Gas Motorcycle Couriers said:
After reading the heading there is a small exchange which personally checks Insurance, it is low cost, well run and reliable, yes Shed5, basically if you don't have GIT your don't become a member simple as that, plus the advantage of knowing no crooks and alike wont be able to join after vigorous checks by the owner, so no chance of non payment.
I know Tim has the provisions for folk to upload there Insurance, but cannot force folk to upload, so then that's down to the Vendor to check relevant Insurance if not showing. But in the nature of urgent collection/delivery this can be a headache.
I cannot comment on any other exchanges as I'm not a member, nor wish to be.
At least with Shed5 you get peace of mind, I'm not promoting Shed5 but Mike has got it right and membership is growing..
Sorry to burst your bubble Gas.
They may well ask to see your GIT insurance, but they have no way of verifying it!
All of the exchange sites ask you to post / fax or email a copy of your GIT / Hire and Reward insurance.
Once you do that, then Bob's your uncle. No further checks, because they can't check any further!
I am only putting this out as I know for a fact that there are at least 3 subbies on Courier Exchange who are using doctored certificates.
That is to say that they have taken the pdf policy that was emailed to them officially by the insurance company and after that, year upon year, they have just altered that same document to reflect different dates.
So once again, I will re-iterate, with regards to the original question of this topic, which was:
Are Courier Exchange checking everyones insurances?
No they are not! Neither is any other exchange be it Mtvan, Shed5 et al!
Because they can not! They have no legal right to verify the validity of the policy of any driver on the road!
The only people who can "check" your insurance are the authorities or your own insurance company in the event that you have had an accident with the driver in question!
In the end, NO they are not CHECKING! They are simply performing due dilligence and asking that each member supplies the required information.
However they are (and I am referring specifically to Courier Exchange here) inferring that they are "checking".
That tells me all I need to know, and also why I did not renew my membership after the first 6 months!