Commercial Auto Insurance in Florida

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commercial auto insurance floridaFlorida is home to 3 million small businesses that employ 40.5% of employees across the state.1 And we’re proud to help protect so many of them. In fact, more than 1 million small business owners across the country trust The Hartford. So, if you’re wondering, “What is commercial auto insurance?” we’re here to help.
If your small business owns any company vehicles that you or your employees drive for work, you’ll need el seguro comercial para automóviles. This coverage helps pay for property damage costs and medical expenses if you or one of your employees is in a car accident while driving a business vehicle for work.

Am I Required To Have Commercial Auto Insurance in Florida?

Florida state law requires businesses that own, rent or lease vehicles for work to have commercial auto insurance coverage. You’ll also need it if your employees use their personal vehicles for business. With commercial auto insurance, you won’t have to pay out of pocket for costly claims, like property damage or bodily injury, resulting from an auto accident involving you or one of your employees.

What Is the Minimum Coverage for Florida Commercial Auto Insurance?

In Florida, all vehicles are required to have a minimum amount of auto insurance coverage for both personal and commercial use. Florida’s minimum liability coverage limits are $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) and $10,000 in property damage liability.2
Keep in mind that these are the state minimum requirements. Your insurance company may recommend that you increase your coverage limits based on the types of vehicles you own and how they’re used.

What Types of Businesses Need Commercial Auto Insurance in Florida?

commercial auto insurance in floridaIf your Florida business uses any types of vehicles like cars, pickup trucks, box trucks or commercial vans for work purposes, commercial vehicle coverage will help safeguard your operations. Some examples of commercial auto insurance for certain types of vehicles include:

Box Truck Insurance

Box truck insurance is a type of commercial auto insurance that’s designed specifically for businesses that use box trucks or straight trucks for work purposes.

Commercial Van Insurance

Commercial van insurance is a type of commercial auto insurance that protects your company-owned vans used for business.

What Does Florida Commercial Auto Insurance Cover?

florida commercial auto insuranceIf your business depends on any company vehicles to get the job done, you’ll need commercial car insurance to keep you and your employees protected. In the Sunshine State, commercial auto insurance policies commonly include the following coverages:
  • Bodily Injury Liability Insurance Coverage helps pay for the other driver’s medical expenses if you or one of your employees causes an accident.
  • Property Damage Liability Insurance Coverage pays for damage that you or your employees cause to someone else’s property.
  • Drive Other Car Coverage covers your business’ executive officers and their spouses if they drive vehicles that aren’t on your commercial auto insurance policy.
  • Collision Coverage helps pay to fix or replace your business’ car if you hit something, like another car or pole.
  • Comprehensive Coverage can help pay for damage to your car caused by theft, fire or natural disasters.
  • Medical Payments Coverage can help pay for medical expenses for your employees and their passengers in the event of an accident, such as medical treatments and rehabilitations, dental care or funerals.
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage helps pay for you or your employees’ medical expenses or to fix your car if you’re in an accident with another driver who doesn’t have enough liability coverage or is uninsured.
  • Hired and non-owned auto insurance offers lawsuit liability coverage if you or your employees are involved in an accident with a personal, rented or leased car that was used for business errands. However, this type of commercial vehicle insurance coverage won’t pay for damages to the personal, rented or leased car.

How Much Does Commercial Auto Insurance in Florida Cost?

Your Florida commercial auto insurance cost is heavily dependent on your industry and the types of vehicles your business operates. There are also several other factors that may influence the cost of your commercial auto coverage, including the:
  • Type of business you have
  • Type of vehicle(s) your employee drives
  • Driving record of your employees
  • Typical travel radius driven
  • Type of load the company vehicle typically carries
  • Location of your company

What Professions Need Commercial Vehicle Insurance in Florida?

Although insurance requirements and availability will vary, there are many types of professions that need commercial auto insurance in Florida. The most common industries are:

Florida Commercial Auto Insurance FAQs

Commercial auto insurance covers vehicles you or your employees use for job duties, like picking up supplies or making deliveries. Personal auto insurance protects your personal vehicles that are driven for personal reasons, like running household errands or commuting to and from work. Typically, employees with valid licenses would receive coverage under your commercial auto policy as additional insureds. In addition, your commercial auto policy typically offers more comprehensive coverages, like higher limits and liability coverages that you won’t see in a personal auto policy.
Under Florida state law, a commercial vehicle is defined as any vehicle, not owned or operated by a government entity, with a gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more, or has three or more axles.3
If your Florida business owns, leases or rents any vehicles, such as trucks or cars, used for work purposes, you’re required to have commercial auto insurance. In addition, if your business has employees who operate leased, rented or owned company vehicles for work, you’ll need a commercial auto insurance policy.
Commercial auto insurance covers business owners and any employees with valid drivers’ licenses who drive company-owned vehicles for work purposes. Your family members are typically not covered under your commercial vehicle insurance policy unless they are employees at your business or they have your permission to use the vehicle.
Tools and materials inside your company’s insured vehicle aren’t covered under your commercial auto policy. You can get coverage to protect your business’ physical assets, like your tools and equipment, with a Business Owner’s Policy (BOP) de The Hartford.

Get a Fast and Free Quote for Florida Commercial Auto Insurance

We make it easy for you to get a fast and free quote for Florida commercial auto insurance. We’re an insurance company with more than 200 years of experience helping over 1 million small businesses get the protection they need. Llame al 855-860-9763 to get a free quote for commercial auto insurance today.

More States’ Commercial Auto Laws

Auto insurance laws differ from state to state. To help make sure your business complies with state regulations, choose a state to learn about the minimum required limits and other essential information:
Última actualización: 28 de junio de 2024
1 U.S. Small Business Administration, “2022 Small Business Profile: Florida.”
2 Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, “Insurance.”
3 State of Florida, “2011 Florida Statutes.”
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