Tag Archives: telematics


winter storm
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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December 29, 2017

Ascend Monthly Newsletter December 2017

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In this month’s newsletter we cover: – Ascend 24/7 – Launch of telematics equipped cars – Preparing for winter – What you need to know about GDPR – Cyber insurance – Simon Horton joins Read The Full Newsletter Online Contact one of our consultants to find out more on any matter. 01245 449060 info@ascendbroking.co.uk

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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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Vehicle teleamtics
December 20, 2017

Ascend launch fleet of telematic equipped vehicles

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The first of our Ascend branded motor cars arrived a few weeks ago, you may have seen them around! These are equipped with state of the art telematics camera systems that we are happy to demonstrate to you or any fleet operator. These systems are not standard SD card systems but communicate directly to our chosen…

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haulage
December 13, 2017

Haulage Driver shortage – 50,000 new drivers needed in the industry

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The RHA have advised that the industry has a shortfall of between 45,000 and 50,000 drivers and the situation is getting worse. Thousands of older drivers are leaving the industry and younger people can’t afford to get a truck licence. More than 85% of all goods bought in the UK are carried by a lorry…

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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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telematics, motor insurance, motor fleet, claims
May 21, 2017

How telematics can help reduce fleet costs

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How Telematics Can Help Reduce Fleet Costs. Technology has come a long way since the early telematics systems of 10 years ago. Real time video of actual or potential accidents can be instantly sent to your fleet centre and insurance company and this is helping reduce cost making it easy to get the right information…

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liability increase
March 7, 2017

So why could motor and liability premiums increase?

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Last week, Lord Chancellor Elizabeth Truss announced a new discount rate of -0.75% for personal injury awards from the current +2.50% with effect from 20th March 2017 (per annum). This will mean an increase in claims payments for any personal injury claims and will affect motor and liability policies with immediate effect. This is one…

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