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Dec 06, 2015 at 10:41 PM CST
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Shopping for insurance...what are some good companies for commercial insurance
Replied on Mon, Dec 07, 2015 at 12:14 AM CST
Depends on what you plan on hauling, how far you want to go AND your safety scores and driver's experience. If you plan to pull a hopper, I would advise you to think about it, many members on here are parking or selling their hopper trailers until the rates go back up again. Many are now pulling dry vans, reefers or flatbeds. Insurance is a commodity, better risks get better rates. Just starting out, you may be better to lease to a carrier first to see if you like the work instead of jumping in with both feet and not knowing the business. For Insurance companies, Northland, Great West, Sentry, Progressive might be a place to start.
Replied on Mon, Dec 07, 2015 at 04:25 PM CST
I like Sentry but that really doesn't mean much, really I think I just like my agent. Let me tell you this though: They raised my rate in my second year, so I told them I was moving my business to another company. I actually got a better quote. They said, "wait, let us look at it again." Long story short, they kept me by beating the other guy's rate. Now I do a little shopping around whenever I have time. All carriers insurance is online and the agents will call you or mail you stuff when they see you're going to need to renew. Make them bid for you the way we have to bid for loads sometimes. Just be polite and chat the agents up if you can.