First National Insurance Program for Mobile Food Vending Trucks

May 17, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Austin, Texas (May 17, 2011) — Whorton Insurance Services, the parent company of and, is pleased to announce the launch of the first national insurance program to serve the insurance needs of the mobile food vending industry, a new industry formed by the rapid expansion of mobile food trucks in metropolitan areas throughout the country.

Because of this rapid growth, fueled by an ever-increasing appetite and demand for gourmet food and beverages from mobile vendors, city governments are amending their outdated ordinances to accommodate these operations. Likewise, the insurance industry was lagging behind and needed to recognize mobile food vendors as a new, emerging distinct marketplace, and that is what MFV Insurance has been able to accomplish.

Through their efforts, as spokespersons for vendors nationally, MFV Insurance received in-house authority from various 'admitted' insurance carriers to underwrite, price, bind and provide policy services for this industry as a preferred class of business at highly competitive rates. MFV Insurance's goal is to provide insurance and risk management services of the highest quality to meet the needs of their customers in this unique arena. MFV Insurance is striving to make insurance as accessible and affordable as possible to qualifying vendors.

Mobile food vendors nationwide are now able to protect their livelihood with innovative Property, Liability, Inland Marine, Automobile, Workers Compensation and Excess Liability coverages designed specifically for the mobile food vending industry.

To mobile food vendors, their vehicle, equipment and supplies are their livelihood; protecting their means of support is absolutely vital to them. However, accidents do happen. If an unforeseen event were to occur, MFV Insurance understands that they'll not only be inconvenienced, but that their livelihood will be severely impacted as well. That is why MFV Insurance has partnered exclusively with national "A" Rated insurance companies known for their financial strength, stability, loss control, risk management and excellent claim services.

The new Mobile Food Vendors Insurance Program, which has been available on a trial basis in California and Texas, will roll out in 29 additional states beginning in May 2011. Other states will follow based on the demand. To see if this program is available in your state visit MFV Insurance at or

The program has been designated a Preferred Provider by

This program is open to all duly-permitted mobile hot trucks, cold lunch trucks, gourmet coffee vendors and catering trucks.

Regardless of the type of mobile food vending operation - whether it's one unit or a fleet of vehicles - can custom-tailor an insurance package to meet its needs.

While MFV Insurance is a program manager and offers this program on an "exclusive" basis (meaning that it's only available through MFV Insurance), they are still independent agents, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. If a vendor prefers to have their own agent, MFV Insurance will gladly work with them. They just need to have their agent contact MFV Insurance about being appointed to represent the program. Either way, MFV Insurance's promise is to provide a level of service that no other provider can match.

About Whorton Insurance Services:
Whorton Insurance Services, Inc. is a Texas-based company with multiple offices in Texas and California. The agency was established in 1972 on the founding principles of time-honored values including integrity, respect, trust, teamwork, excellence, and service to others.

Jim Whorton is the founder of Whorton Insurance Services as well as a co-founder of Combined Agents of America, a $450 million affiliation of 45 member agencies representing over 100 best-rated insurance companies with clients throughout the United States.

Ron Ortega, Program Manager
Whorton Insurance Services, Inc.
Phone: 888-678-6384
Fax: 512-372-2284