Over the last year or so, there has been a lot of talk in the industry of self-driving vehicles and even vans with drone-like courier possibilities. These vans would do all the hard work for its passengers, allowing them to spend time on other tasks.
Read the news or some of your favourite motoring blogs and you’ll be familiar with the stories about making driving easier, greener and, above all else, safer. But how are manufacturers doing this?
Ford Transit vans have long been the market leader and the vehicle manufacturer is hoping to maintain this market dominance with the release of its newest van.
Over half a million pounds’ worth of vans were stolen and recovered last year, and Ford Transits accounted for more than half of these.
In a recent survey, Mercedes-Benz Vans asked 2,000 van drivers what their main concerns were in order to form a manifesto for the new government. At the top of the list, by quite a margin, was repairing potholes.
More than a quarter (28%) of businesses have admitted they don’t invest in driver training and 17% do not carry out driver risk management and risk assessments. Therefore, many UK businesses are at risk of breaching health and safety legislation.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) released a shocking new video earlier this month to raise awareness of how dangerous driving affects others.
You may be used to seeing Customs and Sprinters on the roads, but have you ever wondered what the most popular vans of the moment are? Well, the Society of Motor Manufacture and Traders (SMMT) have revealed just that.