When a cement truck turns over and pollutes a stream, how is that exposure addressed on your insurance policy? If a freight hauler is unloading drums of soap and one of those drums turns over and spills into a storm drain, how are you protected? At Paperless Insurance Services we offer transportation pollution liability (“TPL”) coverage to address these exposures.
Transportation pollution liability provides protection for products or materials transported, shipped, or delivered by the insured or by a carrier on the insured’s behalf. Typically, TPL offered to risks with transportation exposure, but some carriers will also specifically include loading and unloading. While unendorsed contractor’s pollution liability (“CPL”) policies may include coverage for vehicle use at a job site, they usually offer little or no coverage for transportation exposures away from a job site. TPL would be available to address this exposure. Additionally, TPL is available for site-specific risks with transportation exposures including manufacturers, freight forwards, and distribution centers. This enhancement can be endorsed onto site pollution to address their exposure.
While capabilities vary from carrier to carrier, most insurance companies offer coverage on a blanket or scheduled basis with occurrence and claims-made triggers available. Typically, minimum premiums start around $2,500.