Tag Archives: goods in transit


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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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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transport-insurance-experts
November 22, 2021

Is it worth investing in driver and vehicle safety?

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Investing in your drivers By investing in driver and vehicle safety you can save 78% in damage costs and 7% in fuel, according to Driving for Better Business figures. Who wouldn’t want that? But there is no doubt it’ll cost you to invest into Driving for Work schemes, so you may be thinking –  is…

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transport-insurance-experts
September 27, 2021

Increased risks from current haulage shortages

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Increased risks from current haulage shortages   Storage and distribution of raw materials and goods throughout the UK is the lifeline of business from manufacturing, hospitality, through to retail. The combination of Brexit and Covid-19 is impacting the supply chain and distribution channels, restricting both the movement of goods and people.   This will affect:…

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September 3, 2021

Commercial Vehicle Show

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Commercial Vehicle Show   The Commercial Vehicle Show has just taken place at the NEC in Birmingham (31st of August to 2nd September, 2021), hosting over 200 exhibitors and welcoming representatives from commercial fleet operators, local authorities, vehicle service and repair businesses, distribution and courier operators and many others, at the largest opportunity for the…

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Ascend Transport insurance
February 18, 2021

What are the effects of moving goods in the EU post-Brexit

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What are the effects of moving goods in the EU post-Brexit?   Following the UK leaving the EU, all trade with the EU is going to be different. A last-minute deal has helped with certain areas of trading, but what should you look out for when moving goods in the EU?   Tariffs The new…

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Telematics insurance
January 23, 2018

Two new motor fleet insurers enter the UK market

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Following the withdrawal of a number of motor fleet insurers in 2016/17, January has seen two new entrants utilising a select distribution network, one exclusively providing terms only with the use of forward thinking technology. We provide a brief overview as to how a different approach to the way you purchase motor fleet insurance can…

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underinsured
January 4, 2018

New Year Resolution No. 1 – underinsurance and how it can leave your business seriously exposed

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As part of our New Year resolution tips we tackle underinsurance. Many businesses find themselves underinsured at a time of loss and only receive a fraction of the true value of a claim. It is thought that up to 80% of the UK’s commercial properties are underinsured and 40% of businesses underinsure their business interruption…

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Haulage Specialist
December 21, 2017

Simon Horton joins Ascend to head up Transportation & Logistics

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We are pleased to announce that Simon Horton has joined Ascend as Transportation & Logistics Director  to oversee our continued growth in the haulage, car transportation, freight and associated trades. Simon has over 20 years transportation broking experience having held a number of high profile market positions, most recently as deputy managing director at Arthur…

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Winter 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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