Yutree Underwriting

Keeping your haulage clients on the road

Oct 6, 2016

Yutree are specialists in the provision of liability insurance. We have rates for over 600 trades and can, therefore, quote for most liability risks.

Specialist advice

One of the trades, which we have a particular specialism in, is road haulage. Our underwriters have a long history of underwriting liability insurance for the haulage sector. We can advise you on your clients’ requirements whether they are an owner operator, a large fleet operator, a freight forwarder, operating car transporters, driving into Europe, employing mechanics, requiring cover for warehousing, carrying hazardous goods or based in Northern Ireland.

An example of where we are frequently asked for advice is the area of operator’s licences. Haulage contractors require an operator’s licence where their vehicles have a gross plated weight of over 3.5 tonnes or an unladen weight of 1.525 tonnes, where there is no plated weight. There are some exemptions to this rule which we can talk you through although, more commonly arising, there is a misconception in the sector that hauliers can operate under each other’s licences or can circumnavigate this rule in other ways. It is, therefore, important that you are clear as to what your client requires so that, as their broker, you can make certain that they are not invalidating their insurance by operating outside of the law. Please call us if you are unsure and we will be happy to advise you.

Why use Yutree for your hauliers’ liability quotes?

  • £250 + ipt minimum premium
  • £250 third party property damage excess
  • 24 hour quote turnaround
  • Exclusive quotations
  • Northern Ireland risks accommodated
  • Competitive premiums and flexible underwriting
  • 15% commission for employers, public and products liability
  • ‘A’ rated security

Get in touch

If you would like a quotation, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Laura High or one of the team on 01638 675992. Alternatively, e-mail Laura on laura.high@yutree.com.

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