Long Haul Trucking Insurance 2017-10-03T10:49:09+00:00

Long haul trucking insurance

ISIS can help you choose the right long haul trucking insurance for your business!


What is long haul trucking insurance?

Long haul trucking insurance is insurance that covers you when you drive your truck, lorry or HGV for commercial purposes. Like all types of insurance cover, the devil is really in the details. Insurers recognise that long haul lorries and their operators face some quite specific risks. You’re driving long hours, use motorways more than most and will often be on unfamiliar roads. Then there’s the nature of the cargo itself to consider. If your insurance doesn’t cover you for the type of driving you are doing then you aren’t protected.

ISIS Insurance can help. With years of experience in the HGV Insurance market, we have access to countless products from a range of insurers. We also have access to specialist insurance schemes that you won’t find on the High Street. Call us today. We’ll take the time to understand your specific needs and tailor an insurance policy that matches your exact needs.

What defines long haul driving?

This varies from insurer to insurer but there are a number of factors that companies typically take into consideration. You ‘re likely to be defined as undertaking ‘long haul’ work if you:

  • Undertake commercial delivery driving to destinations which are more than 200 to 300 kilometres (125-200 miles) from your home terminal.
  • Regularly sleep in your vehicle overnight. Long haul trucks, lorries and HGVs often include sleeping accommodation, and a single journey often takes several days
  • Regularly use ferry or rail travel to mainland Europe as part of your working life.

Beyond providing you with the right commercial HGV Insurance for the lorry itself, we can also offer a number of bolt-on covers that may be relevant to you. For example, it maybe that you need to insure the goods themselves. In fact, where you are carrying goods for third party customers, they may stipulate that you need particular cover in place as part of your contract with them. We can help you understand what you need in place and ensure you have adequate protection.

The key point is that if you are only insured for short-haul trucking but engaging in long-haul runs, you could be driving uninsured! ISIS Insurance can help. We can get quotes for you from a range of leading UK insurers and offer you advice on which policy might be best for your particular needs.

Call us today, or send us your information on the form and we’ll be happy to help.


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How can I compare long haul insurance quotes?

To make sure you get the right cover for your business, you really need to do your homework. Many commercial trucking insurance companies offer specialised long haul trucking insurance, or can add long haul cover to one of their other commercial transportation insurance policies. But making sure you have all the right

Another challenge is the sheer amount of time this takes. It is a simple matter to contact an insurer, but getting them to simply tell you the price of their policies and a list of what exactly they cover can be like pulling teeth. After all, you’d be talking to a sales agent. They don’t want to inform, they want to sell.

That’s why ISIS is here. We’ve built a reputation as very reputable commercial vehicle insurance brokers, and we have contacts with just about every major provider of long haul trucking insurance and related forms of cover. We can use that expertise for your benefit, by getting to understand your business needs, the way you (or your fleet) drives, and just what you’d need your insurance cover to do. Then we’d help you get exactly that at a good price.

We count among our happy clients both owner-operators driving their own trucks and organisations who employ entire fleets. Everyone needs something different from their cover, and we help them find it. Contact us today, and we’ll set up a time to discuss your needs.


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