A new study that was created to gauge consumer confidence found that Ford is the UK’s most trusted automotive brand. This came after the fallout from the Volkswagen emissions scandal causing a major shift in trust among consumers. Volkswagen have also lost a huge amount of UK sales during the period of the emissions scandal , showing a strong correlation between trust and purchases.
There’s nothing more upsetting, frustrating and angering than having your van stolen. Unfortunately, vans are a common target for thieves - typically for the contents - but this low life scum would not be averse to taking your trusty van itself either.
Trying to keep your fleet of vans running sustainably can be extremely difficult, especially if you have large numbers or older vehicles. Thanks to Fuel Card Services, this has now become a much easier process for fleet managers.
For most companies, the idea of having one man, one van is preposterous - especially if you operate a busy fleet. However, this practice can help to make your fleet far more efficient, operating with a much more streamlined process and helping to cut costs.
Launched in 2013, Driver First Assist is a road safety programme designed to give individuals the skills they need to react quickly and properly if they are at the scene of a road traffic collision. Many fleets and industry suppliers have seen the value of this programme and have made the decision to put their drivers through the course.
In a recent move, Ford has extended its well established ‘Ford Approved Programme’ to its commercial vehicles, as well as its passenger cars. This now fully encompasses second hand models of the manufacturers’’ award winning vans and burly pick-up trucks.
There is a real threat in the UK due to the shortage of truck drivers, for fleet owners this can be a real danger to their operations. Many of the current truck drivers are aging and retiring, leaving a very small pool of drivers left for operators to recruit.
They may have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, but Volkswagen still know how to look after their owners. With the night’s drawing in and the weather getting colder, you may be thinking about preparing your vehicle for the winter, well if you own a VW van then you don’t have to worry.
When it comes to driving and owning a van, depreciation and running costs can be intimidating. There are several tricks that you can employ to really maximise the value of your van. If you’re struggling to keep running costs low and value high, then here are a few tricks you should employ: