Food & delivery industry growth provides a recipe for
Delivery has grown 20% in the last five years and is expected to reach 40% of total restaurant sales by 2023. Partner with our team of specialists to deliver niche expertise and creative solutions to your insureds.
Given the recent restrictions placed on frequenting restaurants, many restaurant owners are resorting to expanded delivery options. Driver-sales workers rank 7th on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ list of most dangerous jobs. Compared to other delivery businesses, drivers are in a race for time, trying to get the meals delivered while still hot. Drivers who are rushing to earn a tip may not always be the safest drivers, which creates liability concerns for your clients and business owners.
Sarkhosh Insurance Agency has partnered with leading hired and non-owned auto liability carriers for courier & restaurant establishments that offer delivery services. We understand the market, and we’re devoted to your success.
Auto insurance for delivery drivers
Because of delivery driving’s unique risks, insurers are sometimes reluctant to provide commercial auto coverage. The type of policy you need depends on who owns the vehicle.
Which type of commercial car insurance is
right for a delivery driver?
Commercial auto insurance or hired and non-owned auto insurance might be right for your business, especially as carriers expand these policies to cover delivery driving. The policy that’s best for you depends on who owns the vehicles in question: your business or your employees.
Commercial auto insurance
Commercial auto insurance provides liability protection when your drivers get into an accident while driving a company-owned vehicle. It can pay for property damage or physical injuries your driver causes, plus related legal expenses. It can also cover medical expenses if your driver is injured in the accident.
Commercial auto insurance doesn’t provide coverage for drivers involved in an accident while driving their personal vehicles. In that case, a hired and non-owned auto insurance policy would provide coverage.
Hired and non-owned auto insurance
Hired and non-owned auto insurance can cover accidents that happen while business owners and employees are using their personal vehicles for business errands. This coverage can also apply to vehicles your business rents or leases.
Insureon does not provide coverage for independent contractors who drive their own vehicles for delivery and ride sharing companies. Ask your personal auto agent if it might be possible to extend your coverage for these risks.
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What kind of delivery drivers can be covered by commercial auto insurance?
Insurance carriers are often reluctant to cover delivery driving because of its
unique risks. That could include:
- Young or inexperienced drivers
- High driver turnover
- Reckless driving caused by pressure to deliver quickly
The lack of coverage options can be frustrating, especially as more businesses offer apps to help customers get take-out meals, groceries, or other items delivered to their home within hours. If you can’t obtain commercial car insurance for your delivery drivers, it leaves your business exposed when a driver gets into an accident.
We understand this challenge and we’re working hard to find carriers that can provide policies that include delivery driver coverage.
What kind of businesses can be covered?
- Auto Sales