Category: Transportation


Price per mile
February 24, 2022

Download our guide on the recent Highway Code changes

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Download our guide on the recent Highway Code changes.   We have recently seen a new set of Highway Code changes set to be adopted as law. This will have an impact on all drivers and could even expose fleet operators to negligence claims as more responsibility will fall to drivers. New Hierarchy of Road…

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Courier van insurance
February 16, 2022

What insurance do I need to be a courier?

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What insurance do I need to be a courier? With many companies growing an online presence, the courier industry has boomed due to more and more people ordering online and businesses looking to couriers to help them with their distribution. So, if you’re reading this with the idea of entering the industry, this could be…

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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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transport-insurance-experts
February 1, 2022

Why you need a transport specialist insurance broker

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Why you need a transport specialist broker At Ascend we provide transport specialist insurance. We have 100+ combined years of experience in the transport insurance market. We even have an account executive who is an ex-driver himself. Therefore, we have a good insight into the industry and what risks you may face, with great access…

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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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Haulage-insurance
January 19, 2022

Brexit causing more distribution delays in 2022

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Brexit causing more distribution delays in 2022   Some lorries bringing goods from the EU to the UK have been stuck at the border for four days. The disruption has been blamed on “terrible” new Brexit red tape. Truck drivers have reported queueing for up to eight hours trying to get through customs controls at…

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haulage-industry-in-2022
January 19, 2022

Big issues facing the UK haulage industry in 2022

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Big issues facing the UK haulage industry in 2022 Covid and Brexit will continue to affect the haulage industry in 2022, but there are other questions in the UK haulage industry that will unravel as the year goes on. Newly trained HGV drivers – will they be in it for the long haul? You may…

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January 12, 2022

Welcome, Steven Gillespie, to the Ascend team!

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Welcome, Steven! We are delighted to announce the addition of Steven Gillespie to Ascend Broking, as an Account Executive.   Steven joined Ascend in December 2021, having previously worked at Devitt Insurance for 8 years across multiple departments including Personal Lines, High Net Worth and Commercial. He has a keen interest in the Motor Trade…

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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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