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PDFWAC 480-15-530

Public liability and property damage insurance.

(1) Before operating under a household goods permit, carriers must have public liability and property damage insurance covering every motor vehicle used in its operations. The commission will not issue a permit for authority to operate without acceptable proof of required insurance coverage. Carriers must maintain the required public liability and property damage insurance at all times for every motor vehicle used in Washington intrastate operations.
(a) The policy must be written by an insurance company authorized to write insurance in Washington state.
(b) The policy must include the Uniform Motor Carrier Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability Certificate of Insurance (Form E) or Uniform Motor Carrier Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability Surety Bond (Form G).
(c) The commission may suspend or cancel the permit of any carrier operating without proof of required insurance coverage.
(2) The minimum limits of required public liability and property damage insurance for motor vehicles operated by household goods carriers are as follows:
(a) At least three hundred thousand dollars in combined single limit coverage for motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of less than ten thousand pounds.
(b) At least seven hundred fifty thousand dollars in combined single limit coverage for motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of ten thousand pounds or more.
(3) Carriers must file a Uniform Motor Carrier Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability Certificate of Insurance (Form E) or Uniform Motor Carrier Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability Surety Bond (Form G) as a condition of maintaining a household goods permit.
(a) The Form E or Form G filing must be issued in exactly the same name as the carrier's permit.
(b) The Form E or Form G filing must be continuous, until canceled by a Notice of Cancellation (Form K) filed with the commission no less than thirty days before the cancellation effective date.
(4)(a) The commission will accept an insurance certificate or binder for up to sixty days. A certificate or binder may be canceled by filing written notice with the commission at least ten days before the cancellation effective date. A certificate or binder must be replaced by a Form E or Form G within sixty days of filing, or before the expiration date, whichever occurs first.
(b) Certificates or binders must include all of the following:
(i) The commission as the named certificate holder.
(ii) The carrier's name, exactly as it appears on the permit or application, as the insured.
(iii) The insurance company name.
(iv) The insurance policy number.
(v) The effective and expiration dates.
(vi) The insurance limits of coverage.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 81.01.010, 81.04.160, and 81.80.130. WSR 13-23-048 (Docket TV-130079, General Order R-573), § 480-15-530, filed 11/15/13, effective 12/16/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160, 81.04.250, 81.28.040, 81.80.120, 81.80.130 and 81.80.290. WSR 08-02-049 (Docket TV-070466, General Order R-547), § 480-15-530, filed 12/27/07, effective 1/27/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 81.04.160 and 80.01.040. WSR 99-01-077 (Order R-454, Docket No. TV-971477), § 480-15-530, filed 12/15/98, effective 1/15/99.]
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