Placing tractor on comprehensive insurance

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by bvanzalen, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. bvanzalen

    bvanzalen Bobtail Member

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    Hey guys, new owner operator here. I'm going to do part-time agricultural hauling and my truck may sit for months sometimes.

    If I place my insurance on comprehensive only will the FMCSA:
    1. Find out (is the insurance company obligated to report to them?)
    2. Place my authority on hold if they do find out.

    I don't want to pay the expensive road insurance and liability while the truck sits.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    I don't think insurance has an on and off switch. I wish it did. I'm on the road for 10-12 weeks at a stretch. Then home for 10-14 days. I would sure like to turn my auto insurance "off" for 90 days at a time, then turn it "on" for the 2 weeks I actually drive my car. I don't think truck insurance is any different. I may be wrong.
     
  4. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    It does for personal vehicles. It's called storage coverage.
     
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    bvanzalen Bobtail Member

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    As far as personal vehicles go, I've been able to "pause" my road coverage with Farm Bureau and place it on comp only in the past. Vehicles like my motorcycle and Jeep during the winter months for example so I know its possible with the insurance company. Just wondering what the FMCSA will think about it.
     
  6. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Call your agent. They are required to know what is and isn't allowed.
     
  7. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    As soon as liability is set to be cancelled/put on hold the insurance company is required to report it to the FMCSA
     
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