Insurance for NEW drivers in FLORIDA

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by adro41, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. adro41

    adro41 Bobtail Member

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    Good evening,

    I am new to this website. Please bear with me.

    I am from FL. I am trying to get insurance for my truck as a new hotshot driver. I am also new to this industry. It has been a struggle getting insurance for my truck. I have tried Progressive insurance but I could not afford what they were asking me. Their quote was 40k+ a year, no monthly payment, the payment options were quarterly pay with a 50% down payment. It's just ridiculous.

    Is there anyone that has had the same situation, and what was your option, what did you do? Please share some information on how you got your insurance (especially in FL), tell me your experiences, what insurance you have, etc. anything relating to insurance.

    Any help will be much appreciated. Thank you!
    -Adrian
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    This one, some drivers say not all brokers will recognize the policy, so you'll have to check it out yourself.

    Commercial Truck Insurance in Greenville SC | Canal ...

    Commercial Truck Insurance in Greenville SC | Canal Insurance Company
    For 80 years, Canal Insurance Company has offered auto liability, truckers general liability, physical damage and cargo coverages. We continuously demonstrate: Perseverance – during the fluctuations of the transportation industry. Discipline – to make the right underwriting decisions. Commitment – to insuring motor carriers.
     
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  4. Chinatown

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    Test Drive - Canal Insurance
    Test Drive - Canal Insurance
    Starting a new venture in the trucking industry is a complex process. That is why we now offer Canal TestDrive, an exciting option designed to help new commercial trucking operations simplify and manage their actual insurance cost based on miles driven. About the Program. Canal TestDrive features a telematics device powered by Samsara, a leader in trucking technology solutions.
     
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  5. Doealex

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    I have Canal and only one broker doesn’t want to deal with it because Canal's credit rating slid to BBB+ from AAA- recently. Not critical so I will wait till the renewal to shop for a new provider.
     
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  6. OldeSkool

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    Progressive may be ridiculous, but I doubt you’ll find any cheaper. That’s what most new guys use.
     
  7. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    I have a cargo with Canal and general liability with Loid of London. Accelerated Services doesn’t want to work with me because of Loid of London and Wholesale Express doesn’t want to work with Canal. They want me to purchase additional insurance but both of these brokers don’t want to pay the rates to cover additional insurance. Their loss, not mine I think...
     
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  8. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    https://www.jjamesinsures.com/
    they’ll get you quotes and insure what you need.
     
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  9. New2biz

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  10. New2biz

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    How did it go finding your insurance. I’m in the same boat you were. I’ve been getting quotes for 80-100k per year with progressive. I’ve already invested a so much to want to give up.
     
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  11. justcarhaulin

    justcarhaulin Light Load Member

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    Am in the same situation as you are. Wholesale express is cheaper. I don't haul new cars so there isn't much am missing
     
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