What is bobtail coverage in a truckers insurance policy in Laredo, TX?

Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure to serve many truck drivers insurance needs in the Laredo, TX area.  One question comes up often.  What is bobtail insurance in a truckers policy?  Bobtail coverage is when you are operating your rig without the trailer.  For example, you might drive your 18-wheeler without a trailer to the mechanic’s shop for general maintenance.  In that circumstance, you wouldn’t be on dispatch nor pulling a load, so Bobtail Insurance Coverage would be needed.  So where does the Truckers Liability Coverage come in?  Semi truck owners who are leased by another trucking company, may be working under that trucking company’s motor carrier authority.  If so, the coverage should lie under the trucking company’s insurance policy.  I must mention that I always recommend to confirm coverage before driving a semi-truck.  You need to confirm where the coverage kicks in.  Confirm if there is coverage when you are on dispatch or not, and when you are pulling a load or not.  There should be no gray area here.  On the other hand, if you purchased a Truckers Liability policy  through an independent agent and the policy contains “Trucker’s Liability,” then you’d have coverage whether your pulling a load or not.

 

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Fred Gonzalez is the principal agent at AlphaSure Affordable Insurance Services in Laredo, TX. He has been licensed to sell and service insurance in Texas since 2001.

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Do I really need life insurance and where can I buy life insurance in Laredo, TX?

Do I really need life insurance? That’s a common question I encounter as an auto and home insurance agent.  The short answer is, it depends.  People buy life insurance for different reasons.  Firstly, you must ask yourself one question: What is the goal of life insurance?  For some people it’s about leaving “something” behind for when they pass on.  Think of a grandma buying a life insurance policy with the intent of leaving the proceeds to her grandchild.  Some people use it with the goal of cash accumulation within a universal life insurance policy.  Although, in my opinion, life insurance should not be treated like a savings account, some wealthy individuals choose universal life policies for cash accumulation.  The most common, and perhaps the most important reason to buy life insurance is for “income replacement.”  Ask yourself this question, if you were to pass away, would your surviving spouse have the money to pay for monthly living expenses, such as mortgage, utilities, food, etc?  Income replacement by far is the most common reason to buy life insurance and probably the most common type of life insurance used for income replacement is term insurance.  Term insurance covers you for a predetermined period of time for example, 20 years.  It is the cheapest form of life insurance.  So if you are wealthy enough where there is never a lack of money, then perhaps your better off not buying life insurance.

Fred Gonzalez is the principal agent at AlphaSure Affordable Insurance Services in Laredo, TX. He has been licensed to sell and service insurance in Texas since 2001.

AlphaSure Affordable Insurance Svcs 201 W Del Mar Blvd Suite 20 Laredo, TX 78041

(956) 729-9500  affordableinsurancelaredo@gmail.com

 

 

Does the color of my car affect the price of auto insurance in Laredo?

In short, no. However, other factors do influence the rate. For example, auto insurance in Laredo, TX might be a bit cheaper than auto insurance in San Antonio, TX. That is because San Antonio traffic is much more congested than Laredo traffic. Also, since there is more traffic congestion in San Antonio, there are also more accidents. Other things that affect the price of auto insurance is driving history, claims history, and yes, sometimes, credit history. For example, we represent carriers that either consider credit history in the insurance premium and carriers that don’t. Call us for more information about that. (956) 729-9500

Fred Gonzalez is the principal agent at AlphaSure Affordable Insurance Services in Laredo, TX. He has been licensed to sell and service insurance in Texas since 2001.

AlphaSure Affordable Insurance Svcs 201 W Del Mar Blvd Suite 20 Laredo, TX 78041

(956) 729-9500  affordableinsurancelaredo@gmail.com