Category: Transportation


Organised crime gang members sentenced for stolen vehicle export scam
September 23, 2020

Organised crime gang members sentenced for stolen vehicle export scam

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Six men have been sentenced to a total of 20 years for their part in supplying and exporting stolen vehicles to Northern Cyprus. The City of London Police, who led the investigation, identified in excess of 120 stolen vehicles linked to the organised crime group, with losses to industry of around £5 million. The men…

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Why app-based systems are essential for motor fleet policies
September 9, 2020

Why app-based systems are essential for motor fleet policies

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Technological advances for motor fleet policies span far beyond telematics and driver assistance systems. New ways of connecting drivers to insurers directly allows for comprehensive gathering of data that can help claims. Cloud-based technologies, such as the Ascend Claims App, allows policy holders to upload pictures and files immediately so that insurers can access them.…

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How to manage your motor fleet post-lockdown
August 12, 2020

How to manage your motor fleet post-lockdown

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For business owners managing fleets of vehicles it’s essential that provisions are made to ensure all vehicles are safe and legal and to prepare drivers for returning to the road. The most important thing for managers to inspect is whether a vehicle is safe to drive. With many vehicles being stationary for many months, problems…

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Cost of motor cover at four year low
August 5, 2020

Cost of motor cover at four year low

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In the second quarter of 2020, the cost of motor cover was at its lowest for four years. This fall reflects the impact that Corona virus has had on the UK, with motorists taking far fewer car journeys. The price of cover is down 3% from the first quarter of 2020. Motorists have clearly been…

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Ascend launch new style credit insurance
July 8, 2020

Ascend launch new style credit insurance

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Ascend Broking Group have launched a revolutionary new credit insurance facility on a per-invoice basis from just £5.60* per policy, making it much more affordable and than traditional credit insurance. Credit insurance allows your business to grow by offering credit terms to new buyers, knowing that you’re protected if things don’t go to plan. It…

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The environmental impact Covid-19 has on your fleet
July 8, 2020

The environmental impact Covid-19 has on your fleet

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Cities worldwide have seen significant decreases in emissions. Dolphins have returned to Southern Italy and in China many have seen blue skies for the first time in a long time. These of course are positive occurrences in what has been a rather bleak year. This may however spark a political turn globally in pushing further…

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Nine cargo security tips
June 17, 2020

Nine cargo security tips

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NMU have released advice to secure cargo and keep it safe while in transit. These tips should be followed in order to keep your cargo as safe as possible. 1. Know where your shipment is – Know where it should be at any given time, when it is stationary and when it is being transferred…

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Risk Insight: How Coronavirus is affecting Cargo Insurance
May 24, 2020

Risk Insight: How Coronavirus is affecting Cargo Insurance

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Risk Insight: How Coronavirus is affecting Cargo Insurance Customers What is the likely/potential impact on Supply Chain? All areas of the supply chain in or via countries impacted expect to face reduced capacity to handle goods due to restrictions on movements of people and cargo. These restrictions are likely to have a significant impact on…

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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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