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How vehicle tracking creates savings for site-based work

By |2021-07-28T10:14:02+01:00July 21st, 2021|Featured, Van News|

For many businesses, company vehicles remain at work sites for long periods and are only used to make short journeys. When can a vehicle tracking system create savings for a business in these situations? The answer is 24/7 We'll look at five different ways that ROI can be achieved. Use vehicle tracking to: Monitor time on site Examine personal mileage Cut down [...]

Electric vans vs. diesel and petrol vans: Which is best for your business

By |2021-06-29T14:00:27+01:00June 29th, 2021|Industry articles|

Whether you are starting a courier service, a rubbish removal business, or even a van rental company, there are tons of affordable startup ideas that you can get off the ground with little more than a van. However, every entrepreneur's priority when starting a business is to get their idea off the ground without having to fork out a fortune. [...]

What do you need from a van rental company?

By |2021-06-22T11:05:33+01:00June 22nd, 2021|Business Van Awards, Van News|

Customers are generally looking for a wide range of LCVs and any type of vehicle on request. These days there may even be a requirement for an electric van for inner city deliveries. Customers also want easy access to a rental company as ell as its vehicles. Northgate Vehicle Hire, highly commended in this year’s Business Vans Best Van Rental [...]

The benefits of digital buying and selling

By |2021-06-21T10:03:10+01:00June 21st, 2021|Business Van Awards, Van News|

THE benefits of digital have been amplified during the Covid-19 pandemic. During Q3 2020 – which for the vast majority saw all physical auction activity suspended – Aston Barclay still managed to sell 32,589 vehicles (equating to more than 8,100 LCVs). July saw a significant uplift in activity and proved to be their best sale month on record with 12,148 [...]

Technology plays its part in fleet management

By |2021-06-10T10:20:11+01:00June 10th, 2021|Business Van Awards, Business Van Of The Year, Van News|

THERE’S a lot to think about when running a fleet of vans, not just in the admin but while the vehicles are out on the road as well. That’s where fleet management and tracking systems can really help out. Tracking and telematics reduces costs and helps to optimise vehicle operations. For a start, telematics allow you to track your fleet [...]

How to overcome financial troubles in order to afford your van

By |2021-06-22T09:35:08+01:00June 7th, 2021|Industry articles|

Whether you want more opportunities to take your love of sports to new areas, you want to start your own business, or you simply want to drive off into the English sunset, a van might be the ideal purchase. They can be expensive, however, regardless of maintenance, insurance, and the cost of fuel.

Pandemic has fuelled a move towards more flexibility

By |2021-06-02T09:07:13+01:00June 2nd, 2021|Business Van Awards, Van News|

THE COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting fluctuations in the business landscape put a lot of pressure on small businesses during 2020. Van operators needed to be flexible and wary of having to make long-term commitments to vehicle lease contracts. Research conducted by Europcar in 2020 found that 52% of fleet managers had faced early termination penalties on lease agreements during [...]

Thinking of outsourcing your fleet management?

By |2021-06-01T12:19:35+01:00June 1st, 2021|Business Van Awards, Van News|

KEEPING on top of your fleet of vans as well as trying to run a business means you are likely to have a lot of plates spinning at one time. If you’ve got too much on those plates, then perhaps outsourcing the management of your van fleet could be a solution. This could take away many of the headaches, such [...]

D-Max raises the bar

By |2021-05-27T12:11:08+01:00May 27th, 2021|Business Van Of The Year, Van News|

ON the lookout for a pick-up? There’s never been more to choose from in the UK with most of the major manufacturers having something in their line up. Business Vans may have narrowed the choice down a little picking the all-New Isuzu D-Max as the winner of the 2021 Business Vans Best Pick-up award. It’s a model that raises the [...]

How to fund your fleet

By |2021-05-26T09:42:34+01:00May 26th, 2021|Business Van Awards, Van News|

AS we come out of lockdown, many van operators are thinking about updated their fleets – but what’s the most suitable way for your type of business to fund it. There are certainly a number of different ways to pay for the new vehicle. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, the choice could come down to just how dirty your van is likely [...]

Renting a van? It can provide great flexibility

By |2021-05-25T09:44:18+01:00May 25th, 2021|Business Van Awards, Van News|

THE past year has put the spotlight on the logistics industry with home deliveries increasing dramatically. As we head out of lockdown, demand for vans has continued largely due to increased activity in the logistics, construction and building maintenance sectors. Keeping on top of this requires close co-operation between van rental and leasing companies and manufacturers. Europcar Vans and Trucks, [...]

Eight common road accidents and how to avoid them

By |2021-05-24T15:03:43+01:00May 24th, 2021|Industry articles|

The global pandemic has had a statistically significant effect on road accident injuries and deaths in the U.K, and likely across the globe. The lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders have drastically changed the way we live, work, and travel. The truth is that even before the pandemic hit, there were just under 25 000 people killed or seriously injured on our roadways [...]

Deciding whether to buy or lease a van for business

By |2021-05-11T09:47:09+01:00May 11th, 2021|Industry articles|

There are lots of different business types that would require a van – whether you are looking to become a professional tradesperson, a logistics specialist, or run a mobile food truck. One of your biggest considerations to make when you are running a business of this description is deciding whether to buy or lease the van. There are pros and [...]

Awards 2021 Winner: Best Long Term Van Rental – Europcar

By |2021-05-25T09:35:13+01:00May 6th, 2021|Business Van Awards, Van News|

THE focus for Europcar’s van services during 2020 was on the needs of ‘Business Britain’ and in particular on providing services that would help small businesses continue to operate in a COVID world. That’s the reason Europcar was selected as the winner of the 2021 Business Vans Best Long Term Rental Award. The UK’s reliance on the logistics sector changed [...]

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