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Round up: This Month’s Vans

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There is always something new coming to the commercial vehicle market which can often make it difficult when it comes to choosing a new van. Then after you have chosen what you think is going to be the most suitable for your business you have to decide whether you are going to purchase it first or second hand. If you are going to purchase it brand new you have to decide which extras, if any, you want and whether you want the vehicle on finance or to pay for it out right. If you are purchasing it second hand you then have to decide if you are going to buy from a private seller or a garage. With so many decisions to be made, here at VanQuoteDirect we are going to help you out with the first one. Which vehicle do you buy? Continue reading

Choosing the Best Routing Software

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When it comes to choosing routing software the first thing you need to ensure is that you have all the appropriate data including customer codes, delivery addresses and time windows as well as the orders. You should have this information in your order processing systems which simply means transferring the data from here to the routing software. You also need to consider that if you are also using a warehouse management system, once the routes have been selected, they will then have to be sent to this system too. Next comes extracting this information: you should speak to your software provider to find out how easy transferring your data will be. If you are lucky enough to have an IT department, they will be able to create an interface that allows the data to be extracted easily and clean up the data so you are only getting the information that you actually need. Continue reading

Enter VanQuoteDirect’s competition to win a Tiffin Box!

In the UK there are two types of picnics: those that consist of soggy sandwiches and paper plates, and those that look like something Delia Smith has put together. Even though it may seem like a lot of effort to create a picnic like Delia’s, the truth is that most of it is down to clever planning and storage, which is why VanQuoteDirect is giving away a Tiffin Box to one lucky winner on Facebook! Continue reading

Some of our Favourite Vans

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This month we are having a look at a couple of our favourite vans, old and new. In the line-up this month is the Mercedes Citan Compact and the Ford Fiesta Sport Van.

Mercedes Citan Compact

Last year Mercedes entered the small van market with their Citan Compact which is based on Renault’s Kangoo. The entry of this van into the market means that businesses that run and manage fleets are now able to purchase commercial vehicles that range from 1,700kgs to 44 tonnes in just one deal.

There has been speculation as to why you would purchase the Citan Compact over the Kangoo as it is more expensive, however Renault’s version stopped being sold in the UK a couple of years ago.

The Citan Compact has a bigger cab space than potential rivals such as the Citroen Nemo, Fiat Fiorino and Peugeot Bipper, but it does have a strange look because there is a lot of room at the front and not as much, in comparison, at the back. The load space totals to 2.4 cubic meters which is similar to others on the market, however the payload is half that of the Nemo, Bipper and Fiorino. Continue reading

The New Renault Trafic

This month the new Renault Trafic was launched with a bold new look and revised engines. So here we will are looking at the best leasing deals around at the moment, however don’t forget to factor in costs such as breakdown cover, van insurance and road tax to your figures!

New Renault Trafic

The most obvious change to the Trafic is it’s striking new look as well as a new engine range to choose from. This version of the Trafic will be the third generation and it is set to go on sale during the summer. It has been given a new lease of life in the hope that it will be able to compete with Volkswagen’s Transporter and the Transit Custom that belongs to Ford in this small panel market.

The shape that you would typically associate with the Trafic has been scrapped and instead it now sports a new front end which is much bolder. It also has wider headlights as well as a sloping windscreen and a strip has been added between the two front grilles. While Renault has changed the design, they aren’t changing the essence of the van which is its strength, which is why Renault has given the all new Trafic a wrap around front bumper which will help protect it from any bumps. Continue reading

The Best Selling Vans of 2014 so far

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With the first quarter of the year nearing an end, you may be looking to purchase a new van for your business, or even for leisure. Whatever your reason, we thought we would round up the best selling vehicles so far so you can make an informed decision.

Since January there has been a total of just over 275,000 new van registrations, which is fantastic news. This suggests to us that business is booming, and of course everyone with a van needs commercial van insurance so that makes us even happier! Mike Hawes, chief executive at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, has even said, “Growing van registrations supported the February vehicle market as middle and heavy-weight vans enjoyed healthy rises, reflecting improving economic activity.” Continue reading

Win a £50 Halfords Voucher with VanQuoteDirect!

VanQuoteDirect March CompetitionWinter is never easy for commercial vehicle owners, as after months of rain, wind and snow your vehicle is usually in dire need of some TLC.

This is why VanQuoteDirect is giving away a £50 Halfords voucher on Twitter, helping you spoil your van with new windscreen wipers, floor mats, cleaning products or anything else for that matter!
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