If you are a freight carrier who hauls with UIIA your insurance needs can be a little different from other drivers. That is why having an insurance agent who is knowledgeable of UIIA is essential to you so you can get the right coverage for when things happen, such as a container freight is halted due to unforeseen circumstances. Here are three things you should consider when hiring an insurance agent who is a UIIA specialist:
1. How many carrier options does your insurance provider have?
Most insurance providers have only one or two carrier options that cover the type of insurance you need as a freight carrier. Your insurance agent should know how to effectively place coverages for someone with these specific needs. At DSI Trucking we are UIIA members with over 15 carrier options nationwide. We understand hired and non-owned coverage and have a wide range of insurance options to fit specific needs.
2. Is your insurance agent familiar with container hauling regulations?
If you are a freight carrier, you will want to have hired and non-owned auto liability. Hired and non-owned auto liability is an extension of auto liability. You are required to have this type of insurance if you haul with UIIA. This is a very particular type of insurance. Most insurance agents don’t get it or only have it in one place. Our agents at DSI know about this important coverage, and they understand it from the inside out.
3. Does your insurance agent have the knowledge and flexibility to adjust your coverage?
If your container freight is halted, does your insurance agent know what needs to be adjusted? If your insurance agent is not a UIIA specialist, they may not know what to do when this type of event happens. At DSI Trucking, the insurance agents are UIIA members and know how to handle something such as a container freight halt.
UIIA makes sure that everyone in the freight process is insured properly and legit. Insurance agencies must be a UIIA member to file their insurance. DSI has the knowledge and experience to adjust your coverage in the event that a cargo freight is halted, such as what happened during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, so you can keep working.
If you are interested in learning more about how DSI Trucking can help you as a freight carrier, please give us a call at (352) 244-0326 or visit our website at protectmyrig.com.