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Rental Shield™
Short-Term Rental Equipment Insurance

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or 6-months!

How do you get coverage?

We make the process simple so you get same-day coverage.

  1. Submit – the quick and simple form. Click the orange button at the top of the page to begin.
  2. Sign – the contract between you and JT Bates Group that will be emailed to you via DocuSign.
  3. Pay – an invoice emailed to you via QuickBooks.
  4. Receive – the certificate of insurance through us to your email inbox.
  5. Give – the certificate of insurance to the rental dealership and start your equipment rental.

What is Covered?

Rental Shield™ covers a ton! Look to your right and see what we cover versus the typical coverage option.

Over 30% of all equipment damages in 2020 were caused by collisions, which most damage waivers do not cover.

We protect the equipment from common causes of damage - not just the rare ones.

Rental Shield™

Typical Named Peril*

Falling Objects

Frequently Asked Qustions


Rental Shield™ is short-term equipment coverage for rental construction equipment. Rental Shield protects the equipment for the most common damages listed below. *Please note that every claim is subject to an investigation by an adjuster.

  • Collisions
  • Falling Objects
  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Overturns
  • Theft
  • Vandalism

Solving the Problem:

This insurance policy often serves as the necessary insurance that most equipment dealers require in order to rent equipment. Rental Shield offers renters the most extensive coverage at a price that fits the customer’s timeline.

Simple answer:

1 Business Day

Complex answer:

We pride ourselves on providing same-day coverage. This means that we ask for a day to process applications and issue a certificate of insurance.

In most cases, we are able to complete the process within a few hours. Having said that, you the customer play a major role in the process.

The rate at which the application is submitted, the agreement form is signed, and the invoice is paid, dramatically affects the processing time.

Simple answer:

It depends. Price is 100% dependant on your unique situation.

Complex answer:

The price for coverage is based on 2 factors.

  1. Equipment Value
  2. Length of Rental

Similar to car rental fees, the type of vehicle and the length of rental determine the overall cost. However, below we have included a sample price to give you a ball-park estimate.

Sample Quote:

$60,000 (Equipment Value) + 1 Week (Rental Length) = $95


Simple answer:

Not yet.

Complex answer:

Rental Shield™ is physical damage that protects the piece of equipment. Even though Rental Shield protects against the most common causes of accidents, it is not liability coverage.

However, we are in the process of building this coverage option. We hope to complete this policy option in 2022. If you have any questions about liability coverages, please contact us.

Claims Process:

  1. Inform our Rental Shield™ team.
  2. Inform the dealer of the damaged equipment.
  3. Fill out the loss report provided by us.
  4. Pay the deductible (and any repairs not covered by Rental Shield™).
  5. Sit back and let us take care of the rest!

Our claims advocates work hard so that you don’t have to. We take care of the paperwork so you can get back to work.

Talk to a live agent:

Click the chat button on the bottom right side of the screen and talk to a live agent!

Why Rental Shield?

“Rental Shield was created at the request of heavy equipment renters so they can get the coverage they need to rent the equipment that helps them get the job done.”

Jayme Bates, CEO

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