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Cargo Insurance & Freight Insurance in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, NC

The ability to move products from one place to another is the backbone of our entire economy. Whether you're moving products from a port to a store for sale, helping people move between homes, or transporting raw materials for manufacturing, you know how important it is to get the job done safely and on time. However, without cargo insurance and freight insurance, your business could be at risk if any of your trucks is involved in a serious collision.

You already know how important it is to complete a job correctly. From ensuring loads are packed securely to recruiting safe drivers, you're constantly invested in making your business the best it can be. Seagroves Agency, Inc. can help make sure your efforts are protected, and that if something does go wrong, you'll be able to continue operating.

Cargo Insurance Coverage—What's Covered and What's Excluded

Most cargo that is shipped under a proper bill of lading will be covered by your cargo insurance. Major exclusions include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, some medicines, and any illegal drugs
  • Currency and Valuables (especially art, jewelry, coins, and cash)
  • Items considered dangerous (acids, explosives, or radioactive items, including some fireworks and other celebratory products)
  • Living creatures
  • Anything owned by your company

If you plan to ship anything excluded from cargo insurance, it may be covered by another policy (especially if you own the items in question). Otherwise, you can talk to one of our agents about alternatives for cargo insurance and freight insurance that can actually cover the transportation of high-risk items.

Freight Insurance Coverage—Large and Small Freight Shipping Coverage

Your shipping volume is a major factor in finding just how much insurance you need. In 2014, there were over 400,000 collisions involving large trucks, which comes out to over 1100 collisions every single day. The majority of these incidents are not the fault of the commercial truck driver, but the simple truth of the matter is that they do occur on a regular basis.

It's also important to note that collisions are not the only forms of loss—theft is a major problem in some areas, and average losses approach a quarter‑million dollars per incident.

Larger trucking companies require more insurance in case there are problems with multiple vehicles, such as thefts from multiple trucks parked in one place. Even smaller companies are at risk, though, making cargo insurance and freight insurance one of the most important defenses of any hauling company.

 

1. "Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2014." Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Accessed April 20, 2016. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/data-and-statistics/large-truck-and-bus-crash-facts-2014.

2. "Truck Stats." Trucking Statistics. Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.truckinfo.net/trucking/stats.htm.

3. "Average Truck Cargo Theft worth $232,924 in 2014." Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20150310/NEWS06/150319974.

Our Locations

Chapel Hill Office

1506 E Franklin St, Ste 100
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Main office: 919-634-6473
Fax: 919-967-0411

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Mebane Office

1036 Mebane Oaks Rd
Mebane, NC 27312
Main office: 919-533-2489
Fax: 919-563-1107

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Pittsboro Office

119 Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Main office: 919-634-6564
Fax: 919-542-1107

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Raleigh Office

6404 Falls of Neuse Rd Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27615
Main office: 919-634-6663
Fax: 919-883-4516

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Our Providers

Testimonials

I have been with Nationwide for more years than I can remember and they have always been so helpful and really are easy to work with. There is no arguing or pleading when there is a claim, they quickly address the situation and are so fair in appraising the damage and the check is in the mail within a couple of days. Lee Doss is my Nationwide Agent and she is always there to help with a friendly and caring attitude.
- Sandyman
I've worked with Hayden a this agency and have had good experiences with getting questions answered and any information needed.
- FredW
I have never written a review for anything before, even when I am happy with services provided. But Seagroves is something else. Leon, who I was referred to by a car dealership, is not only an amazing insurance agent, but also a great advisor in all things automobile-related. Not being from the US, I don't always understand how things are done with vehicles here, but Leon was very patient and truly did go the extra mile to make sure my experience with Seagroves was positive. Generally, the agency is always happy to help, is always very polite and comprehensive with all the information they give. 100% would recommend and will be remaining loyal to this agency no doubt.
- Daniel1
Insurance is a necessity we all hope we never have to cash in on, but if we do, it's because we've had to deal with something stressful in our lives and the last thing we want is added stress from our insurance company. I was insurance claim free for many years, but in the last 6 months I had an auto claim and a homeowners claim. The people at Seagroves treated me like family and did everything in their power to see that my claims were handled quickly and stress free. Great Customer Service is hard to find these days, but you'll find it with Seagroves.
- TakenCareOf