RHA's window deal
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POLICY HOLDERS of the Road Haulage Association's Insurance Services, launched in January this year (CM, January 25), have now been given the chance of free windscreen replacements.
in co-operation with Windshields, the UK windscreen replacement company, RHA Insurance Services will replace the windscreen of any vehicle it has insured and pass the bill on to Sun Alliance, the insurance un derwriters. This will not affect the policyholder's no-claims discount.
If the replaced windscreen breaks within 12 months, Windshield will provide another one free of charge.
Windshields, which has contracts for windscreen replacement with British Road Services, Volvo, Daf and MAN, has a fleet of 240 repair vehicles, mainly operating out of 34 regional centres and their associated satellite depots.
If a driver's windscreen breaks, he contacts Windshield and gives the relevant details of his Insurance Services membership card. An engineer will then come to deal with the problem.
The replacement service is a 24-hour-a-day operation. Windscreens cost between £70 for a Ford Transit size vehicle and £200 for the largest vehicles.
Insurance Services is now in its third month and is going well, according to RHA national chairman Harold Russett. But April, the start of the new financial year, should see many haulage companies ending their present insurances policies and changing to the RHA, he hopes.
The companies that are insuring with the RHA have an average vehicle fleet size of 1015, said Brian Vincent, Sun Alliance claims manager for Horsham. Owner-operators were also insuring with the RHA as they were receiving a very good deal, he claimed.