Cheaper Commercial Vehicle Insurance for Small Businesses

June 3rd, 2015

White van Small businesses form the backbone of the country’s economy employing more than 25 million people with a combined turnover of over £1.2 trillion. Having weathered the worst of the financial crisis SMEs are beginning to see the first shoots of economic recovery. However, every penny still counts and business owners will be happy to hear that commercial vehicle insurance costs are falling. Read the rest of this entry »

Trouble in Transit: Crash for Cash

April 27th, 2015

White vanWhite van man gets a bumpy ride in the British media who paint them as ‘reckless’ and ‘aggressive’ pantomime villains with little regard for other road users. Back in the real world the truth is that van drivers are among the country’s most experienced motorists (a fact reflected in their insurance premiums), and now they are being actively targeted by insurance fraudsters. Read the rest of this entry »

Great News: Cheaper Petrol at the Pumps

January 26th, 2015

seamless pattern with gas stations signsFalling oil prices may have been in headlines for months, but the benefits have taken a long time to trickle down to the price of petrol at the pumps. However, recent weeks have seen fuel prices plummet and it’s a trend that’s set to continue. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Car and Van Insurance with a Criminal Record

December 17th, 2014

Car If you are one of the nine million people in the country with a criminal conviction you’ll know just how hard it can be finding affordable car insurance. A quick search online tells you that the majority of providers aren’t interested and those that are charge sky high premiums for the privilege. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Van Security Tips

November 5th, 2014

Red vanFrom a criminal’s perspective it’s easy to see why vans make such tempting targets.  Firstly there’s the value of the vehicle and then there’s the potential for expensive cargo, tools and equipment. The following tips will make your van more secure, reduce your insurance premiums, and keep your business on the road:

Choose Carefully If you are thinking about buying a new van you can get an independent security rating from the experts at Thatcham. They rigorously test how easy it is to break into (and drive off) all new vehicles and give them a star rating. Read the rest of this entry »

Can Electric Vans Deliver the Goods?

August 27th, 2014

Plug socketsThe arguments for and against electric vehicles are well-rehearsed, but thanks to advances in technology and generous government grants; perhaps now it’s time for ‘white van man’ to go green.
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White Van Man gets a raw deal from other drivers

May 22nd, 2014

Van imageWhite Van Man has got a reputation for the kind of aggressive and selfish driving that can inspire road rage in the most mild-mannered motorist. However, a recent report suggests that public perception and reality don’t match, and that White Van Man is statistically safer behind the wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

How to drive your van more economically

April 4th, 2014

driving economy While there isn’t much that van drivers can do about the price of fuel there are ways to get more miles from your tank. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment. Make the following small changes to your driving habits and you’ll notice a big difference to your motoring costs:   Read the rest of this entry »

What should you do after a Car Accident?

March 29th, 2013

Being involved in a vehicle accident, no matter how minor, can leave you seriously shaken. When you are in a state of shock common sense often goes out of the window and details are easily overlooked or forgotten.  Taking the following steps can help ensure a successful insurance claim: Read the rest of this entry »

How to Stop your Tools Being Stolen

January 21st, 2013

Tools are a big part of any tradesman’s working life, not only do they represent a serious financial investment, but without them you won’t be able to earn a living. Unfortunately they also prove tempting targets for thieves. However, there are steps you can take to help stop your tools being stolen:

Empty your van at night: Lugging your tools inside might be the last thing you want to do at the end of a working day, but thieves will have a much harder time getting their hands on them if they are safely stored in your house or garage. Think of it as part of clearing up at the end of the day. Read the rest of this entry »