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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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Protecting staff, buildings, vehicles and businesses
April 30, 2020

Protecting staff, buildings, vehicles and businesses

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COVID-19 – protecting staff, buildings, vehicles and businesses Contamination Deep Cleaning service, through our managed repair business, Crawford Contractor Connection (CCC), is aimed at clients who require the skills of our technical and specialised cleaning contractors to provide decontamination and containment solutions following an outbreak and its subsequent disruption: – Full deep clean and decontamination of premises following…

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How to get the best price for your Haulage Motor fleet
January 12, 2018

How to get the best price for your Haulage Motor fleet

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Specialist insurance for the Transportation and Haulage sector needs a unique approach. It is important to engage a broker that has a specialism in your industry. They  must have the knowledge and expertise in your business sector and be able to provide you with full market access. But how can you ensure you are able to obtain the…

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Preparing for high winds
January 2, 2018

Preparing for high winds

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Your brolly’s inside out, you’re leaning into the wind to walk but getting nowhere while rain lashes, sticking your clothes to your body. That’s stormy weather for you. A broken brolly’s not the end of the world and clothes dry out, but when winds are strong enough to damage your home it’s often a bit…

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Covernotes Winter 2017 Newsletter
December 21, 2017

Covernotes Winter 2017 Newsletter

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Winter 2017 Newsletter Please download our winter 2017 newsletter Winter covernotes 2017 In this months Covernotes we cover:- Motor Vehicles: the new instruments of terror Weather-proof your business against the winter Social engineering, spear phishing, whaling…the latest trends in cyber-crime Are you GDPR ready? Recovering after a flood How would you handle a product recall?…

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When should you use telematics in your vehicles?
August 31, 2017

When should you use telematics in your vehicles?

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Today’s telematics systems are helping reduce claims reporting times to insurers from the traditional average of 30 days to in some cases to 1 day. That is why more and more businesses are fitting our recommended telematics devices in their vehicles as they look to reduce their fleet risk and reduce insurance costs. These devices can…

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Motor Fleet Risk Management
June 19, 2017

Motor Fleet Risk Management

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Motor Fleet Management Managing a motor fleet is exhausting work. Whether your business’ fleet consists of five or 500 vehicles, gathering them all together and managing their collective risk can feel like an endless exercise in futility. While addressing one specific risk, three more different risks can pop up, all demanding your immediate attention. Instead…

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Self Insurance – A boost to your cash flow – but is it also risky?
June 5, 2017

Self Insurance – A boost to your cash flow – but is it also risky?

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For larger more complex clients self-insuring can be a very effective means to enhance cash flow or insure parts of their operations that are difficult or very expensive in the traditional insurance market, but is not without risk. One option for businesses with a strong balance sheet is to look at their own self retention…

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Equity Red Star will not be offering renewals on general haulage with effect from 1st June 2017
May 29, 2017

Equity Red Star will not be offering renewals on general haulage with effect from 1st June 2017

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Equity Red Star are planning to withdraw from the General haulage fleet and courier insurance market from 1st June 2017 Insurers are counting the costs of the Ogden discount rate reducing to -0.75% and in a market where some general haulage and courier insurers are operating at a loss, ERS have taken the necessary but…

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