What does truck cargo insurance cover

The risks that commercial drivers face on the road are quite severe. We’re talking bad weather, equipment breakdowns, hi-jackings, accidents, theft, and even civil unrest… All things that could wreck the truck, harm drivers, and impact the cargo.

When it comes to the truck, there’s business insurance to help you pick up the pieces. But what about the pieces? The cargo itself can be quite pricey and needs its own insurance. Think about it… The different kinds of items that are transported around the country, from food, to furniture, to pricey parcels, can cost an arm, a leg, and whatever other body part is on offer.

That’s why, if you happen to be in the business of driving around trucks full of cargo, it’s absolutely necessary to protect yourself against the cost of something going wrong while on the road.

Here’s what the king’s truck cargo insurance covers.

What truck cargo insurance is

You might already be pretty familiar with truck cargo insurance, but if not, then perhaps you know it by its more common name: Goods in transit insurance.

Yes, it’s a boring name, but it does what it says and insures goods and property while it’s being transported against heaps of risks. This way, if the delivery van carrying precious (and costly) cargo hits a pothole, and scatters its contents all over the road, you’re covered.

But what exactly do we mean by ‘covered,’ we hear you ask?

Here’s what our goods in transit insurance covers:

  • All risks: You’re covered for the loss or damage to the goods in transit that belong to you or to the goods that you’re responsible for, whether the cause is an accident or incident (as long as the cause isn’t excluded by King Price). We’ll even pay for the fire extinguishing charges.
  • Fire, explosion, collision, derailment, and overturning only.
  • Fire, explosion, collision, derailment, and theft and hi-jack only.

Here are a few of the usual exclusions

We wouldn’t be us if we didn’t make things as clear as possible and mention upfront that there are things that the king’s goods in transit insurance policy won’t cover.

Our list of exclusions is made up of the kinds of losses or damages that make sense not to cover. For example, you won’t be covered by the king if the goods weren’t properly secured or covered with canvas while in transit. We also don’t cover theft if the truck was left unattended or if the damage to your goods was caused by vermin, insects, damp, mildew, or rust.

Those are just a few examples and we invite you to take a closer look at the full list of exclusions right here.

Pay a little more, get a lot more

Remember when we mentioned the pothole and the scattering of cargo onto the road? Well, it’s not just cover for the goods that have been destroyed that this policy is good for. There’s also the insane mess you should consider.

Thankfully, the king gives you the option to add cover for debris removal for a small additional fee. Actually, you can also include cover for fire extinguishing charges and riots and strikes.

Just by paying a little more, you can boost your policy for maximum protection.

How to get goods in transit insurance from the king

We understand that transport damage and theft happens all-too-often, whether the goods are in your own motor or being transported by your business fleet or by professional carriers.

That’s why it makes sense to get our royally comprehensive cover with a no-holes policy to fall back on. And you’re in luck, because it’s really easy to get goods in transit insurance from King Price.

Call 0860 21 00 00 and a friendly consultant will help you get a quote. Or click here for a commitment-free quote online.

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