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    Protect your business vehicles with a Louisiana commercial auto policy

    Many of Louisiana’s small businesses need commercial auto insurance to safeguard against accidents and other mishaps that arise from the use of their business vehicles. Commercial vehicles are typically exposed to more risk than personal autos and often require specific coverages and limits that aren’t usually supported by a personal auto policy.

    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 cleaning service in Baton Rouge or a landscaping company in Shreveport.

    Commercial auto coverage for a variety of business types:

    Business Auto

    Vehicles driven by employees or used for business activities, such as visiting clients or making deliveries, 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 Louisiana.

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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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    Louisiana commercial auto insurance cost

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

    Profession

    Some industries have more risk than others. A baker who makes several deliveries each 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 food truck with a grill and a deep fryer will likely have a higher premium than a small catering van with minimal 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 New Orleans than in a smaller city like Houma. 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 hurricanes, floods and tornadoes, are also factors.

    Travel radius

    The distance you routinely travel can influence your commercial auto rate. A vehicle with a local route within Lafayette’s city limits is considered lower risk than a vehicle with a regional route that covers all of Acadiana.

    Coverage needs

    The amount of coverage you need affects your premium. Policyholders with the Louisiana state minimum limits of 15/30/25 will pay less than a policyholder needing a combined single limit of $1M.

    Louisiana commercial auto insurance requirements

    Louisiana state law requires all commercial auto policies to have a minimum liability limit of $15,000 per person, $30,000 per accident for bodily injury and $25,000 for property damage (i.e., 15/30/25). Some policies are required to carry higher limits based on the types of vehicles they insure.

    Additionally, vehicles with a USDOT or a Motor Carrier (MC) number will have separate coverage requirements. For example, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) typically requires semi-trucks and other large vehicles traveling interstate to carry a minimum combined single limit of $750,000.

    It’s important to select limits that are best for your business in addition to what’s required by Louisiana state law. Lacking the right coverage for your level of risk could leave you responsible for an uncovered debt and threaten your business’s assets.

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    Get Louisiana commercial auto insurance with Progressive

    We’re the #1 commercial auto insurer* in the country, insuring over 1.5 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.

    Discounts

    Business insurance options

    Commercial auto insurance anywhere in Louisiana

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

    • New Orleans
    • Shreveport
    • Lake Charles
    • Kenner
    • Alexandria
    • Baton Rouge
    • Lafayette
    • Bossier City
    • Monroe
    • Houma

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    Customizable commercial auto coverage for your Louisiana business

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