Truck Insurance Comparison FAQs
How Do I Find The Cheapest Truck Insurance Price Available?
How Do I Find The Cheapest Truck Insurance Price Available?
Research is the key to finding affordable truck insurance. As with purchasing any type of insurance, it is vital to shop around and get multiple quotes from several different brokers. Many truck insurance providers can be found online and it may be possible to get a more competitive quote if you approach several companies. This will ensure you have found the cheapest truck insurance price available. Some providers will tailor packages specially for you, others will have pre-set packages. You will need to consider your own individual needs and priorities when finding the best deal. What will the broker ask? In order to calculate your insurance premium, a broker will ask you several questions about your business, the vehicles and drivers you may want to insure. Key questions will include any previous no claims bonus and previous premiums/quotations.
The types of questions that will be asked include but are not limited to:
- Are you an owner driver?
- What type of insurance does your business need?
- New start?
- Haulage insurance?
- Fleet insurance
- Skips/ waste insurance?
- Couriers insurance?
- What type of coverage do you need?
- Fully comprehensive?
- Third party?
- What is the gross vehicle weight?
- Do you need insurance for heavy goods?
- How old are the vehicles?
- How many vehicles do you want to insure?
- Do you have any cameras or telematics insured?
- How old are the drivers?
- Drivers under 21?
- Drivers over 70?
- How much experience do the drivers have?
- Newly passed?
- Experienced drivers?
- Do the drivers have any driving related convictions?
- Drivers with points?
- Drink drive convictions? DR10
Choosing a broker
When trying to find the most affordable insurance premium for you, you may also want to consider the different benefits the broker provides. You should weigh up the advantages and disadvantages for choosing a particular broker. This could solely be cost related or you can further consider the additional services they provide.
Things to consider:
- What does the broker offer?
- Introductory offers for new starts?
- Tracker and camera discounts?
- Service van on fleet policies?
- Complete package with GIT and Liability?
- Low excess?
- Mirrored bonus for additional trucks?
- Low rate discounted breakdown cover?
- Windscreen cover?
What else should I consider? When trying to find a more competitive quote, you may consider the brokers value added services.
This can include:
- EU cover for vehicles in transit
- Green card for trucks going to Europe
- Legal expenses cover for up to £100,000
- Low excess to suit individual needs breakdown and recovery in the UK and Europe
- Young drivers under 25 covered
- Low deposit options for owner drivers
- 0% deposit
- Financing options
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