Nowadays, mobile phones are becoming intertwined into everything we do. Even things that you previously thought would never adapt to this technology are slowly taking it on. Take vans for example, something that most drivers think they have a good enough relationship with already but there are some apps out there that can make this bond even better.
Police are warning the operators of commercial fleets around the UK about the threat of theft on vehicles with ‘keyless entry’. These systems are being targeted by professional thieves to steal commercial vehicles using advanced technology.
Despite being around for many years now, most temperature controlled vans are not strictly monitored. This can lead to many problems, especially when dealing with delicate pharmaceuticals or food stuffs.
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.