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Should I sign write my van?

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Stay safe on the roads this autumn.

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Van driving tips - from licence to load, speed and insurance! Read our tips.

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In the News

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In the news: Don’t leave your engine running when parked – you could get fined! 

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NEWS! Check your eyesight!!

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How to keep cool on the roads in a heatwave

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Can I park my van at home? 

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The VW Caddy is named Business Van of the Year

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Drive on the motorway? Read this change in motorway lane closure enforcement.

21/05/2019

Drive on the motorway? Read this change in motorway lane closure enforcement.

NEWS

If you are a driver you will likely have found yourself on a smart motorway in and around the UK.

A smart motorway is one that uses overhead electronic signs to control the flow of traffic. From opening the hard shoulder as an extra lane, to advising of speed changes and to closing lanes, the aim of a smart motorway is to “*increase capacity and reduce congestion in particularly busy areas.” 

Smart motorways are also about safety.

One of the issues with smart motorways is that they rely on drivers observing the signs and if the 180,000 warning letters issued to drivers who have ignored lane closure signs over the past 2 years are anything to go by, many drivers are ignoring the instruction.

To combat this it has been announced that from June 10th 2019 drivers who ignore lane closures on motorways marked with a red ‘X’ will receive a Fixed Penalty Notice of a £100 fine and three penalty points.

The enforcement will be administrated in the same way as motorway speeding offences where the local police force will issue the penalty.

The red ‘X’ is a particularly dangerous sign to ignore because it indicates a blockage in that lane – perhaps a broken down car or an accident – and to ignore it can be dangerous for all concerned.

*source, the RAC

 

Are vans going to be the real electric vehicle revolutionaries?

14/05/2019

Are vans going to be the real electric vehicle revolutionaries?

A very interesting article was published this week on Cityam.com looking at electric vehicles. It summised that "commercial delivery vehicles will electrify much faster [than cars]."

It states that; "Companies that rely on large delivery fleets are aggressively converting their vans and trucks to electric."

It goes on to say: "Deutsche Post DHL have gone as far as committing to operating 70% of their own “first and last mile” services with clean delivery solutions by 2025" and " Amazon has recently announced plans to make 50% of all shipments carbon neutral by 2030."

Interesting times ahead - read the full article here