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Melbourne, Fla.—The most efficient combination of air and ground freight options are required in order to meet critical delivery deadlines. In this highly coordinated process, trucks and vans must stay on standby to run at the needed time to accomplish the established delivery goal.

Easier said than done, —right? Driving long hours day and night, sometimes under bad weather conditions is the bread and butter for truck drivers across the country, and the Space Coast is not an exception.

Three International airports and one regional airport provide freight handling facilities and cargo service within a one hour drive from Port Canaveral, including:

  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)

  • Melbourne International Airport (MLB)

The Orlando Melbourne International Airport is America’s fastest growing aviation and aircraft manufacturing center perfectly located in the center of the county. The area also is home to the Space Coast Regional Airport (TIX), which offers three aviation facilities for commercial/corporate charter air travel.

Considering that air cargo and air charter options can connect any two points in the USA.

One very relevant example of the importance of this type of operation was the transportation of the Covid-19 vaccines across the nation, and its territories. Time was crucial, and the logistics, including the specific temperature at which these vials needed to be stored at, made the operation sophisticated and a high risk one.

The roads in the Space Coast have excellent, uncongested access to roads that reach all points in the state and major Southern U.S. East-West roadways, with available sites near I-95, U.S. Route 1, and nearby access to I-4 and the Florida Turnpike.

At Melbourne Truck Insurance we take pride in finding the best rates in commercial vehicle insurance for a wide variety of trucks and tractor trailers. Among them:

  • Box trucks

  • Auto hauler trailers

  • Dump trucks

  • Bottom dump trailers

  • Flatbed trucks

  • Bulk commodity trailers

  • Front loaders

  • Concession trailers

  • Garbage trucks

  • Dry freight trailers

  • Pickup trucks with standard or commercial beds

  • Dump body trailers

  • Cement and pump trucks

  • Flatbed trailers

  • Refrigerated box trucks

  • Gooseneck trailers

  • Roll-on vehicles

  • Horse trailers

  • Semi-trucks

  • Livestock trailers

  • Stake body trucks

  • Logging trailers

  • Straight trucks

  • Lowboy trailers

  • Tank trucks

  • Pole trailers

  • Tow trucks

  • Refrigerated trailers

  • Tractors

  • Tank trailers

  • Vocational trucks

  • Tilt trailers

  • Transfer boxes

  • Utility trailers

Our goal is to provide professional insurance sales and service to Florida residents and Businesses. Based in Melbourne, Florida, our insurance agents want to make every interaction a positive experience for our customers. As your insurance agents, it is our responsibility to provide you the best customer service and to help you find the most comprehensive coverage, at the best possible price.

Contact one of our local commercial/truck insurance agents to find out what options are available for your trucking and transportation business in the Palm Bay area, and help you start saving on the protections needed to keep it always afloat. Melbourne Truck Insurance has the products and underwriting experience that meet the insurance needs of your business.

Give us a call for a FREE consultation (321) 329-5556, at Melbourne Truck Insurance.


OSCAR PACHECO

LICENSED AGENT

Trucking Specialist

Bilingual:

English | Spanish

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Melbourne, Fla.—On 20 July 1969, the Eagle module from Apollo 11 landed at Tranquility Base. Hours later, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first person to walk on the Moon on a mission that is now remembered as an iconic moment for stargazers all over the world.

At the moment the spacecraft landed, Apollo 11 commander Armstrong said: "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."

According to well known investors and entrepreneurs, the Brevard Space Coast will be the area where the next wave of entrepreneurial efforts and investment could be focused. For the first time in history, the Space Coast is not just the launch site, the last step in putting people and payloads into space. Now it is where these projects begin. Also, for the first time in history, the creativity and the drive of entrepreneurialism is propelling space efforts. Like the convergence that happened 35 years ago in Silicon Valley, Brevard could become the Silicon Valley of space.

The space industry is expected to be the fastest growing segment of the worldwide economy in the coming decades, with analysts predicting a global market of over a trillion dollars a year by 2040.

As the birthplace of American space exploration and the hub of Florida’s space industry, Brevard County boasts generations of high-tech talent along with the largest share of STEM-related jobs in Florida. Florida’s Space Coast offers an attractive tax and wage climate enticing a variety of industries. Also, home to several colleges and universities, including the renowned Florida Institute of Technology.

As a transportation leader, industry along Florida’s Space Coast leverages an easy flow of transportation that includes road, rail, air, sea and now space. Its infrastructure promotes businesses, and provides easy and quick access to markets and resources for its people, products services and ideas. Space Coast roads have excellent, uncongested access to roads that reach all points in the state and major Southern U.S. East-West roadways, with available sites near I-95, U.S. Route 1, and nearby access to I-4 and the Florida Turnpike.

When you are an owner/operator of a transportation company you need to keep your investment well secured. Florida requires you to carry a minimum amount of insurance in order to register your Florida commercial truck. The minimum requirement varies in Florida based on the weight of your truck.

All commercial vehicle insurance policies in Florida must include the following:

Personal injury protection (PIP): This is designed to cover medical bills for your drivers and passengers if they are injured in a collision. Florida is a no-fault state, so only after the PIP coverage is exhausted can the injured party sue the at-fault driver for additional costs. All commercial vehicle policies must include a minimum of $10,000 in PIP coverage.

Property damage liability insurance: This is designed to cover the cost of repairing or replacing third-party personal property if it is damaged in a collision for which your driver is at fault. All commercial vehicle policies in Florida must include a minimum of $10,000 in property damage liability coverage.

Vehicles that weigh in excess of 26,000 pounds must carry additional liability insurance to cover both bodily injury and property damage. The minimum amount of liability insurance required is dependent on the vehicle's weight:

  • Between 26,000 and 34,999 lbs: Must have at least $50,000 in liability insurance per occurrence.

  • Between 35,000 and 43,999 lbs: Must have at least $100,000 in liability insurance per occurrence.

  • 44,000 lbs. or more: Must have at least $300,000 in liability insurance per occurrence.

  • Additionally, commercial vehicles that engage in interstate commerce are subject to U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, which require them to be covered by a minimum of $750,000 in liability insurance per occurrence. If your commercial trucks will be driven out-of-state, be certain that you meet all federal guidelines as well as the Florida state requirements.

Contact one of our local commercial/truck insurance agents to find out what options are available for your trucking and transportation business in the Palm Bay area, and help you start saving on the protections needed to keep it always afloat. Melbourne Truck Insurance has the products and underwriting experience that meet the insurance needs of your business.

Give us a call for a FREE consultation (321) 329-5556, at Melbourne Truck Insurance.

HECTOR PEREZ

PRODUCER

Transportation Specialist

Bilingual:English | Spanish








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Melbourne, Fla.— If you are a truck driver, or in the trucking business, you may enjoy some of the unique dynamics to share useful information with other truck drivers on the road, and keep them abreast of what to expect when they hit that part of a route you may have in common.

The use of a CB Radio is one of the things you may have had fun with, still! If you’re in the trucking industry you should already know the basic CB 10 codes, trucker names for cities, and trucker lingo. Citizens Band Radio (CB Radio) was used for long-range communication before the invention of email and cellular phones. Primarily used by truckers wanting to communicate with each other to pass the time on long commutes, CB radio is still used today.

Some of the most used terms you may (or may not) already been familiar with include:

All locked up – this means the weigh station is closed.

Alligator – it means there’s a piece of a blown tire on the road. Truckers usually alert fellow drivers about the presence of “alligators” on the highway because they pose a hazard that should be avoided. If you run over them, they can bounce back up and cause damage to belts, fuel lines, hoses, or the undercarriage of your vehicle.

Back it down – means slow down.

Backed out of it – it means the trucker is no longer able to maintain speed and needs to slow down to change to the slow lane.

Bambi – it means a deer.

Bear – it means there’s a law enforcement officer, mostly a state trooper or highway patrol officer.

Bedbugger – this often refers to a household moving company.

Black eye – it means the driver has a headlight out.

Brake check – this code is used to inform other truckers on the channel that the traffic ahead is tied up and they need to slow down or stop immediately.

Break – this code is used when the radio channel is busy and you want to gain access to the channel and start talking.

Breaking up – it means your signal is fading or weak.

There are so many more, you may want to spare some time learning about to be better prepared to clearly understand what happens on the road on “real time”. Also, if your company operates one or a fleet of 18 wheeler trucks, there are different types of insurance you may need to consider. As commercial vehicles and truck insurance brokers located in Melbourne, Florida, we extremely happy to offer you the benefits of working with us in the Space Coast area.

Contact one of our local commercial/truck insurance agents to find out what options are available for your trucking and transportation business in the Palm Bay area, and help you start saving on the protections needed to keep it always afloat. Melbourne Truck Insurance has the products and underwriting experience that meet the insurance needs of your business.

Give us a call for a FREE consultation (321) 329-5556, at Melbourne Truck Insurance.



OSCAR PACHECO

LICENSED AGENT

Trucking Specialist

Bilingual:

English | Spanish





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