Commercial Brokers of America

Hauling Containers & Need UIIA Endorsement?

Commercial Brokers of America, an independent agency specializing in trucking and transportation insurance can help.

What is Intermodal Truck Insurance?

Intermodal freight shipping is when cargo is transported by multiple modes (ship, rail, or truck) without ever leaving its original cargo container. Intermodal trucking involves transporting these containers from shipping ports.

Truckers hauling these containers have special insurance needs and coverage limits that revolve around intermodal transport. Many motor carriers lease their intermodal chassis while owning the tractor; in these instances, the motor carrier is required to purchase a Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement (UIIIA). If a motor carrier tries to enter a rail yard or port without the agreement or endorsement, they are likely to be denied entry.          


Is Intermodal Truck Insurance necessary?

Yes. If you haul cargo containers straight from the docks or railyard you are obligated to purchase intermodal Insurance coverages. In addition, as an approved UIIA concessionaire, a UIIA certificate is required to be posted by your insurance agent in order to enter the terminals.

Don't risk waiting hours at the port only to be turned away because you don't have UIIA endorsement.

Work with experienced truck insurance agents who understands Intermodal insurance requirements and the trucking industry as a whole.

Contact Commercial Brokers of America

(877) 603-7046

What are the coverages and limit requirements for Intermodal Trucking Insurance?

The UIIA (Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement) places extra insurance requirements on intermodal truckers. To haul intermodal freight, a trucker must completely meet the following requirement:

Here is the complete list of UIAA insurance requirements.

Costs for Intermodal Trucking Insurance

A typical intermodal trucking insurance policy can cost between $8,000 and $12,500 a year per unit.

Many factors go into determining how much your policy will cost. Insurance companies will look at factors such as your age, driving record, and location when calculating your rate. While some things about your price are out of your control, there are ways to lower your cost.

Commercial Brokers of America can provide you a comprehensive insurance policy with no coverage gaps. With access to over 20+ providers of commercial truck insurance nationwide, we are able to provide you with competitive rates. We include all necessary UIIA coverages and endorsements on your package policy, including liability, physical damage, trailer interchange, cargo, and general liability.

Why choose Commercial Brokers of America

We know the trucking industry intimately and come with years of experience with commercial tucking insurance.

Commercial Brokers of America works with trucking insurance companies who offer niche insurance programs that covers high-risk, new-venture, and owner-operator operations such as:

Many insurance agents are unfamiliar with these programs and the special needs of inter-modal freight haulers.  Our founder a former truck driver knows the industry inside out and leverages his experience and knowledge to customize a policy that meets your needs and budget.

Commercial Brokers of America is an authorized insurance agency in the UIIA system

We can help you obtain the proper coverages and ensure that your UIIA certification has been completed and filed properly.