Truck insurance filings

Commercial truck filings prove that you have enough Liability insurance to meet minimum Federal and state requirements.

Progressive offers state and federal filings, also called financial proof of responsibility that are a guarantee to the government that you are carrying sufficient truck insurance protection. Once you file for authority, we can take care of the rest. Learn more about commercial truck insurance and filings by state.

Federal filings

We offer federal filings for trucking businesses that engage in:

  • Interstate trucking
  • Hauling hazardous cargo (placard)*
  • For-hire trucking (common, contract)
  • For-hire passenger transportation*

*A Progressive Commercial policy currently offers physical damage only for businesses that require a hazardous material placard.

As an example, you are required to have a federal filing if you are a motor carrier doing long haul trucking, regional trucking or if you are specialist. For-hire truckers hauling nonexempt commodities across the state line must also carry a federal filing. The BMC-34 form is the filing required for these types of businesses.

Federal filings are not required for businesses that never cross the state line or engage intrastate trucking.

State filings

If you haul exempt commodities you are required to submit a state filing unless you are in one of the following states:

  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Maryland
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vermont
  • Wyoming

State filings for intrastate exempt commodity haulers are the Form E Filing, the Form F Filing, and the Form H Filing. Learn more about different insurance filings.

Sectors that do not require federal or state filings

The following are considered unregulated trucking sectors that do not require a federal or state registration.

  • Private carriers hauling their own goods, such as manufacturers, farming and retail operations
  • Owner operators hauling under someone else's authority, such as a truck owner leased on to a motor carrier

Other filings and certificates of insurance (COI)

Other reasons besides trucking authority might require a business to submit proof of insurance. For example, drivers with probationary licenses or owners of oversized vehicles may need a non-trucking filing or a certificate of insurance (COI).

To verify if you need proof of insurance, check the list below for your business type or vehicle class and state of operation.

Who States Filing or Certificate of Insurance
Commercial balloon excursions CA PL914 Filing
Commercial river rafting excursions CA PL914 Filing
Commercial skiing (class C) excursions CA PL914 Filing
Courtesy transportation (not for-hire) CT MC1641 Filing
  CA TL1000 Filing
Driving schools CA California Driving School Certificate
  VT TA-VN-31 Driver Training COI
For-hire transport CA MCP-65 Filing
Leasing or renting a vehicle CT R1325C – IRB3613C Filing
Movers of household goods CA TL676 Filing
Oversized vehicles, trailers or loads OH OS-32 Filing
  AL, AR, LA, MS, PA Oversized/Overweight Vehicles COI
Oversized or Overweight vehicles, trailers and/or loads NY Perm 17
Overweight vehicle CA MCP-65 Filing
  FL Florida Department of Motor Vehicles COI
Reinstate a suspended license All SR-22 Filing
  IN SR50 Filing
Towing businesses MT Form MV5 COI
  CO Form 12
  CO Form 14
  TX Form T
  OK WA Form
Transporting goods or people across state lines All BMC-91X Filing
  All Form MCS-90