Updated: Oct 6, 2020
Melbourne, Fla.—Have you watched the amazing series AWAY on Netflix yet? There is so much excitement going on around the Perseverance rover, which had a successful launch on July 30th of this year 2020 on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Percy’s (Perseverance’s nickname) main mission: To find out if life was ever on the Red Planet. It not only seeks signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past, but also will search for signs of past microbial life.
Percy will be the first rover to make a complete round trip mission to Mars. It is also the first rover specifically designed to collect retrievable samples. It is now on its way to seek signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples for possible return to Earth. Along with the rover is the Ingenuity helicopter, a technology demonstration that will be the first powered flight on Mars.The rover will arrive on the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021.
So far, manned missions to Mars could be possible by the 2030s, according to a group of scientists, and Percy will be able to explore the planet to find signs of life. Its 95 percent carbon dioxide atmosphere, temperatures ranging from 70 degrees Fahrenheit in the day to -80 degrees Fahrenheit at the night, abrasive dust, and extremely high levels of radiation does not make it a desirable tourist destination.
For all of us Floridians, these are amazing developments that were are being able to watch first hand, many from their very own backyards in Brevard County.
Not only that, the space exploration program and these missions are bringing a lot of livelihood to our commerce and businesses in our neck of the woods. At Melbourne Truck Insurance we are happy to see businesses thrive in the area, and even happier to be able to provide insurance solutions that will keep them well secured, and protected at the right price. Trucking and transportation are an essential part to businesses and contractors in the Space Coast.
A Commercial Vehicle Insurance policy is designed to protect your business from costly liability lawsuits, property damage, and loss of business due to lack of transportation after an accident.
A typical coverage includes
Bodily Injury Liability - Coverage for damages that involve bodily injury to others for which you become responsible under law.
Property Damage Liability - Coverage for damage to property of others for which you become responsible under law.
Medical Payments - Coverage for reasonable and necessary medical expenses and funeral services for those who are accidentally injured while in your automobile or while getting into or out of your automobile.
Personal Injury Protection - Coverage for medical, hospital, rehabilitation, loss of wages or loss of services costs resulting from injury to you or any resident family member. In case of death to the insured or a resident family member, death benefits and survivor benefits, if applicable, will be provided.
Additional coverage you may want to consider
Comprehensive - Protection for the loss of or damage to your vehicle and its equipment from all causes except collision, subject to the deductible on the policy.
Collision - Protection for the collision damage to your automobile and its equipment, subject to the deductible on the policy.
Uninsured Motorist - Coverage allows you to recover bodily injury damages due to an accident where the other party does not have insurance, and is found legally liable.
Underinsured Motorist - Coverage allows you to recover bodily injury damages due to an accident where the other party is found legally liable and does not have adequate liability limits.
Additional Expense - Coverage for necessary additional expenses incurred as a result of a loss for which you are protected under comprehensive or collision coverage. These expenses include rental cars, food, lodging and other incidental expenses.
Hired Auto Liability Coverage - Covers liability for automobiles hired under contract on behalf of or loaned to the named insured.
Hired Auto Physical Damage - Coverage for an automobile of any type, hired, borrowed or leased on a short term basis for use in the insured's business.
Employer's Non-Ownership Liability - Coverage for a private-passenger automobile used in the business of the named insured by any person, or the occasional and infrequent use of a commercial automobile in the business by any of your employees.
We are pleased to provide services to government, and private companies who support the Space Coast’s role as a hub for technology, aviation and aerospace for the nation, is of utmost importance. Melbourne Truck Insurance has come to fulfill an impending demand in comercial, and transportation insurance solutions for different types of businesses in all categories. Give us a call for a FREE consultation at (321) 329-5556 and one of our local truck insurance specialists at Melbourne Truck Insurance will be more than happy to walk you through all of your options.
Oscar Pacheco - Licensed Agent