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Motor Truck Cargo

Canada’s freight trucking industry comprises 68,221 businesses

It is important to ensure that products are protected while in the course of transit. Motor Truck Cargo insurance provides financial assistance should cargo be damaged or lost when travelling across Canada and the continental United States while in your clients’ care, custody or control. It can also protect a commercial operation’s exposure to liability resulting from the shipment of products.

Coverage Details and Features

Coverage Details

  • Up to $10M in-house capacity, higher limits available
  • North America coverage
  • $1,000 minimum premium per policy
  • Competitive packages with additional coverages available

Available Coverages

  • Auto Physical Damage
  • Non-Owned Trailer
  • Contractor’s Equipment
  • Rigger’s Legal Liability
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Tenant’s Legal Liability
  • Warehouseman Legal Liability

High Risk Commodities

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Electronics and household goods
  • Mobile homes and vehicles
  • Aviation
  • Oversized equipment and machinery
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Livestock

Target Classes

(including but not limited to)

  • All fleet sizes
  • Owner Operated
  • Local or long haul carriers

Ask an Expert

Which type of clients should have an inland marine/cargo insurance policy? And, what does it cover?
Any motor carrier that transports freight from point A to point B should purchase an inland marine/cargo policy. It covers losses to cargo while in the care, custody and control of a carrier, subject to the limitations of the specific policy.
What are common challenges associated with inland marine/cargo insurance policies?
Transporting or shipping cargo can be a particularly daunting task. Many unforeseen perils place the goods being transported at high risk for loss. Recently, claims related to theft of target commodities and other fraud-related losses have been on the rise, which has generated significant loss ratio problems in the inland marine/cargo marketplace.
What information is most important for agents to gather when helping a client select an inland marine/cargo policy?
Retail brokers and agents should explain the importance of providing as much information as possible related to the commodities being transported and the security protocols in place to protect them. Any details the insured can provide about loss reduction behaviors should be communicated in order to help reduce rates. Additionally, not all inland marine/cargo policies are created equal; it’s important that agents are familiar with the variation in coverage parts and review this closely with their clients.

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