Monthly Archives: December 2011

Top Tips for Saving Money on your Van Insurance

As the new year beckons many of us will be making new year’s resolutions, and on top of most people’s list you can probably expect to find “saving money!” Yes we would all like to save a little more money next year and save up for something special, and so we thought it would be the perfect time to give you some advice on how you can save money on your van insurance policy:
It may seem […]

Security Vans to be “Pimped” with Televisions

It has been announced by security firm, G4S, that future prison vans are to come equipped with televisions and DVD players. This is some surprising news that is, frankly, a little bewildering at first.
Reasons for the Scheme
The flat-screen televisions are however being introduced as part of a cunning plan to reduce the anxiety of the prisoners as they are driven between jails or to court. These are therefore no ordinary commercial vehicles, and they probably […]

Vauxhall Swap Scheme Extended

Vauxhall has announced that it will extend its scheme to allow owners of Vauxhall vans to swap their old vehicles for newer models in order to help avoid the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ). They have offered between £3,000 and £7,500 off a new Vauxhall Commercial Vehicle for all Vauxhall customers who own a van that was registered as new before 1st January 2002.
New Regulations
This is indeed a rather generous offer from Vauxhall, and it […]

Van Prices Rising

Van Prices Rising? Manheim Remarketing has been explaining that the average wholesale used van value has increased by 2.6% from November 2010 to November 2011. This increase comes at a time when van sales have indeed been rising, and with it, now it has become evidential that the price has also increased.
Popularity Increasing
Commercial vehicles are proving more and more popular, and as we suggested in a previous blog post, that hopefully means more businesses […]

Commercial Vehicle Sales Rise

It has been revealed that van and truck registrations in the UK have largely increased in recent months. From October 2011 to November 2011 there was an increase of 19.1%. That’s a huge rise from one month to the next! The year on year rise is also very positive at 18.6%.
Trending Upwards
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed the impressive information that gives evidence to the notion that the commercial vehicle industry has continued […]

Sprinter Vans Targeted by Thieves

Van drivers are being told in Durham to guard their vehicles carefully over coming weeks following a number of catalytic converter thefts in the area. However, it seems that one particular model is being targeted by thieves: the Mercedes Sprinter van.
Police have stated that there have been, in the last fortnight alone, around 20 separate thefts of catalytic converters from Mercedes Sprinter vans. That is a rather staggering amount, and something that needs to be […]

Electric Ford Transit Connect

On Monday we blogged about the news that the much loved, and incredibly successful, Ford Transit van was going to be built in the US as of 2013 onwards, and now, today, we bring you the news that the green Transit is to be updated for 2012. Yes that’s right, the new all electric Ford Transit is on the horizon.
The Transit Connect is primarily aimed at fleet owners who want to save on fuel and […]

Transit Van to Touch Down Stateside

As part of Ford’s global reach, they will now begin building the Transit van for the American market at the Kansas City plant in Missouri from 2013 onwards. This comes as part of the planned $1.1 billion overhaul of the Missouri plant.
The Transit has been in production for over 45 years and has sold over 6 million units. The Transit is undoubtedly the best selling van in the UK and Europe, and it has been […]

The 2012 Van of the Year is…

The Van of the Year 2012 has already been announced, and it is the Renault Kangoo Z.E. A panel of twenty two journalists that specialise in commercial vehicles decided the winner. It’s a great result for the French manufacturer and it is also the first time an electric vehicle has won the coveted prize. This simply emphasises the magnitude of the triumph by Renault.
Worthy Winner
The Kangoo was up against some very stiff competition, including the likes […]

Thugs Must be Caught

Scotland’s busiest motorway, the M8, has seen numerous dangerous incidents recently, the latest of which was when mindless thugs threw a block of ice from a bridge which smashed the windscreen of a van.
Luckily the driver was okay, and his commercial vehicle insurance should cover the incident, however he was, understandably, shook up; the incident could have been lethal for the van driver and for numerous other motorists on the busy motorway at the time.
Other Incidents
Just […]