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WAC 480-62-284

Contract crew transportation insurance requirements.

(1) Companies operating a contract crew transportation vehicle must meet the following minimum insurance requirements:
(a) Five million dollars combined single limit coverage for bodily injury and property damage liability coverage.
(b) One million dollars uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.
(2) Insurance policies must:
(a) Be written by an insurance company authorized to write insurance in the state of Washington.
(b) Include the Uniform Motor Carrier Bodily Injury and Property Liability Endorsement (Form F).
(3) A company must file and maintain a Uniform Motor Carrier Bodily Injury Property Damage Certificate of Insurance (Form E). Form E is a standard motor carrier insurance form recognized by the insurance industry and is filed with the commission by an insurance company.
(a) The Form E must be issued in the company name exactly as it appears on the company's permit.
(b) The Form E must remain in effect until canceled by a Notice of Cancellation (Form K). The Form K must be filed with the commission by the insurance company not less than thirty days before the cancellation effective date.
(c) The commission will accept an insurance certificate or binder for up to sixty days pending receipt of the Form E.
(d) A company may file a Uniform Motor Carrier Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability Surety Bond (Form G) in place of a Form E.
(4) If a company's insurance filing is canceled and a new filing is not received prior to the cancellation date, the commission may dismiss a company's application for a permit or cancel an existing permit.
(5) If a contract crew transportation company hires a driver to drive a vehicle owned by the contract crew transportation company to transport a railroad crew, the insurance requirements outlined in subsection (1) of this section, apply.
(a) The insurance requirements may be met by either the contract crew transportation company, the third party, or the railroad company.
(b) It is the responsibility of the contract crew transportation company to obtain and retain proof of insurance coverage for the third-party driver.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 81.04.160, and 81.61.050. WSR 18-10-001 (Docket TR-170780, General Order R-591), ยง 480-62-284, filed 4/18/18, effective 5/19/18.]
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