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The Business Van blog – or BV Blog – is where the editor Martyn Collins gives us the behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of vans and commercial vehicles. Or one of our contributors has their say on a business van subject that they want to air in The Business Van Blog. The BV Blog covers a variety of topics, but all based on the world of business vans. Occasionally we also invite guest bloggers to the BV Blog to provide their own insight on commercial vehicles and the world of business vans.

How does Gap Insurance work?

By |2022-06-22T10:36:56+01:00June 22nd, 2022|Industry articles|

Gap insurance can usually be purchased from a car dealership, but is often found cheaper online from individual providers. Many users opt to purchase it at the dealership alongside their investment so everything is under one roof, for ease and simplicity. However, this is not always the best financial decision to make. What is gap insurance? So what is gap [...]

How to maintain your fleet’s EV charging platforms

By |2022-05-25T10:55:08+01:00May 25th, 2022|Industry articles|

Significant opportunities can operate smoothly when managed correctly. Planning is the primary determinant of whether things will go your way. Kindly think strategically about the charging point location and how to connect them with the grid. Failure to plan will lead to over 80% of grid investment costs and monthly energy bills. It will help to minimize or avoid these costs by using the provided simulations.

The ultimate buying a second-hand van checklist

By |2022-05-19T09:04:58+01:00May 19th, 2022|Industry articles|

If you're looking to buy a van, you might find yourself overwhelmed. While a new one is a good bet, a well-maintained second-hand van can get the job done, especially if you have limited financing options. Sadly, buying a used vehicle can result in a total nightmare if you don't know what to look out for. That said, here's the [...]

Is HVO the key to a green fleet? all you need to know about the fuel

By |2022-04-20T14:15:53+01:00April 20th, 2022|Industry articles|

 HVO stands for Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil fuel and is a paraffin based diesel. There are many ways that HVO is different from the fossil fuel based diesel, but chief among them is the fact that it is renewable. Since it is vegetable based and synthetic, it doesn’t get pumped from the ground and can be grown in perpetuity.

Choosing your oil

By |2022-04-19T16:16:24+01:00April 19th, 2022|Industry articles|

Depending on your vehicle's make and model, it may require different types of motor oil. Choosing an oil that doesn't meet your car's requirements can lead to severe engine damage or failure—and a costly repair bill. It's essential to carefully read and understand your owner's manual before choosing an oil for your vehicle. If you aren't sure what type of oil is best for your car, take it to a mechanic who will be able to determine which one is right for you.

Buying the right van for your new plumbing business

By |2022-02-04T11:33:50+00:00February 4th, 2022|Industry articles|

When it comes to getting a van for your business, you need to first think about why you need the van. Storing your equipment and being able to transport it from job to job is imperative, so getting one the right size straight away will be of most use. For example, some plumbers also install boilers and if you are unable to fit one adequately into your van, it is not the right one for you.

The 3 best ways to save money on fleet insurance

By |2022-01-07T10:18:42+00:00January 7th, 2022|Industry articles|

Insurance for a whole fleet of vans or trucks would be a jewel in the crown of many insurance agents. This is why they love to get managers to switch companies. It pays off to shop around and see if you can lower your premium without having to do much aside from reading some Progressive insurance reviews and making a few phone calls. 

Advertising strategies for companies in the transport sector

By |2021-09-20T10:03:58+01:00September 9th, 2021|Industry articles|

The ever-expanding borders have increased the necessity of transport. As the technology has allowed, today innumerable transport firms are open to cover the major distances. However, with the competition getting stiffer, it has become imperative for transport companies to invest in advertising. Further, creating a brand value of the transport firm adds a factor of stability. As per Global News [...]

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. [...]

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