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Cargo Insurance & Freight Insurance in Chalfont and Collegeville, PA

The ability to move products from one place to another is the backbone of our entire economy. Whether you're moving products from a port to a store for sale, helping people move between homes, or transporting raw materials for manufacturing, you know how important it is to get the job done safely and on time. However, without cargo insurance and freight insurance, your business could be at risk if any of your trucks is involved in a serious collision.

You already know how important it is to complete a job correctly. From ensuring loads are packed securely to recruiting safe drivers, you're constantly invested in making your business the best it can be. Bucks Montgomery Insurance Group, LLC can help make sure your efforts are protected, and that if something does go wrong, you'll be able to continue operating.

Cargo Insurance Coverage—What's Covered and What's Excluded

Most cargo that is shipped under a proper bill of lading will be covered by your cargo insurance. Major exclusions include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, some medicines, and any illegal drugs
  • Currency and Valuables (especially art, jewelry, coins, and cash)
  • Items considered dangerous (acids, explosives, or radioactive items, including some fireworks and other celebratory products)
  • Living creatures
  • Anything owned by your company

If you plan to ship anything excluded from cargo insurance, it may be covered by another policy (especially if you own the items in question). Otherwise, you can talk to one of our agents about alternatives for cargo insurance and freight insurance that can actually cover the transportation of high-risk items.

Freight Insurance Coverage—Large and Small Freight Shipping Coverage

Your shipping volume is a major factor in finding just how much insurance you need. In 2014, there were over 400,000 collisions involving large trucks, which comes out to over 1100 collisions every single day. The majority of these incidents are not the fault of the commercial truck driver, but the simple truth of the matter is that they do occur on a regular basis.

It's also important to note that collisions are not the only forms of loss—theft is a major problem in some areas, and average losses approach a quarter‑million dollars per incident.

Larger trucking companies require more insurance in case there are problems with multiple vehicles, such as thefts from multiple trucks parked in one place. Even smaller companies are at risk, though, making cargo insurance and freight insurance one of the most important defenses of any hauling company.

 

1. "Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2014." Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Accessed April 20, 2016. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/data-and-statistics/large-truck-and-bus-crash-facts-2014.

2. "Truck Stats." Trucking Statistics. Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.truckinfo.net/trucking/stats.htm.

3. "Average Truck Cargo Theft worth $232,924 in 2014." Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20150310/NEWS06/150319974.

Our Location

Bucks Montgomery Insurance Group, LLC

107 Winding Way
Telford, PA 18969
Main office: 215-337-2972
Fax: 215-721-5934

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

Our Providers

Testimonials

Bill Pellak and the claims processor were excellent to deal with regarding our recent claim with Travelers. The claim agent explained things carefully to make sure we understood the process.
- Jane & Arthur Weinberg
Honestly, there is nothing more Travelers could have done to make my experience any better. Everyone I spoke to was very kind and caring and also very knowledgeable. My claim was handled so quickly and efficiently. I am so thankful that we chose Travelers as our insurance company. The customer service is outstanding!
- Mario and Angela Santos
I appreciate your frequent communications to keep us updated on our insurance. When we have questions or there are changes to our policies, you are quick to answer by telephone and follow up with an e-mail or by mail. You have given us excellent service over the years. You and your staff are personable too, which seems something lost these days in the business world.
- Nick Salamone
I have been a client/customer of Bill Pellak and the BMI group for over two decades. Bill ,Peg and Kathleen make an awesome team and they meet all of my insurance needs. Each time I purchase a new car, or another vehicle for my family they are always available to make the transition smooth and painless. They and their staff are courteous and professional. I whole heartedly recommend the BMI group.
- Marguerite Nocchi, Esquire