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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.

Trucking Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri

Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres Will Provide You with Information You Need to Make an Informed Decision

87279bfc3061a0f84631426f_1920Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres is a leader in providing Trucking Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri.  Our licensed agents have more than 60 years combined experience that we put to work for you!

Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres can help you protect your source of revenue, with coverages designed for professional truck drivers and trucking operations. We offer transportation insurance for most types of trucks, including Box trucks, Semi trucks, Flatbed trucks, Front loaders, Tank trucks, Tractors, Dump trucks, Auto hauler trailers, Garbage trucks, Pickup trucks, Flatbed trailers, and more.

Because trucking is a unique industry, insurance carriers offer different types of risks.  Additionally, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has specific insurance requirements for tractor trailers.   Our agents have access to multiple carriers that offer exclusive coverages and options to choose from. We can shop your insurance for you and find a company that is competitive with your specific insurance situation.

There are many optional Trucking Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri to choose from.  The following is a brief list of trucking insurance coverages we will discuss with you:

General Liability Insurance – covers damages to another person resulting from an accident you cause.  Coverages Include:

  • Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability
  • Personal Injury and Advertising Injury Liability
  • Medical Payments
  • Products / Completed Operations
  • Damage to Premises Rented to You – Note: Coverage available for 7 days or less

Primary Liability Insurance – covers the damage you might do to other people or property.  Primary Liability Insurance does not cover you or your truck, theft or bodily injury.  Click here to learn about the minimum amount of primary liability insurance that is set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Trucking Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri | Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100Motor Truck Cargo Coverage – provides insurance on the goods hauled by a For-hire trucker. It covers your liability for cargo that is lost or damaged due to causes such as fire, collision, or striking of a load. If you are in an accident, commercial cargo insurance will pay for destruction or damage to the load that is being carried.

Removal Expense Coverage  – protects you if your load is accidentally dumped on a roadway or waterway. The coverage pays for the cost to remove debris or extract pollutants caused by the debris.

Sue and Labor Coverage  – pays for costs related to preventing further loss to damaged cargo, legal expenses in the defense or settlement of claims.

Earned Freight Coverage – pays for the freight charges the customer loses because of not delivering a load.

Our agents will sit down with you to discuss the different Trucking Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri and help you determine what best meets your situation.  Additional coverages include:

  • Workers Compensation
  • Medical Payments
  • Uninsured Motorist
  • Physical Damage
  • Trailer Interchange
  • Trucking Umbrella
  • Bobtail Insurance and Non Trucking Liability Insurance

As your partner in business, Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres is dedicated to providing you with the right transportation insurance solutions. Whether you are an owner-operator or manage a full fleet,  give us a call for a free consultation on your trucking business.  (314) 822-0100

Additional Resources:

Missouri Department of Transportation

Missouri Department of Motor Vehicles

Missouri Trucking Association

Missouri Department of Insurance

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Missouri Trucking Guide

 

 

 

Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri

There are a Variety of Coverages to Consider When Purchasing Limo and Taxi Insurance

Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri | Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres is devoted to our clients and our commitment includes helping our clients stay of the insurance requirements for Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri.  Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri are required for limo and taxicab companies, whether they are individually operated, or a large fleet enterprise.

There are many insurance coverage features available to protect your business and it is our responsibility to ensure we can find the right insurance package that meet our clients’ needs.  Below is a list of some of the coverages…. but not all the coverages… that our agents will explain and discuss with you.

  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists – Provides coverage if you are involved in an accident in which the other driver was at fault, and they did not have adequate coverage to pay the cost of damages. Missouri law also requires you to have uninsured motorist coverage of $25,000 for bodily injury per person and $50,000 for bodily injury per accident.
  • Medical Payments – Bodily Injury will cover victims if property damage or injuries occur if the limousine driver is at fault. Property damage liability will cover the cost if damage occurs to things, such as a garage, mailboxes, or fences.
  • Personal Injury – This type of protection covers the cost if there is an accident with injuries. This will cover part of medical costs, rehabilitation bills, funeral expenses, and lost wages at work. If a pedestrian was injured, this type of coverage will pay their expenses, and it does not matter whose fault the accident was.
  • Physical Damage – Covers the cost if there is a collision with an object. Comprehensive insurance covers damage that occurs as a result of fire, rocks, animals, etc.
  • Employment Practices Liability – If a limousine operator is accused of things such as sexual harassment, wrongful termination or discrimination, this type of insurance will protect the business.

It is our job to stay educated by the latest trends and pricing tiers in the transportation insurance industry.  We understand obtaining Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri can be complicated, and we are here to help!

Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri | Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres aims to protect our clients and their businesses by providing a proactive approach to their insurance needs.  Our licensed agents have an abundance of knowledge in the transportation industry and are well-qualified to handle Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri.  Our agents have direct appointments with several insurance carriers where we can shop for you to find the best coverage at the best price.  We take the time to analyze the customer’s business type, insurance business needs and state-mandated requirements, and explain them in a language our clients can understand.

Before your appointment, make sure you have details of your business so we can get the most accurate Limo and Taxi Livery Insurance Quote.  The following is a list of items you will need to begin a Limo and Taxi Insurance Quote:

  • Complete vehicle description including the model, year, ID number, and serial number.
  • Use of the vehicle and geographical location of customer base.  (<50 miles, >100 miles, etc.)
  • Actual cash value of the vehicle as is, and the cost to buy a new vehicle.
  • Garaging location and the description of garaging location.
  • A list of all drivers’ name, age, state, license number and acceptable MVRs.
  • Loss information for past three years.
  • Documented risk management procedures for loading, unloading, and passenger safety

We do not perceive our clients as a sale. We continue to serve our clients and review your needs from time to time to ensure you continue to carry the best coverage that meets your needs.  Call us today to begin a prosperous, long term relationship with experts in Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri.  For a fast quote call (314) 822-0100.

Business Insurance Agent Des Peres MO

Agents with Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres Are Your Trusted Advisors

Business Insurance Agent Des Peres MO | Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres |  (314) 822-0100If you have been searching online for  “Business Insurance Agent Des Peres MO,” your search is over!  Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres agents are dedicated to our clients, family and friends. We are the best qualified agents, provide the best service, and honestly and look out for your best interest.

Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres agents are committed to work with each client to identify the insurance and financial services that are right for their insurance needs, whether it is business or personal insurance coverage. Our business insurance agents have access to many top-rated Missouri companies that we use to shop for your insurance.  As independent insurance agents, we have the upper hand, because we have a variety of carrier options to research and discover the best insurance coverages that meet your business needs.

What you should know when searching for a Business Insurance Agent Des Peres MO.  When you’re looking around for an agent, make certain they discuss your needs, listen to you and understand the characteristics of your business, and protect your investment.  It is imperative that your business insurance agent knows the specific liabilities that affect your business. A business insurance professional at Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres is your business partner in this respect.

Our agents are independent insurance agents who can sell a variety of insurance and financial products, including property, casualty, and business insurance. Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres agency ensures all of our agents maintain the required licenses to sell property and casualty insurance that protects individuals and businesses from financial loss resulting from automobile accidents, fire, theft, storms, and other events that can damage property. Business, property and casualty insurance also include Workers Compensation.

Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres represents a number of insurance companies, or “carriers”, that we can shop for you to select the products that most appropriately cover the business and the business assets. Our agents are very well trained and knowledgeable of the complexities of the insurance market and the complex components of insurance laws.  Our business insurance agents have the expertise that allows them to advise their clients about appropriate amounts of insurance and insurance coverages for their particular needs.

Business Insurance Agent Des Peres MO | Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100Every state requires insurance agents to be licensed because insurance is a heavily regulated field. All of our agents are licensed in the state of Missouri. We are required to obtain separate licenses to sell personal lines insurance, business insurance, and other specialty areas.  All of our agents take Continuing Education courses to stay current with insurance laws and requirements.  More info about the Missouri Insurance Agent requirements can be found online at The Missouri Department of Insurance.

Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres serves all of Des Peres, Missouri and surrounding areas, including Saint Louis County, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Creve Coeur, Town and Country, Maryland Heights, Manchester and Ballwin. We proudly represent many of the industry’s leading national and regional Missouri insurance companies offering competitive rates through Travelers, Safeco, EMC, Columbia Mutual, Kemper Preferred, Progressive, The Hartford, Madison Mutual, West Bend, Chubb and dozens more.

The best independent agents are partners who understand your business and give you the advice you need to help protect it from a variety of risks. Our commitment to our clients is top notch customer service.  We will return your phone calls and e-mails promptly and respond to your requests in a timely manner.

Our commitment to you:

  1. Provide 24/7 services for our customers, offering any or all of the following: emergency phone numbers, Internet account access, e-mail and call center services.
  2. We explain the coverages and options available to you through our agency, at your request.
  3. We help you solve problems related to your coverage or account.
  4. We use our experience and multiple company relationships to customize your coverage as needed.
  5. We hold our staff accountable to continuing education, so they may be more knowledgeable in serving you.

To understand your business insurance needs and requirements in Des Peres Missouri, stop by and talk with your local, business insurance expert at Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres.  You can call or email us anytime!

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