Category Archives: Law

Is the ‘Peel and Steal’ craze on the rise as we go into the Winter months?

 
At the beginning of 2017 there was a huge epidemic in the number of van tool thefts in the UK; putting many tradespeople out of work. We want to help our customers avoid this kind of incident by increasing the physical security for their vehicles and tools and by looking into insurance policies that could help you if you ever were a victim of a ‘Peel and Steal’ crime.
What is the ‘Peel and Steal’?
There are criminals in many areas throughout the UK including the West […]

How to choose a van for your business?

Buying a van for your Business
 
. One of the biggest benefits of owning a van is that they provide flexibility, which is why there are so many makes and models on the market.
So how do you choose a van for your business? There are a number of factors to consider including size, durability, cost, and, of course, customisations that will help streamline your business processes on a […]

Should you be Advertising your Business on your Commercial Vehicle?

VQD_LiveryWith the New Year here you may be looking at your business strategy and thinking of ways to advertise your products or services to encourage more business in 2015. With this in mind, here at VanQuoteDirect we have provided some reasons as to why you should use your commercial vehicle as your advertising space!
It is probably the most obvious resource that you have but many fail to communicate what they are using their vans for, which in effect […]

Keeping your Commercial Vehicle Safe

Image of van lockKeep your vehicle safe – Using a van for work can be hugely beneficial, especially if you have heavy tools you need to lug around on a daily basis. The only problem is that there are some untrustworthy people out there that will do anything for money so if you leave your tools in your van overnight they are not necessarily safe. The poor security of vans entices thieves as they are viewed a […]

Van Safety

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Van thefts or thefts from vans have been on the increase, as a result of this Burnt Tree vehicle rental are launching a campaign which will encourage drivers to make sure they are taking the safety of their vehicles and contents more seriously. This should help reduce the amount of thefts from light commercial vehicles, improving van safety.

Tracking devices cut the number of accidents in Thailand

Passenger Van ThailandAnyone who has traveled extensively in Thailand will be well aware of the perils encountered on the roads.
Whilst safety standards in most of the Western world are high, the same can’t be said in The Land of Smiles where a combination of badly maintained roads, unroadworthy vehicles and shoddy standards of driving has resulted in serious traffic accidents occurring daily.

Approval requirements removed for basic van mods

The SMMT (the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders) has declared that it has managed to negotiate a Van Enhancement Scheme which will remove the need for UK manufacturers and van bodybuilders to need to seek Type Approval on vehicle modifications.

Fuel Price Report not Received well Amongst Transportation Bodies


After much talk last year about the proposed fuel price increases and the majority of people battling against the economic climate that we are faced with it was important to know what we were unnecessarily spending our money on.

Run-flat tyre market increasing

Run-flat tyres are, for most people, the product of action films where ‘cops’ fail to stop an escaping vehicle despite ‘shooting out’ their tyres.

Over 2/3rds of drivers uninformed of EU tyre label system


The tyre manufacturer Continental revealed that after questioning a sample of motorists, the vast majority were unaware of the new tyre label system which was newly put into place in November of last year.