Category Archives: technology

Keeping your van and its contents safe

Ford TransitFor 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.

Van Driving and Advice

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.

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.

Top Multi-Purpose Vehicles for 2013

Chevrolet Multi Purpose VehicleCommonly known as minivans in the US, multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) have grown increasingly popular worldwide in recent years, no longer regarded as just dull people carriers.
With a growing market for big families needing larger vehicles and some tradesman looking to run one multi-purpose vehicle as opposed to owning both a car and van, auto manufacturers are investing big in the industry and are now specifically targeting a younger generation of buyers, offering more […]

Mercedes-Benz set to offer optional safety tech on new Sprinter models

Mercedes SprinterGerman automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz have announced they will be offering improved safety technology, carried over from its luxury passenger vehicles, for its restyled Sprinter commercial van lines.

Ford triumph at 2013 Fleet World Honours

 
The prestigious Fleet World Van Honours took place earlier this week with manufacturer Ford taking home five awards in total.
The awards are presented by the trade publication to auto manufacturers, service companies and individuals and whom the judging panel believe have achieved the highest level of excellence within their sector.
Sustained success
With the latest Ford Transit Custom model receiving awards for “Best New Van”, “Best Medium Van and Innovation” along with the B-MAX being honoured for Design of the Year, the remarkable evening was capped off […]

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.

Ancient Egyptians Equivalent to Today’s Burger Van

Burger
It turns out that the Ancient Egyptians had ancient burger vans just like us, although we are pretty certain they didn’t have to cover their vehicles with some sort of commercial vehicle insurance!

New Sat Nav


One issue drivers have is knowing where to go. Long gone are the days where we need a paper map and at least one passenger to tell us where to go. Now we have the Sat Nav and although it has had some negative reviews, no one can deny that it has been a God send. This is even more so for tradesmen and those that own a commercial vehicle insurance policy as they are traveling […]

Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport Dualiner

The Sprinter has already proved to be such a huge success for Mercedes-Benz that its little brother the Vito tends to get overlooked.
But there’s definitely no overlooking the variant on test here – the Sport Dualiner – which is a proper bobby-dazzler, clad In beautiful metallic paint, side bars, alloy wheels and smoked glass side windows.