Commercial Auto Insurance + Fleet

 

 

We’re the Commercial Auto Insurance specialists in Powell

As a business owner, you may have one or more vehicles, such as delivery vehicles, taxis, limos or buses. The right commercial auto insurance covers you for accidents, injuries, and other incidents that can put those investments at risk.

What commercial auto coverage do you need, and how much?

What are the risks to you, your drivers, and your business that commercial auto insurance can cover?

Driver Distraction and Commercial Automobile Operation
The Department of Transportation investigated the impact of distraction in commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes and safety-critical events in 2009. They found the following:

  • Drivers were involved in non-driving tasks in 71% of CMV crashes
  • Distracted driving caused 46% of near-crashes and 50% of safety-critical events

Types of Vehicles Commercial Auto Insurance Covers

Commercial automobile insurance is a broad term that refers to most commercial business automobiles, including but not limited to:

  • Company cars
  • Cargo Vans
  • Limos
  • Taxis
  • Buses
  • SUVs
  • Pickup trucks

Commercial auto policies cover personal cars that are used for business, as well as SUVs, light-duty trucks, buses, limousines, taxicabs, vans, and other delivery vehicles used solely for business purposes.

The use of these automobiles is associated with a range of risk factors, including how you use them, how often, and how many miles they travel each year, among other factors. Insurance companies review these risk factors along with any efforts your company may make to improve driver safety when they assess the amount of coverage your business needs.

If you are looking for coverage information on large trucks and heavy equipment used for business purposes, refer to the commercial truck insurance section.

What Does Commercial Auto Insurance Cover?

Commercial auto insurance is similar to personal auto insurance in basic coverage, such as liability, comprehensive, collision, and other types of coverage that are specific to business vehicle use. A commercial auto policy is designed to protect your business from significant losses that could affect your company’s financial well-being.

Commercial auto insurance policies combine several different types of coverage – some are required and some are optional. A typical policy includes some combination of the following:

Bodily injury liability: This portion of the commercial auto policy covers harm to others in an accident caused by you or your employee. Bodily injury coverage will provide compensation for medical costs, funeral costs if necessary, and the costs associated with a lawsuit. The amount of compensation your company receives depends upon the limit set on your bodily injury liability coverage, as well as your deductible.

Property damage liability: This coverage will pay the costs to repair property damage caused by you or your employee. The amount of coverage you receive is based on the limits you set and your deductibles. It is a good idea to work closely with an independent agent to assess your risks as well as the potential costs of injury, property damage and legal fees. For the best protection, consider buying a commercial umbrella liability policy.

Collision: As with your personal auto policy, a good commercial auto policy should include adequate collision coverage to pay for the damage to your vehicles in the event you or your employees cause an accident.

Comprehensive: Known also as “other than collision,” your comprehensive coverage is an important protection for damage to your vehicle or loss due to causes other than collision. These causes can include weather, theft, and vandalism.

Uninsured and underinsured motorists: If one of your drivers is in an accident caused by another motorist who does not have adequate insurance, this coverage will help to pay for damages and injuries to your vehicle and your driver, up to the limits set on your policy.

Medical payments: This coverage pays for medical and/or funeral expenses for you, your drivers, and passengers after an accident.

Additional optional coverage: A wide range of additional coverage types may be available, depending on the insurance company you work with and the state your business is in. For example, you may be able to buy coverage for your employees when they drive a car or truck your company does not own.

You might also buy coverage for a rental replacement auto if your company car is in the shop. You could opt to get towing and roadside assistance. Some insurance companies even provide very specific coverage for companies who load and unload cargo, due to the increased liability risk involved.

The right commercial insurance can protect you, your business, and all of the drivers in your commercial cars, vans, pickup trucks, or limos in an accident. One of the most critical ways to protect your company is by having adequate liability coverage in case you or one of your employees causes an accident that injures another person or damages their property.

Does Commercial Auto Insurance Cover Personal Use?

Small business owners and entrepreneurs often use their own cars while on the job without a second thought. However, it is important to know that your personal insurance may not cover commercial use of your auto.

It’s very common for a small business owner to send an employee out on an errand, whether to get supplies from the local store or to give a business consultant a ride from the airport.

If the staff member gets behind the wheel of his own car, and the business owner does not have a commercial auto insurance policy in place that covers that worker and his car, any injuries or damage that result from an accident may not be covered.

Regardless of how much or how little you and your employees use personal vehicles in the course of doing business, getting adequate coverage in place can prevent a financially damaging event from putting your business at risk.

An independent agent like eGoodwin Insurance Agency can provide all of your commercial coverage through one office. We can sit down with you, get to know your business, and learn how you and your employees use your business automobiles.

We’ll ask a variety of questions designed to not only get you an accurate quote but also find discounts that may be available to you.

You may be asked questions such as:

  • How many commercial automobiles do you have?
  • How are those vehicles used? For example, do they transport people, goods, hazardous materials, or food?
  • How many miles does each vehicle typically travel in a year?
  • How many drivers do you have?
  • What are their ages and level of experience?
  • Have your drivers taken a safe driving course?

If you’re in the market for commercial auto insurance in Powell, or if you have coverage already but aren’t sure it’s comprehensive or competitively priced, we’ll give you an open and honest assessment of your coverage to determine whether or not you can do better.

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joetrama
joetrama
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Brian Harp
Brian Harp
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Terri Bittner
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Paula Riggs
Paula Riggs
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Tyler Brown
Tyler Brown
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Andy Noonan
Andy Noonan
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kyle rembert
kyle rembert
Great agency with a great person at the helm. Mark Goodwin recently looked into my business insurance policy and quickly identified many holes in my coverage. He got me a great rate while getting me the coverage that I need to be protected. I sleep better at night knowing his agency has my back. Highly recommend!
Alex Ribble
Alex Ribble
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Manuel Pedrozo
Manuel Pedrozo
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Dreana Nealon
Dreana Nealon
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Ashmont Realty
Ashmont Realty
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Adele Busch
Adele Busch
Mark Goodwin is incredibly caring, compassionate and professional. He will go out of his way to make sure he finds you the coverage you need at the lowest price. He provides impeccable customer service too. You can't go wrong with eGoodwin Insurance.
Libby Villavicencio
Libby Villavicencio
I know Mark from a business building network. I am very happy to recommend him as an extremely knowledgeable agent who gives great attention to detail.
Gloria Thomas
Gloria Thomas
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Ken Cook
Ken Cook
Mark is very experienced and truly cares about his clients. I trust him and his team and would highly recommend eGoodwin Insurance to anyone I know!
Tingting Wu
Tingting Wu
I can't say enough wonderful things about Mark! We met thru the Powell Chamber of Commerce as Liberty Family Smiles just joined the Powell community. He was one of the first members to quickly make us feel welcomed and part of the group. This is a small business you'll want to get behind and support in the heart of downtown Powell #supportlocal
PeterRose VanGurp
PeterRose VanGurp
Amazing commitment and service!! Super kind and easy to work with! Very thankful for eGoodwin Insurance and all the time and effort they have invested for us!
Emlah Tubuo
Emlah Tubuo
Mark and his team provide great customer service and quick turnaround. Always a pleasure to deal with!
Trey Noonan
Trey Noonan
I am a mortgage banking professional and work very closely with Mark and his insurance agency. We share referrals...and I am more than happy to refer him to any and all of my clients as his and Nikki's customer service is second to none and their price quotes almost always come in with better coverage and lower premiums! 5 Star review for sure!
Marc Stock
Marc Stock
eGoodwin Insurance is terrific. Their customer service is outstanding. I recommend them to friends and family. I have known Mark a long time and not only is he a great insurance agent, he is a quality person as well. Highly recommended!
Dan Henson
Dan Henson
I have worked with Mark Goodwin and his company for years. Mark has always been polite, he is knowledgeable, and gets back to you promptly. Mark worked to get to know us, the particulars of our business and then worked with us to get the right coverage at the right price.
Ken Cook
Ken Cook
Got an easy no pressure quote and was amazed by the savings. The customer service that followed has been exceptional. Would highly recommend!
Andrew Dickerson
Andrew Dickerson
Excellent commitment to service. Highly recommend this agent and his agency.
Carol Sommer, Realtor
Carol Sommer, Realtor
Been with Goodwin insurance for many years and have always had good service
praveen giri
praveen giri
We have been working with Mark Goodwin from eGoodwin Insurance for decades. He and his staff have provided both our company and my family with reliable, affordable insurance coverage. He is conscientious and devoted to serving his Customers. I would highly recommend Mark Goodwin for both personal and business insurance.
Tim Peacock
Tim Peacock
Quick responses, very helpful, great customer service
Heather Williamson
Heather Williamson
Excellent staff. Mark Goodwin is a great guy and his staff, Nikki, is excellent as well. If Nikki misses a phone call she immediately calls you back when she's available and they are always willing to answer any questions. I have my auto, homeowners and business insurance with eGoodwin Insurance. Mark will do his best to get you a quote that works for your budget.
Kevin Bowyer
Kevin Bowyer
We've used eGoodwin for the business I work for the past couple of years and the willingness to answer questions and help with claims is always done quickly and professionally. The staff is very friendly as well and they found us the lowest rate out of any agency we inquired with.On a personal side, after a tree fell in my yard last year my home owner's insurance (that I did not get through eGoodwin) doubled. I called Mark, and he and Nikki were able to get me a new policy with better coverage and a lower premium than I had before the tree fell.I would (and have) highly recommend Mark and his staff for any insurance needs.
Doug MacClements
Doug MacClements
We have been with Egoodwin Insurance for over 10 years. Their customer service is impeccable and irreplaceable. During every life change, they have helped get us the best policies that fit our family. We have checked rates with other companies over the years, but have stayed with them because they simply get our family needs- we are not just a number. The staff tirelessly answer all of our questions about each policy change.
shedoeswell
shedoeswell
Been dealing with Mark and his crew for a long time now. Nikki is a very personable smile that is always willing to go above and beyond for the clients!.
Jesse Ferguson
Jesse Ferguson
Dear Mark,You and your staff work hard and we are proud of you!Love youMom and Dad
Paula Goodwin
Paula Goodwin
I am thoroughly pleased with eGoodwin Insurance Agency. I have only been a client for a short time and have had numerous calls from the office just checking in on me to make sure I'm well taken care of. Their customer service has been wonderful, the products they offer are top notch and I look forward to being a client in this agency for many years to come!!!
Darcy Hunley
Darcy Hunley

74 E. Olentangy Street | Powell, Ohio 43065

399 E. Church Street | Marion, Ohio 43302

(740) 387-8335