Tag Archives: Haulage motor fleet insurance


Whiplash reforms – in place from now
July 27, 2021

Whiplash reforms – in place from now

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Whiplash reforms – in place from now   From the 31st  May new whiplash reforms came into legislation.   WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Historically, the limit for the Small Claims Track (the route to bring low value claims to court) was £1,000. The reforms will increase this limit to £5,000. This will mean that if…

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Motor fleet – what to do to get a better price on your vehicles
December 10, 2020

Motor fleet – what to do to get a better price on your vehicles

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How to get the best price for your haulage motor fleet   It’s important to engage a broker that has a specialism in your industry, and Ascend has a specialist Transportation and Haulage division which has the knowledge and expertise in your sector – but how can you help and work together with your broker…

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New rules to make transport as sustainable as possible
September 10, 2018

New rules to make transport as sustainable as possible

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New biofuel targets were introduced in April that aim to double renewable fuel use in the UK transport sector within 15 years. By changing the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), owners of transport fuel who supply at least 450,000 litres a year will have to make sure their mix is at least 12.4% biofuel by…

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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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Top 15 Drivers Tips Checklist
May 2, 2018

Top 15 Drivers Tips Checklist

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Do you consider yourself a rule-abiding citizen and a good driver? Even if you take care at the wheel, you may be regularly flouting the Highway Code, or breaking the law without knowing it.  Breaking the rules of the road could put you or other people in danger and invalidate your insurance. And offences such…

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Vehicle thefts are on the increase –  What can you do?
April 3, 2018

Vehicle thefts are on the increase – What can you do?

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The number of vehicles being stolen has gone up 30%. In 2013, 66,000 were stolen, that number rose to 86,000 in 2017 and the value of those stolen has been rising. Unless these are recovered quickly – usually via a tracker of some kind, the recovery rate for stolen vehicles is stubbornly low. Evidence suggests…

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How would losing your driving licence affect your life?
March 20, 2018

How would losing your driving licence affect your life?

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Losing your driving licence can have dramatic implications to your professional and personal life – that is why you should consider our Loss of Licence Defence insurance product that will pay for a specialist solicitor and legal fees when defending or challenging a motoring conviction. This policy is ideal for anyone that: ❖ Drives for…

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Guide for employees driving in the snow
March 18, 2018

Guide for employees driving in the snow

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What simple steps can you take to keep your business, employees and the public safe during severe snow? Download Employee Driving Tips • Steps should be taken to make sure that water pipes don’t freeze – especially outdoor pipes. If any external pipes aren’t used in the winter, their water supply should be switched off…

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Water damage – over 25% of all claims originated from this risk
February 18, 2018

Water damage – over 25% of all claims originated from this risk

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In 2016, escape of water contributed to over a quarter of all domestic property insurance claims, ranking above ‘weather’ and ‘fire and explosion’. Between January and September 2017, these claims totalled £483m – an increase on the previous year. However, it’s also an issue in the commercial space. The continuing rise in escape of water…

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Hauliers Liability – The importance of arranging the correct cover for your business
January 29, 2018

Hauliers Liability – The importance of arranging the correct cover for your business

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Hauliers Liability – The importance of arranging the correct cover for your business   Simon Horton, Transportation Director at Ascend Broking takes a look at a hauliers responsibility for customers goods whilst they are in your care, custody or control. Hauliers are liable for loss or damage to goods at Common Law unless you operate…

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