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Commercial Vehicle Insurance

As a broker we’re here to help you find the insurance you need to keep your business moving, by protecting your business and commercial vehicles should things go wrong.

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Commercial Vehicle Insurance

As a broker we’re here to help you find the insurance you need to keep your business moving, by protecting your business and commercial vehicles should things go wrong. In fact, we’ll help make finding the right commercial vehicle insurance – for single vehicles, or fleets of up to eight ‒ as easy as 1, 2, 3.

 

Why Insurance is Important for Commercial Vehicles

If you rely on one or more commercial vehicle for the normal running of your business, you’ll know that incidents and accidents can be disastrous. From theft and third-party damage to misfuelling and lost keys, mishaps that takes a business car or business van off the road ‒ can disrupt everything from deliveries to the simple job of visiting customers.

Covers like business car insurance, small fleet insurance, and light goods vehicle (LGV) insurance are there for eventualities just like these, and to help get you moving again, quickly.

Of course, the protection offered by insurance for commercial vehicles and fleets doesn’t end there. It should also protect you if an accident leaves you liable for injuries sustained by a third party, covering legal defence costs – and for damage to third party property. There are also those driving your cars, vans or LGVs to consider too. The right commercial vehicle insurance should also offer personal accident cover and help pay for medical expenses following an accident.

Finally, commercial vehicle insurance for small fleets can also make managing your vehicles easier. For instance, small commercial fleet cover gives you a single policy covering all your vehicles, with one renewal date – which is much simpler than managing several separate policies.

Optional covers*

  • Third party liability.

  • New for old.

  • Personal accident.

  • Accidental misfuelling.

  • In-vehicle safety technology.

  • Replacement locks.

  • Child seats replacement.

  • Legal protection.

  • Pay on use breakdown cover.

  • Personal belongings.

  • Medical expenses.

  • Occasional business use.

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About Commercial Vehicles

It’s hard to overstate the importance of commercial vehicles, not just to individual firms, but to society in general. The scale of that impact on everyday life is reflected in the fact that, in Britain today, some five million goods and service vehicles help drive the economy.

That is not lost on the wider public. Recent research found that 9 out of 10 people in the UK feel reduced or restricted services from commercial vehicle driven services would significantly affect their quality of life[1], while 46% recognised they benefitted in some form from commercial vehicle related services in the previous 24 hours[2].

In the small business sector, around two million sole traders depend on vans for their livelihoods[3].  The so-called white van is a fixture on our roads and in our businesses. There are around 2.5 million on the road, each averaging an annual mileage of 9,426, and with an average contents value of £1,026[4].

In recent years, the growth of online shopping has made commercial vehicles all the more important. In fact, the UK is home to the Europe’s largest online retail sector – UK customers spent more than

£65 billion on goods and services online in 2017[5], and commercial vehicles carry almost two billion tonnes of goods the length and breadth of the UK every year[6].

All of which only serves to further highlight the importance of protecting those that rely on commercial vehicle fleets - and insurance can play an important role, protecting those businesses, their vehicles, and their customers against the unexpected.

 

Get a Commercial Vehicle Insurance Quote

Peace of mind comes with buying the right insurance, at the right price – quickly and without fuss. So let us help you find the commercial vehicle insurance you need to protect your business. We will help you make the whole process as easy as 1, 2, 3 - so get in touch today for a quote.

If you run a business that relies on a commercial fleet of vehicles, smei also provide specialist commercial fleet insurance.

Terms and conditions

*Optional cover may depend on insurer.

[1] https://www.smmt.co.uk/2018/04/brits-dependence-on-commercial-vehicles-revealed-as-new-research-shows-9-in-10-would-be-worse-off-without-them/
[2] https://www.smmt.co.uk/2018/04/brits-dependence-on-commercial-vehicles-revealed-as-new-research-shows-9-in-10-would-be-worse-off-without-them/
[3] https://www.smmt.co.uk/2018/04/brits-dependence-on-commercial-vehicles-revealed-as-new-research-shows-9-in-10-would-be-worse-off-without-them/
[4] https://www.autonetinsurance.co.uk/infographic/white-van-man/
[5] https://www.smmt.co.uk/2018/04/brits-dependence-on-commercial-vehicles-revealed-as-new-research-shows-9-in-10-would-be-worse-off-without-them/
[6] https://www.smmt.co.uk/2018/04/brits-dependence-on-commercial-vehicles-revealed-as-new-research-shows-9-in-10-would-be-worse-off-without-them/

IF I WAS TO FIND A LOWER QUOTE ELSEWHERE ARE YOU ABLE TO MATCH OR BEAT IT?

We will always do our utmost to beat your current price or other genuine like-for-like quotes you have been offered. We will offer you a quotation and policy best suited for your needs.

I AM MOVING TO NEW PREMISES – WHOM DO I NEED TO CONTACT?

You will need to contact us quoting your policy number and we can then amend your details. Please note that the change of premises may affect the cost of your insurance.

WHAT DO I DO IF I NEED TO MAKE A CLAIM?

Details on how to make a claim can be found in your policy documentation, however please feel free to contact us on 0330 134 4606 or email claims@pclaims.co.uk if you have any queries or would like some assistance.

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