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We have a “No-Haggle / No-Hassle” quoting policy.
This ensures that you will receive the best quote from us. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your business and provide a range of really affordable truck insurance solutions.
California Truck Insurance
Coast Transport Insurance Service is an independent insurance agency with more than 40 years of experience serving the transportation industry. You don’t need to settle for a general insurance agency when you can work with an insurance agency that specializes in California truck insurance. We know the trucking industry inside and out, and can help you find the best insurance policy to fit your needs at an affordable price.
We know that saving money on insurance is important, but you also need confidence that your policy and agency are behind you. That’s why Coast Transport only works with the “A rated” insurance companies. We offer competitive California truck insurance rates for truckers.
We too are a small business and understand putting your customers first is important. You will talk to a real California truck insurance agent and get honest feedback about your truck insurance needs. When it comes to getting a quote, we understand you don’t have weeks. That is why we strive to get you a quote back within 24 hours, sometimes even the same day that you called.
California truck insurance questions for truckers
What is California truck insurance auto liability limit ?
California truck insurance auto liability limit is $750,000. There are a lot of factors that go into a California 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.
What kind of insurance do i need for a semi truck in California?
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.
Why is truck insurance so expensive in California?
The main reason California 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 truck insurance filings for truckers
Having a California truck insurance policy 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 in California and the federal government.
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.
California truck insurance coverages we can write
We can design a California truck insurance package to your needs. This can range from full coverage to liability only. Our goal is to get you on the road as quickly as possible.
Truck Specific Coverages
Towing Specific Coverages
Specialty Truck Coverages
California truck insurance we can write
We can insure almost any type of commercial truck out there. Below are the most common we see. If you are looking for something very specific, give us a call, we are here to help.
We can write California truck insurance in all areas
No matter what city you operate from, we can help put a competitive California truck insurance package together for you. We can write your trucking business in all cities, including…
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.
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.