The British car manufacturing sector has experienced a resurgence in recent years and is now producing more cars than at any time in the last five years; however, commercial vehicle production is a different story, with the number of units produced in the UK continuing to fall.
The ability to remain mobile is a crucial factor in the success of so many small businesses, so much so that you’d think van owners would treat their little four wheeled treasures right. Well, it seems this isn’t always the case.
Ford aims to capitalise on the meteoric success experienced by the Transit van this year with the launch of 100 dedicated ‘Transit Centres’ across the UK.
According to the latest report from the British Car Auctions (BCA), prices of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) have reached a record high in September after being driven up by a dearth of quality and shortage of supply.
It seems that the more time people spend in their vans, the less inclined they are to ever actually leave it, with recent research showing that many van owners treat their loyal and roadworthy companion as a home away from home.
In a move indicative of the times, the VW Campervan is to be consigned to the annals of holidays past after the health and safety bureaucrats decided it was no longer fit to traverse the roads of the UK.
A recent survey by Sat Nav giant TomTom has revealed that 39% of UK van drivers drive more carefully in their personal vehicles than in their employers’ vans.
Have you ever been convinced you were going to win a job? You quote less than you usually would because you need the work; the job is one you have done a thousand times before, and you seemed to build a rapport with the customer. But then, seemingly inexplicably, the job is off and you are left without the additional income.
The Transit Connect has been received with open arms by the international commercial vehicle community after having scooped the ‘International Van of the Year’ accolade at the COMTRANS Commercial Vehicle Exhibition for the second year running.
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