In the inaugural Trade Van Driver awards, the Citroen Nemo has picked up the prize for ‘Best City Van’. The diminutive Citroen Nemo drove off with the title despite stiff competition from some of the other big names operating in this sector.
For sole traders, partnerships and small businesses, used light commercial vehicles (LCVs) can provide a life line, helping them to source functional transportation at relatively low cost. Many small businesses are now noticing a dearth in supply, causing many to worry about a potential increase in costs they are in no position to absorb.
Official details of the long awaited replacement to the Mercedes Vaneo have finally been released, with the Citan van due to make its grand market entrance at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover this coming September.
With fuel prices on the rise, many small businesses and van insurance customers alike are being squeezed by costs they can no longer come to terms with. Aside from increasing their prices and decreasing their competitiveness as a result, methods of maintaining such high fuel costs are seemingly few and far between. Is a fuel duty stabiliser one way of counteracting prices which are currently only going one way?
One of the leading property management service companies in the south of England, Osbourne, has signed up with GreenRoad’s driver and fleet management service in a bid to reduce van insurance premiums and fuel costs. Osbourne currently runs its fleet of over 170 vans and drivers on one of the busiest and most congested road networks in the country and is hoping to improve levels of safety and cut costs across the fleet.
With the privatisation of Britain’s roads looming threateningly on the horizon and this week’s petrol problems, many van drivers will now be thinking about new ways to cut down on the cost of modern driving. Cheaper van insurance cover is just one solution - but what will private UK roads mean for van drivers across the country?
World domination seems like a dream for many people that thankfully very few have achieved. What about Nissan? The Japanese giant’s mission statement is to be the world’s leading LCV manufacturer. Their new offering, the Nissan NV400, is the latest pawn to be played in their pursuit of the market leaders.
Research has shown that more and more van drivers are failing to have their eyesight checked before getting behind the wheel of their van. A recent survey has revealed that over 20% of van drivers have not had an eye test in the past three years. Opticians advise an eye test at least once a year whether you have poor eyesight or not. Eyesight problems can strike at any time and it’s always important to check any changes in vision as quickly as possible.
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