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Small fleet truck insurance in Mississippi encompasses a large segment of commercial truck insurance policies that are written for truckers in Mississippi}. JDW Truckers Insurance helps answers your question/s concerning Motor Truck Cargo Insurance Small Fleet Truck Insurance Mississippi.
Our discounted small fleet truck insurance rates start as low as 3 power units and offer even more discounts at different levels depending on the number of trucks you insure.
If you live in or near West Gulfport Mississippi our trucking insurance agents can help you find the best commercial truck insurance rates for your Mississippi trucking company. JDW trucking insurance agents specializes in helping commercial trucking companies in Mississippi and we work with the top rated commercial truck insurance companies who have high AM Best Ratings.
Being insured by on the top rated commercial truck insurance companies with a high AM Best Rating is very important in helping your trucking company in Mississippi succeed.
Some of the underrated trucking insurance companies in Mississippi
- May not have a good claims department and be slow to respond to a claim. They may drag out a claim for months which could be costly for your truck company.
- May not be accepted by some shippers because they had a bad experience with the underrated insurance company’s claims department.
- The trucking insurance company with the low AM Best Rating may not be financially stable. It may not be advisable to be to insured by a carrier who is not financially stable. They might get a large claim from another trucking company besides yours and not be able to pay future claims. And if the underrated trucking company cannot pay claims. The government might shut them down, which might lead to you losing money.
- Customer service is two fold. 1) You insurance carrier should offer good service to process endorsements in a timely fashion.
- And the cost of the endorsement should be taken into account. Some of the underrated insurance carriers may offer what seems to be a better commercial truck insurance rate upfront but when you start adding and deleting trucks or drivers. Are they going to charge you?
- And 2) is customer service from your agent. Can you get in touch with your agent to help you when you need help?
- COI – Getting a fast Certificate of Insurance can be vital to the success of your trucking company. You do not want to miss a load for lack of not being able to get a COI quickly. Our clients get access to our Free 24/7 COI Application. You do not have to email or call our agents to get a COI. Our system allows you to login 24/7 and generate a COI on the spot. Then in a matter of minutes the COI is sent the shipper of your choice; Free of charge with no limit on the number of certificate of insurance forms you want to send out.
You need an agent that understands the trucking insurance markets in Mississippi}. All we offer at JDW is commercial truck insurance. We will explain your options in detail. We answer your questions.
- Can I grow?
- If so how many truck can I grow to during a policy period.
- Did you know some commercial truck insurance companies can offer your better rates if you do not grow.
- What cargo can I haul?
- Do they charge me more if you choose to add cargo hauling options to your policy?
We work with 20 plus commercial truck insurance companies to help you find the best commercial truck insurance rates. Our carriers have high AM Best Ratings. Our fleet pricing starts a 3 trucks and we specialize in fleet size with 3 to 30 power units.
Motor Truck Cargo Insurance Small Fleet Truck Insurance Mississippi West Gulfport
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From one application we can shop & compare commercial truck insurance rates for the top-rated commercial truck insurance companies for you. We will help you find the required commercial truck insurance coverages at affordable rates.
Here are some of the top 10 commercial truck insurance companies which offer commercial truck insurance quotes.
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- Berkley Prime
- Falls Lake
- Great Lakes
- Allied World
- Ace Hazmat
- ACE Fleet
- United Specialty
- Hudson Fleet
- Tokio Marine
- National General
- Great American
- ACE / Westchester
- National Casualty / Nationwide
- Scottsdale Brokerage
- Crum Forster
- James River
- IFG – Burlington
- Carolina Casualty
Non-Owned Trailer Insurance vs Trailer Interchange (TI)
- Both are insurance coverages are designed to cover damage to others trailers.
- Deductibles for either can range from $1,000 to $5,000.
- Coverage limits for either can range from $25,000 and up depending on the requirements of the company and/or shipper freight you are hauling for.
The difference between Non-Owned Trailer coverage and Trail Interchange coverage
- Non-owned trailer insurance covers physical damage to the trailer only when attached to a truck. And no written agreement is place.
- Trailer Interchange requires a written trailer interchange agreement to be in place. It can provide protection when you have care, custody and control of one, or many, trailers. Whether the trailer is attached to your truck or not.
Excess Liability Insurance
- Excess liability can sometimes be called umbrella insurance.
- The excess liability policy sits on top of your primary liability policy.
- For example, if you have $1,000,000 in primary lability coverage and you have a claim which exceeds the policy limit of $1,000,000. In most cases that is all the insurance carriers will try to pay out for a claim.
- Excess policy coverage starts at $1,000,000 and go up.
- So, let’s say you say you purchased a $1,000,000 excess policy. Now if you have a claim that is $1,500,000. Your primary would pay the first $1,000,000 and your excess would pay the remaining.
General Liability Insurance for Truckers
- General liability insurance for truckers should not be confused with primary liability for truckers.
- Similar to primary liability. General liability offers coverages to pay for physical damage to other and/or bodily injury to others. BUT there is a difference between the two.
- For example, if you are loading or unloading and you cause injury to someone or their property this is when the general liability policy would respond.
- The actions of a driver while representing the insured and on the premises of others, such as loading docks and truck stops
- General Liability is normally offered $1,000,00 per occurrence and $2,000,00 aggregate. What does this mean?
- It the insurance company will pay up to $1,000,000 for any one claim and no more than $2,000,000 per year for the total of all claims.
- General liability can be required by shippers and other companies such as the UIIA and flatbed operations.
- If there is any chance you might be involved in loading or unloading. General Liability is relatively inexpensive and is an advised coverage.
Primary Liability Insurance
- Your primary liability will be the major cost for your trucking insurance policy. Although the FMCAS can only require $750,000 in most cases shippers will require $1,000,000 in primary liability insurance coverage before they will allow you to pick up loads.
- Primary liability insurance covers damages to third parties for bodily injury and physical damage to others property in the event of an accident.
- In most cases this is a low cost add on to your primary liability insurance to cover medical expenses.
PIP – Personal Injury Protection
- Some states require this coverage and, in many cases, can reduce the need for Medical Pay.
- Personal injury protection (PIP), also known as no-fault insurance, covers medical expenses and lost wages of you and your passengers if you’re injured in an accident. PIP coverage protects you regardless of who is at fault.
- If you’re hit by a driver with no insurance…
- Uninsured motorist bodily injury (UMBI) may pay medical bills for both you and your passengers.
- Uninsured motorist property damage (UMPD) may pay for damage to your vehicle.
- If you’re hit by a driver with not enough insurance…
- Underinsured motorist bodily injury (UIMBI) may pay medical bills for both you and your passengers
- Underinsured motorist property damage (UIMPD) may pay for damage to your vehicle
Motor Truck Cargo
- MTC or Cargo insurance provides insurance on the freight or commodity hauled by a for-hire trucker. It covers your liability for cargo that is lost or damaged due to causes like fire, collision or striking of a load.
- If your load is accidentally dumped on a roadway or waterway, some cargo forms offer Removal Expenses coverage pays for removing debris or extracting pollutants caused by the debris. And can also pay for costs related to preventing further loss to damaged cargo through Sue and Labor Coverage and legal expenses in the defense or settlement of claims. Another option is Earned Freight Coverage to cover freight charges the customer loses because of an undelivered load.
- Cargo insurance deductibles can be set at $1,000, $2,500, $5,00 or even higher if you are self-insured.
- Cargo coverage limits are normally set at $100,00 but some shippers may have higher requirements depending on the cargo you are hauling.
- Cargo policies can have exclusions stating what cargo it will or will not cover.
Trucking Physical Damage Insurance (PD)
- Physical damage insurance coverages are designed to pay for losses to your equipment and damages to others equipment. (Others equipment must be listed on your policy).
- If you own or lease equipment. You may be required to have PD by bank or leasing company to carry a set amount of physical damage insurance and name them as a Loss Payee.
- PD can also cover damage to others equipment you are in possession of if the coverage is listed on your policy. An example would be non-owned trailer insurance coverage.
- Deductibles for physical damage range from $1,000 to $5,000.
- Required deductibles. If you have a loan on your equipment or it is leased. They bank or leasing company may have a minimum deductible you can have on your physical damage policy.
JDW KNOWS COMMERCIAL TRUCK INSURANCE in Mississippi
JDW Truck Insurance specializes in commercial truck insurance in Mississippi. We help trucking operations in Mississippi find the correct coverages so your commercial truck insurance Mississippi will respond when and if needed. JDW Truck Insurance has a large network of trucking insurance companies in Mississippi we can request quotes from to help you improve your bottom line while not sacrificing your coverages.