What are some major companies that insure heavy equipment?


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Some major companies that insure heavy equipment include Liberty Mutual, The Hanover Insurance Group, Great West Casualty Company, Occidental Fire & Casualty, and American Southern Insurance, according to the National Truck and Heavy Equipment Claims Council. The John Deere Insurance Company and Atlantic Mutual also insure heavy equipment, according to A.M. Best.

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The National Truck and Heavy Equipment Claims Council is a membership association comprised of companies who issue 75 percent of the heavy equipment insurance policies in the United States, according to the council. It offers a list of its insurance company members on its website at NTHECC.org, and also offers a list of heavy equipment insurance adjusters by state.

The National Equipment Register is an organization funded by insurance companies that works with law enforcement agencies to maintain a database of stolen heavy equipment and provide reports and analytic services to the companies. In 2015, it released a report on heavy equipment thefts that it co-wrote with the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The top theft targets in 2014 were heavy equipment manufactured by John Deere, Kubota Tractor Corp., Bobcat, Caterpillar and Toro, according to PR Newswire. There were more than 11,000 heavy equipment thefts reported during the year, and only 23 percent were recovered.

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