Category Archives: travel advice

Drive smart and save money on insurance

For any van driver, the renewal of their commercial vehicle insurance is important. Obviously it is important because without it one should not be on the road but apart from that, many van drivers still regard insurance as a necessary evil.
To get a good deal on van insurance gives a driver that comfortable feeling of being ahead of the game. It’s marvellous how saving £50 can have such an uplifting effect. The trick is to put some work into getting that good deal.
First of all […]

Tyre manufacturer treading a fine line

Van drivers in the UK are just as keen as other motorists in seeking ways to save money on their daily driving costs. Looking for savings on their commercial vehicle insurance, finding short cuts on their delivery rounds and driving the vehicle at its optimum fuel saving speed are all well known and acknowledged ways of achieving this. There are other ways as well.
Tyre manufacturer, Continental tyres have just released a new tyre that they believe will save van drivers money and have lots of […]

European driving – When in Rome

An increasing number of van drivers are finding their jobs take them abroad, especially onto the continent trading with our EU partners. Any newcomers to this business need to be aware that it is not a simple case of getting a European driving licence and making sure that their commercial vehicle insurance covers them for travelling abroad.
It is now a common sight to see lorries and vans from far flung corners of the world pulled onto the hard shoulder of our motorways being interviewed by […]

Take a break, advises VOSA

An estimated 20% of all road accidents are caused by tiredness each year. Commercial vehicle drivers are at particular risk, with about one in four tiredness related crashes involving somebody at the wheel of such a vehicle.
Drivers of lorries, trucks and vans, in particular, are urged to ensure that they have had an adequate amount of rest and that they feel refreshed before setting off on a journey.
John Charles, a representative of Fleet News, said, ‘being fatigued significantly raises the risk of a collision. It […]