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Back to School: Insurance for the School Bus Contractor


Though public school bus fleets possess a form of self-governing protection, this is not so for the privately-run school bus company. Due to this, the private school-bus operation needs adequate high insurance limits in order to shield it from the possibility of student injuries.

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The following include potential scenarios that insurance can cover:

  • Injury incurred while the student is on the school bus

  • Injury incurred while the student is walking to and from the bus

  • Injury incurred while the student is waiting for the bus

Typical insurance coverage for the privately-operated school bus incorporates:

  • Commercial auto, including liability, collision, comprehensive, medical payments, as well as uninsured motorist insurance

  • General liability shields the private bus company from 3rd-party claims, including bodily injury or property damages

  • Workers comp is a mandatory insurance in the majority of states that pays for an employee’s lost wages and medical bills in the event of a work-related injury or illness, as well as recovery therapy

  • Inland marine protects property that is in transit

  • Crime coverage that shields the bus company from episodes of employee dishonesty, forgery, computer fraud and other criminal activity

Contact Prime Insurance for more information about school bus contractors’ insurance.


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Summary: Privately run school bus companies need a special form of commercial insurance coverage.


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