Monthly Archives: March 2009

Reading taxi insurance customers call for council inquiry

Tuesday, 31st March, 2009

More than 100 taxi insurance policyholders in Reading have accused the borough council of distributing taxi licences to people with false information. The group of 140 cabbies are calling for a full inquiry after it emerged that a number of drivers on the road are operating unlawfully. Driver Tahir Abdullah explained to the Reading Read the full article…

Commercial vehicle insurance customers entitled to more work

Tuesday, 31st March, 2009

Commercial vehicle insurance customers may soon notice a change to their working operations after new European Union (EU) regulations were established, entitling them to more work. Following years of EU deliberation, commercial haulage drivers will be able to undertake three domestic loads in a one-week period, provided it is not a permanent or continuous Read the full article…

Belfast taxi insurance customers stage strike

Monday, 30th March, 2009

Taxi insurance policyholders in Belfast will be down a day’s wage today as they hold a 24-hour strike in protest. Vehicles will be parked at taxi ranks throughout the city centre but will be accepting no fares in a bid to push the city council to curb the number of taxi licences being issued. Read the full article…

SMMT: Government Budget could save motor traders

Friday, 27th March, 2009

The government should use the Budget to boost consumer confidence in a bid to encourage motor insurance customers to start purchasing new cars again. At least that is the opinion of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which has claimed that the motor trade industry is seriously suffering as more drivers opt Read the full article…

Van insurance policyholders reminded of importance of MoTs

Friday, 27th March, 2009

Commercial vehicle insurance customers have been warned of the serious repercussions involved if they fail to renew their MoT. Automotive specialist Kwik-Fit has pointed out that drivers caught without a valid certificate could face a fine, as well as an impact on their motor insurance premiums and road tax. This comes after research conducted Read the full article…

Taxi insurance policyholders face unemployment

Friday, 27th March, 2009

Taxi insurance policyholders in Worcester could find themselves priced out of their trade after the city council announced that it is to increase annual taxi licensing fees. Cabbies will be forced to pay an extra 35 per cent, which will see the usual fee rise from £250 to £340. But the Taxi Drivers Association Read the full article…

Aberdeenshire van insurance customers among driving offenders

Thursday, 26th March, 2009

Commercial vehicle policyholders were among those motorists caught committing driving offences by road policing officers in Aberdeenshire this month. In a bid to rid the roads of speeding and dangerous driving, Grampian Police patrolled the A952 where they recorded commuters failing to wear seatbelts, talking on their mobile phones and driving without a valid Read the full article…

Smoking van insurance policyholders urged to put out cigarettes

Thursday, 26th March, 2009

Van insurance policyholders hoping to sell their vehicle before upgrading to a newer model have been warned that it may not be attractive to potential buyers if its interior has been exposed to cigarette smoke. According to British Car Auctions (BCA), just because second-hand commercial vehicles are in demand at the minute, it does Read the full article…

Volkswagen ‘is the favourite among van insurance customers’

Wednesday, 25th March, 2009

Commercial vehicle policyholders in the market for a new van may wish to put their trust in firm-favourite manufacturer Volkswagen. According to new figures, the company has continued to outdo itself in sales despite the effects of the economic downturn. It sold a total of 332,000 commercial vehicle units to van insurance customers in Read the full article…