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.
The egos of the UK’s van drivers will soon not fit through their van doors. In another article singing the praises of van insurance customers across the nation, the white van man has come top of a poll to find Britain’s sexiest drivers.
After the revelation in this very Van Compare news section that the UK’s van drivers rank Rihanna’s ‘Only Girl in the World’ as one of their top five songs to drive to, we bring you further eye opening exposés. Where will the evolution of the UK’s stereotypical van insurance customer stop? Soon there’ll be a vase of freshly cut flowers on the dashboard of every Ford Transit.
Van insurance customers keen to reduce the cost of running their vans and contribute to a greener future have received some welcome news, as the vans which meet the government’s Plug-In Grant criteria have been named.
The latest data released about the state of the van insurance market shows that sales of light commercial vans slumped towards the end of last year as the Christmas period stunted demand. This led to a decrease in the value of Light Commercial Vehicles, and for those willing to part with their cash before the commencement of 2012 there were some excellent deals to be had.