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Insurance Requirements for Commercial Motor Vehicles

All carriers must have the following:

  • 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

Indiana has adopted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations when it comes to safety requirements for truck drivers.

Pages six and seven of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Guidebook provides a brief list for transporting hazardous materials requirements and safety requirements.

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

 

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