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Cargo Insurance & Freight Insurance

The ability to move products from one place to another is the backbone of our entire economy. Whether you're moving products from a port to a store for sale, helping people move between homes, or transporting raw materials for manufacturing, you know how important it is to get the job done safely and on time. However, without cargo insurance and freight insurance, your business could be at risk if any of your trucks is involved in a serious collision.

You already know how important it is to complete a job correctly. From ensuring loads are packed securely to recruiting safe drivers, you're constantly invested in making your business the best it can be. Insurance Shoppe can help make sure your efforts are protected, and that if something does go wrong, you'll be able to continue operating.

Cargo Insurance Coverage—What's Covered and What's Excluded

Most cargo that is shipped under a proper bill of lading will be covered by your cargo insurance. Major exclusions include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, some medicines, and any illegal drugs
  • Currency and Valuables (especially art, jewelry, coins, and cash)
  • Items considered dangerous (acids, explosives, or radioactive items, including some fireworks and other celebratory products)
  • Living creatures
  • Anything owned by your company

If you plan to ship anything excluded from cargo insurance, it may be covered by another policy (especially if you own the items in question). Otherwise, you can talk to one of our agents about alternatives for cargo insurance and freight insurance that can actually cover the transportation of high-risk items.

Freight Insurance Coverage—Large and Small Freight Shipping Coverage

Your shipping volume is a major factor in finding just how much insurance you need. In 2014, there were over 400,000 collisions involving large trucks, which comes out to over 1100 collisions every single day. The majority of these incidents are not the fault of the commercial truck driver, but the simple truth of the matter is that they do occur on a regular basis.

It's also important to note that collisions are not the only forms of loss—theft is a major problem in some areas, and average losses approach a quarter‑million dollars per incident.

Larger trucking companies require more insurance in case there are problems with multiple vehicles, such as thefts from multiple trucks parked in one place. Even smaller companies are at risk, though, making cargo insurance and freight insurance one of the most important defenses of any hauling company.

 

1. "Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2014." Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Accessed April 20, 2016. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/data-and-statistics/large-truck-and-bus-crash-facts-2014.

2. "Truck Stats." Trucking Statistics. Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.truckinfo.net/trucking/stats.htm.

3. "Average Truck Cargo Theft worth $232,924 in 2014." Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20150310/NEWS06/150319974.

Our Location

Insurance Shoppe - Post Falls

755 N. Regal Street
Post Falls, ID 83854
Main office: 208-773-7531
Fax: 866-800-5014

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Testimonials

I have to say thank you to Amanda and her team at the Insurance Shoppe. You have been an incredible help with our coverage needs. What has impressed me most was how you reached out to me directly, without being prompted, to discuss a solution to help improve our insurance coverage and lower our premiums. I have never had anyone reach out like that to lower the amount they collected. The work you did has helped us save $2,000/year on our insurance from what we already thought was a fair, and low, payment. I’m telling all my friends and family to at least discuss their insurance needs with you and the team at the Insurance Shoppe because I know they will be as impressed as I have been. Thank you again for the excellent service. Looking forward to a long lasting partnership.

Cameron Barclift
Three years ago I switched all of my personal insurance to The Insurance Shoppe, including homeowners, cars, boats and camper. Aimee was able to reduce my monthly premiums while still maintaining the same coverage. Their customer service has always been top-notch. I would highly recommend the Insurance Shoppe for your insurance needs. - Judy Kirking

I was amazed at the ease with which the Insurance Shoppe was able to take over my business lines of insurance. They thoroughly review the policies to ensure that we had the right coverage in place and save the company money in the process. They always respond quickly to requests for certificates of insurance and answer any questions I have about coverage promptly. I would recommend them to any business owner that needs a responsive, trustworthy, and cost effective solution for their insurance needs! - Loni Knepper, President, Background Source Intl.

I have been a loyal State Farm customer most of my adult life. I've entrusted our cars, homes and toys to State Farm for many years. After meeting the folks at The Insurance Shoppe, I found that I could get equal or better coverage through their carriers, usually for less money. One at a time, I continue to cancel policies with State Farm and sign up with The Insurance Shoppe. The coverage and premiums are great but the people are even greater. I'm never made to feel like just another customer. Thanks for the great service. - Tom Pray, Sierra Security

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