Potholes are making millions of motorists’ lives a misery 

April 9th, 2018

potholes and roadworksAfter the long wet winter it’s hardly surprising that that country’s roads need a little TLC, but is the British weather solely to blame for the recent plague pf potholes? Quoteline Direct digs into the real reasons for the proliferation in potholes and asks why motorists are being given a bumpy ride. Read the rest of this entry »

Do I need private or commercial van insurance? 

April 5th, 2018

private or commercial van insuranceMost van owners learn to drive behind the wheel of a car and already have good idea about how insurance works. However, van insurance can be a bit more complicated, so we decided to tackle some of the most common questions (and misunderstandings) about van insurance: Read the rest of this entry »

Ten tips for buying a second-hand van

February 26th, 2018

delivery van

Buying a second-hand van can be a daunting experience and the following tips are designed to help you spot the difference between a reliable runner and a tired old workhorse:

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Van Insurance Myths Busted  

January 29th, 2018

van myths busted It’s often said that knowledge is power, so we’ve decided to untangle some of the most common myths in the van insurance industry. Popular misconceptions can have serious consequences, leaving unwitting van drivers out-of-pocket or even on the wrong side of the law. Here we separate fact from fiction: Read the rest of this entry »

Is it the end of the road for white van man?

January 9th, 2018

Female van driverThere’s a popular stereotype of van drivers as thoughtless alpha males who speed around the city streets with little regard for other road users. However, research carried out by the country’s busiest automotive website suggests that ‘white van man’ could soon become an endangered species as more women get behind the wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Interesting insurance stories hitting the headlines

August 4th, 2017

Beach chairsVan drivers are feeling the financial pinch

Van drivers are having a bumpy ride at the moment with councils moving to curb diesel emissions and insurance costs going through the roof. A report by Consumer Intelligence has revealed that van insurance is at a record high and now costs two and a half times as much as car insurance. Premiums have shot up by 29.5% in just 12 months and now average policies cost an eye-watering £1636. Read the rest of this entry »

Tool theft from vans becomes an ‘epidemic’

May 5th, 2017

SpannersEvery tradesman knows that ‘you need the right tools for the job’ and if they are stolen your business will quickly grind to a halt. Unfortunately, tools make tempting targets to thieves: not only are they expensive, but they’re easy to carry and easy to sell on. Research has revealed that 98% of tradesmen are concerned about having their tools stolen, and with rising crime figures it looks like their worries are well-placed. Read the rest of this entry »

Six reasons to choose an electric van

November 8th, 2016

Electric van chargingA year down the line and the German automotive giant Volkswagen is still reeling from ‘dieselgate’. The emissions scandal has already cost VW billions and seriously dented the company’s share price. At the same time the public are becoming increasingly aware of the downside of diesel and more motorists are turning towards electric vehicles. Electric cars are fast becoming commonplace, but what are the arguments for and against electric vans?

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Goods in Transit Insurance Explained

November 3rd, 2016

Fragile courier boxWhen transporting goods from A to B they can get damaged, lost or stolen; and if you don’t have the right insurance you could be left seriously out of pocket.

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How to drive a hard bargain with your van insurance

September 5th, 2016

Van insurance Van drivers are having a tough financial time at the moment facing rising fuel prices and rising insurance premiums. According to specialist market research agency Consumer Intelligence van insurance is at a record high and it’s younger drivers who are being hit the hardest. Read the rest of this entry »