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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
WINNER of the 2021 Business Vans Van Rental award, Europcar focused its services during 2020 on the needs of ‘Business Britain’ and in particular on providing services that would help small businesses continue to operate in a COVID world. The UK’s reliance on the logistics sector changed immeasurably in 2020 – with firms having to pivot to provide delivery of [...]
With the internal combustion engine ban coming into effect in just eight and half years, what does the future hold for this sector? The pick-up of the future is very much on the horizon and enthusiasts should have much to look forward to, albeit with some uncertainty. Glass’s Chief Commercial Vehicle Editor, Andy Picton, takes a closer look at the current situation and what could be coming our way.
In terms of long term rental, Northgate Vehicle Hire’s product range includes its minimum term 12months+ product. Available for hire periods of up to 48 months, this allows customers to commit to a longer term hire period to obtain the best possible rates – whilst having the back up of full Service, Maintenance and Breakdown Cover being included in the [...]
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 our best sale month on record with 12,148 [...]
VIMCAR's the leading fleet management supplier in Germany and last year took its first steps in international expansion by launching in the UK. Its core product is Vimcar Fleet Geo, which is unique in that it is extremely easy to order, install and use – making it perfect for small businesses, particularly those with no dedicated full-time fleet manager. And [...]