Florida Cargo Insurance

Florida Cargo Insurance

June 05, 2018

My insurance company told me that they won’t insure my cargo in Florida. Can I get cargo insurance on its own?

More and more insurance companies are refusing to offer cargo insurance for Florida truckers. Our unique environment in Florida makes it tougher to haul certain kinds of cargo in our state. Refrigerated goods are extremely volatile in the Florida heat. This can lead to more claims. Many carriers do not want to take the time to add special verbiage to their current cargo insurance contracts. They choose instead to refuse to offer the coverage all together. That is where we come in at Barbee Jackson Insurance. We have markets with several carriers that know exactly what it takes to insure cargo in Florida. These companies are A rated carriers that specialize in Florida cargo insurance.

Cargo insurance is an important part of any commercial trucking insurance package. The loss of a load of cargo due to an accident, a scheduling conflict, or even the mechanical breakdown of a refrigeration unit can all be catastrophic to a trucking outfit. It is extremely important to speak with your agent to make sure you have the correct coverage in place. Our specialized Florida cargo insurance carriers are here to make sure you have the correct coverage for any situation. We offer Florida cargo insurance on a stand-alone policy as well as part of a package. We would always rather write your insurance as a package because it lowers the likelihood of coverage gaps. Be sure to ask one of our agents about our package products when you call. If it is necessary to write a stand-alone Florida cargo policy for you, we can take care of that as well.

We have staff specifically trained to help you out with Florida cargo insurance coverage. Our agents have over 30 years of combined insurance experience. This ensures that you get the precise coverage to fit your needs at an affordable price.


Case Study: Don’t allow gaps in your coverage.

A client came to me recently looking to get a better price for his Florida commercial auto and motor truck cargo coverage. The client was currently insured with a common long-haul carrier here in the state of Florida. I went to work asking the client the appropriate questions needed to assess his coverage needs and provide an adequate quote. During the interview process it was discovered that the client’s current Florida motor truck cargo coverage contained a huge gap. The client explained that when he started his business a little under a year ago he was hauling 80% paper products and 20% produce. His current agent wrote the policy through a common carrier here in Florida. The problem was that the carrier that agreed to provide insurance for the client DID NOT OFFER coverage for Reefer Breakdown. This was most likely overlooked by the original agent. The policy was written, and the insured was under the impression that he was covered. However, during the year the client started hauling more and more produce. By the time the client came to me he was hauling almost 50% fresh produce in a refrigerated trailer. A full load of fresh produce can easily be in the thousands of dollars if the entire load is lost to a malfunction of the refrigeration unit. Fortunately for this client the gap was discovered before any major claims occurred. I was able to write the client a stand-alone cargo insurance policy that DID INCLUDE reefer breakdown. The client was happy to finally be adequately covered. We were just happy to get him covered and back on the road.

Barbee Jackson Insurance Florida Motor Truck Cargo Insurance Program Highlights and Requirements

Program Highlights

  • Down payments as low as 15%.
  • Same day proof of insurance.
  • New Ventures No Problem.
  • Reefer Breakdown Available.
  • Low Monthly Payments.

Getting Your FREE Quote is Easy!

Because each Cargo Insurance policy varies greatly according to the type of product, it is important to work with an agent that knows your needs to match your business to the right type of policy.

Fortunately, our experienced agents can save you time and money by comparing options, limits, and deductibles. Do not make the mistake of thinking you have the best coverage available. Allow Barbee Jackson Insurance a chance to show you just how affordable the comprehensive coverage that you deserve can be. We give you unbiased advice with the coverage options you need.