Category: Fleet


Tips when buying a used vehicle – Our buyers guide
April 26, 2021

Tips when buying a used vehicle – Our buyers guide

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Buying a used vehicle?   The following 12 tips will help when buying a used car.   Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Check that the 17-digit vehicle identification number (sometimes know as V.I.N or chassis number) match each other around the vehicle. Typical locations are:   – Inside the driver’s door jam – Driver’s footwell – Boot…

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Why you should always be checking your vehicles
December 17, 2020

Why you should always be checking your vehicles

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Why not doing vehicle checks is risky for your drivers and vehicles   According to a recent survey, the majority of HGV drivers do not consistently carry out checks. Ensuring daily walkaround checks happen is part of the commitment an HGV fleet operator makes to receive a license, and is an important part of ongoing…

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Motor fleet – what to do to get a better price on your vehicles
December 10, 2020

Motor fleet – what to do to get a better price on your vehicles

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How to get the best price for your haulage motor fleet   It’s important to engage a broker that has a specialism in your industry, and Ascend has a specialist Transportation and Haulage division which has the knowledge and expertise in your sector – but how can you help and work together with your broker…

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Brexit – Travelling in Europe in 2021
November 26, 2020

Brexit – Travelling in Europe in 2021

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Travelling in Europe in 2021 The transition period for the UK to leave the EU ends on 31 December 2020. What does this mean for insurance abroad in 2021.   Unless an agreement is reached, it is likely there will be a legal requirement to carry a physical document known as a Green Card when…

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Crashing into parked cars is the most common road accident during lockdown
June 10, 2020

Crashing into parked cars is the most common road accident during lockdown

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29% of insurance claims during lockdown have involved someone hitting an unattended vehicle. Insurance companies have said that this has increased 19% since the 23rd of March, when lockdown was introduced. A number of factors may have caused this. One being that there have been more parked cars due to people staying at home and…

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Data settles the argument: “Are women safer drivers?”
May 20, 2020

Data settles the argument: “Are women safer drivers?”

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Are Women Safer Drivers? New Data Settles the argument “Drive like a Girl” data reveals 17-year-old men speed 130% more than women of the same age. To celebrate International Women’s Day, telematics insurance pioneer, drive like a girl (a trading style of Insure The Box who holds over five billion miles of driving telematics data),…

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GAP Insurance is still important
May 18, 2020

GAP Insurance is still important

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Gap Insurance is still important A third of drivers say having access to a car is more important than ever following the Coronavirus outbreak. A third of drivers say they’re more reliant than ever on having access to a car. The research from the RAC underscores the increasing reliance many drivers have on their cars…

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Reducing Motor Fleet Cover
May 14, 2020

Reducing Motor Fleet Cover

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Reducing motor fleet cover The current uncertainty in the haulage industry is causing people to think about their current fleet numbers. With a potential downturn in business, drivers self‐isolating, or just a reduction in volumes, it’s best to know your options so you can make the best decision. Own vehicles – You can lay them…

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COVID-19’s impact on driving tests
May 10, 2020

COVID-19’s impact on driving tests

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COVID-19’s impact on driving tests Driving Theory tests are suspended until 08 May for now. You can book a theory test now for a date from 09 May. If your driving test is delayed and your theory test runs out before your next test, you will need to re-take a theory test (they are valid…

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COVID-19 and the effect on haulage drivers
May 3, 2020

COVID-19 and the effect on haulage drivers

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COVID-19 and the effect on haulage drivers Haulage drivers are having to keep working during the pandemic, but there has been little talk about how the crisis is affecting them. Before the current crisis, the sector was facing a struggle to maintain staffing numbers given its high proportion of older workers approaching retirement and the…

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