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Cargo Insurance & Freight Insurance in Edmonton KY & Glasgow KY

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. Glass & Thompson 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 Location

Glass & Thompson Insurance Agency

1006 W Stockton St
Edmonton, KY 42129
Main office: 270-432-3491

Our Providers

What a privilege to have both our business, auto and home insurance with Glass Thompson. They're home-town folks here in Edmonton, but the rates they found us are competitive with much larger markets. My wife and I had our insurance with a great independent company in Lexington for several years. They'd saved us several hundred dollars a year over Farm Bureau. Now we live here, and Glass Thompson was able to save us even more and increase our coverage too. Thanks to all the friendly, courteous, and always helpful staff at GTI.
Steven S.
Highly recommend for all insurance policies. Glass Thompson is helpful, polite and really know what they are doing. They have always been ready to help with any questions I have had, and will do the same for you. Best of all, they will get you the best prices available.
Ashley P.
Our family has had our policies through Glass and Thompson for decades and we've never been disappointed! Recently, I had a rental car issue and they went above and beyond to help with the claim. Any questions or concerns were met with a "let me check on this for you" and those concerns were quickly resolved. I couldn't be more satisfied with their knowledge and friendliness. So glad they are my insurance agent!
Beth M.
There is not another company anywhere that offers better customer service! I recently had to add a teenage driver to my policy and Jamie was wonderful to walk me thru the process and reevaluated my current policy to make sure that I was getting the best coverage at the best rate. Everyone at Glass Thompson works hard to make each transaction pleasant.
Charity N.
My wife and I own a small business and farm along with our personal automobiles and home. Since Glass Thompson Insurance is able to access multiple carriers, we are able to 'one stop shop' and address all our needs in one spot. Friendly and accessible. Recommend highly.
Matt S.