Category: Commercial Van Insurance

American Council Ban Commericial Vehicles from Residential Areas

On the 9th of September the City Council of Chesterfield in America passed some rather controversial ban on the larger commercial vehicles that operate in the area. They are now no longer allowed to operate in residential neighbourhoods.
The mayor, Bob Nation has commented on the situation saying, “I myself am conflicted by this issue. I think that we should try to do something for those who are concerned about this issue, but I’m also concerned about the other folks who have vehicles they use in […]

Glasgow Council Extends Fleet

Glasgow City Council has added to their already extensive fleet of 200 Fiat Professional light commercial vehicles and now has 31 new Doblo Work Up factory-fitted drop side conversions. They have been added to be used by a few different maintenance departments such as roads and winter, cleansing and parks and homecare.
This is great news for the public as well as the council as there will now be more vehicles in the Glasgow region to deal with maintenance issues which will mean that the roads […]

Ford Fiesta Van: New Launch

Smaller vans are starting to become majorly popular among fleets looking to downsize to save money and cut down on vehicle bangs and scrapes.
It’s all about choosing the right vehicles that are fit for your purpose of purchasing, and this has seen a growing number of van makers enter the picture.
Ford spotted this open opportunity a very long time ago with its original Fiesta Van, launched just a short period of time after the first Fiesta car was released in the late 1970s.
The most recent […]

Fuel duty rise put on the hard shoulder

Holders of commercial vehicle insurance policies throughout the UK will be delighted with at least one bit of news that came out of an otherwise dire Autumn Statement delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, in the House of Commons yesterday.
The news that the proposed 3p per litre rise in fuel duty in January was cancelled had MPs clapping and cheering the Chancellor yesterday and it’s a safe bet that the news was greeted just as happily in many boardrooms and van cabs […]

Cold front develops in Blackburn as ice cream vendors go to war

A street battle between two owners of ice cream vans ended up in court this week, with a YouTube video ending up as the star witness.
When former Mr Yummy driver Zeheer Ramzan found Mr Whippy van vendor Mohammed Mulla in the same street and selling ice cream to what he considered his own customers Ramzan lost his “cool”. Although Ramzan had admitted to causing criminal damage and possession of a weapon in a public place he had denied assaulting Mulla. However, unknown to Ramzan […]

Fife Council makes the switch to electric fleet vehicles

Fife Council has committed themselves to replacing all of their fleet vans with electric versions in a bid to save some money as well as protecting the environment. The change will be done gradually when each van comes up for renewal and each new vehicle will be added to the council’s commercial vehicle insurance policy.
The E-Fife branded vans will be driven in the same way as an automatic and can travel for 80-110 miles after being fully charged. Based on an average mileage of 200 […]

Trading standards on the case of van hire rental company

A Leading UK van rental company has come under the microscope of Trading Standards Officers, and according to a BBC Radio programme the company look sure to end up in court after dozens of customers complained about charges surrounding their rental agreement.
A1 National Car and Van Rental Ltd offers vans, cars and minibuses for hire all over the UK and aggressive advertising campaigns coupled with a competitive pricing system which offers customers a free pick up and drop off has seen the company become a […]

Film based vans to be used by cable company

Virgin Media has raised the curtain on a their new fleet of movie themed “super-vans” which will be seen throughout the United Kingdom in the next few weeks. Van drivers from the company will set about installing Virgin Media’s range of next generation digital services that include 120Mb broadband and TiVo.
The new commercial vans have been inspired by some of the best loved vehicles from the big screen and they include International Rescue’s famous aircraft piloted by Virgil Tracy, Thunderbird 2, and the ghost fighting […]

Council had enough of static van owners

Holders of vehicles typically protected by commercial vehicle insurance who use their vehicles for advertising purposes are being targeted by a parish council in Worcester.
Over the last few months the number of vans parked up in lay-bys, near roundabouts and grassed areas near main roads carrying giant placards advertising various businesses have proliferated in St. Peters parish, Worcester. Residents have complained and the parish council are now looking at bringing the situation under control.
Chairman of the Parish Council, Ross MacFarlane, said “The vehicles can be […]

Van sales fall back in October

Commercial vehicle insurance providers will be disappointed to see that van registrations in October fell back once more after slight improvements in September.
A drop of 8.1% saw slightly less than 18,000 sales in October and the figures confirm that 2012 remains to be something of an anti climax after the brilliant recovery in 2011. In fact October’s figures mean that 245,960 vans have been sold this year and although it is a respectable figure compared to 2009, it is 3.6% down for the equivalent period […]