container hauling insurance

What is Container Hauling Insurance

Container hauler insurance is under the umbrella of commercial auto.  This business type assists in moving containers from the ports to warehouses or businesses.  It is sometimes referred to intermodal carriers or port carriers.   Currently in California, there is a large driver shortage on container haulers.  If you are looking to get in to business as a container hauler, give us a call.  We would be happy to assist you in getting a quote

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We know a lot is riding on your trucking business so you feed your family. Let us help you put together an insurance package to meet your needs.  We have experience working container haulers for the ports.  We can help you get the UIIA certificate.

We have see it all.  If you have more questions about truck insurance, give us a call.

Common container hauling insurance questions

How much is container hauler truck insurance?​

There are a lot of factors that go into a 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.  The easiest way to find out how much insurance might cost is to contact an agent.  A qualified truck insurance agent should be able to give you a ball park price, even if you don’t have a job lined up.

What kind of insurance do i need for a semi truck?

Semi truck insurance is under the umbrella of commercial auto.  Most states 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 container hauler insurance so expensive?

The main reason container hauler insurance can be expensive is due to the potential damage a typical semi truck can cause.  Think about it, an average car weights between 2,000 to 4,000 lbs, while a commercial vehicle like a tractor trailer can be in the 40,000 lb plus range.  If your still not convinced, try standing in front of a bull at full charge vs one of your kids running at you.  Long story short, all states require trucking operators to carrier a minimum auto liability limit of $750,000 just in case the worst case scenario happens.

What is a UIIA certificate?

UIIA certificate is basically extra insurance coverage for intermodal truckers. 

UIIA stands for “Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement”


UIIA is a standardized agreement between the IANA and the trucking companies, ocean carriers and rail carriers.

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Recommended coverages for container hauling

We can tailor a dump truck insurance package to your needs, anything from liability only to get you on the road, to full coverage.

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Other common trucking operations

We can insure almost any type of commercial truck out there.  Below is the most common we see.  If you don’t see the business class you are interested in, give us a call.

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States we can offer dump truck insurance

We can help put an affordable dump truck insurance package together for you.  We write commercial auto insurance the the following states.

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