French Car Manufacturer, Renault, has launched a new app that works in conjunction with their Trafic and Master models, and is designed to appeal to van owners and small businesses. This app promises to add some of the functionality of fleet management software without the hefty price tag normally associated with this product.
Despite offering free advertising and giving your van a unique appearance, 40% of van drivers prefer not to put any sort of branding on their vehicle. While this means that the majority are more than happy to promote their business and any memberships with trade associations etc., a large chunk prefer to stay anonymous.
In an innovative new programme, Mercedes-Benz have rolled out the Rescue Assist Sticker, which incorporates a QR code that can be read with a smartphone or tablet.
You Can Now Rent a Van for the Night Through Airbnb!
Yes, you read that right. If you drive a Ford Transit van you could be contributing up to £30,000 to the UK economy without even realising it.
When it comes to picking the perfect van for your needs, many people tend to overestimate the amount of space they really require. While this may not always be a bad thing (you can never have too much space, right?) it can end up costing you a lot of money for the privilege.
In recent news, it has been announced that David Cameron will be examining the case for banning HGVs from cities during peak hours. Understandably, the FTA has said that they are firmly against this decision going forward.
In recent research carried out by Volkswagen, it was found that over half of the UK’s three million vans regularly exceed their maximum payload. Not only could this cause huge potential problems for the vehicle, but it is illegal as it is considered non-roadworthy and can land the driver with a penalty and a fine to pay.