What Is Commercial Auto Insurance?
Commercial auto insurance helps cover the costs of an auto accident if you or an employee is at fault. This coverage can help pay for damaged property and medical expenses – even in the event of a fatal accident.
Commercial auto insurance can help protect business owners and their companies if, for example:
- An employee hits a pedestrian while driving one of the business vehicles. The pedestrian requires medical treatment that results in large medical bills.
- You swerve off the road while driving to work in a company vehicle and take out a residential mailbox.
- An employee driving to work in a company vehicle hits another car and totals it.
Get a commercial car insurance quote today to learn how you can protect your small business while on the road.
Who Needs Commercial Auto Insurance?
Consider commercial auto insurance if your business:
- Owns, leases, or rents vehicles such as cars and trucks.
- Has employees who drive their own vehicles to conduct business.
- Has employees who operate leased, rented, or owned company vehicles.
What Vehicles Are Covered Under Commercial Auto Insurance?
If you're driving a vehicle for business reasons, having the right commercial vehicle insurance is important. So whether you’re using a four-door sedan to travel to and from business meetings or you’re towing a few tons of cargo in a large delivery truck, the right coverage can help protect your business.
A good rule of thumb is to consider if the vehicle is being operated in relation to the job. If it is, you’ll likely need business auto insurance coverage. Remember that using a vehicle to commute to and from work doesn't constitute a need for commercial vehicle insurance.
If you’re still unsure about commercial car coverages, call us today for more detailed information. You can talk with one of our representatives by calling 1-855-860-9763.
How to Save Money on Commercial Auto Insurance
We can help you save with benefits you can add to your commercial auto insurance policy.
Fleet Owners: Reduce Costs With Risk Engineering
Our risk engineering team can provide businesses that own a fleet of vehicles with information on how they can improve safety and avoid accidents. This can include:
- An in-depth analysis of the company’s driver safety records
- A review of possible root causes of accidents
- Recommendations on strategies to prevent accidents
Our risk engineering team can also recommend driver safety programs that could lead to savings.
Our team can also help you introduce your drivers to the techniques of 3-D Driving: Drive Decisively. Drive Defensively. Drive Dependably.
Risk Engineering services may not be available to all customers. Contact a representative from The Hartford to confirm eligibility.
Choose The Hartford for Commercial Car Insurance
Unique, Customized Coverages
Every company faces unique risks. We can work to customize policies to help meet specific business needs. If you have a damaged vehicle due to a covered loss, our various coverages can protect your business in many ways. Our downtime loss coverage can help cover your business's lost income. Our rental reimbursement coverage can help cover the costs to rent a car. And our towing coverage can help cover towing expenses if your car is inoperable.
Superior Business Auto Insurance Claims
Our experienced claims specialists are ready to help expedite a claim anywhere in the U.S. They’re dedicated to getting you back on the road – and back to business – as fast as possible.
Additional Savings for Fleet Owners
Our FleetAhead program uses telematics1 and real-time data to help fleet owners identify risk and prevent accidents. You may also be eligible for more savings on your commercial auto insurance policy.
We also offer savings to reward customers for making safe choices and for paying in full. Contact your agent or a representative from The Hartford to learn more.
Get Extra Business Auto Protection at No Additional Cost
The Hartford commercial auto insurance offers extra protection for your business at no additional cost. This includes:
- Coverage for electronic devices
- Discounts for insuring hybrid and natural gas vehicles
- Coverage for leased and loaned vehicles
Waiver of Subrogation. In the event of an accident caused by a third party, The Hartford will help cover the loss and pay the insured within the terms of the endorsement and waives its right to subrogate. In other words, The Hartford waives its right to pursue a claim against the third party that caused the accident.
Glass Repair Waiver of Deductible. When a covered vehicle requires glass repair, The Hartford waives the physical damage deductible.
One Deductible for Two. Only one deductible will apply when a single event causes damage to an auto covered by our auto policy and property damage covered by another policy from The Hartford.
More Resources for Commercial Auto Insurance
- Commercial Auto General Liability Insurance
- Commercial Auto Claims
- Commercial Auto Insurance Reviews
1 Telematics refers to the use of wireless devices and “black box” technologies to transmit vehicle use data, in real time, back to a company. Proof of installation/ activation and use is required; discount applies to liability, medical payments, comprehensive and collision coverages. Proof includes: service agreement/ acknowledgment with telematics provider; user agreement with telematics provider; activation confirmation document/contract with OEM; summary report with telematics information or vehicle diagnostics report based on telematics use.