Tag Archives: Haulage insurance


Top tips for new HGV drivers
April 1, 2021

Top tips for new HGV drivers

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Tips for new HGV drivers   If you’ve just passed your HGV license test and are now qualified to drive Heavy Goods Vehicles, the good news is that there are plenty of employment opportunities out there for you. With a current UK shortage of HGV drivers, now is certainly the time to be kick-starting a…

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The importance of looking after your drivers
November 5, 2020

The importance of looking after your drivers

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Looking after your drivers should be one of your main priorities Mental health used to be a very taboo subject but now discussions about mental health are a much more common, positive thing. Without positive mental health conversations and care, firms could lose a lot of good people and good drivers, not to mention the…

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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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Do you have HGV’s that go into London?
November 23, 2019

Do you have HGV’s that go into London?

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New rules regarding safety permits for vehicles over 12 tonne come into force in October 2020. London has the highest number of cyclist v HGV accidents in the country, nearly twice the national average. From October 2020 all vehicles (other than exemptions) over 12 tonne will need a safety permit to operate in London. Firstly,…

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Managing risk and costs during record fuel prices
May 13, 2019

Managing risk and costs during record fuel prices

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What’s happening? We all know that the price of crude oil is a constant economic hot potato. Following continued rises in the price of oil, fuel prices are at their highest levels for over two years. Not only this, prices jumped at their fastest rate in 18 years during May, up to an average of…

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Data keeping drivers safe on the road by getting to know their good and bad habits
December 10, 2018

Data keeping drivers safe on the road by getting to know their good and bad habits

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Serious motor incidents involving HGV drivers always make the headlines, whilst a company car driver who carries out a motoring misdemeanour that negatively affects other road users can bring instant shame on the company name. A few years ago, preventing eventualities like this, which could conceivably have been avoided, would have seemed an impossibility in…

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Driving Law: Changes Coming
November 26, 2018

Driving Law: Changes Coming

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2018 sees many new driving laws come into force, while other established laws are set to change. Staying on top of changes could help you avoid breaking any laws in the future. Take a look at our vehicle cameras to help your driving CHANGES TO TAX ON DIESEL CARS From April 2018, motorists buying a…

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Covernotes 2018 Summer Newsletter
August 31, 2018

Covernotes 2018 Summer Newsletter

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Summer 2018 Covernotes Newsletter Please download our 2018 summer newsletter In these covernotes we include: The insurance implications of Britain becoming a nation of fly-tippers Helping to make the Claims experience less painful Data keeping drivers safe on the road by getting to know their good and bad habits Leave no stone unturned with Silicosis…

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Buying new vehicles on 1st September?
August 17, 2018

Buying new vehicles on 1st September?

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Then consider GAP insurance if you do not want to owe the finance provider any shortfall on claim settlements. It is an exciting time of the year if you are purchasing new vehicles with the new registration plates available next month. So why not complement your new fleet with GAP Insurance? With 80% of vehicles…

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Ascend 24/7 – Our revolutionary client app video
May 24, 2018

Ascend 24/7 – Our revolutionary client app video

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Access your policy documents 24/7 Changing the way you manage your insurance programme We like to do things a bit differently at Ascend and are delighted to advise of the launch of Ascend 24/7 an online client portal and app that allows all our customers to access our back office system. Whether you are looking to change…

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