Van Drivers Could Get Caught Out Due to Lack of Cover

Motor insurance is one of a few mandatory requirements that need to be adhered to in order to drive any light commercial vehicles such as vans on Britain’s roads legally. Having the appropriate and required insurance cover for vans means that they (and their drivers) are covered for the most common occurrences on our roads [...]

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Zero Emissions from Volkswagens Latest Eco Van

One hot topic on the majority of van manufacturer’s lips these days is CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions. In the UK, any vehicle registered from the 1st March 2001 onwards is taxed based on the amount of CO2 emissions from the vehicle’s engine. And for business owners and fleet managers, there are implications for the amount [...]

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Mercedes Benz Dealer Hopes to Get One Up on Theives

Although motor vehicle theft (including theft from motor vehicles) appears to be on the decrease according to published statistics, these crimes still occur to all commercial vehicle (van) users in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Why are vans targeted by thieves? There used to be a time where thieves broke into vans used by [...]

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The Ford Transit no Longer a British Gem

The Ford Transit is one of Britain’s best-loved commercial vehicles and is a familiar site on our roads. For over 40 years, it has been the best-selling van and is now a common site on many roads around the world, not just in the United Kingdom. But it seems that this very British institution will [...]

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Tax disc first registration process change

The changes mean that tax discs for all new vehicles registered through the Automated First Registration and Licensing (AFRL) system are now printed and posted directly from the DVLA in Swansea. AFRL users can choose to have their tax disc sent to one of three addresses when registering a new vehicle – to the registered [...]

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Mercedes Citan scores three stars in Euro NCAP crash test

The passenger carrying Kombi version of the new Mercedes-Benz Citan light van has received only a three star rating in a Euro NCAP safety test. The crash test organisation commended the Citan for its electronic stability control but described its performance in other areas of the Safety Assist category as “lacklustre”. The Citan Kombi scored [...]

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Ford Transit tops the ratings nationwide

The Ford Transit was the top selling van across all the UK’s regions in 2012, according to the SMMT’s Motorparc census of the automotive sector. There was far more regional variation in the other models making up the nation’s top threes, however. VW’s Transporter took second spot in the east, the south, the south west, [...]

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Mercedes hits Euro 6 with new Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz has claimed its new Sprinter is the first van to meet the forthcoming Euro 6 emissions standards. The manufacturer said the large van, which is open to order in June with deliveries beginning in September, would also deliver class-leading fuel economy of 44.4mpg on the combined cycle. The new model will continue to be [...]

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Citroen reveals plug-in Berlingo at the NEC

Citroen debuted its new Electric Berlingo at the CV Show prior to it going on sale in the summer. With the batteries included the model will cost £21,300, excluding VAT. Once the Government’s Plug-in Van Grant is factored in a further 20% should be lopped off the starting price. Scott Michael, Citroen’s CV boss, said: [...]

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