Insurance for trucking companies hauling containers is unique and working with a specialist is a must. Reliance Partners has several programs focused around intermodal coverage. It is common to see motor carriers who haul containers lease the intermodal chassis while they may own the actual tractor.
Motor carriers who haul containers are generally required to purchase UIIA (Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement). If this is not purchased then a motor carrier will not be allowed into a port or rail yard. Carriers must also generally purchase hired and non-owned insurance since they typically lease the chassis. Trailer interchange coverage must be purchased as well to protect against physical damage of the containers being transported.