California Commercial Truck Insurance

Coast Transport Insurance Service has over 40 years of experience as an independent insurance business serving the transportation industry. You don’t need to deal with a generic insurance agency when you can work with a California commercial truck insurance expert. We understand the trucking business and can assist you in acquiring the appropriate insurance coverage at a reasonable cost.

We appreciate the importance of saving money on insurance, but you should also have trust in your policy and agency. Consequently, Coast Transport only works with A+-rated insurance firms. We provide affordable California commercial truck insurance.

We, too, are a small business that understands the importance of putting the consumer first. You will speak with a real truck insurance representative and get honest answers to your inquiries. We recognize that you do not have weeks to wait for a price quote. Therefore, we strive to provide you with a quote within 24 hours, if not the same day you contact us.

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California Commercial Truck Insurance Questions

California's auto liability limit for big rigs is $750,000. There are a lot of factors that go into a big rig truck insurance rate.  This includes, type of truck, garaging location, radius, age of driver, driving record, value of the truck and dot history, to name a few. 

Semi truck insurance is under the umbrella of commercial auto.  California require a minimum auto liability limit of $750,000 to be considered legal.  Other coverages are available and may be required from your broker.  This could include, truckers general liability, physical damage coverage on a none-owned trailer or motor truck cargo coverage.

The main reason truck insurance can be expensive is due to the potential impact or damage the vehicle can cause.  Hence, why the California requires semi truck operator to carrier a minimum auto liability limit of $750,000.

California Commercial Truck Insurance Filings

Having a California commercial truck insurance Arkansas and being legal are two different things.  You want to make sure your trucking company is following the rules and regulations of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).  The Caltrans and FMCSA both require insurance filings and/or endorsements on your truck insurance policy.  We can make sure you get the correct insurance coverages to stay in compliance with California and the federal government regulations.

MCP-65 filing is a certificate of insurance that must be sent to the California DMV as proof that your auto liability limit meet the minimum requirement of $750,000. 

The MCP-65 filing has to come directly from the insurance company.

The BMC-91 filing is a guarantees to the FMCSA that you have enough Liability insurance to cover the increased risk of transporting goods or people across state lines.

An MCS-90 is an endorsement that must be attached to Liability insurance and Cargo Liability insurance policies if you are required to have a federal filing. The MCS-90 endorsement guarantees the minimum required protection for members of the public who are involved in accidents for which you are deemed legally responsible.

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California Commercial Truck Insurance Coverages We Can Write

We can customize a California commercial truck insurance package to meet your specific requirements. To get you on the road as soon as possible, this might vary from full coverage to liability only.

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California Commercial Truck Insurance Types We Can Insure

We can insure practically every commercial vehicle on the market. The ones listed below are the most frequent. If you are searching for anything special, please give us a call; we are here to assist you.

Did you know?

California is the largest sub-national economy in the world. If it were a country, it would be the 37th most populous country and the fifth largest economy as of 2020.  California borders Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south. With over 39.5 million residents across a total area of approximately 163,696 square miles, it is the most populous and the third-largest U.S. state by area.

Your Business is your own

You may be new to the trucking industry or possibly you’re a veteran of 15 years as a Motor Carrier. You might be an owner operator with a lease agreement or have a fleet of 12 trucks. You could be a long haul trucker or perhaps you don’t even leave California. The point is, truck insurance rates can vary greatly from trucking company to trucking company. The hard part is to find which insurance company is offering the best coverage at a fair rate for your line of business.  This is were we shine. We can help you in finding the best insurance company for your trucking company.

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Resources for California Truckers

The California Trucking Association advocates, promotes and defends California’s trucking industry.

The California Department of Transportation oversees California’s infrastructure mainly roads, underpasses and highways.

California Department of Insurance is the regulatory body that oversees the California insurance industry.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the regulatory body that oversees the commercial motor vehicles in the United States.  Their job is to keep our roads and highways safe.

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