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    Protect your business vehicles with a Kentucky commercial auto policy

    Many of Kentucky’s 355,000 small businesses need commercial auto insurance to protect their work vehicles. Vehicles used by businesses are typically exposed to more risk and are usually not covered by personal auto policies because of it.

    Hundreds of thousands of small business owners across the nation trust us to protect their work vehicles and livelihoods. Each gets customized coverage to match their unique needs, whether they own a single food truck in Louisville or several landscaping trucks in Bowling Green.

    Commercial auto coverage for a variety of business types:

    Business Auto

    Vehicles driven by employees or used for business activities, such as making deliveries or running errands, usually need commercial auto insurance. Personal auto insurance typically doesn’t cover vehicles used for work purposes.

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    Contractors

    Contractors need commercial auto coverage for things like transporting various tools and supplies and traveling between job sites. These are business-related activities that need the additional protection of a commercial policy.

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    Food Truck

    Food trucks and other food service businesses, like restaurants and ice cream vendors, depend on their commercial vehicles. Most food trucks have expensive equipment attached to them that a commercial auto policy can cover.

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    For-Hire Livery

    Any vehicle used to transport people for a fee must be insured by a commercial auto policy. This includes taxis, limousines and non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) vehicles. Some ridesharing vehicles might require commercial coverage.

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    Heavy Truck

    We’re the #1 truck insurer in the nationΔ, insuring everything from dump trucks to tractor trailers. Our network of truck repair shops and specialty claims services is accessible whether you’re driving locally or outside of Kentucky.

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    Tow Truck

    We offer protection whether you own a wrecker, rollback or roadside repair vehicle. You can add specialty tow coverages like On-hook and Garagekeepers Legal Liability to protect you when a customer’s vehicle is in your possession.

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    Kentucky commercial auto insurance cost

    Several factors affect the cost of your Kentucky commercial auto policy, including your:

    Profession

    Some industries have more risk than others. A contractor who carries tools and equipment to various job sites every day can expect to pay more than a consultant who runs occasional errands.

    Vehicle

    Your vehicle’s size and use affect your rate. A heavy snow plow will likely have a higher premium than a pickup truck without attached equipment.

    Driving history

    Your commercial auto insurance carrier will run a motor vehicle report on all drivers with access to your business vehicles. Drivers with accidents or violations on their driving record will usually cause your rate to increase. You can expect your insurance company to take the past three years of driving history into account.

    Location

    It’s common to pay more for commercial auto coverage in a large city like Louisville than in a smaller city like Georgetown. Keep in mind, prices are usually higher in locations that experience more claims or more expensive settlements than other locations. Areas susceptible to weather-related events, such as tornadoes and floods, are also factors.

    Travel radius

    The distance you routinely travel can influence your commercial auto rate. A vehicle with a local route within Lexington city limits is considered lower risk than a vehicle with a regional route that covers all of north-central Kentucky.

    Coverage needs

    The amount of coverage you need affects your premium. Policyholders with the Kentucky state minimum limits of 25/50/25 will pay less than a policyholder needing a combined single limit of $1M.

    Kentucky commercial auto insurance requirements

    Kentucky state law requires all commercial auto policies to have a minimum liability limit of $25,000 per person, $50,000 per accident for bodily injury and $25,000 for property damage (i.e., 25/50/25). Some policies are required to carry higher limits based on the types of vehicles they insure.

    Kentucky is a “no-fault” state, which means each commercial policy must include a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. It pays for the medical expenses of your vehicle’s occupants and injured pedestrians, regardless of who is at fault. Additional coverage can be added to your policy.

    You can choose to reject PIP coverage. However, doing so only excludes coverage for your listed drivers and other employees who might operate your vehicles. State law requires that your policy include PIP benefits for guest passengers and pedestrians.

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    Get Kentucky commercial auto insurance with Progressive

    We’re the #1 commercial auto insurer* in the country, insuring over 1.6 million commercial vehicles. Here’s a few of the many reasons small business owners trust us:

    24/7 policy service by phone or online

    We understand you might need help outside of regular business hours, whether you need to adjust your coverages, request an insurance certificate or pay a bill.

    Specialized commercial claims adjusters

    Our in-house adjusters specialize in handling commercial auto claims to help you get back on the road fast after an accident.

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    Business insurance options

    Commercial auto insurance anywhere in Kentucky

    We offer Kentucky commercial auto insurance statewide, including these major cities:

    • Louisville
    • Bowling Green
    • Covington
    • Georgetown
    • Nicholasville
    • Lexington
    • Owensboro
    • Richmond
    • Florence
    • Hopkinsville

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    Customizable commercial auto coverage for your Kentucky business

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