This is where having a good broker really pays off.
For larger fleets, the policy can be issued on an “any auto” basis where no vehicle schedule changes are needed. This type policy insures you for your use of owned, non-owned, hired vehicles, subcontracted vehicles, even for the use of private passenger type vehicles. These policies can be written on a gross revenue or mileage premium rating method. In most cases selecting these options properly simplifies and can reduce the overall cost.
Talk to your insurance broker to determine the best policy option for your business.
DISCLAIMER: Coverages may vary by state and by insured business. Consult your agent about coverages you may need for your unique situation. Coverage descriptions above are for general information only. Actual coverage is subject to all terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy.