Driver’s Negligence Insurance Cover

Make sure you've got it covered while putting your customer's mind at ease

Driver’s Negligence Insurance cover option

Making sure you’ve got it covered

When you hire a driver from Driver Hire, our highly selective recruitment process means your risks are kept to a minimum. All the same, we recognise that having some extra cover in place can help to put you (and your customer’s) minds at ease, so should something happen your money is protected.

That’s why we introduced a unique level of insurance cover for our customers whose business or service involves the movement of cars. When you choose to take up our Driver’s Negligence Insurance cover option, you’re covered for up to £10,000* worth of damage to the vehicle.

 

Peace of mind

We only select the best candidates to drive for us and put every driving candidate through a 150-point skills assessment, including a validation of all licences and a detailed accident history check. Our insurance provider also stipulates the following requirements as a condition of cover:

  • The driver must be aged 21 or over, and
  • Hold a valid Driving Licence with no unspent endorsements**, and
  • Have held an appropriate driving licence for the class of vehicle for more than 1 year, and
  • Have more than 90 days appropriate driving experience in the past 12 months

What this means is that with Driver Hire, you’re protected at every level.

Benefits to you

  • Unique level of cover from Driver Hire
  • Peace of mind
  • Vehicle cover for up to £10,000*
  • Quality assured staff, fully assessed, referenced and briefed

Please contact your local Driver Hire Office for more details.

Notes:

*This amount is reduced to £5,000 for a van less than 3.5T GVW and being driven by a person holding only a category B licence. Please note that an excess of £750 applies for any claims made, increasing to £1,250 where the driver is aged under 23.

**Exceptions to driver’s unspent endorsements are as follows; for any Speeding or Parking offences, offence codes TS10 – TS70, CU10 – CU50 & CU80, MS10 – MS80, MW10, PC10 – PC30, PL10 – PL50, all subject to a maximum of 9 penalty points

Customers are not covered until the relevant agreement forms have been completed and approved

Drivers must be fully insured to drive the vehicle by the customer’s own motor insurance company in compliance with the Road Traffic Act

Cover is only available for the vehicle and does not include any equipment used by the driver e.g. satellite navigation systems

In the event of a claim, the maximum amount payable relating to the total loss or destruction of the vehicle shall be the market value, immediately prior to such loss or destruction but not exceeding in total the limit referred to above