Commercial Auto Insurance

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Commercial auto insurance is a type of insurance coverage designed for businesses that use vehicles for their operations. It provides protection against financial losses that may arise from accidents, theft, or other incidents involving commercial vehicles.

It's essential for businesses that operate vehicles to have appropriate commercial auto insurance coverage to protect their assets, employees, and comply with state laws regarding vehicle insurance requirements.

When is commercial auto insurance needed?

Commercial Auto Insurance is needed when a vehicle is used for any of the following:

  • To travel to and from job sites
  • To transport tools and equipment used for business purposes
  • To transport employees or clients
  • Company logos are implemented in the body of the vehicle

What's the difference between my personal auto policy and a commercial auto policy

The coverages found in a personal auto policy such as liability, um-uim, medical payments, comprehensive & collision etc. can also be found in a commercial auto policy. There are additional coverage offerings that are tailored for business use that can be included as needed by the customer. Some of these coverages are:

  • Additional Driver Endorsement
  • Non Owned Vehicles
  • Any Vehicle Coverages
  • Additional Equipment (permanently attached to the vehicle)
  • Etc.
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What are the benefits of commercial auto insurance?

Commercial auto insurance policies can be customized to meet the specific needs of a business, taking into account the types of vehicles used, the nature of the operations, and the level of risk involved.

Commercial auto insurance protects your business from potentially devastating expenses arising from auto accidents and vehicle losses, allowing you to continue operations with less disruption. Here are some key advantages:

  • Protects your business from legal and financial responsibility if one of your vehicles causes injury or property damage to others. It covers medical expenses, legal fees, and settlement costs.
  • This coverage pays for repairs or replacement of your business vehicles if they are damaged in an accident, vandalized, or stolen. It includes collision coverage and comprehensive coverage.
  • Commercial auto insurance helps safeguard your business assets by providing liability coverage and paying for vehicle repairs/replacement if needed.
  • This pays for medical expenses for you and your employees if injured in an auto accident, regardless of who was at fault.

Examples of Commercial Vehicles

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Perils - Understanding What Losses Are Covered?

Businesses that own or operate vehicles for commercial purposes are typically required by law to have commercial auto insurance. This type of insurance is essential for several reasons:

  • It protects the business from liability in case of accidents involving their vehicles, which can result in costly lawsuits and damages.
  • It covers the cost of repairing or replacing vehicles damaged in an accident or due to other covered incidents
  • It provides coverage for medical expenses if employees or others are injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle.

Common Misconceptions

Myth: My tools and equipment are covered if I leave them in a commercial vehicle.

Reality: Commercial auto insurance primarily covers the vehicle itself, not the tools or equipment inside. Business owners should consider separate coverage, to protect tools and equipment during transit.

Myth:I make deliveries, so my personal auto policy protects my personal vehicle.

Reality: If your vehicle is involved in an accident while making a delivery, your personal insurance company will most likely deny the claim. Some auto insurance companies allow you to include business-use coverage, but more than likely, you will need a commercial auto policy.

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