No matter where you live or operate your business, you must obtain insurance for all commercial trucks. Some states allow noncommercial motorists to go without paying for monthly insurance policies or require those who opt not to purchase an annual plan to pay a fee to the state instead. This is not the case when it comes to commercial driving. Commerce related driving is different because the employees represent the company at all times. In the event of an accident, the employee and anyone else involved will need to be able to access appropriate legal avenues including government services such as workmans comp and disability. Also, businesses face non-accident related problems such as vehicle damage, vandalism, and theft. Federal and State agencies require that proof of insurance is submitted for approval prior to operating your business. Those in the market for commercial truck insurance do have a few choices available to them. Much like ordinary motorists, they can opt for mere primary liability insurance, which is far cheaper than buying full coverage. This is the minimum amount of coverage necessary for compliance with federal law.