What is Bobtail Liability Cover?
‘Bobtail Liability’ cover is an auto insurance policy that provides added insurance cover to the owner or driver of a truck when the truck is not being used for the transportation of goods. Bobtail Liability Coverage is used for a truck that has no trailer attachment or truck on which a trailer is attached to but which carries no load. Bobtail Liability cover is as well referred to as dead-heading liability cover.
A truck driver would usually have a company’s basic insurance cover that protects him during the transportation of the goods with the truck. Bobtail liability cover takes care of those periods that the truck is not being used for the conveyance of goods during which time the truck is not covered by the company’s standard liability insurance policy such as when the driver is on his way home after work.
Why get Bobtail insurance cover?
A driver of a truck is usually covered by the liability insurance policy of the company he or she works for. As soon as the driver of the trucks delivers the goods he is conveying to clients, and the truck is empty, he is no longer covered by any insurance policy at that time.
Thus, truck drivers go for bobtail liability insurance policy cover to ensure that they are covered all the time. While the company’s insurance policy protects them when they are conveying goods, the bobtail cover protects them when the goods have been delivered, and they are no more carrying …