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Trucking insurance has become much more difficult to obtain recently. Many of the carriers that originally were writing a lot of policies haven’t been offering terms nearly as often.

You’re focused on trucking. We’re focused on trucking insurance. At Skyscraper insurance, we understand that every business is unique. Whether you’re an owner-operator or you manage a large fleet, we’ll get to know your business so we can provide the coverage that’s right for you.

Like you pride yourself in your business, we pride ourselves on our trucking insurance experience. For starters, we only appoint agencies that specialize in trucking insurance. And we don’t outsource our claims handling—all our adjusters are Skyscraper insurance who specialize in trucking risks.

Whether you are an entrepreneur with one commercial truck or your company uses a fleet of trucks, you need commercial truck insurance tailored to your business and your risks. Perhaps you have drivers who make deliveries, or you have trained and certified commercial truck drivers who drive tractor trailers and deliver freight cross-country. No two businesses are alike in their use of vehicles, their specific risks and the amount and type of coverage needed.

How do you get the help you need to choose the right insurance for your business? Start by contacting a local independent agent in the Skyscraper insurance network who specializes in commercial insurance. Not only can a member agent can find the best commercial truck insurance policy for your company at the best rate, but your agent will be able to help you with every aspect of your business coverage, from general liability to property coverage to commercial truck insurance.

Types of Commercial Truck Insurance

The category of commercial trucks involves several types of large vehicles, including:

  • Semis (tractor-trailers or 18-wheelers)
  • Dump trucks
  • Garbage trucks
  • Car haulers and auto trailers
  • Tow trucks
  • Flatbed trucks
  • Tank trucks
  • Box trucks

Each of these types of trucks has a very different role. The amount you and/or your employees drive your commercial trucks, the miles your trucks travel each year and what they haul will all factor into the type and amount of coverage you need to protect your business investments.

What Does Commercial Truck Insurance Cover?

Like many auto insurance policies, commercial truck insurance comes with several types of coverage, each of which is specifically designed to protect your business and your personal assets from catastrophic loss. The coverage you need may include:

  • Commercial truck liability insurance: Covers your liability risks in the event that you or one of your employed drivers causes an accident. Your commercial truck liability will include bodily injury liability to cover the costs of injuries and medical expenses for the injured party, and property damage liability to cover the costs of property damage in an accident. Your commercial truck liability insurance will typically also cover the costs of legal defense, whether or not your company is found to be at fault in an accident.
  • Physical damage coverage: Covers the costs of damage to your vehicle from an accident or other incident. This coverage includes both collision coverage to pay for damage from a crash as well as comprehensive coverage to pay for damage from theft, vandalism and “other than collision” causes.