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Cargo Insurance & Freight Insurance in Rancho Cucamonga CA & Temecula CA

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. Cornerstone Commercial & Personal Insurance Services 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 Locations

Cornerstone Commercial & Personal Insurance Services

9340 Baseline Road, Suite 103 
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
Main office: 909-941-9080

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

Las Vegas Office

Remote
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Main office: 702-547-6662

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

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Testimonials

Phil and his staff are the Best of the Best. I have used the services of Cornerstone Insurance for many years. I have recommended Phil and his staff to all my family and friends and all have been exceptionally pleased. I would highly recommend Phil and Cornerstone Insurance to anyone.
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I have been buying insurance from Phil forever. He always finds me a great deal with all of the coverages that I need.
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I am in the property management business and have been involved with Phil and his staff at Cornerstone Insurance for well over a decade. When I first met Phil I was impressed with his knowledge of his industry and his concerned and friendly approach with his clients. I soon began referring my clients to him for their insurance needs and many have been Cornerstone clients for several years. When ever I've needed to deal with a claim, the Cornerstone staff has been on top of the issue and I couldn't be happier with their coverage and customer service.
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