Keep on Trucking with the Right Insurance Coverage

By Dave Thomas

If your company is in need of insurance for your trucks, do you know the right way to go about getting it? If not, it could end up...

If your company is in need of insurance for your trucks, do you know the right way to go about getting it? If not, it could end up costing your business a good deal of money, leaving you stuck in neutral as far as improving your return on investment (ROI).

Whether you're a small independent business or a larger corporation using trucks, it is important first and foremost to shop around for the right deals on insurance coverage, preventing you from getting taken for a ride.

When looking for policies, determine what is best for your trucking business. With a commercial trucking insurance policy, you're in search of coverage that will:

  • Protect against loss to things like physical damage to your truck and other vehicles;
  • Provide liability to trailers that are both owned and non-owned;
  • Protect against damage to cargo;
  • Provides warehouse and terminal coverage.

Other factors that should come into play when looking into truck insurance, include will your trucks be parked in secure areas or on the street, will you be delivering to local customers or using the trucks for national deliveries, and will your drivers be taking part in unloading and loading supplies or just traveling with the merchandise?

When it comes to shopping for truck insurance, be sure to get a number of quotes so that you have different plans and services with which to choose from. Businesses needing this form of insurance can buy directly from truck insurance providers who specialize in this coverage, making the search easier.

Lastly, look for a truck insurance provider who has a history of affordable and solid coverage, a good claims record and financial stability.

At the end of the day, aside from the safety of the truck itself, your insurance provider will review the safety of the driver. Having a good driving record provides you with discounts; having speeding tickets and accidents will increase your rates.

With the right truck insurance, you and your company can keep on trucking.

Photo credit: hopeinsuranceservices.com

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