Commercial Auto Insurance
Who needs commercial auto insurance any vehicle over 10,000 lbs., if your vehicle is lettered, is your vehicle owned by the company, do you deliver goods or receive money for transporting people then you need commercial insurance coverage.
Protecting your business on the road
Commercial auto insurance can provide protection for any automobile used by your business. It can apply to a single car or to an entire fleet of vehicles and protects your company and employees driving company vehicles in the event of an accident. A policy can be adjusted to meet the coverage needs that fit your company and its vehicles.
Business owners should perform a Department of Motor Vehicles screening when hiring employees that will drive company vehicles or use their own vehicles as part of their jobs because the driving records of employees can impact your premium. Having employees with good driving records listed on your commercial auto policy will help keep your premium low.
Because commercial auto insurance requirements greatly depend on how vehicles are used in your business and the number of commercial vehicles you own, it is important to discuss your needs with a trusted associate.
To learn more choose a topic below. To discuss the needs of your business, email, call or visit us or start the process by requesting a business quote online.
what does commercial auto insurance cover?
Commercial auto insurance is actually made up of several distinct parts. A brief explanation of each coverage part i listed below:
Bodily Injury to Others
This coverage pays for damages if you are legally responsible for an accident in Massachusetts injuring someone other than passengers in your auto. It also provides for legal defense and court costs if you (as business owner) or your company is sued.
Optional Bodily Injury to Others
Pays for damages to people injured or killed in accident if you (as business owner) or an employee is legally responsible for the accident. Unlike the Compulsory part, this coverage does provide coverage for injuries to passengers and for accidents occurring outside of Massachusetts.
This coverage provides for medical expenses, lost wages, and replacement cost services in the event of a covered accident regardless of fault.
This coverage pays for any direct and accidental damage to your commercial vehicle caused by a collision regardless of fault.
This is not a substitute for Collision. This pays for direct and accidental damage to or loss of your commercial vehicle in non-collision situations including vandalism, theft, fire, wind, hail, flood, hitting an animal and others.
This coverage pays for damages to someone else whose auto or other property is damaged in a covered accident your company is responsible for.
This coverage pays for reasonable expenses for necessary medical and funeral services to you (as business owner), your employees or passengers incurred as the result of an auto accident.
Bodily Injury Caused by an Uninsured Auto
Pays damages for bodily injury resulting from certain accidents caused by uninsured autos or in a hit-and-run situation.
Bodily Injury Caused by an Underinsured Auto
This coverage provides you and your employees with protection for bodily injury damages or death as the result of certain accidents caused by someone who does not have enough insurance.
This coverage provides your business and you (as business owner) with liability protection for injuries or damages if your employee is involved in an accident and found responsible while using their own vehicle to perform company business. learn more >
Hired Auto Liability
This coverage provides your business, your employees and you (as business owner) with liability protection when you temporarily rent, lease, hire or borrow vehicles for business use. learn more >
Hired Auto Physical Damage
This coverage provides your business, your employees and you (as business owner) with physical damage protection when you temporarily rent, lease, hire or borrow vehicles for business use. learn more >
Drive Other Car
This coverage provides protection for physical damage and liability for specific employees named on your commercial auto policy if they are driving a vehicle other than a company owned vehicle. This is important for owners or other key employees, who do not have their own personal auto policy and would, therefore, not have insurance protection if they borrowed another person’s car or rented a vehicle on their own.