Good insurance for new authority?

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  1. Chef$$$

    Chef$$$ Bobtail Member

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    I need some help finding insurance for a new authority

    So far I got a quote for the only company that will take me right now which is Progressive for a 5300 down payment and 2400 a month. Do you know of any cheaper companies? Haven’t made any big moves yet. Just put a hold on the Freightliner I’m buying. And I’m going to be working for Dre alliance at Long Beach port.

    Can I go any where else? If I cant should I get an agent or should I deal with Progressive direct?

    Any help appreciated thanks!
    And please no hateful comments I’m just trying to plan things out!
     
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  3. Hayfieldmn

    Hayfieldmn Light Load Member

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    Try great west. I use them, about 14k a year, 500k. In cargo insurance, most people run 100-250k in cargo. I needed more, that added about 2500 a year.
     
  4. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Light Load Member

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    We are in the Midwest. We are brand new. We just got insurance through progressive and we didn’t have to give anything down. Our insurance is 1400 a month but maybe it’s where you are based out of.
     
  5. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

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    Check OOIDA . The last I heard OOIDA and Progressive were the only two covering new authorities.
     
  6. Catmando

    Catmando Light Load Member

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    All the brokers I deal with will not give somebody a load if they have Progressive Insurance in fact most of them post.. "WE DO NOT ASPECT PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE " on their loads
     
  7. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    What’s the reason for this? Just curious.
     
  8. RStewart

    RStewart Road Train Member

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    That's interesting. I've never seen that. But I haven't dealt with brokers for a year now so maybe it's something new.
     
  9. Catmando

    Catmando Light Load Member

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    I never asked them .. it must have something to do with Progressive not want'n to pay on claims... I need to mention in all fairness these are all livestock brokers that I'am referring too
     
  10. calnca

    calnca Medium Load Member

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    National Indemnity Company....part of Berkshire Hathaway does new entrant DOT#s

    Won't do new (less than 12 month) CDL drivers.
     
  11. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Progressive was the only one that would touch me when I started, went down $7300 after the first year for being a good boy, I’ll probably shop around for my next renewal
     
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