Call Us Today:
314.266.3834

Cargo Insurance & Freight Insurance in St. Louis, MO

The ability to move products from one place to another is the backbone of our entire economy. Whether you're moving products from a port to a store for sale, helping people move between homes, or transporting raw materials for manufacturing, you know how important it is to get the job done safely and on time. However, without cargo insurance and freight insurance, your business could be at risk if any of your trucks is involved in a serious collision.

You already know how important it is to complete a job correctly. From ensuring loads are packed securely to recruiting safe drivers, you're constantly invested in making your business the best it can be. Graves Insurance Group can help make sure your efforts are protected, and that if something does go wrong, you'll be able to continue operating.

Cargo Insurance Coverage—What's Covered and What's Excluded

Most cargo that is shipped under a proper bill of lading will be covered by your cargo insurance. Major exclusions include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, some medicines, and any illegal drugs
  • Currency and Valuables (especially art, jewelry, coins, and cash)
  • Items considered dangerous (acids, explosives, or radioactive items, including some fireworks and other celebratory products)
  • Living creatures
  • Anything owned by your company

If you plan to ship anything excluded from cargo insurance, it may be covered by another policy (especially if you own the items in question). Otherwise, you can talk to one of our agents about alternatives for cargo insurance and freight insurance that can actually cover the transportation of high-risk items.

Freight Insurance Coverage—Large and Small Freight Shipping Coverage

Your shipping volume is a major factor in finding just how much insurance you need. In 2014, there were over 400,000 collisions involving large trucks, which comes out to over 1100 collisions every single day. The majority of these incidents are not the fault of the commercial truck driver, but the simple truth of the matter is that they do occur on a regular basis.

It's also important to note that collisions are not the only forms of loss—theft is a major problem in some areas, and average losses approach a quarter‑million dollars per incident.

Larger trucking companies require more insurance in case there are problems with multiple vehicles, such as thefts from multiple trucks parked in one place. Even smaller companies are at risk, though, making cargo insurance and freight insurance one of the most important defenses of any hauling company.

 

1. "Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2014." Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Accessed April 20, 2016. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/data-and-statistics/large-truck-and-bus-crash-facts-2014.

2. "Truck Stats." Trucking Statistics. Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.truckinfo.net/trucking/stats.htm.

3. "Average Truck Cargo Theft worth $232,924 in 2014." Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20150310/NEWS06/150319974.

Our Location

Graves Insurance Group

10097 Manchester Rd, STE 100
St. Louis, MO 63122
Main office: 314-266-3834
Fax: 314-394-2122

Office Hours:

Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Our Providers

Testimonials

Bob and his team are such a pleasure to work with. They have taken great care of me, my family and my business needs and always with my best interest in mind.
- Christopher T., customer since 2009
Great service! Always available to answer questions.
- James S., customer since 2014
I know I have the best insurance option available and feel safe from a business standpoint knowing I'm covered.
- Steve B., customer since 2015
You and your staff kick ass. Whenever I have a request or question you guys knock it out of the park with responsiveness and timely response.
- Matthew G., customer since 2015
I mostly appreciate your responsiveness - when I call Graves Insurance, I get an answer along with a plan. Your commitment to service couldn't be more clear. In fact, just last week, I called on behalf of a FRIEND - it wasn't even for me - and your office manager gave me the information I needed. That's just awesome (thanks Amanda.) Also, Bob Graves is pro-active - more than once he has reached out to tell us about anticipated changes in the market and also provided some options to deal with it.
- James V., customer since 2009
Graves Insurance Group has always given us great service. We are been with Graves Insurance for five years for our auto and home insurance. Our premiums have been very fair and reasonable. We have had to make several claims in five years and we get the same level of great service. Thanks Bob and Team!
- Thomas N., customer since 2011
Bob and his team always deliver excellent customer service! Bob is very knowledgeable in the insurance industry. Thank you for all you do and making this one less thing I have to worry about!
- Elizabeth W., customer since 2011
You were personable, thorough, patient, and had follow through with your actions. I appreciate feeling like a new friend, rather than just a customer!
- Customer since 2016