Category: Fleet


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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Managing cargo risk during the COVID-19 outbreak
May 2, 2020

Managing cargo risk during the COVID-19 outbreak

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Keep on moving; managing cargo risk during the COVID-19 outbreak The impact of the COVID-19 virus and the measures put in place by governments and authorities to try to combat its spread are affecting all types of businesses across the whole world. In these times, the protection of health, safety and lives is paramount. While…

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Insurance Times Awards Double Win
November 30, 2019

Insurance Times Awards Double Win

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Ascend crowned gold winner in Customer Champion of the Year 2019 and bronze in Independent Broker of the Year The Insurance Times awards are often referred to as the Oscars for the general insurance industry and this year the ceremony took place at the spectacular Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s West End on 22nd November…

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The Broker Innovation of the Year Awards 2019 – Winner
September 5, 2019

The Broker Innovation of the Year Awards 2019 – Winner

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The Broker Innovation Awards – Start-up Broker of the Year 2019 WINNER We are delighted to have been crowned Start-up business of the year 2019 at The Broker Innovation Award 2019 held at Leonardo Royal Hotel, Tower Bridge in London. We also were finalists in another 3 categories including: • Commercial Broker of the Year…

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Ascend begin fundraising for The Belsteads RDA
July 23, 2019

Ascend begin fundraising for The Belsteads RDA

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Ascend are delighted to support The Belsteads RDA, a local charity based in Chelmsford providing disabled children in the local community the opportunity to learn to ride and interact with horses. The Belsteads School is situated within 11 acres of paddocks and links directly to a 150-acre nature reserve. The curriculum will take advantage of…

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