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Cargo Insurance & Freight Insurance in Vancouver and Ridgefield, WA

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. Altech 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

Altech Insurance - Vancouver, WA

7813 NE 13th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98665
Main office: 360-573-3080
Fax: 360-573-7750

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Testimonials

I've been using Altech for my insurance needs for over 15 years and have yet to be disappointed. They are the best at shopping for policies, they're easy to work with and have always been more than helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone of my friends or family members.

Mik H.
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They are understanding, caring, thoughtful, professional, and knowledgeable. I trust them and know that they have my best interest at heart. I can't imagine going anywhere else because they make me feel like their top priority whenever I call. Thank you Altech for being always being there for me and always making me feel welcome.

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7+ years of dealing with Altech, for auto and renters insurance, we're very happy. Everyone we've referred is also very happy. Honest, quick service, return calls when they say they will, that's a big deal around here.

Gary V.
A Lasting Tradition of Excellence, Caring & Honesty is a wonderful motto for this company. Thank you Altech for your wonderful years of taking care of my family.

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As a small business owner, finding true professionals to work with can be a task in itself. After contacting a number of insurance agents, I felt a kindred soul with Neil at Altech Insurance. I highly recommend Neil and his team for all your insurance needs.

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Altech is a full service agent that will be there with you from the inception of your policy and available to answer all your insurance questions. I would highly recommend them for any of your insurance needs.

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Altech actually answers the phone and took as much time as I needed to answer my questions. It has been a stroke of luck to find an agency that puts me first, and listens and explains insurance so I can understand it. I would highly recommend giving them a call!

John W.
My family has been with Altech Insurance since January 1, 2003. Neil Worland and staff has taken care of our Home, Auto, Boat, and life insurance for all these year. This office is just wonderful, you feel like you have a friend when you need something or HELP, even after office hours.

Sheryl L.
Altech has always treated us well and with respect. They are not only in business to make money, but also to build relationships with their clients. They will work to get you the best deal and will always make sure you have the amount of coverage and the right coverage for your needs. I have never felt like a number when dealing with them. I highly recommend them for all of your insurance needs.

Mike R.
The best insurance agent we have ever had. Gives us the best prices on our insurance plans every year. Exceptional customer service. Answers the phone and gets information to us super fast. We will never use another agent. We are spoiled with Neil, thank you, thank you!

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