Monthly Archives: April 2011

Call for more driver training for private motorists after shock statistics

Research collated by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) shows that driver error and/or slow reactions are the major cause of serious accidents on the roads of the UK over the last 5 years resulting in calls for driver training. The research results are leading many industry experts to call on more stringent tests for ordinary drivers, to compare with those who drive specialised vehicles such as those often covered by commercial vehicle insurance.
A […]

Royal Wedding could mean van drivers end up down a blind alley

It appears that van drivers in the Central London area working as normal this coming Friday may well find their usual transport routes unavailable, as the Capital prepares to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
Unfamiliar territory
Insurance providers are urging couriers and hauliers to ensure they have alternative mapping systems available in their cabs, for they anticipate that on the day van insurance claims around Central London could soar, with drivers getting […]

Van drivers reminded that rules are rules, even if they are silly

The ongoing saga of a van driver who faces losing his job because he had a small Christian cross placed in his work van looks likely to come to a head soon, as religious leaders from all creeds give backing to the humble van driver.
Most employers sensible on rules
Of course working van drivers across the UK will know that different companies have different rules about personal possessions kept in the vehicle. It is something that […]

Traffic chaos once again as Bank Holiday looms

As Britain’s van drivers prepare for a big surge in delivery orders prior to the Easter holidays it appears that once again some customers will be disappointed when ordered goods don’t turn up in time.
Repeat of December
The last thing hauliers and couriers can afford to happen the first big public holiday after the nightmare road conditions of Christmas and the New Year is traffic chaos brought about by poor management of the UK’s highway […]

Commercial Vehicle Show show off to a good start

The Commercial Vehicle show at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) got off to a cracking start yesterday, with thousands of visitors cramming into halls 4 and 5 of the building. There was plenty to see for all visitors with action aplenty in both halls.
Ford unveil super van
No white van driver can fail to have been impressed by one offering from Ford, although they would have found it mightily difficult to get a commercial vehicle […]

Commercial Vehicle Show returns after three year absence

Hundreds of hauliers and couriers who can find a day to spare in their busy schedules will be making tracks for the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham this week to look in on the only motor show in the UK that specialises in road transport vehicles. Thousands of visitors with an interest in commercial vehicle insurance will visit the show over the three days of the 12-14th of April.
The excitement running […]

Discounts on new vans as Mayor gives help to the Knights of the Road

In news that may cause many van drivers to instantly go out and get a commercial vehicle insurance quote on a brand new van, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced something of a coup.
Discounts on new vans
Johnson has not always been the best friend of van drivers over the years but in a bid to ease the effect of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) on drivers of large vans and mini buses, the mayor has gone out of his way to get them […]

Black hole in pothole budget

The latest report on the state of the UK’s roads by a leading motoring organisation appears to offer little hope for Britain’s long suffering van drivers and road users ongoing battle with the humble pothole. According to the report by the Royal Automobile Club (RAC), many thousands of motorists will find their commercial vehicle insurance inflated because they have had to make a claim due to damage caused by the state of the highway.
Poor roads causing van insurance hikes
Call out patrols have witnessed a 25% […]