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Cargo Insurance & Freight Insurance in Charleston SC & Mt Pleasant SC

The ability to move products from one place to another is the backbone of our entire economy. Whether you're moving products from a port to a store for sale, helping people move between homes, or transporting raw materials for manufacturing, you know how important it is to get the job done safely and on time. However, without cargo insurance and freight insurance, your business could be at risk if any of your trucks is involved in a serious collision.

You already know how important it is to complete a job correctly. From ensuring loads are packed securely to recruiting safe drivers, you're constantly invested in making your business the best it can be. McKenna Agency, Inc. can help make sure your efforts are protected, and that if something does go wrong, you'll be able to continue operating.

Cargo Insurance Coverage—What's Covered and What's Excluded

Most cargo that is shipped under a proper bill of lading will be covered by your cargo insurance. Major exclusions include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, some medicines, and any illegal drugs
  • Currency and Valuables (especially art, jewelry, coins, and cash)
  • Items considered dangerous (acids, explosives, or radioactive items, including some fireworks and other celebratory products)
  • Living creatures
  • Anything owned by your company

If you plan to ship anything excluded from cargo insurance, it may be covered by another policy (especially if you own the items in question). Otherwise, you can talk to one of our agents about alternatives for cargo insurance and freight insurance that can actually cover the transportation of high-risk items.

Freight Insurance Coverage—Large and Small Freight Shipping Coverage

Your shipping volume is a major factor in finding just how much insurance you need. In 2014, there were over 400,000 collisions involving large trucks, which comes out to over 1100 collisions every single day. The majority of these incidents are not the fault of the commercial truck driver, but the simple truth of the matter is that they do occur on a regular basis.

It's also important to note that collisions are not the only forms of loss—theft is a major problem in some areas, and average losses approach a quarter-million dollars per incident.

Larger trucking companies require more insurance in case there are problems with multiple vehicles, such as thefts from multiple trucks parked in one place. Even smaller companies are at risk, though, making cargo insurance and freight insurance one of the most important defenses of any hauling company.

 

1. "Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2014." Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Accessed April 20, 2016. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/data-and-statistics/large-truck-and-bus-crash-facts-2014.

2. "Truck Stats." Trucking Statistics. Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.truckinfo.net/trucking/stats.htm.

3. "Average Truck Cargo Theft worth $232,924 in 2014." Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20150310/NEWS06/150319974.

Our Locations

McKenna Agency Inc. - Main Office

1032 Savannah Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29407
Main office: 843-795-0189
Fax: 843-795-5708

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

McKenna Agency Inc. - Mt Pleasant

2191 N Highway 17, Ste B
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Main office: 843-884-0069
Fax: 843-884-5415

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

McKenna Agency Inc. - Summerville

810 N Main St
Summerville, SC 29483
Main office: 843-410-5934
Fax: 843-628-6706

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

McKenna Agency Inc. - North Charleston

2154 N Center St, Ste B 205
North Charleston, SC 29406
Main office: 843-797-8041
Fax: 843-569-4557

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

McKenna Agency Inc. - Beaufort

2 Merchants Lane, Ste 112
Beaufort, SC 29907
Main office: 843-322-0224
Fax: 843-322-0913

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

McKenna Agency Inc. - Chapin

PO Box 955
Chapin, SC 29036
Main office: 864-469-6985
Fax: 864-236-4049

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

McKenna Agency Inc. - Estill

660 Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd North
Estill, SC 29918
Main office: 803-625-3701
Fax: 803-625-0124

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

McKenna Agency Inc. - Minnesota

8100 Penn Ave S, Ste 165
Bloomington, MN 55431
Main office: 888-838-7682

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

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Testimonials

My husband and I have been working with Wes for the last year. We met with several financial advisors before deciding on the McKenna Agency and definitely felt like we made the right choice after our first meeting. Wes “roots” for our financial goals while giving sound advice along the way. We have never felt more at peace financially (been married 6+years) and feel secure in our financial future. Wes has been a GREAT resource for us and we highly recommend him, his staff and agency.
- Ashley D
I want to thank the McKenna Agency, Inc. and especially to Mr. Ell Brown for helping me with my insurance. As I was preparing to go there I felt as if I was going to my doctor for bad news, but to my surprise what at great experience meeting a young man with a wonderful smile to greet me. Mr. Brown discussed some options and prices of two of his products; he explained to me what I would need to do. We have both worked diligently preparing me to be a new member of the McKenna family. The slogan reads “Nationwide is on Your Side”, says it all. The pain is gone and I will continue to look forward to having a long-lasting relationship. Thank you again Nationwide and your wonderful Mr. Brown.
- Brenda A
Love this place! Great people who always do what's in the best interest of their clients!
- Ashley R