I did a little research regarding clean ups and who does and doesn't pay for them. I found out that if a personal auto causes a wreck that results in a spill, none of the insurance companies I spoke to would pay for the clean up - it's not in the policy! Now if the spill isn't cleaned up and it causes DAMAGE to property, THEN the situation falls under that part of a policy. It's a catch-22. But now look at the commercial side of the insurance coverage - almost without exception - spills ARE covered. (getting some insurance companies to pay up though...well that's another issue) So while the accident is not the trucker's fault, nor should it fall to the trucking company to insure the clean up - that's the "behind the scenes" issue that is being fought out between private and commercial insurance companies. Until the rules are changed and anyone who is responsible for an accident that causes a spill is made to pay (either by changed insurance policy rules, a loan, credit card or heck, even cash), the trucking companies are going to keep getting stuck with the bill. And no - it's not fair. Drive safe ya'll!