Category: Fleet


May 3, 2022

What are your self-insurance options?

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What are your self-insurance options? Self-insurance is one way businesses can maintain some control over their own risks, while still being able to purchase protection at higher entry levels when needed, through an insurer – at rates much lower than those offered by traditional programmes.   What can self-insurance programmes cover? Almost any type of…

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ERN explained
February 16, 2022

ERN explained – Everything you need to know

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ERN explained – Everything you need to know   ERN stands for Employers Reference Number. This reference is made up of two parts: – – A three digit HMRC office number – A reference number unique to your business   Depending on when this number was issued to you, it can look slightly different. –…

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Virtual Fleet Manager
January 20, 2022

What is a virtual fleet manager, and why do you need one?

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What is a virtual fleet manager, and why do you need one? A virtual fleet manager is an invaluable asset for business owners who rely on a large number of vehicles to conduct their operations. By using a fleet manager, business owners can improve their efficiency and optimise their resources. In this blog post, we…

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Fleet Insurance Winter insurance driving guide
December 30, 2021

Bad weather – the need for a sound fleet insurance policy

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Bad weather reinforces the need for sound fleet insurance policy   Winter weather fleet insurance policy Significant storms, like many we have witnessed in recent years, and bad weather prevent many workers from being able to report for work, creating significant declines in revenue for the duration of the bad weather, or even for a…

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December 28, 2021

How to safely walk on ice

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Winter is coming…! And with it, undoubtedly, will be periods of snow and ice, not only providing jeopardy on our roads, but posing an issue when it comes to walking anywhere.   All it takes is for you to step incorrectly onto an icy patch and you can fall over. While the odd stumble may…

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HGV Classes explained
November 24, 2021

Any use of hand-held mobile phone while driving to become illegal

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Any use of hand-held mobile phone while driving to become illegal   Police will soon be able to more easily prosecute drivers using a hand-held mobile phone at the wheel after the government strengthens existing laws to further improve road safety. It is already illegal to text or make a phone call (other than in…

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Improving your motor fleet
November 18, 2021

5 ways to improve your motor fleet and reduce premiums

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5 ways to improve your motor fleet and reduce premiums   Motor fleet is a large percentage of a company’s insurance spend. These 5 easy to follow tips could help you improve your motor fleet claims experience and reduce your premiums.   1. Motivate your drivers Motivating drivers to perform well can be a highly…

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October 20, 2021

What are your options for reducing your fleet numbers?

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What are your options for reducing your fleet numbers? The current uncertainty in the haulage industry is causing people to think about their current fleet numbers. With a potential downturn in business, with driver shortages or just a reduction in volumes, it’s best to know your options so you can make the best decision. Own…

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October 14, 2021

What Ascend’s Private Hire insurance covers and the optional extras you can add to your policy.

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What Ascend’s Private Hire insurance covers and the optional extras you can add to your policy At Ascend Broking, we believe that insurance should be simple. Nobody should have to read through pages and pages of insurance jargon to understand the cover they have in place.  In this post, we’ll look into what your Private…

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October 1, 2021

Per-mile Insurance

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A different way to pay for your car insurance: pay-per-mile   Pay per mile car insurance No one likes paying for their car insurance. We’re forced to buy it. It’s a pain. However, some new types of insurance are making it a slightly less bitter pill to swallow. We all know there are a few…

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