Tag Archives: transport


Courier van insurance
February 16, 2022

What insurance do I need to be a courier?

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What insurance do I need to be a courier? With many companies growing an online presence, the courier industry has boomed due to more and more people ordering online and businesses looking to couriers to help them with their distribution. So, if you’re reading this with the idea of entering the industry, this could be…

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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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Fleet Insurance Winter insurance driving guide
December 30, 2021

Bad weather – the need for a sound fleet insurance policy

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Bad weather reinforces the need for sound fleet insurance policy   Winter weather fleet insurance policy Significant storms, like many we have witnessed in recent years, and bad weather prevent many workers from being able to report for work, creating significant declines in revenue for the duration of the bad weather, or even for a…

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HGV Classes explained
November 24, 2021

Any use of hand-held mobile phone while driving to become illegal

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Any use of hand-held mobile phone while driving to become illegal   Police will soon be able to more easily prosecute drivers using a hand-held mobile phone at the wheel after the government strengthens existing laws to further improve road safety. It is already illegal to text or make a phone call (other than in…

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July 1, 2021

What is FORS?

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What is FORS?   The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme designed to help fleet operators improve fleet standards within their organisation. FORS offers a range of tools that help drivers, fleet managers, and organisations measure and improve performance across all aspects of their fleet operations, and demonstrate best practice. What…

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haulage
May 27, 2021

Driving forward in a post-Brexit and COVID-19 world

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Driving forward in a post-Brexit and COVID-19 world   The world saw a turbulent change when national lockdowns took place due to COVID-19. As businesses across the industries had to temporarily close, agility was key for them to survive but, alongside the pandemic, the UK has also gone through a transition of leaving the European…

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Haulage-insurance
May 6, 2021

Drivers to be Covid tested before entering the UK

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Lorry drivers will be tested for Covid-19 before entering the UK amid surge in cases across Europe   Lorry drivers arriving in England from outside the UK will be required to take a Covid-19 test within 48 hours of arrival, the transport secretary has announced. Grant Shapps said that from April 6 hauliers, including drivers…

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April 29, 2021

What has Brexit meant for your business?

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What has Brexit meant for you?   With nearly 1 in 4 UK hauliers having already lost business due to Brexit, a survey reveals that many UK hauliers remain unprepared for the end of the Brexit transition period, with just 3% stating they are totally prepared for the transition. The majority stated they needed more…

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educational insurance charity
April 22, 2021

Social media in the transportation and logistics industry

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Social media in the transportation and logistics industry   In the logistics and transportation industry, social media is used as a tool for business only. There aren’t many interactions with customers. Some companies are unaware of the parameter of social media comments about services or even the system. Social media tools might pose helpful information…

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HGV Classes explained
April 19, 2021

UK changing the law of using phones whilst driving

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The Government is seeking to tighten the law around using a mobile phone whilst behind the steering wheel.   It has been an offence under UK law since 2003 to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving. Drivers caught can expect to receive a fixed penalty notice (FPN) of £200 and six penalty points on…

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