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Couriers: Time To Ditch The Diesel?

Couriers: Time To Ditch The Diesel?

Diesel vehicles – be they vans, cars or trucks – have been the norm for most couriers for years, but in recent years they have come in for a lot of criticism and a lot of extra costs. Between excise duty rises – and look out for more of those in the Budget – the introduction of extra charges that affect the cost of running a diesel, such as London’s T-Charge and Islington’s £2 per day parking surcharge for diesels, they’re starting to become far less economical.

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How To Become A Lifestyle Courier

How To Become A Lifestyle Courier

We’ve seen a boom in the number of courier insurance quotes we’ve been asked for lately. As the UK’s so-called ‘gig economy’ continues to grow, so more and more people are looking for self-employed work as couriers, either with firms such as Hermes and DPD or on their own. It’s now estimated that these ‘lifestyle couriers’ make around 15% of UK parcel deliveries and that figure is set to rise sharply as online shopping continues to thrive.

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How To Save On Van Insurance

How To Save On Van Insurance

No matter what you use you van for – be it for work as a courier, a tradesman or as a delivery driver – you’ve probably noticed that your van insurance quotes have risen this year. We’ll get into the reasons behind the increases later, but to help you get cheap van insurance cover Coversure Redditch have put together some simple, industry-insider’s tips on how you can beat the rises and keep your costs of cover down.

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Courier Insurance: 10 Ways To Save

Courier Insurance: 10 Ways To Save

Want to save on your courier insurance cover? Then read on… Courier cover costs have been on the rise this year thanks largely to the changes in the Ogden Rate, increases in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) and inflation which have all pushed up premiums. There are though ways you can beat the price hikes, and in this latest blog from Coversure Redditch – the van and courier insurance specialists – we’ll share our top ten tips for saving on your cover.

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Driverless Couriers: Coming Soon? And Who Pays The Courier Insurance?

Driverless Couriers: Coming Soon? And Who Pays The Courier Insurance?

Self-driving cars have been in the news for some time now. Waymo, Google’s self-drive vehicle has been in test for years and the new Tesla Model 3 will have driverless functionality as standard. Now though we are starting to see companies talk to driverless delivery vehicles. Uber have bought Otto to develop a fleet of driverless trucks and Dominos are carrying out tests in the US to see how customers react to having their food delivered by a driverless delivery van. Will this technology catch on? Is it a good think thing? for customers? Are we looking at the end of courier drivers as we know it?

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Fleet Van Insurance Guide

Fleet Insurance For Couriers And Van Owners

As the courier market continues to grow, more and more couriers and van owners are finding themselves with more vehicles in need of courier insurance or van insurance. Many of them simply insure these vehicles individually, adding a new policy each time they add a new van. This is a shame as it means that they are missing out on the cost, time and administration savings that courier and van fleet insurance can bring.

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Courier Insurance or Van Insurance: Which Is Right For You?

Insurance Brokers Courier Insurance

It may surprise you to hear how often we get asked whether a customer’ needs courier insurance or van insurance. You have a van, you need van insurance. You’re a courier, you need courier insurance, simple, right? Well no actually, it’s a little more complicated than that.

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Courier Insurance: How To Beat The Price Hikes

Courier Insurance: How To Beat The Price Hikes

2017 hasn’t been a great year for us motorists. Whether you’re a courier, a fleet owner or simply a private car owner motor insurance costs have soared over the past year. According to the leading research company, Consumer Intelligence, average premiums have risen by 15.7% in the past year, whilst Go Compare’s latest survey shows vehicle premiums – including those for courier insurance – have climbed by over 33% in the last two years.

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Telematics: Driving Savings For Couriers?

Telematics: Driving Savings For Couriers?

Despite the explosion in demand for couriers the market remains extremely competitive and company owners and drivers need to cut costs wherever they can. One area they can make real saving is through getting cheap courier insurance and one of the easiest ways to cut the cost of courier cover is through the use of connected devices such as telematics. Telematics – the method of capturing and interpreting a vehicles data electronically – can help you save on a range of business-critical areas, not just insurance, including time, fuel and even customer attrition.

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Driverless Couriers: Future or Fantasy?

Driverless Couriers: Future or Fantasy?

Autonomous vehicles have been much in the news of late: From driverless cars, through to unmanned delivery drones, the world seems to be obsessed with handing the wheel to a computer as we search for ever greater efficiency. But what does this potential technological advance mean for couriers and for the provision of courier insurance? In this latest blog from Coversure Redditch, we’ll look at the possibilities, the pros and cons and the likelihood (or otherwise) of a driverless delivery world…

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Courier Insurance: 5 Ways It Pays To Use A Broker

Courier Insurance: 5 Ways It Pays To Use A Broker

As a courier, you will obviously want to save money on your courier insurance cover. As we all know, the courier market is fiercely competitive and any savings you can make on essentials, such as your courier policy, can make all the difference.

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Haulage Insurance Guide

Haulage Insurance Guide

When it comes to all forms of commercial vehicle insurance – be it courier insurance, van insurance or haulage insurance – here at Coversure Redditch we’ve a reputation for providing great advice as well as great cover. In this blog, we’ll give you all the help and advice you need to get the right haulage insurance. We’ll advise you as to who needs haulage insurance, what to look for in a good quality haulage cover and also give you some insider’s tips on saving money on your haulage insurance quotes. So, without further ado…

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Goods In Transit Insurance Guide For Couriers in 2017

Goods In Transit Insurance Guide For Couriers in 2017

As a courier, there are several insurance covers that you can take out - everything from courier insurance to public liability insurance. One of the most useful, however, is goods in transit insurance. Goods in transit insurance is a fantastically affordable, flexible and, in the case of a courier, one of the most important policies you can take out. But what is goods in transit insurance? What should a courier look for in a goods in transit policy? And how can you save on your goods in transit insurance quote? Well in this latest blog from Coversure Redditch, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about goods in transit insurance and give you some insider’s tips on saving money on it.

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Couriers: Would You Drive An Electric Vehicle?

Couriers: Would You Drive An Electric Vehicle?

Like most small businesses, couriers are always looking to save money on the essentials. Be it by looking for cheap courier insurance, getting the most economic van or looking for the cheapest place to get diesel, there are many ways a courier can cut the costs of deliveries. One way that could significantly cut the cost of being a courier – one that may well have an impact of courier insurance quotes – is by driving an electric vehicle.

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Van Insurance Guide

Van Insurance Guide

As demand for van insurance grows, however, so does the number of policies on offer and getting high-quality, cheap van insurance is becoming more complicated. So; to help you get van insurance cover you need, here is Coversure Redditch’s guide to van insurance 2017. In it we’ll help you get the van insurance that’s right for you and give you some insurance industry insider’s tips as to how you can save money on your van insurance.

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Courier Insurance or Haulage Insurance: Which Is Right For Your Business?

Courier Insurance or Haulage Insurance: Which Is Right For Your Business?

It may be the number of new couriers coming into the market in need of a courier insurance quote – driven in part by the influx of so-called in ‘lifestyle couriers’ - but here at Coversure Redditch we’re getting more and more calls from couriers and van drivers asking which type of insurance they need. Do they need courier insurance or haulage insurance? Or can they make do with a van insurance policy that has a carriage of own goods element to it?

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What Courier Insurance Do You Need In 2017?

What Courier Insurance Do You Need In 2017?

Over the last few years the courier industry has changed significantly, bringing with it huge changes in the courier insurance market. Between the surge in demand for courier services owing to the explosion of ecommerce, the rise of the so-called ‘lifestyle courier’ and the increasingly wide range of goods that couriers are being asked to carry, the UK’s £8.9bn courier and parcels sector is booming and becoming ever more complex and more competitive.

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Lifestyle Couriers Courier Insurance Guide 2017

Lifestyle Couriers Courier Insurance Guide

Being a so-called ‘lifestyle courier’ has become a popular occupation in the UK in the last few years and their number is now thought to be heading toward the 50,000 mark. As a second job or as a source of casual income, lifestyle couriering makes a lot of sense; you can do it at a time to suit you, the work’s as regular as you want it to be and it can be done by anyone with a car. Or can it…? What a lot lifestyle couriers don’t realise is that standard car insurance will not cover you to carry out courier work, for that you need courier insurance.

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Courier Insurance: How To Get The Best Deal

Courier Insurance: How To Get The Best Deal

Getting the best deal on your courier insurance can be key to making your courier business work. With margins in the courier business tight, competition for business fierce and unavoidable courier costs – such as fuel and van prices – rising, getting the best deal on your insurance is more important than ever.

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Courier Insurance: A Comprehensive Guide

Courier Insurance: A Comprehensive Guide

The courier insurance market in the UK is booming. As the UK’s ecommerce and mcommerce markets grow ever larger – they hit a record £150bn in 2016 – and more and more things need to be delivered, so more and more couriers are required, couriers who all need courier insurance cover.

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