How Beneficial are Commercial Vehicle After-Sales Products?

Image of New VanWhen it comes to purchasing new, used or multiple commercial vehicles, the after-sale products you receive can make the difference between a value for money purchase and a vehicle that will end up costing you in the long run. This is why these days it is unusual for commercial vehicle dealers not to offer some sort of after-sale products as a ‘bonus’ for buying a vehicle with them instead of a competitor. However, how […]

Win a Pressure Washer with VanQuoteDirect!

Whether you use your van for work on a daily basis or just use it every now and again, at VanQuoteDirect we know that they tend to build up dirt quickly. Furthermore, due to the size of vans they are not always easy to clean, which is why we are giving away a pressure washer in our Facebook competition!

Round up: This Month’s Vans

There is always something new coming to the commercial vehicle market which can often make it difficult when it comes to choosing a new van. Even after you have chosen what you think is going to be the most suitable van for your business you then have to decide whether you are going to purchase it first or second hand. If you are going to purchase a van brand new you have to decide which extras, […]

Stay Cool with VanQuoteDirect’s competition to win an M&S Cool Bag!

This is not just any competition, this is a VanQuoteDirect competition to win a Marks and Spencer Cool Bag! That’s right, we are giving away a cool bag to one lucky winner in our Twitter competition and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is follow us @VanZoneBlog and Retweet using the hashtag #VQDCool.

Choosing the Best Routing Software

When it comes to choosing routing software the first thing you need to ensure is that you have all the appropriate data including customer codes, delivery addresses and time windows as well as the orders. You should have this information in your order processing systems which simply means transferring the data from here to the routing software. You also need to consider that if you are also using a warehouse management system, once the routes have been […]

Enter VanQuoteDirect’s competition to win a Tiffin Box!

In the UK there are two types of picnics: those that consist of soggy sandwiches and paper plates, and those that look like something Delia Smith has put together. Even though it may seem like a lot of effort to create a picnic like Delia’s, the truth is that most of it is down to clever planning and storage, which is why VanQuoteDirect is giving away a Tiffin Box to one lucky winner on Facebook!

Win a BBQ Tool Set in the VanQuoteDirect Father’s Day Competition!

VanQuoteDirect May CompetitionHere at VanQuoteDirect we know that there is one thing all dads love – a BBQ! However, we also know that not all dads are as skilled at barbecuing as others, which is why we are giving away a BBQ Tool Set on Twitter in our Father’s Day competition!

Some of our Favourite Vans

Mercedes Logo
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 […]

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 […]

Win a Hotel Chocolat Easter Egg Box!

VanQuoteDirect April CompetitionEaster is the perfect time for any van driver to give themselves a few days to kick back, relax and spoil themselves, and what better way to do this than with a box of Hotel Chocolat Easter Eggs?