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Commercial Auto

We’re the Commercial Auto Insurance specialists in the Concord, China Grove NC area

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.

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 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 agent like Jason Bentley 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 China Grove, 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.

One of the best things about our experience with this agency is the immediate response we always receive. In addition, the kindness and 'family feel' of being a long time customer makes us feel safe and appreciated.
Bonnie McNay
Bonnie McNay
Great and easy to do business with. :)
Evelyn Nicole Phillips
Evelyn Nicole Phillips
I just had a phone encounter with Dana Campbell to assist one of our insured with getting a new vehicle purchase added to their auto policy. Dana was very helpful and demonstrated her knowledge in this process. She is a pleasure speak to.
Jessica Phillips
Jessica Phillips
Quick turn around and responses. Very professional
A Floyd
A Floyd
Darrell Yarborough has always taken care of me and my family, any time I have ever called for information he’s always quick to help me out, always friendly and quick.
Jon Efird
Jon Efird
I have been with Nationwide for many years. Jason Bentley and his staff are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. These people will take care of you and treat you like family.
Angie Bailey
Angie Bailey
Great customer service.
Cheryl McClellan
Cheryl McClellan
Jason is the best! I recommend everyone I know to him!
Jen Mugnano
Jen Mugnano
Dana is fantastic. Knowledgeable, helpful and quick to respond!
Nancy Nesbit
Nancy Nesbit
Save me some$$. Switched from State Farm Insurance. Been with State Farm Insurance for 28 years. Just kept going up on their prices and found it for basically the same coverage for less$. It really pays to compare Insurance coverage no matter how long you've been with a company.
M Honeycutt
M Honeycutt
Dana has absolutely assisted our family for years with insurance issues. This last week she went above and beyond and even after hours to assist again. She is absolutely gold. Give her a raise Mr. Bentley...
John Andrews
John Andrews
We have always had excellent service from this agency because of Dana! We love her and her excellent knowledge that comes from experience. Highly recommend!
Angel Teems
Angel Teems
I am not exaggerating when I say that I am so excited to have Nationwide as my insurance agency! I was a Nationwide customer years ago, and I am happy to be back with such an incredible agency. The agents respond to emails very quickly and always answer the phone when I call the office. I am super happy to partner with such an amazing group of individuals to protect my family, vehicles, and home!
Alex Ventura
Alex Ventura
Very helpful and responsive to my questions and needs. I would highly recommend this agency to you.
Marvin VonCanon
Marvin VonCanon
Very responsive ,Always ready to help, Great friendly service.
Michael Chisholm
Michael Chisholm
Jason provides a level of personalized service that is unbeatable. He is easy to work with, quick to respond to questions and is very knowledgeable about the insurance profession. I’ve worked with him on both business, homeowner and auto policies.
Ashley Goodnight
Ashley Goodnight
I’ve been with your company for 20 years. Carissa is the best. She is amazing at what she does. Very compassionate. Heart of gold and really is an amazing person. Couldn’t ask for a better person handling my policy 💗
Angel Mae
Angel Mae
i’ve been with state farm for awhile until nationwide quoted me HALF of what i was paying. dana has taken very good care of me and made everything as easy as possible.
Jordyn Kroger
Jordyn Kroger
CARISSA KISER IS AWESOME- BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE OUT THERE AND KNOWLEDGEABLE AS WELL!
Marcie Pack
Marcie Pack
I have had insurance with the Jason Bentley Agency for a few years. Everyone at the Agency has had exceptional customer service. I have had to make some special requests or have asked crazy questions; 99.9% Carissa gets my call. She is always extremely nice and patient. Carissa makes calling easy and I feel she goes over her duties to make sure I am taken care of. Thank you to the Jason Bentley Agency and Carissa for providing exceptional service and support.
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas
Jason is the best! Super responsive and easy to work with. I've worked with many different insurance agencies and his customer service is definitely the best. Highly recommend if you are looking for new insurance coverage!
Stacy Mackin Melton
Stacy Mackin Melton
The Bentley agency has providing me superior service for the last 8 years for auto, home, and life insurance policies. I would recommend them for all your insurance needs.
Riaz Kosi
Riaz Kosi
Jason is awesome!! Always has the best customer service. Would recommend him to anyone
heather Tilden
heather Tilden
Always get treated with respect have been going here for years
Luis angeles
Luis angeles
We been in partnership with this agency since 2002. Their customer service is hard to beat! Always responsive and willing to help out at a moments notice.
Suzanne Creed
Suzanne Creed
Excellent, very timely and professional service. Would definitely recommend this agent and office to any and everyone. We got just what we needed for our auto and home insurance. Great job to Jason and his office.
Logan Carl
Logan Carl
Great service! They resolved my issue in one phone call! We would refer them to anyone!
Don White
Don White

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