As a tow truck driver, you’ve got a lot of responsibility. Your client is trusting you to get their car from Point A to Point B without incident – they expect that vehicle to be in the same condition as they left it. That puts a lot of pressure on you to take extremely good care of the car. But what if something happens to the car while you’re towing it – what if you get into an accident? Well, good news – there’s a coverage that can protect the client’s car while you’re transporting it. It’s called on-hook insurance. Let’s take a look at what on-hook insurance is and how it can help protect your business.
You’re probably not the biggest fan of tow truck insurance. We get that – tow truck insurance can get complicated with all of the coverages out there. And, well, towing insurance isn’t exactly cheap. However, it’s a necessary thing. You can’t avoid your insurance renewal every year. Now, you might be dreading your renewal because your rates could go up. Or maybe you’re wondering what the big deal about your renewal is. Anyways, we’ll explain what a renewal is and give you three strategies to keep your insurance rates from skyrocketing.
As the owner of a towing company, you know that tow truck insurance is a must. You face a lot of risks, so you’re on a quest to get tow truck insurance to protect your business. Now the biggest question you have is…how much does tow truck insurance cost? You just want a quick answer, a ballpark.
But here’s the thing:
There isn’t really a “quick answer” to that question.
We’ve all passed accidents on the side of the road where a car has rear-ended the car in front of them. Smooshed hood, squashed back bumper. But if you’re driving a tow truck, rear-end collisions are often pretty serious.
And rear-end collisions also have had a major effect on tow truck insurance rates.
We’ll explain the prevalence of rear-end accidents, why they can affect the price of tow truck insurance, and steps you and your drivers can take to prevent rear-end collisions.
To start, we’re going to look at some numbers.
As a tow truck driver, there’s a lot of pressure to hustle on the job so you can haul as many cars as possible. You don’t want the customer to have to wait a long time for you, and when you finally get to the car that needs to be towed you may feel the need to get the car to where it has to go as soon as possible. There may even be the temptation to speed and push the speed limit. However, speeding comes with a lot of risks. It can cause car accidents and can even have a negative effect on your tow truck insurance rates. We’ll go over the dangers of speeding.
There’s this thing called Murphy’s Law that states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Perhaps it seems a tad pessimistic, but as a tow truck driver, you may be inclined to believe it. You’ve seen plenty of strange, unlucky, and crazy situations out there on the road. But what if Murphy’s Law hits your business? What if something happens to one of your tow trucks – say, a cracked windshield or a smooshed front bumper? You might immediately think to file a claim on your tow truck insurance. It was invented for Murphy’s Law, after all. But you may want to pull out a calculator and do some numbers before you do. Claims have an influence on how much tow truck insurance costs. We’ll explain why.
Towing cars isn’t always an easy job. There’s a lot of responsibility associated with transporting someone else’s car, and so safety is absolutely paramount for tow truck companies. You might have a good record for your business with few accidents, tickets, or losses, but it’s still important to do everything you can to establish high safety standards for your company (and besides, it can help you save money on your tow truck insurance rates.) That being said, here are a few ways you can boost safety at your tow truck business.
You might have heard that tow truck insurance rates are on the rise. Many tow truck insurance carriers have backed away from covering tow truck businesses because they think they’re too risky. That has led to many tow truck businesses getting their insurance nonrenewed, while others have seen huge rate increases. As a result, you may be wanting to save money on your tow truck insurance rates by getting cheap tow truck insurance. We’ve got some tips to help you save some money on your rates.
If you work in the tow truck industry, you’ve probably noticed a few changes when it comes to insurance – namely, the cost of your tow truck insurance premium rocketing upwards. As if tow truck insurance wasn’t pricey enough, it’s only gotten worse. The jump in rates has been enough to make more than a few tow truck companies close their doors.
But why is this happening, and why now? Why does it seem like your insurance company is charging you a crazy rate when just last year things were reasonable? There are several reasons for the chaos that is the tow truck insurance industry, and we’ll try to make sense of the changes that have been affecting towing companies around the nation.
No two businesses are the same. This is especially true when it comes to tow trucks. Your business, whether it’s a tow-truck company or an auto shop, has its own fingerprint, and this fingerprint plays a large part in deciding what kind of insurance you need. And once you find the right coverage for you, there are lots of different factors that go into determining the cost of your insurance premium.
To take some of the mystery out of your insurance rates, here are some details about your business that will impact your premium: