Tag Archives: transport insurance


Price per mile
February 24, 2022

Download our guide on the recent Highway Code changes

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Download our guide on the recent Highway Code changes.   We have recently seen a new set of Highway Code changes set to be adopted as law. This will have an impact on all drivers and could even expose fleet operators to negligence claims as more responsibility will fall to drivers. New Hierarchy of Road…

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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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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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Lorry in the snow
January 7, 2021

Rules that all drivers should know

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Drivers’ hours rules   Where you use analogue tachographs, you must also carry your driver smart card if you hold one, and all chart records (not photocopies), plus any legally required manual records for the current day and the previous 28 calendar days.   Where chart records have been made, they must be carried when…

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Ascend Broking Chelmsford
November 26, 2020

Brexit – Travelling in Europe in 2021

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Travelling in Europe in 2021 The transition period for the UK to leave the EU ends on 31 December 2020. What does this mean for insurance abroad in 2021.   Unless an agreement is reached, it is likely there will be a legal requirement to carry a physical document known as a Green Card when…

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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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