Transportation insurance programs provide a range of standard and unique business insurance coverages for transportation-related businesses. Transportation is a massive industry with many companies providing services that transport cargo and passengers using planes, trains, trucks, and buses to carry people. Transportation infrastructure includes airports, seaports, train stations, and highway rest areas. Companies fall into two types of service provided.
Transportation Company Categories
The transportation sector falls into the two primary business categories of providers and users:
The transportation provider category includes all companies that provide transportation services for their customers. Examples of transportation providers include airlines, truck carriers, railroads, bus operators, and shipping lines. They may offer only one form of transportation or several forms of transportation.
The transportation user category includes companies moving goods or people from one place to another. These companies may use any mode of transportation but most commonly use ground (land-based) modes such as railroad, truck, ship, pipeline, etc. In addition, they may use air, sea, or space transportation.
What is Transportation Insurance & Who Needs It?
Transportation insurance is a policy that provides coverage for the insured's property while in transit from one location known as the "premises" to another site known as the "destination." The value of goods and the risk while the property is in transit from loading to the destination determine the necessary coverage and premium.
While transportation insurance can apply to personal lines insurance, this report on Transportation Insurance Programs focuses on commercial insurance for businesses shipping products inland and overseas, transporting people, and providing transportation-related business services.
What Do Transportation Insurance Programs Cover?
There are several coverages combined in specific transportation insurance programs. Programs begin by providing protections for normal business operations with liability and property insurance and an array of standard and specific transportation-related coverages.
Besides business insurance policies, transportation insurance programs also safeguard any loss or damage of the goods due to handling or other forms of damage (such as a fire). Such losses might include accidents, explosions, fire, theft, and malicious damages or theft.
Businesses and individuals often use transportation insurance coverage when moving or relocating overseas. For companies that heavily rely on their inventory or goods arriving as expected, transportation insurance programs offer security and a degree of financial protection for their revenues.
Standard Business Insurance Coverages
Financial security within the transportation sector builds a foundation on a base package of business insurance coverages, including:
- General Liability.
- Property Damage.
- Business Interruption.
- Workers Compensation.
- Commercial Auto.
- Cargo Insurance.
- Commercial Umbrella, and more.
Best Transportation Insurance Programs
At Program Business, we understand the need for agents to connect with MGAs, and program administrators, to gain access to markets for hard-to-place, unusual risks in the Excess & Surplus Lines and program business space. That's why we created the Program Business Market Directory.
An example of how the directory works is that a search for "Transportation" will direct you to the page with information on specialized transportation insurance programs offered by Amwins Underwriting. The following list of transportation underwriting programs and exclusive brokerage products it provides to independent agents and their clients.
Program administrators provide business auto insurance for many classes, including those whose primary service is not transportation.
Cargo & Physical Damage
A competitive program for local, intermediate, and long-haul trucking companies requires cargo and physical damage coverage.
Cargo/Transit & Cargo Stock Throughput
Coverage for admitted cargo insurance for global trade and transit risks.
Commercial auto insurance offers coverage across classes and specialties.
Deadly Assault + Sexual Misconduct
Amwins' exclusive product combines deadly weapon assault and sexual molestation insurance coverage to combat exclusions when unconscionable incidents occur.
An insurance program for truckers with dumping trucks with fleets ranging from 1-75 power units.
This initiative gives the ISO "Pollution Liability-Broadened Coverage for Covered Autos. Likewise, it is open to those with trucking and business auto risks.
Freight Brokers' Liability & Contingent Cargo
It protects truck brokers if a contracted trucker has a coverage issue.
An exclusive package program serves intermodal transportation risks involved in either drayage or over-the-road contingency.
Limousine & Luxury Transportation
An insurance program designed to meet the exclusive needs of the limousine and luxury transportation industry.
Local/Long Haul Trucking
Providing coverage for both for-hire and not-for-hire trucking operations. This coverage's typical vehicle types include truck and truck/tractor-trailer combinations.
Admitted insurance program tailored to logistics operations
Supplying coverage for medical transportation that is not for emergencies. It includes special needs transportation, social service groups, and wheelchair vans.
Pizza & Restaurant Delivery
Specific insurance coverage for pizzerias and restaurants, including insuring drivers who deliver food.
Small/Mid-Fleet Trucking Program
A national trucking initiative that goes through a specific selection of retail brokers, offering coverage to drivers that carry up to 24 units.
Our public auto capabilities are managed by a team of underwriters with decades of experience.
RecycleGuard - Recycling Operations
The primary essential insurance provider to the recycling industry.
Program insurance for professional repossession contractors who work with banks, credit unions, and other reputable lending institutions.
A nationwide taxicab program that includes owner-operators and fleets with less than eight passenger seats.
An insurance program for professional, for-hire tow companies that partake in approved ancillary operations that includes auto repair, gas sales, body shop, storage, and other auto-related repair shops.
Workers' Compensation - Transportation
Comprehensive workers' compensation and accident solutions for the transportation industry
A non-admitted packaging program that is supposed to help a substantial network of professional truck drivers who operate on a local, intermediate, or long-haul basis.
Comprehensive coverage for non-hazardous waste service operations.
In conclusion, we trust this article is helpful to you in understanding how to choose the best transportation insurance program. We highly recommend you shop around for quotes before making a final decision. ProgramBusiness.com serves the needs of independent agents and carriers, MGAs, wholesalers, and program administrators who rely on the insurance distribution system for specialty programs to market their products and services.