Are you thinking about starting a moving and storage business? With the New Year coming, now is a great time to start thinking about your plan and making sure you fulfill all requirements necessary. One of the most important tasks to check off your list will be to ensure you receive the proper permit and insurance. Moving companies need to make sure that their drivers are properly prepared for the road.
In order to take care of any questions you may have, we have a few FAQs to share with you that will hopefully put your moving company on the track to success, as well as give you some pointers for securing your commercial driver license:
What requirements must be met in order to receive a CDL?
- You must be 21 years old. (If you are 18-20, you may be able to drive in-state only.)
- You cannot receive a CDL if you have ever had your license suspended or revoked.
- You must go through a series of background checks.
- You must meet physical requirements.
How can I apply for a CDL?
You must apply to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RVM). First, you apply for a permit, which will consist of a written exam and vision test. Next, you must pass the road test and possibly extra written tests.
Are there any driver education courses that I must take?
While these courses are not required, many drivers will take truck driving classes to increase their knowledge and driving skills.
What types of insurance policy would you look into for this business?
Having specific insurance for moving companies is crucial. The types of coverage available for this industry include:
- General liability
- Motor truck cargo
- Warehouse legal liability
- Umbrella insurance
- Workers’ compensation
- Commercial Truck Coverage
At Wolpert Insurance, we offer reliable insurance for moving companies and much more. If you are ready to get a move on and start this business off right, be sure to take the proper steps towards your goal…and just leave the coverage and protection aspect to us!