What Does COI Mean (Auto Transport)

COI means certificate of insurance. When a car transport company requests a COI, they are asking the carrier's insurance company to add them as a "certificate holder" so the company hiring them can make a claim on the carrier's insurance, should damage occur. A copy should be sent ot the shipping company and the customer.

Note: The COI should come from the government approved insurance agent, and not the carrier directly. If it does come from the carrier, the person receiving the COI should call the named insurance company and verify it's authenticity.