Insurance is a vital requirement for anyone who drives a vehicle on public highways or roads, and when you are a HGV driver then being on these roads is a frequent routine so you want to make sure you are fully protected against anything that the road may throw at you.
Like standard insurance, HGV insurance operates in the same way meaning you are fully protected should your heavy goods vehicle, be it a truck or lorry, be involved in anything from an accident or breakdown to any incident that may cause the vehicle to be subject to a claim. Therefore it is imperative that you take out HGV insurance to make sure you are fully protected.
There is a variety of incidents that can occur on the road which may lead your HGV to be subject to a claim. This includes being involved in an accident with another vehicle. Should your truck or lorry crash into another vehicle or vice versa then having adequate HGV insurance will protect you against any claim costs. Failure to take out comprehensive HGV insurance could result in you having to fund the costs, if your vehicle is subject to a claim, from your own pocket.
Having HGV insurance fully prepares you against the high costs of claims. You may think that if you do not take out comprehensive insurance than you would be able to settle the costs of claims yourself however this is not this case. Only specialised insurance brokers can estimate exactly how much a claim may cost you, and failure to use their advice could mean you might have to pay out more for a claim than you can actually afford.
Following specialised HGV cover also means that you are able to get exactly what you require from your insurance policy. To ensure you are fully prepared for all claims that could occur on the road you can add optional extras to your policy to increase your level of protection. This can include offering breakdown assistance and cover to your policy in the event your truck or lorry breaks down. By having comprehensive HGV insurance, it means any event that causes you or one of your HGV drivers to be subject to a claim, everything can be sorted quickly to get you back on the road in no time rather than be left with expensive costs should you not take out insurance.