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We Will Shop Your Tow Truck Insurance in Fenton Missouri!

Tow Truck Insurance in Fenton Missouri | MJM Insurance of Fenton  (636) 343-5000If you have been searching for ” Tow Truck Insurance Fenton Missouri “, your search is over.  MJM Insurance of Fenton has agents who specialize in Transportation Insurance Services, and they know almost as much about your business as you do.  Our agents have relationships with many Missouri Transportation Insurance Carriers, which allows us to shop Towing insurance for you and customize your policy to meet your needs.

Tow truck owners who do not carry the proper insurance coverages are taking a huge risk.  If you are involved in an accident and a car you are towing skids into another vehicle, you would be responsible for paying medical expenses and property damages related to the accident.  Insurance is especially important if you operate your tow truck in inclement weather or tow vehicles that may have hazardous materials on board.

~ Accidents Happen and That is Why it is SO Important to Protect Your Livelihood ~  

Commercial drivers and truckers must carry tow truck insurance.   If you do not, you will be responsible for property and bodily injury damages that exceed the amount of insurance your policy will pay.  Bodily Injury and Property Damage Coverages are standard forms of liability insurance that all motor vehicle owners are required to carry by Missouri law.  Failure to keep the minimum insurance requirements on your tow truck could result in fines and/or you could have your commercial driver’s license suspended.

There are several types of businesses that need Tow Truck Insurance in Fenton Missouri.  Our agents will work directly with:

  1. Roadside Service ProvidersTowing Insurance in Fenton Missouri | MJM Insurance of Fenton  (636) 343-5000
  2. Auto Salvage Companies
  3. Auto Club Contractors
  4. Rotational Towing
  5. Auto Repair Shops
  6. Auto Body Shops
  7. Car Dealerships
  8. Police Towing and Impound Lots
  9. And More! – Give us a call and ask!

Alert:  Not All Tow Truck Insurance Is The Same

Missouri tow truck insurance coverages may vary among Insurance Carriers, so it is important that you work with an Agent that represents multiple, top-rated Transportation Insurance Companies.  Agents with MJM Insurance of Fenton can also customize your Business Auto and Garage Legal Liability policy to fit your Towing Service business needs.

Basic Business Auto Coverages

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  • Bodily Injury protects you in case you cause an accident in which another person is injured. It covers the damages that you’re legally responsible for, and provides a legal defense if someone sues you for damages.
  • Property Damage covers your legal responsibility for damages to the property of others caused by collision with your car. In an accident, the “property of others” is usually another car, but it also covers damage to public and private property such as road signs, bridges or buildings, up to the limits written into the policy. 
  • Fire and Theft Coverage provides protection for your vehicle in case it is damaged by specific, non-collision incidents. Specific circumstances include fire, theft, windstorm or hail, earthquake, lightning, flood, vandalism and collision with an animal.
  • Collision and Comprehensive Coverage insurance protects you if your tow truck is damaged due to a non-auto accident related event. Comprehensive insurance, as well as fire and theft insurance, would protect you if your tow truck was stolen or damaged due to a fire.
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage protects you in the event that you or your tow truck incur damages caused by another driver who did not have enough, or any, auto insurance to cover the damages that were made to you or to your tow truck.

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On-Hook Towing Insurance

This coverage will help pay for damages to vehicles you are towing.  The on-hook coverage is generally provided by the garage keepers legal liability (GKLL) endorsement (see below). The GKLL limit is a blanket limit that applies to all towing vehicles on the policy.

Garage Keepers Legal Liability Insurance

This will cover vehicles you are storing for clients.  The GLL insurance is usually provided as an automatic endorsement that is added to the Business Auto coverage. This liability coverage covers loss of, or physical damage to vehicles being towed, and while in your care, custody, or control and is designed for towing and wrecker service businesses.  As mentioned above, the on-hook coverage of garage keepers’ legal liability insurance provides coverage for a non-owned vehicle that you are towing.

Miscellaneous Property Floater

A miscellaneous property floater covers your business personal property that is in transit such as tools and other cargo that you have in your tow truck. This coverage will protect against risks of direct physical loss or damage to your scheduled covered property.

Motor Truck Cargo Insurance

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Motor Truck Cargo insurance is provided via an endorsement to insure items other than motor vehicles licensed for road use.  This coverage provides legal liability for towing companies while transporting property (cargo) of others.  Since the towing operator is seen as a common carrier, they are responsible for the safe delivery of the goods they are transporting (customer’s vehicles and the contents of the vehicle), and thus owe a very high degree of care to their customer.

Business Income & Extra Expense Insurance

Business income insurance & expense coverages will reimburse your towing business for loss of income and profits if your property is damaged from a covered peril and out-of-service.  The coverage continues until the property can be restored or replaced, or until the limit has been reached. The extra expense coverage includes extra expenses that business must make during the time of loss such as rent, mortgage payments, taxes, and utility services.

Tow Truck Commercial Auto Insurance Filings

Different Trucking Operations require different filings.  Do Not Worry–We help our clients with the State and Federal Transportation Insurance Filing Forms including those listed below.

Federal Truck Filings and Forms

  • BMC-32 filing
  • BMC-34 filingTow Truck and Wrecker Service Insurance in Fenton Missouri | MJM Insurance of Fenton  (636) 343-5000
  • BMC-91 and BMC-91X filing
  • MCS-90 form

Intrastate Truck Filings

  • Form E filing
  • Form F filing
  • Form H filing
  • Form K filing

Tow Truck Insurance Resources

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
www.fmcsa.dot.gov/

US Department of Transportation
www.dot.gov/

The National Transportation Safety Board
www.ntsb.gov/

Directory of State Patrol and State Police
https://www.statetroopersdirectory.com

Missouri State DOTs and MVRs
www.modot.org/
www.dor.mo.gov/mvdl/

MJM Insurance of Fenton is a supporting member of the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents and committed to the Trusted Choice® Pledge.  Our agents will work with you to help you understand your  Missouri Tow Truck Insurance options and review your risks to ensure you are properly protected.  Contact us today for a free evaluation of your current policy and risk assessment.

 

Additional Insurance Coverages Our Agents Can Offer You

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Fenton Missouri All-Terrain Vehicle Insurance Coverage

Fenton Missouri All-Terrain Vehicle Insurance Coverage is Very AffordableFenton Missouri All-Terrain Vehicle Insurance Coverage by MJM Insurance® of Fenton  (636) 343-5000

Many people own ATVs (all-terrain vehicles), whether they’re used for work or play.  Unfortunately, many of ATV owners are not covered by their Home or Auto Insurance policy.  If their ATV is stolen or badly damaged it may not be covered.  MJM Insurance® of Fenton can help you get the Fenton Missouri all-terrain vehicle insurance coverage you need to protect you and your investment.
Many states require ATV insurance for vehicles operated on state-owned land, and your homeowners policy might not cover you, or other riders on your ATV, if you ride off your own property. That’s why Fenton Missouri all-terrain vehicle insurance coverage  is especially important.

There are several types of ATVs and MJM Insurance® of Fenton can help you get the correct Fenton Missouri all-terrain vehicle insurance coverage you need.   The types of all-terrain vehicles include:

Off-Road Utility Vehicles

A “Utility vehicle” is “any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is sixty-three inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of 1,850 pounds or less, traveling on four or six wheels, to be used primarily for landscaping, lawn care, or maintenance purposes.”

  • Utility vehicles do not meet the definition of a motor vehicle or ATV, and will not be titled and registered.  Examples of off-road utility vehicles include, but are not limited to:
    • Minicab,
    • Mule,
    • Gator,
    • Max/Buffalo, Etc.
  • Utility vehicles cannot be operated upon the highways of this state unless they are:The operator must have a valid driver license, but does not have to be motorcycle qualified.
    • Owned and operated by governmental entity for official use,
    • Operated for agricultural or industrial on-premise purposes, or
    • Operated by handicapped persons for short distances on secondary roads.
  • Cities/counties are allowed to issue special permits for utility vehicles to be used on county roads within the county or on highways within the city to licensed drivers for a fee of $15. The fee is to be kept by such city/county.
  • The seller of a utility vehicle is responsible for collecting and remitting all applicable state and local tax on new utility vehicles.
    • Utility vehicle owners may qualify for a “farm use” tax exemption.

Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles

A “Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle” is “any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is sixty-four inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of two thousand pounds or less, traveling on four or more nonhighway tires, with a nonstraddle seat, and steering wheel, which may have access to ATV trails.”

  • Recreational off-highway vehicles do not meet the definition of a motor vehicle or ATV, and will not be titled and registered.

MJM Insurance® of Fenton offers a variety of ATV insurance coverages, including:

Comprehensive

In most circumstances, Comprehensive ATV insurance coverage pays for damage to your ATV if it’s caused by an event other than a collision. For instance, if your ATV is damaged by fire, theft, vandalism, flooding, or an animal, Comprehensive coverage will likely apply. You just pay the deductible you selected, and your ATV insurance will cover the rest.

Collision

Collision pays for significant physical damage to your ATV if you hit another ATV, a tree, a parked vehicle, a big rock, a stump, a fence post, or other obstacle. You just pay the deductible you selected, and your Collision coverage will pay for the rest. Due to the rough nature in which many ATVs are used, Collision does not provide coverage for scrapes, scratches, minor dings/dents, and other cosmetic/non-structural damage.

Bodily Injury & Property Damage Liability

ATV insurance coverage offers Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability to pay for injuries to people or damage to property caused by your ATV. Liability coverage also protects your assets, up to the limits you choose.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist

If the person at fault for an accident doesn’t have insurance – or doesn’t have enough insurance – Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Bodily Injury will pay for injuries and damages you suffer that the at-fault party is legally liable for, such as medical treatment and lost wages. You simply select the amount of ATV insurance coverage you want, and you’re protected up to those limits.

Several factors can affect your ATV insurance rate. You may not be able to control them all, but there are a few things you can do if you have ATV insurance coverage and want to keep your rates low:

Ride Smart.  If you have violations on your driving record or claims on your ATV insurance policy, your rates will be higher.  Choose the right ATV for your needs. For example, if you race ATVs, those vehicles are considered more aggressive machines, and typically cost more to insure.

Similar to  Fenton Missouri all-terrain vehicle insurance coverage, MJM Insurance® of Fenton offers recreational vehicle insurance, boat insurance, powersports insurance and motorcyle insurance coverages.  Owning additional ATVs on your policy will qualify you for multi policy discounts.  Please contact one of our insurance agents for any assistance. 

According to The Missouri Department of Revenue, you have 30 days from the date of purchase to title and pay sales tax on your newly purchased ATV.  If you do not title the ATV within 30 days, there is a title penalty of $25 on the 31st day after purchase. The penalty increases another $25 for every 30 days you are late with a maximum penalty of $200.

Resources:

DMV.org

 


Why Choose MJM Insurance® of Fenton?

We’re committed to outstanding customer service

We start by offering the best insurance products at a reasonable price. But it’s the MJM Insurance® of Fenton team that really set us apart from the competition. With combined experience of 60 years, our sales and support staff members can handle your transactions quickly and efficiently. We service each and every account using out team of insurance professionals and we’re always available to answer your questions.

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MJM Insurance® of Fenton has unique industry relationships, allowing us to provide exclusive insurance solutions to our customers. Additionally, every staff member is trained to actively listen and provide helpful answers presented in a way in which our policy holders clearly understand.

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We believe trust is something earned by listening to our customers while providing helpful advice and support. Trust and consistent underwriting practices is what we expect from our carrier partners, and in return we owe the same level of service to you.