New van fleet insurance product recognises compliant drivers

A new insurance product has been launched aimed at rewarding fleets with van drivers who drive safely, efficiently and compliantly.

The Van Excellence scheme has teamed up with transport insurance specialists and commercial insurance brokers McCarron Coates Ltd, for this insurance product, which has been designed by insurer QBE.

It offers a competitive premium, low claims rebate and access to risk management and telematics apps. In addition, policyholders can choose between funding towards Van Excellence membership (year one), a Van Excellence audit, half a day of training, or a complimentary year’s subscription to the Guide to Van Excellence. 

The Van Excellence Operator Certification Scheme – administered by the Freight Transport Association – is centred around the Van Excellence Code, a minimum best practice standard, and provides operators with the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to safer, more efficient and sustainable van fleets.

 “The Van Excellence team is committed to promoting the safe, compliant and efficient operations of vans,” said Barrie Wilson, regional manager of Van Excellence. “That’s why we partnered with McCarron Coates to launch a bespoke insurance product, designed to assist operators in their journeys to create the safest and most efficient fleets possible, and ultimately, achieve Van Excellence Operator Certification.”

Ian McCarron, director of McCarron Coates, said the policy had been designed for fleet managers and SME owners who want to instil best practice in drivers. “It tailors its premiums and cover to a scenario in which a business is striving to achieve the Van Excellence standard and, therefore, managing its risk as a consequence of that,” he said. “We are excited to bring this bespoke option to Van Excellence members and to assist them with their onward journey as safe and compliant drivers.”

Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a freelance journalist and former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK's biggest selling truck magazine. He writes for both The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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