Tag Archives: Haulage insurance


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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Improving your motor fleet
November 18, 2021

5 ways to improve your motor fleet and reduce premiums

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5 ways to improve your motor fleet and reduce premiums   Motor fleet is a large percentage of a company’s insurance spend. These 5 easy to follow tips could help you improve your motor fleet claims experience and reduce your premiums.   1. Motivate your drivers Motivating drivers to perform well can be a highly…

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Haulage-insurance
October 7, 2021

Greater London introducing new traffic order

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Transport for London, Direct Vision Standard and HGV Safety Permit From October 2020, all vehicles (other than exemptions) over 12 tonne will need a safety permit to operate in London.   TFL are introducing a Traffic Order that requires the operators of vehicles with gross weight over 12 tonnes to have a HGV Safety Permit…

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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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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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fleet insurance
November 8, 2020

New division to help larger businesses consider insuring in a new way

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New division to help larger businesses consider insuring in a new way Chelmsford-based insurance broker, Ascend Broking, has established a new arm to its award-winning business, as it endeavours to help clients of a certain size in Essex, London and beyond consider a new way of insuring their risks.   – The idea is, larger…

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fleet insurance
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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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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simon horton
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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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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