With the gig economy in full swing there’s no better time to be a van courier in the UK, but you still have to adhere to the strict rules and regulations governing your operations; plus be aware of your van or courier insurance liabilities at the same time.
In our previous blog Electric Vans and the Motor Trade, we looked at the ever-growing interest in electric vehicles in the UK market.
When taking out a motor trade insurance policy, you will find many differences in the benefits that come as standard on some cover, but optional extras on others
The recent announcement by car companies Hyundai and KIA that they are to invest £85m in UK electric van manufacturer arrival is certainly good news for those seeking cleaner alternatives for UK roads.
If you are a young driver starting out as a courier, driver or mechanic within the motor trade, you may find that getting road risk, van or courier insurance comes at a price, generally quite a high one.
When owning a motor trade business, it’s advised that you have public liability insurance. Alongside liability, you may also need professional indemnity insurance.
For the majority of people in the motor trade, especially dealers, car jockeys, repossession agents and breakdown specialists, there is often the thorny question of towing and trailering.
For those of you just starting out in the motor trade business or thinking about renovating classic cars as a hobby, you will probably keep hearing the word ‘SORN’ mentioned.