For-hire livery insurance, also known as livery insurance, is a type of commercial auto coverage for vehicles that are used by businesses that generate revenue from transporting people.
Businesses that incidentally transport people, such as hotels that offer a shuttle service, typically don't need for-hire livery insurance. Learn how the different types of livery insurance protect small businesses.
Types of for-hire livery insurance
The most common types of livery insurance include:
Taxis provide transportation to the general public and are commonly found near large cities and airports. Traditional taxis don't usually offer pre-arranged transport, unless sent by dispatch, and often feature lighted signage and meters.
Taxi insurance can also protect vehicles that don't fit the description of a traditional taxi or black car service. This can include businesses that likely pre-arrange transportation but don't use a luxury vehicle such as a sightseeing tour company or an airport shuttle service.
Black car / limousine insurance
Black car and limousine services are forms of pre-arranged luxury transportation. Livery businesses that make scheduled appointments with specific pick-up and drop-off locations usually need black car insurance.
Rideshare insurance has become increasingly popular in recent years with the growth of companies like Uber and Lyft. People who use their private vehicles for livery will need special protection that extends beyond basic auto insurance.
Livery insurance cost
Various factors influence the cost of for-hire livery insurance including your state, vehicle use, driving history and coverage needs. One way to keep your premium low is to maintain a good driving record. Discounts might also help lower your for-hire livery insurance cost.
Get a livery insurance quote
We offer for-hire livery insurance Direct in 37 states, including:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
If you need livery coverage in Alaska, Florida, Massachusetts or Washington, you might be eligible for a for-hire livery insurance quote through a Progressive specialty agent.
Call us today to speak with a licensed expert who can answer your questions and provide you with for-hire livery insurance quote that matches your specific risk.