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Operating a coach (or running a similar business) comes with a lot of responsibilities. One of the most important ones will be coach insurance, and all operators of such vehicles need to invest in some to work safely and legally.
Much like all other kinds of vehicle insurance, your specific circumstances will determine the type and level of cover that you need. For example, if you’re simply operating a coach for personal reasons (perhaps for a local charity or youth club you volunteer at) then you’ll probably have very different needs to owners of a coach fleet, which is why it’s so important to do your research.
All insurers will be able to offer slightly different things, so if you want to make sure that you’re getting the level of cover that you need it’s important to look around. Always opt for specialist insurers or brokers as they’ll have the experience in the area to know what you’re looking for, and ideally speak to someone who can create a tailor-made policy that suits your individual needs.
As you’ll be carrying passengers you should probably look for the most comprehensive level of cover that you can, but there are always options that are more basic. But, it makes sense to be fully prepared so ideally look for what additions can be included in your policy, with things like legal expense cover, public liability insurance and breakdown assistance being well worth considering in this industry.
It’s important to remember that a comprehensive policy doesn’t always mean that you have to spend a fortune. If you look carefully and compare several options you’ll easily be able to find a policy that gives you just what you need at a price to suit, and don’t be afraid to see what added discounts can be offered as well. If you head to price comparison sites or specialist brokers you’ll easily be able to compare several options, and if you’re looking to save even more cash consider things like increasing the excess or dropping off any unnecessary additions.
So, when it comes to coach insurance, always look for a policy to meet your individual needs. Your personal circumstances and whether you’re operating as an individual or a business will have a huge impact on the type of policy that you go for, as will your budget and the extras that you need, but if you spend the time to look you’ll have no problem finding just what you’re looking for.
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Feel free to call us on 0707 707 0495 option 9 at any time.Exhibition Bus Insurance Exhibition buses have increased in popularity in the last 5 years as an eye catching and effective form of marketing promotion. Obtaining insurance for exhibition buses a few years ago was quite a challenge, but we have worked hard with our panel of bus insurance underwriters and we now have several options available to us for exhibition bus insurance. With our exhibition bus policies, you have the option of keeping the vehicle at one venue or going on a “road-show” tour across the UK. Most vehicles tend to be buses, but policies are available for coaches and minibuses too. Liability insurance is an option you should consider as an addition to your policy. Exhibition Bus insurance policy benefits: •Competitive rates and introductory discounts •Up to 60% no claims bonus for long standing exhibition bus policies •Fleet policies if you have 3+ exhibition buses •Liability Insurance (public and/or employers’) •Delegated Schemes – instant cover at competitive prices •Knowledgeable team for this unusual policy – dedicated account manager to offer support Our policies include: •Public buses through to private buses (airports / exhibitions / road-shows) •Comprehensive •Third Party, fire & theft •Third Party •Fleets welcome •Goods in Transit (optional) •Risk management advice •Monthly payments by direct debit •Low deposits •Cover for the value of your PERMANENT fixtures & fittings Bus Insurance we have a range of specialist insurance schemes for bus operators, whether it’s for public hire traditional use or for more bespoke private use such as exhibitions and road-shows. As a specialist bus insurance broker, we have long standing relationships with bus insurance underwriters so we’re confident we’ll find the best policy at a competitive price. This includes single vehicle policies through to larger fleets. Bus fleet insurance policies can also incorporate coaches, so a combined bus and coach fleet insurance policy is a viable and cost effective solution. We insure thousands of buses across the UK both for public and private hire – and can offer you: •Competitive rates and introductory discounts •Up to 60% no claims bonus •Fleet policies for flexibility and easy administration •Liability Insurance •Delegated Schemes – instant cover at the lowest price Our policies include: •Public buses through to private buses (airports / exhibitions / road-shows) •Comprehensive •Third Party, fire & theft •Third Party •Fleets welcome •Goods in Transit (optional) •Risk management advice •Monthly payments by direct debit •Low deposits For bus or coach insurance (or both) you should consider: •Motor Insurance (covering your vehicle) •Employer’s Liability (protecting your employees & a legal requirement) •Public Liability •Personal Accident •Legal Expenses a specialist arm of County Insurance Consultants with a fully trained team - can offer you: •Exclusive schemes with our panel of bus and coach underwriters •Fleet insurance policies to include a combination of buses and coaches •Attractive discounts •Expert knowledge •FREE risk management advice PSV Fleet Insurance Of course, there are many PSV operators that run a fleet of both buses and coaches (and often minibuses too). It makes perfect economic and administrative sense to insure your buses and coaches on one fleet policy – the vast majority of our bus and coach operators with 3+ vehicles do so. The principle advantages of a PSV fleet policy are: 1) Ease of administration Change drivers or vehicles as often as you like. You can opt for ‘any driver’ or ‘named driver’ policies 2) One renewal date A fleet policy means one renewal date, easing the administrative burden of several policies.MiniBus Insurance MiniBus Insurance Due to their affordability and cheaper running costs, minibuses are the most popular vehicle in the general bus and coach market. These normally range from 9 to 17 seats, although larger vehicles can accommodate up to 22 seats. We can cover the whole spectrum of minibuses for private hire use. We insure thousands of minibuses across the UK – and can offer you: •Competitive rates and introductory discounts •Up to 60% no claims bonus •Fleet policies for flexibility and easy administration •Liability Insurance •Territorial limits from British Isles to Continental EuropeThe team behind busandcoachinsurance pride themselves in providing excellent service through every stage of your insurance. Our aim is to make the process as smooth and as easy as possible for you, whilst getting you the best price on your premium! The team behind busandcoachinsurance pride themselves in providing excellent service through every stage of your insurance. Our aim is to make the process as smooth and as easy as possible for you, whilst getting you the best price on your premium! Please see below comments from a few of our customers: ——————————————————————————————————————————- ” I would like to thank Steve Halliday of JSW insurance. Steve was very helpful and understood the business and insurance requirements. He also understood that as playbus company all we seem to experience is increases in costs to operate. Low profits and high costs to run make the business very hard to work. Steve did not stop until he brokered a price that meant for the first time in 5 years a saving in my insurance premium. I would recommend Steve to any playbus operator going forward and I now do not dread next years quote. Thanks Again Steve.” The Mobile Playbarn Company, http://www.themobileplaybarncompany.co.uk/ ——————————————————————————————————————————- “We have been with busandcoachinsurance.net now for 2 years and found the service with them has been of very high standard. They always finds us the best deals! Cheers guys!” Anthony Williams, KWS Mini Travel, Gwynedd ——————————————————————————————————————————- “A big thank you to Steve from busandcoachinsurance for the excellent service you provided me and especially for the saving you made compared to my renewal. The main reason for me changing my insurance over to you was obviously the cost saving but I really appreciated the help and advice you gave me too. Many thanks, John” John Main, Main Travel, Gwent ——————————————————————————————————————————– “I’d be very happy to recommend busandcoachinsurance The level of service provided was really very good. I always received a fast response to any questions I had and the product price was excellent. These guys were happy to do a comprehensive search of the market to seek alternative cover and achieve better protection at a cheaper rate. I would recommend busandcoachinsurance.net to anyone wishing to cut insurance costs, without sacrificing on service quality. Regards, Steve” Steve Holt, Holt Services Ltd. ——————————————————————————————————————————– “My thoughts are: 1 – The service was excellent 2 – Price was competitive 3 – Knowledge of product was very good 4 – Response time was quick 5 – I would have no hesitation in continuing to do business with busandcoachinsurance Paul Carver, Barnhill Travel ———————————————————————————————————————————— “Very happy with the service I have received. Any questions or problems I had were dealt with and resolved quickly. Help was just a phone call away and as a start up business I couldn’t have asked for more.” Nilesh Patel, Desi Coaches Ltd ———————————————————————————————————————————— I have insured my second vehicle with Steve now, by far the most competitive price on both vehicles. And an overall brilliant service. Thanks. Darren Owen, Dazzlers Minibus, Anglesey ————————————————————————————————————————————– “Thanks for the excellent service you have provided in my search for insurance for my 2 minibuses. You have been great to deal with, quickly and efficiently. Your quote however wasn’t the absolute cheapest one but I felt it was worth paying extra for the extra attention that you provided me with”. Colin Logan M-Line Travel Ltd —————————————————————————————————————————————- “Steve was recommended to ourselves by another operator and what a recommendation it was! Steve has a vast knowledge of the private hire industry when it comes to PCV Insurance, all questions were answered and in a timely professional manner, the last and most important point ‘THE PRICE’. Steve offered us a quote that was much better than other companies we had a quote from.” Steve, Jays Travel —————————————————————————————————————————————— “As a new Travel and Tours company in North Wales it was very important in our 1st year of trading to keep our costs down. Insurance premiums for a start up company were, as you can imagine extremely high. We rang around numerous companies and brokers. Eventually we settled with Steve Halliday. Reasons, customer service was absolutely 2nd to none, Steve is always just a friendly phone call away. The price was far and away the cheapest with NO reduction in cover. We got our whole bundle through Steve, Vehicle, Liability and Breakdown. Best part, even now we’ve parted with the money the after care from Steve actually goes the extra mile. Thanks again for a friendly competitive service. We’ll be insuring our second bus soon.” Mike Chare, Angels Travel and Tours ——————————————————————————————————————————————- “When we contacted you the idea for using a bus to do youth work in isolated rural communities was a new one to us. Once we obtained the bus we were on a steep learning curve and insuring it was all part of that. We contacted other insurers but they were unsure on how to classify the vehicle and were therefore reluctant to give us a quote. You were different. You responded positively and we felt confident that you had understood the nature of the work and the de-classification of the vehicle from a bus to an HGV. This service is worth paying for and not seen in many organisations these days.” Anita Nicholls, The Buzz Project ——————————————————————————————————————————————— “Being a new company and starting a new idea is difficult enough so when trying to find insurance things weren’t straight forwards. I had a limited time scale and a tight budget, other insurers refused to provide cover due to the complexity and concept of what I needed to cover. Steve at www.busandcoachinsurance.net was the first person to show interest and provide me with some options. I think he even found it a challenge but in the end he managed to find a suitable affordable package. Hopefully by next year I can get all my insurance into one package and be confident that I’m getting the best deal around. I would recommend busandcoachinsurance.net to anyone with extra insurance needs, Steve always kept me up to speed on progress and replied to emails or calls straight away.” Ollie Kemp, Bedroam ——————————————————————————————————————————————— “JSW Insurance Services were a great find for us. Apart from being reliable, helpful, they are professional at all times and provide an excellent service. We always know where we stand; there were no games, no hidden costs. They continue to provide us with excellent services. The staff at JSW Insurance go above and beyond their duties as insurance brokers. We would recommend JSW Insurance Services.” Paula Poole, Tresor Paris ——————————————————————————————————————————————— “We have found Steve to be very professional with prompt and attentive service. We had specific requirements and Steve was able to identify and grasp our needs quickly then source the best bespoke cover. A specialist who knows the industry very well and a must first port of call for anyone wishing to deal with the best. Naturally, we will be relaying Steve’s details to friends and colleagues. When asked, Steve was willing to entertain requests for cover on other types of insurance although he stated that they would be passed on to those of his colleagues who would be best suited to tailor the best cover. This says a lot about the care that can be expected from Steve.” Welwyn Hatfield Labour Party ——————————————————————————————————————————————— •Delegated Schemes – instant cover at the lowest price Our policies include: •Comprehensive •Third Party, fire & theft •Third Party •Goods in Transit (optional) •Risk management advice •Monthly payments by direct debit •Low deposits The team behind busandcoachinsurance.net pride themselves in providing excellent service through every stage of your insurance. Our aim is to make the process as smooth and as easy as possible for you, whilst getting you the best price on your premium!
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