Winter 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!
After many weeks of rain, wind and even snow, spring is finally on its way, meaning the days are getting longer, the weather is slightly warmer and (dare we say it?) there is a tad more sunshine. In this new light you may start to notice that your van’s livery is starting to look a bit worn out, so it may be time to give it a spring clean. Here, we look at four ways to approach this feat, helping you save money and time in the long run: Continue reading
It’s only a few weeks into 2014 however the UK’s commercial vehicle sector has already broken a number of records. As we saw at the end of 2013, commercial vehicle sales were once again on the rise after a substantial period of being at an all-time low due to the recession. Many of those who work in the commercial vehicle sector are therefore optimistic about what this year will bring, and here we look at some of the most positive stories to hit the headlines: Continue reading
Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for commercial vehicle fleet managers, especially as the popularity of internet shopping has increased year on year. These days nearly everyone orders at least one of their Christmas presents online which needs to be delivered using some form of commercial vehicle. So what does this mean for commercial vehicle fleets in the near future? VanQuoteDirect investigates: Continue reading
The Tokyo Motor Show opened this week, offering up not just an array of the world’s wackiest cars but also an interesting insight into where the automobile and van industries could be heading in the near future.
A common theme for the show has been an emphasis on vehicles of a smaller size, with the majority of the 14 Japanese and 18 overseas manufacturers exhibiting, showcasing tiny electric vehicles in which passengers ride in tandem.
The last few weeks have been an exciting time for Ford Motor Co. Whilst the manufacturer was still busy celebrating the Ford Transit once again being crowned International Van of the Year, the past fortnight also marked an important landmark in the company’s history.
As 2013 was the 100th anniversary of the moving assembly line, the company held their official celebrations at the Kansas City Assembly Plant.
For many people vans are not just a means of transport but vehicles that are essential to their business and livelihood. However, with vans often carrying expensive tools and parts, it also makes them very appealing targets for thieves.
Driving a van can be a relatively easy and stress-free experience if you’re an experienced car driver. However while many of the skills learnt on the road over the years can be simply translated to a bigger vehicle, driving a van is still a very different experience.
We all have great fun when we are stuck in traffic behind a dirty van trying to make out what the messages say that have been etched into the filth. This is all well and good but for those who are trying to operate a business using these vans, it’s doesn’t send out the greatest impression of the service that is being offered.
For many, a long haul journey in a lorry will often be something that they are used to as that is the business they are working in. But what happens if it is a one off journey for you in terms of work? Well the best thing to do it make sure that you are properly informed of all the driving laws in all the countries that you will be driving in. Continue reading