Home » How is commercial auto insurance different from regular auto insurance?
January 23, 2023

How is commercial auto insurance different from regular auto insurance?

Although commercial auto insurance has many of the same policy features as a regular car insurance policy, there are some differences between the two policies. The main differences between a commercial and personal auto insurance policy include:

  • Available levels of coverage

  • The cost of both types of insurance

  • Tax deductibility of commercial insurance

  • Who’s covered by both types of policies

The amount of coverage needed to insure commercial vehicles is often higher than a regular car or truck because of their size, the amount of damage they could cause in an accident, as well as the value of their cargo. For these reasons, commercial policies usually cost more than regular car insurance coverage.

However, unlike personal car insurance, commercial auto coverage may be tax deductible. As necessary business expenses, you may be able to deduct the cost of your insurance, along with vehicle repairs, garage rent, lease payments, new tires, and tolls.

Finally, unlike regular auto insurance coverage a commercial policy can cover a variety of drivers, including your employees, your family, and others whom you name on your insurance agreement. Regular car insurance covers members of your household, along with others who drive your car occasionally, unless they have non-owners coverage.



Andrew Hurst


Categories: Blog

Insurance coverage cannot be bound or changed via submission of any online form/application provided on this site or otherwise. No binder, insurance policy, change, addition, and/or deletion to insurance coverage goes into effect unless and until confirmed directly by a licensed agent.

©2024. All rights reserved. | Powered by Zywave Websites

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.