Wisconsin is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 25th-largest state by total area and the 20th-most populous.
Jean Nicolet, a French adventurer, is said to have been the first European to reach what is now Wisconsin. In 1634, he canoed west from Georgian Bay into the Great Lakes, and it is thought that he landed at Green Bay at Red Banks. They exchanged furs with the nearby Native Americans.
Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, Frenchmen like Nicholas Perrot continued to sell furs across Wisconsin, but the French created no permanent colonies there before Great Britain took control of the territory after the French and Indian War in 1763.
In 1787, it became part of the Northwest Territory. However, the British remained in control until after the War of 1812, the outcome of which finally established an American presence in the area. The idea of easy mineral wealth brought people from all across the United States and Europe to the lead resources in Mineral Point, Dodgeville, and the surrounding districts. Some miners sought refuge in the tunnels they had dug, earning the term “badgers” and earning Wisconsin the nickname “Badger State.”
Commercial Truck Insurance Wisconsin
Just like Wisconsin. 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 have to work with a generic insurance company when you can partner with a company that specialized in commercial truck insurance in Wisconsin. We understand the trucking business and can assist you in finding the appropriate insurance coverage for your needs at a reasonable price.
We understand that saving money on insurance is vital, but you also need to feel confident in your policy and agency. That is why Coast Transport only works with insurance firms that have an A+ rating. For Wisconsin truckers, we provide affordable commercial truck insurance.
We, too, are a small business that understands the importance of putting your customers first. You’ll speak with a live truck insurance representative and receive candid answers to your truck insurance inquiries. We recognize you don’t have weeks when it comes to receiving a quote. That is why we attempt to provide you with a quotation within 24 hours, if not the same day you contact.
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Commercial truck insurance Wisconsin questions for truckers
What is Wisconsin's big rig auto liability limit ?
Wisconsin'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.
What kind of insurance do i need for a semi truck in Wisconsin ?
Semi truck insurance is under the umbrella of commercial auto. Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin ?
The main reason truck insurance can be expensive is due to the potential impact or damage the vehicle can cause. Hence, why the Wisconsin requires semi truck operator to carrier a minimum auto liability limit of $750,000.
Commercial truck insurance filings for Wisconsin truckers
Having a commercial truck insurance and being legal are two different things. You want to make sure your trucking company is following the rules and regulations of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The WisDOT 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 Wisconsin 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.
A Form E filing certifies that your Liability insurance complies with your home state’s financial responsibility laws.
Form E is not required in all states.
Truck insurance coverages we can write in Wisconsin
We can tailor a commercial truck insurance package 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 Wisconsin
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 truck insurance in all cities in Wisconsin
No matter what city you reside, we can help put a competitive insurance package together for you. We can help all area’s in Wisconsin, including…
Resources for Wisconsin Truckers
Wisconsin Motor Truck Association advocates, promotes and defends Wisconsin’s trucking industry.
State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation oversees Wisconsin’s infrastructure mainly roads, underpasses and highways.
Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance is the regulatory body that oversees the Wisconsin‘s 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.