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What is Dump Truck Insurance?

Dump truck insurance is a type of commercial auto insurance policy that caters to construction industry experts. It is designed for heavy-duty vehicles that haul things like dirt, sand, and gravel. You need this insurance coverage in case you cause property damage at a site or cause an accident on the road. In this guide, we'll explain the importance of dump truck insurance and what is covered.

Who Needs Dump Truck Insurance?

Both owner-operators and hired truckers need dump truck insurance. In addition to dump truck insurance, many owner-operators will also need liability insurance which provides both bodily injury and property damage coverage.

Liability insurance is required, but you might not have to purchase bodily injury and property damage if the company you work for already provides it.

Dump trucks serve various industries, including:

  • Construction
  • Home renovation contractors
  • Junk removal
  • Snow removal
  • Landscaping
  • For hire, dirt, sand & gravel
  • Debris haulers

What is Covered by Dump Truck Insurance?

Dump truck insurance includes coverage for medical bills, collisions, and more. However, the required coverage can vary by state. Here are some key coverages you can expect:

  • Bodily injury liability coverage: This covers harm to others if you cause an accident.

  • Property damage liability coverage: It covers damage to someone else's property in an accident.

  • Combined single limit (CSL)/ Split limits: GEICO offers both split limit and combined single limit liability. Policy holders have a choice in coverage limits. Split limits (i.e., $100,000/$300,000/$50,000) represent three-dollar amounts. The first dollar amount represents the coverage limit for any one person injured in one incident or accident. The second dollar amount represents the total coverage limit for all people injured in one incident or accident. The third dollar amount represents the total coverage limit for all property damaged in one incident or accident. A combined single limit (i.e., $300,000) represents the total amount for all damages to people or property in one incident or accident.

  • Medical payments, no-fault, or personal injury coverage: helps pay for you and your passenger's medical expenses, regardless of who is at fault. It is important to note that these coverages are subject to selected limits.

  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist: This helps protect you if you are injured due to the negligence of an uninsured driver or your injuries exceed the amount of coverage on that driver's policy. In some states uninsured motorist coverage also protects you if a hit-and-run driver causes property damage.

  • Comprehensive coverage: This covers physical damage to your vehicle when you are involved in an accident that is not caused by a collision, such as hitting a deer or a tree limb falling on the vehicle. It may also cover damage like theft, vandalism, fire, or floods.

  • Collision coverage: This covers repairs to your vehicle if you're hit by another vehicle or you hit another vehicle or object.

  • Motor truck cargo: If your truck gets into an accident, and the cargo and debris end up on the road, cargo insurance may help cover the cleanup expenses. You are protected when the cargo is in your physical custody and control while in the course of transit or during loading or unloading.

How Much Does Dump Truck Insurance Cost?

The cost of your dump truck insurance can vary based on several factors, including:

  • Type and size of your trucks
  • Coverage needs
  • Cargo hauled
  • Distance traveled
  • Driving record
  • And more

Check out our commercial truck insurance cost page to learn more about the factors that may impact cost.

Filings for Dump Truck Operators

Businesses that need dump truck insurance may also need to apply for state or federal operating authority and provide proof of financial responsibility, or filings, to regulators. Filings are provided by your insurance company, and they let the government know that you have the required liability insurance protection needed to meet state and federal requirements. At GEICO, we can provide you with the state and federal filings your business needs.

Why Choose GEICO for Dump Truck Insurance?

You need solid dump truck insurance for unexpected situations on and off the road. With competitive rates and outstanding service, GEICO stands out as the top choice for your dump truck insurance.

When evaluating commercial auto insurers, you want a company that has the resources to pay your claims. GEICO has the resources to pay your claims, and we are backed by the financial strength of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

GEICO's commercial insurance gets you the best protection for your business at the best price for your budget. We will help you with selecting coverage types, coverage limits, deductibles, and more.

For more information on GEICO's dump truck insurance, call (866) 509-9444 and our insurance agents will help you. You can also visit our website to request a free quote today.

Please note:

The above is meant as general information and as general policy descriptions to help you understand the different types of coverages. These descriptions do not refer to any specific contract of insurance and they do not modify any definitions, exclusions or any other provision expressly stated in any contracts of insurance. We encourage you to speak to your insurance representative and to read your policy contract to fully understand your coverages.