Ask the Right Questions and Minimize Frustration
Bob, the owner of a small flower shop, answers the phone prepared to take an order. Instead, he learns his only delivery van was involved in an accident. Questions flood his mind. Is anyone hurt? Is the van damaged? How will I make my deliveries?
Without commercial auto insurance, a business like Bob's could take a big hit when a crash happens. Standard auto insurance doesn't always offer the protection most businesses need.
Ask these questions today to avoid insurance headaches tomorrow:
• Do you use your personal vehicle for business? This includes services that you might not think qualify. Pizza and
newspaper delivery, catering, door-to-door consulting, and day care/church retreat van service are good
examples of uses that are often excluded from personal policies.
• How high are your liability limits? Commercial auto policies offer higher liability limits than personal auto policies.
Larger vehicles, like delivery vans, can cause more damage than passenger cars.
• Are you covered in day-to-day business situations? Commercial auto policies usually offer more coverage options
than personal auto policies. These include coverage for towing a trailer for business use. Landscapers are ideal
candidates for this.
• Do employees drive your vehicles? If the answer is yes, you probably need commercial auto insurance.
To learn more about commercial auto coverage, talk to your local independent insurance agent.