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Cargo Insurance & Freight Insurance in Burbank, Valley Village, and Toluca Lake, CA

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. Roman Empire Insurance Agency, Inc. 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

Roman Empire Insurance Agency, Inc.

2110 N Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91504
Main office: 818-938-2377

Our Providers

I have had Roman Empire Insurance as my agent for about two years now. Working with Tom and Argam is amazing. I keep referring my friends and family because they get you the BEST coverages for a great price. Customer service is a priority as well. I just had to update my insurance info and within less than 2 minutes Argam made the changes and emailed me my new insurance card... Thank You So Much Gentlemen!!!
Raul L. from Palm Springs, CA
I highly recommend Roman Empire insurance company because it is one of the most reliable insurance agencies that has the most affordable price on businesses, homes, and cars. The agents are very nice, friendly, knowledgeable, and fast.You can get the best quote within minutes of your call. They work hard to offer you the best.Because of Argam I ended up saving 3,000 a year on only one of my cars!! Argam can save you thousands a year, and you will not have to worry about anything.
Lilit G. from Glendale, CA
The most loyal customer friendly service ever. Their work is flawless. Whenever I have questions about my policy, not only they explain to me in a common sense, it's easier for me to understand about the policy. Their work is something you can rely on. Whatever insurance questions that you may need they will help you. I highly recommend if you ever needed a quote or you want to switch your insurance and sign up with these guys. You guys are simply the best at understanding best and returning phone calls at much quicker respond time
Dro A. from Glendale, CA
They have the best deals for home and car insurance. Tom, the agent who was helping me was really very patient and very nice too. Would definitely recommend him as a very good professional insurance agent.
Maria S. from Burbank, CA
Just good things about this agency!nice and honest stuff with super good prices! I had a great experience with them getting my auto insurance!!
Argin D. from College Hills, Glendale, CA