Bell Gardens has a long history with Native Americans that dates back thousands of years. Bell Gardens was once a bustling agricultural center for Californios during the Spanish Empire, 1509–1823, the Mexican government, 1823–1848, and the United States, after the Mexican-American war ended in 1848, when the area was associated with a large amount of land situated along the lower basin of the Rio Hondo area in Los Angeles County.
One of California’s founding families, the Lugos, was among those early Spanish settlers. Francisco Lugo’s son Antonio Maria Lugo was born in 1783 while his father was stationed at Mission San Antonio de Padua in Salinas, California. Antonio Lugo, a 35-year-old Spanish army soldier, was granted the 29,514-acre (119.44 km2) Rancho San Antonio property grant in 1810. The land grant was given to him as a prize for his military service during the founding of the Franciscan Missions in California. Today, the grant includes the cities of Bell Gardens, Bell, Maywood, Vernon, Huntington Park, Walnut Park, Cudahy, South Gate, Lynwood and Commerce.
Commercial Truck Insurance Bell Gardens, CA
Just like Bell Gardens, CA. Coast Transport Insurance Service has a rich history of being 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 commercial insurance for truckers in Bell Gardens, CA. 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 works with the A+ rated insurance companies out there. We offer competitive commercial truck insurance rates for residents in Bell Gardens, CA.
We too are a small business and understand putting your customers first is important. You will talk to a real truck insurance agent and get honest feedback about your truck insurance questions. 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.
Commercial truck insurance Bell Gardens, CA questions
What is California's big rig auto liability limit?
Commercial truck insurance in Bell Gardens, CA 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.
What kind of insurance do i need for a semi truck in California?
Semi truck insurance is under the umbrella of commercial auto. Commercial truck insurance in Bell Gardens, CA 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 commercial truck insurance in Bell Gardens, CA 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.
Commercial truck insurance filings for California truckers
Having a commercial truck insurance policy in Bell Gardens, CA 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.
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.
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.
Truck insurance coverages we can write in Bell Gardens, CA
We can tailor a commercial truck insurance package in Bell Gardens, CA to your needs. This can range from full coverage to liability only to get you on the road as quickly as possible.
Truck Specific Coverages
Towing Specific Coverages
Specialty Truck Coverages
Commercial truck insurance we can write in Bell Gardens, CA
We can insure almost any commercial truck type out there. Below are the most common we see.
We can write truck insurance in other cities in California
No matter what city you reside, we can help put a competitive commercial truck insurance package together for you. We can help all area’s around Bell Gardens, including…
Resources for Bell Gardens 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.
Your Business is your own
You may be a new venture trucker or possibly you’re a veteran Motor Carrier. You might be an owner operator with a lease agreement or have a fleet of 17 trucks. You could be a regional truck or perhaps you don’t even leave the city of Bell Garden. The important part here, is no two trucking companies have the same need. This is why it’s important to find which insurance company is offering the best coverage at an fair premium for your line of trucking. This is were we do our best. We’ll assist you in finding the best insurance company for your trucking company.