Taxi Insurance in New Jersey
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Reliable and Affordable Taxi Insurance in New Jersey
Taxi operators in New Jersey must comply with insurance requirements set by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). One of the main requirements is that all taxi operators must carry commercial auto insurance coverage. Taxi operators in New Jersey also typically need liability insurance to cover bodily injury and property damage. Specific criteria and liability insurance coverage limits vary based on factors such as passenger capacity, vehicle type, and area of operation.
Because specific requirements vary, we recommend consulting with specialized taxi insurance agents who are familiar with local New Jersey regulations and can help ensure your compliance. Operating without proper insurance will leave your business in jeopardy, not to mention your drivers, passengers, vehicles, and community members at risk. There are many risks and liabilities associated with the transportation industry, so investing in comprehensive, reliable insurance coverage will provide you will priceless peace of mind.
Whether you operate a taxi, limo, town car, shuttle bus, or non-emergency medical transportation service, our helpful agents here at OTTIS will help you find the coverage you need at an affordable price. Contact us today to explore your options!
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Common Questions about New Jersey Taxi Insurance
Are there different types of taxi insurance?
Yes, the three most common types of taxi insurance are third party insurance, third party fire and theft insurance and lastly, comprehensive insurance. Third party insurance is the most basic that covers the cost of compensating other people for injury or damage caused by your drivers, but not injury or damage to your drivers or vehicles. Third party, fire and theft insurance is a mid-range approach that covers everything listed in third party insurance plus damage to your taxi caused by fire or theft. The third type, which we highly recommend, is comprehensive insurance which covers all the above, plus protection for your drivers and vehicles.
What factors determine the price of taxi insurance?
The primary factors are: 1. The coverage you select; 2. The location of your business; 3. The specifics of your taxi cab(s), including the make, model, year and size of the vehicle, and the number of vehicles and drivers in your fleet; 4. Your business’ hours of operation and how many miles you drive each year; and 5. The driving record of your taxi driver(s).
Is auto insurance mandatory?
Yes, auto insurance is mandatory in every US state. However, insurance laws vary by state, so it’s best to visit your state government’s transportation website. Important note: taxi insurance is legally required as well if you drive a taxi for a living. Taxi insurance is extremely important in order to protect you, your car and your customers.
What is the difference between taxi insurance and regular car insurance?
The difference lies in what coverage is included in the policy. Auto insurance covers claims that result from an accident, but does not cover general claims relating to a company’s business practices. Taxi insurance covers the vehicle, the driver, and any passengers or bystanders should an accident occur. Taxi insurance can also cover vandalism, theft, fire, and damage from accidents that are the company driver’s fault.
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A Few of the Cities We Proudly Serve in New Jersey
- Newark, NJ
- Jersey City, NJ
- Paterson, NJ
- Elizabeth, NJ
- Lakewood, NJ
- Edison, NJ
- Woodbridge, NJ
- Toms River, NJ
- Hamilton Township, NJ
- Trenton, NJ
- Clifton, NJ
- Cherry Hill, NJ
- Brick, NJ
- Camden, NJ
- Bayonne, NJ
- And many more!
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