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 »

Some People Carriers Are Not Safe Warns Independent Crash Tester

December 30th, 2012

Crash tests have dented the reputations of some of Europe’s best known vans, but the white man van favourite came out top.

The Ford Transit Custom was bashed beyond recognition in tough crash tests that exceeded the maximum requirements of official safety tests, but still failed to crumple under the pressure. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips on Driving Safely in Heavy Rain and on Flooded Roads

November 28th, 2012

With seasonal downpours flooding roads up-and-down the country, and weathermen predicting more rain to come, it’s time to share some tips on driving safely in a ‘typical’ British autumn. So you can expect tips for driving in: heavy rain, howling winds and on flooded roads. Read the rest of this entry »

Steering Company Van Drivers in the Right Direction for Cheaper Insurance

November 22nd, 2012

White vanThere’s a lot more to driving a company van than simply jumping behind the wheel and putting your foot down. However, many businesses seem to forget that drivers are among their most visible representatives, and that a branded vehicle effectively doubles as a mobile advertising hoarding. Read the rest of this entry »

Finding the Right Insurance for your Van

September 24th, 2012

Vans need insurance cover just like any other vehicle on the roads, and because they are often the backbone of your business, it’s important that you find the right level of cover. Van Insurance comes in three levels: Read the rest of this entry »