Trucking Insurance: Trailer Interchange Coverage

Trailer interchange insurance provides Physical Damage coverage for non-owned trailers operating under the authority of a trailer interchange agreement. While coverage will vary from policy to policy, the intent of a trailer interchange policy is to cover losses stemming from accidents, theft, vandalism, fire, and explosion.
Understanding the covered causes of loss is essential prior to purchasing a policy. Understanding the amount of coverage, or limit, is essential before binding a policy. At the heart of this issue is the value of the trailer. After all, the entire purpose of this policy is to provide for a replacement trailer of equal value should damage occur under the drivers watch. Be that as it may, coverage limits are predominately a function of the trailer providers. Most providers have a set limit, which typically ranges between $20,000 and $25,000.  Before contracting drivers will be required to show proof of coverage which meets or exceeds their requirements.
Drivers and insurance agents alike, can at times confuse Trailer interchange insurance and Non-Owned trailer coverage. While similar in several ways, they are undeniably, not the same. A simple, two question test should be sufficient to determine which policy fits your needs:
1. Who is responsible for the trailer when it is not attached to your truck?
  • If YOU are, then a trailer interchange policy should fit as it will cover the trailer when not attached to a power unit. The non-owned trailer coverage will only cover the trailer while attached to your truck.
2. Will you be operating under a written trailer interchange agreement?
  • If NO, then a trailer interchange policy will not be the answer. Trailer interchange policies provide coverage only while operating under a Written Trailer Interchange Agreement.
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