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Cargo Insurance & Freight Insurance in Versailles, OH and West Chester, OH

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. Phelan Insurance Agency 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

Versailles Office

Versailles Office

863 E. Main Street
Versailles, OH 45380
Main office: 937-526-3111
Toll free: 800-843-3069
Fax: 937-526-5178
West Chester Office

West Chester Office

8763 Union Centre Blvd
West Chester, OH 45069
Main office: 513-762-1678
Toll free: 800-843-3069
Fax: 937-526-5178

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Testimonials

Phelan's is quick to answer our questions. They keep our policies updated and current.

John H.
Been a client for years. Everyone has always been helpful.

Joyce B.
Quick help and response time and the online system works flawlessly for Certs for me.

Joel P.
Everyone that works at Phelan is very polite, courteous & very helpful.

Steve M.
They are very nice people. They are quick to get me answers & help me with whatever I need. Appreciate everything they do for us!!

Johnnie H.
Thank you again for all of the hard work and planning you did for our company meetings. I think the personalized folders were wonderful and much appreciated. I can’t thank you enough for all of the hard work you do!

Kelly D.
We have been with Phelan’s for 35 years. Now my children are starting their policies there!

Kim B.
Everyone that I have dealt with at Phelan has always been extremely nice and easy to talk to. Brent takes his time and sits down and explains the policies to me as well as any new changes that might be coming down the road. He is not pushy about the coverage we should have and is willing to come and talk to my board to explain things to them when I don't feel comfortable enough to do so. I also receive informational emails that I can share with my staff and board if I desire. They go above and beyond to keep my district safe.

Jodie R.
Good insurance, Good people, Nice price

Douglas L.
Prompt service, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Competitive rates!

Stephanie S.
Personable staff and ease of renewals. Clear, concise direction and explanations when necessary.

David W.
Been with Phelans for a couple of years. Great coverage on my car and home insurance, reasonable rates, and you can actually talk to your agent on the phone!

Jane B.
I wish all insurance agencies were as nearly responsive as you are. Thank you!

Leasing Company
Literally within 25 minutes I received my document! Now that is service!

Karen P.
Office support, friendly patient service.

Lock and Load Transport Inc.