Insurance provider Gauntlet is helping coach and bus operators return from COVID-19 hibernation with a new booklet, which offers advice on how to insure vehicles post-lockdown.
Titled ‘Back on the Road: the Coach Operator’s Renaissance Guide to Insurance and Driving in 2021’, the guide covers how best to carry out an insurance audit, prepare a plan of action, and how to work with the broker to secure favourable presentation of risk to an insurer. It also covers how to ensure vehicle maintenance does cause issues and deals with European travel for when that becomes possible again.
Gauntlet introduced the booklet after its conversations with operators revealed many were uncertain what path to take when it came to vehicle insurance.
“Many operators had restructured fleets and laid vehicles up with reduced insurance cover. Others had ceased to trade but have started up new entities and did not know how best to go about seeking insurance for their start-up. Gauntlet’s guide has come to the rescue of both,” the insurer explains.
Adds Gauntlet’s Managing Director, Roger Gaunt: “We are proud to have responded to coach client concerns and quandaries by producing this comprehensive guide. The months ahead will be a renaissance for those coach operators who have weathered the storm and getting the right insurance advice is absolutely essential.
“By putting this guide together, we have ensured that any coach operator can gain clarity with regard to what they need to do, whether they are simply coming out of hibernation, are an expanded business that has grown through acquisition or are a new start-up coach operation. The guide channels all of our expertise and differentiates us, once again, as one of the industry’s leading coach insurance specialists.”