Courier insurance means you’re covered to make deliveries in exchange for payment. Most van insurance products don’t cover this activity, so if you are a courier or delivery driver, you must make sure you are buying the right type of policy.
With courier van insurance from Tempcover, you can get insurance to use the vehicle for single or multi-stop deliveries as part of your job.
This is mainly aimed at multi-drop parcel delivery services, however in some instances, this will also include cover for food delivery services such as Uber Eats, Deliveroo, or Just Eat.
As with all temporary insurance products from Tempcover, what is and isn’t covered depends on the insurer that underwrites your policy. It’s important to double-check the policy wording before purchasing the policy to ensure you are covered to use your vehicle for a food delivery service.
No, the goods you carry in transit are not covered under the courier van insurance policy. If you want cover for goods in transit, you will need to find a specific business insurance product elsewhere that provides that cover.
We can provide temporary courier insurance for commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes.
We can provide short term courier insurance for a range of commercial vehicles including:
No, each of our temporary insurance products, including courier van insurance, are available for individual drivers. If you wish to purchase temporary courier insurance for a different driver, you will need to purchase another policy with the details of that driver.
At this point courier insurance from Tempcover is only available on vans and commercial vehicles.
No, while our temporary van insurance product will provide cover for many aspects of business such as driving to different locations, it will not cover you to deliver other people’s items for money. This means it is not the right cover for couriers.
For delivery drivers, you will need to ensure you buy temporary courier insurance to ensure you get the right cover for your needs.
No, temporary courier van insurance is designed to cover the carriage and delivery of goods, not passengers. To get insurance for taxi use or to carry passengers you would need to look elsewhere for taxi insurance or private hire and reward cover.
Yes, you may insure a hire vehicle for the purposes of delivering goods for payment under our courier van insurance scheme. The van or commercial vehicle you hire must meet the criteria accepted by our insurers to get cover. This means that the vehicle must at least meet the following criteria:
Get fully comprehensive cover on our standard short term policies - plus it won't affect your no claims discount
Choose the duration you want with 1-12 hour and 1-28 day cover available - don't pay for cover you don't need
Customise your policy to suit your specific situation - get the policy you want and even choose the minute you want your policy to begin
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