YOU are busy running your business and how much of your time is taken up by managing your fleet of vans? It could well be that you would benefit from outsourcing. Whether it's as straight forward as just providing maintenance of existing vehicles, to the more complex challenges of running the fleet day-to-day, outside help can reduce costs, increase efficiency, [...]
BUYING a used van might be a necessity, particularly if you are a start-up, but make sure you don’t get saddled with a wrong ‘un. With around four million vans on British roads, there are plenty coming on to the second-hand market all the time via auctions or through dealers. However, many of these will have had a pretty tough [...]
SMALL businesses can benefit from greater availability of flexible van hire to help keep the cost of running a business down. Flexible hire is one way for SMEs to contain costs: rent a van when you need it, return it when you don’t – allowing SMEs to flex costs against income without overstressing the business. Northgate Vehicle Hire has more [...]
If you are running a fleet of more than three or four vehicles, then it needs managing – whether it's as straightforward as maintenance to the more complex challenges. If you’re big enough you can do this in-house but for SMEs specialist companies can help to reduce costs, increase efficiency, improve driver safety and free-up time. Software companies can provide [...]
LARGE trades vans are the real workhorses of the UK roads and adaptable for all sorts of business, whether it’s removals, parcel delivery or white goods etc. Like any vehicle for your business, you need to start by looking at what you need the van for and how it is going to be used. The important thing with a large [...]
NEED a new van? Question is do you buy new outright or are there other options that would better suit the needs of your business. For an SME or sole trader, buying and running a van is often necessary and not that cheap, so selecting the best option is critical – and there are various finance options available. These will [...]
The ideal van for you is quite obviously the one that best fits your business needs: What is your activity, where do you need to go, how often will it be used and by whom?