Free Coverage

When you ship merchandise via shipping carrier, sometimes your shipment will be protected by a form of free declared value coverage. Remember, this is not insurance, but a form of liability coverage offered by the carriers.

 

Below is a chart that should assist you in understanding what carriers offer coverage.

 

Small Parcel Companies:

Carrier Name Has Free Coverage Free Coverage Amount Details
FedEx Yes $100.00 per package  
UPS Yes $100.00 per package  
DHL Yes $100.00 per package  
USPS No/Yes $100.00 per package Express Mail Only

 


Freight Companies:

Carrier Name Has Free Coverage Free Coverage Amount Details
General Average around $100.00 per package
Depending on the commodity, different carrier have different coverage amounts. Many don't cover high risk items, or high valued items
Common $0.50-0.60 cents $100.00 per package
Carrier per lb. $100.00 per package