Category Archives: business

The rise of the electric fleet

 
Charging points are popping up everywhere with the use of Electric Vehicles (EV) increasing. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported in August of 2018, the number of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles made up 8% of the overall market. An increase in the total number of vehicles registered, up by 23% during the same period in 2017.
While the number is rising, the UK needs a sixfold increase in the number of EV charging points by 2020 to provide adequate infrastructure […]

Is your business winter ready?

 
Don’t let your business suffer – be winter ready. With our handy guide, we can help make sure that it won’t affect your day-to-day operation.
Prepare

Put in place a bad weather plan. Bad weather can be a nightmare for employers and business owners. Logistics, safety hazards and resources can all be challenged during winter. So be sure to:

Cover that employees need to know that in the event of poor weather hitting that it will be open or closed for business and who to contact.
Create an Evacuation […]

Don’t Forget the Optional Extras for Your Van Insurance

All you need to know about the insurance extras that we have to offer
At Van Quote Direct we offer far more than just your standard motor insurance policy, we provide a broad range of extras to give you the specific coverage that you need. We have compiled brief description of our most popular add-on’s for you to see what other option you have.
All insurance extras mentioned below are only available to purchase if you already hold a full insurance policy through Van Quote Direct or […]

Some of our Favourite Vans

 
This month we are having a look at a couple of our favourite vans, old and new. In the line-up this month is the Mercedes Citan Compact and the Ford Fiesta Sport Van.
Mercedes Citan Compact
Last year Mercedes entered the small van market with their Citan Compact which is based on Renault’s Kangoo. The entry of this van into the market means that businesses that run and manage fleets are now able to purchase commercial vehicles that range from 1,700kgs to 44 tonnes in just one […]

The New Renault Trafic

 
This month the new Renault Trafic was launched with a bold new look and revised engines. So here we will are looking at the best leasing deals around at the moment, however don’t forget to factor in costs such as breakdown cover, van insurance and road tax to your figures!
New Renault Trafic
The most obvious change to the Trafic is it’s striking new look as well as a new engine range to choose from. This version of the Trafic will be the third generation and it is […]

Businesses Looking to Increase Commercial Vehicle Fleets in 2014

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:

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!

Guide to buying a used van

VQD Van ForecourtAs a business, your van will be one of the most crucial pieces of equipment you will buy. Whilst large companies may seek to purchase brand new models for their fleet, sole tradesman will often look to the used market for best value for money and having a reliable, efficient vehicle to transport you and your tools around is paramount to earning a good living.

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.