Insurance and Safety Requirements

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Insurance Requirements for Commerical Motor Vehicles

The insurance requirements for all carriers are as follows:

  • Private and/or for-hire carriers transporting hazardous material = $1,000,000 to $5,000,000.
  • For-hire carriers transporting non-hazardous property in a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,001 lbs. or more = $750,000.
  • For-hire carriers transporting non-hazardous property in a vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or less = $300,000.
  • For-hire carriers transporting passengers in a vehicle with a seating capacity of 15 or less = $1,500,000.
  • For-hire carriers transporting passengers in a vehicle with a seating capacity of 16 or more = $5,000,000.

Safety Requirements

When it comes to safety requirements for truck drivers, Indiana has adopted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations as Indiana law.

A brief reference list for transportation of hazardous materials requirements and safety requirements is also provided on pages six and seven of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Guidebook.

You can visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website at to view a complete list of safety regulations.

 
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