Dump Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri

How Do You Get The Help You Need To Choose The Right Insurance For Your Business?

Dump Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri | Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres is a full service insurance agency that has  years of experience with Dump Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri.   Our insurance agents will shop your dump truck insurance and save you time and money by comparing rates from multiple insurance companies.

Our licensed agents work with dump truck private contractors, those who owns a single dump truck, and business owners who own a full fleet of heavy-duty commercial hauling vehicles.  We work with our carriers to insure Super Dump Trucks, Heavy Duty Haulers, Salt, Sand and Gravel Trucks, Six and Ten Wheelers, and more.

Individually owned trucks or corporate vehicles that are used on the roads and highways of the United States are required to carry commercial auto insurance; especially if they are used for hauling cargo for reasons of commerce.  Commercial insurance is perfect for dump trucks, car haulers, logging trucks, fleets of small vans, refrigerated trucks, and flat bed semi-trucks.

Dump truck drivers should have at least the mandatory coverage required to operate commercial vehicles.  The basic policy should include bodily injury and property damage liability coverage amounts required by Missouri law.  The current minimum requirements are:

  • Freights – $750,000 to $5,000,000; depending on what is being transported
  • Vehicles weighing less than 10,001 lbs. – $300,000; transporting non-hazardous freight
  • Passenger vehicles – $5,000,000
  • Passenger vehicles with a seating capacity of 15 passengers or fewer – $1,500,000

Premium costs are affected by many factors, including the type(s) of vehicle(s) you own and the risks for potentially large liability claims involved in commercial incidents.  Additionally, Dump Truck Insurance Cost can vary based on a number of factors that the Dump Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri | Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100Department of Insurance considers.  These include:

  • The dump truck itself,
  • what you’re hauling,
  • where you’re hauling,
  • the driving records of whomever is driving the dump truck,
  • personal items anyone may be carrying in the cab, and
  • the length of time a driver has been operating the type of dump truck they want to insure.

Average Commercial Vehicle Insurance Rates*

  • Commercial car insurance cost: $1,200 to $2,400
  • Commercial truck insurance cost: $800 to $2,000
  • Commercial taxi insurance cost: $5,000 to $10,000
  • Commercial bus insurance cost: $35,000
  • Commercial tractor trailer insurance cost: $2,500+

*According to the Trusted Choice Network

Commercial Insurance Discounts

When our agents are shopping your Dump Truck Insurance we consider special rates relating to driving history, the experience of the drivers, and the business uses of the commercial vehicles.  We also consider general vehicle insurance discounts and savings that are specific to dump trucks, tractor trailers or other trucks you may use.

Dump Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri | Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100You may benefit from one or many of the following commercial insurance discounts:

Commercial Driver’s License  –  Business Experience

Loyalty Discounts  –  Multi-Policy Discount  –  Higher Deductibles

Pay in Full Discount  –  Pay By Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Federal Liability Limit Minimums for Commercial Vehicles

department of transportation logoAlternatives Insurance of Des Peres goes above and beyond most insurance agencies.  We know Dump truck owners are required to have a financial responsibility filing that shows proof they are properly insured to protect them and other drivers from high-risk situations.  Our agents  have the knowledge to assist drivers with the state and federal commercial auto insurance filings and will be happy to process the required state filings on your behalf.

So, what are you waiting for?  Contact one of our licensed insurance agents to schedule a free insurance evaluation or call now (314) 822-0100

 

Tow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri

Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres is Your Towing Insurance Partner

Tow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri |   Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres helps tow truck business owners and operators with their transportation insurance needs.  Our professional agents have the knowledge necessary to help to truck owners and operators understand the different options, and requirements, for Tow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri.  We work with a variety of towing service companies throughout the Des Peres area including Saint Louis and Jefferson counties, Chesterfield, High Ridge, Arnold, Imperial, Valley Park, Ballwin, Eureka, Pacific, House Springs, Hillsboro, Sunset Hills and St. Clair.

Tow truck service companies and individual owner operators MUST carry tow truck insurance. Failure to keep the minimum insurance requirements on your tow truck could result in fines and/or you could have your commercial driver’s license suspended. Our agents can help you get on track so you do not risk losing your livelihood.  As a your partner, it is important to make certain you and your business are protected if there should be an accident.

We will shop your Tow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri!

For current business owner and operators, our agents will begin by reviewing your existing tow truck insurance policy and assess any potential risks.  A Towinig Insurance policy should include the standard forms of liability insurance that all motor vehicle owners are required to carry by Missouri law.  Standard insurance coverages include Bodily Injury, Property Damage, Collision and Comprehensive, and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage.

Consider this scenario for example:

Employee #1, a 42-year-old male tow truck driver, had loaded a vehicle onto a flatbed truck by pulling the car onto the bed using the truck winch. When the employee attempted to disengage the vehicle from the winch, the steel cable snapped and the vehicle fell down onto the bed. The employee’s left arm was crushed by the vehicle’s front tire as the vehicle fell.  The employee was transported to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery for a fractured left forearm.

Employee #1 is a W2 employee for a vehicle towing service company.  How will the employee afford to pay his/her medical bills in this case? What if the employee is put on temporary disability?  If the vehicle was damaged during the tow, who will pay for the vehicle that was damaged?  As your agent we look at the overall big picture.  There is much more risk to owning and operating a tow truck business than most realize.

Our agents can help you identify specialized Towing Insurance coverages
that your business may require.

 

On-Hook Towing Insurance

Tow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri |   Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100This coverage will help pay for damages to vehicles you are towing.  The on-hook coverage is generally provided by the garage keepers’ legal liability (GKLL) endorsement (see below). The GKLL limit is a blanket limit that applies to all towing vehicles on the policy.

 

Garage Keepers Legal Liability InsuranceTow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri |   Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100

This will cover vehicles you are storing for clients.  The GLL insurance is usually provided as an automatic endorsement that is added to the Business Auto coverage. This liability coverage covers loss of, or physical damage to vehicles being towed, and while in your care, custody, or control and is designed for towing and wrecker service businesses.  As mentioned above, the on-hook coverage of garage keepers’ legal liability insurance provides coverage for a non-owned vehicle that you are towing.

 

Motor Truck Cargo InsuranceTow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri |   Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100

Motor Truck Cargo insurance is provided via an endorsement to insure items other than motor vehicles licensed for road use.  This coverage provides legal liability for towing companies while transporting property (cargo) of others.  Since the towing operator is seen as a common carrier, they are responsible for the safe delivery of the goods they are transporting (customer’s vehicles and the contents of the vehicle), and thus owe a very high degree of care to their customer.

 

Business Income & Extra Expense InsuranceTow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri |   Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100

Business income insurance & expense coverages will reimburse your towing business for loss of income and profits if your property is damaged from a covered peril and out-of-service.  The coverage continues until the property can be restored or replaced, or until the limit has been reached. The extra expense coverage includes extra expenses that business must make during the time of loss such as rent, mortgage payments, taxes, and utility services.

 

Miscellaneous Property FloaterTow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri |   Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100

A miscellaneous property floater covers your business personal property that is in transit such as tools and other cargo that you have in your tow truck. This coverage will protect against risks of direct physical loss or damage to your scheduled covered property.

 

 


Tow Truck Commercial Insurance Filings

Because the transportation industry requires different trucking operations to file different documentation, our agents are here to help our clients with the State and Federal Transportation Insurance Filing Forms including those listed below.

Before diving into the different requirements, understanding the following definitions may help you get a clearer picture of these requirements:

  • Motor carrier – A company that transports passengers or property for compensation.
  • Freight forwarder – An individual or entity that provides transportation of property AND:
    • Assembles and consolidates shipments and performs distribution operations of the shipments.
    • Assumes responsibility for the transportation from the place of receipt to the place of destination.
    • Uses a rail, motor carrier, or water carrier for any part of the transportation.
  • Freight broker – An individual or company that arranges transportation of property by a motor carrier.

 

Federal & Intrastate Truck Filings and Forms

BMC-32 filing   |   BMC-34 filing   |   BMC-91 & BMC-91X filing   |   MCS-90 form   

Form E filing   |   Form F filing   |   Form H filing   |   Form K filing

 


Tow Truck Insurance Resources

 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration    |    www.fmcsa.dot.gov

US Department of Transportation    |    www.dot.gov

The National Transportation Safety Board    |    www.ntsb.gov

Directory of State Patrol and State Police    |    https://www.statetroopersdirectory.com

Missouri State DOTs and MVRs    |    www.modot.orgwww.dor.mo.gov/mvdl

Tow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri |   Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100

Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres is a supporting member of the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents and committed to the Trusted Choice Pledge.  Our agents go above and beyond just insurance – we help our clients understand the options available to protect their investment … and we work to earn the trust of our clients.

If you have been search for Tow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri, your search is over!

Contact us today for a free evaluation of your current Tow Truck Insurance policy.

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