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Van Drivers Should Take Extra Care In Bad Weather

The weather in the UK has not been all that good in recent weeks with torrential rain and high winds being a regular feature. It is these sorts of conditions that can cause problems for drivers of high-sided vehicles such … Continue reading

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Van Drivers and the Highway Code

The AA has compared conviction statistics for both car and van drivers and discovered something rather interesting – van drivers are twice as likely to step out of line and break the rules of the road – the Highway Code. … Continue reading

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Van Tools Insurance

A tradesperson, such as a plumber, electrician or carpenter, will accumulate a large number of tools over the years with some of them being specialist ones appropriate to the business that person operates in. A number of these tools can … Continue reading

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Van Registrations Fall In August

Unfortunately the registration of new vans here in the UK dropped by a huge 12.5% – reversing July’s gain of 10%. It was difficult to ascertain why the big rise was seen in July but it may have been due … Continue reading

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Speeding Van Drivers

Hampshire and Thames Valley Police recently had a blitz for three days focusing on van drivers who were speeding. In that period they issued 47 tickets. Police in an unmarked vehicle pulled over 88 light goods vehicles near Havant. Of … Continue reading

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Van Thefts

Interestingly, following on from the last blog post, police in St Helens are investigating a series of vehicle thefts in the locality over the summer period. They have warned motorists that they should not leave keys in ignitions. Apparently, thieves … Continue reading

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Secure Your Van Over The Bank Holiday

The August Bank Holiday is just about to start so now is a good time to remind you all to secure your van and its contents if it is not going to be used for a few days or you … Continue reading

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Van Drivers And Sat Navs

Swinton Vans have conducted a survey revealing that many van drivers do not have confidence in their satellite navigation systems. One thousand van drivers took part in the Swinton survey which revealed that one in five van drivers would rather … Continue reading

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Ford Favoured By Man In A Van

Swinton Insurance have recently undertaken some research from their database of thousands of van insurance policyholders to establish which are the most popular makes and models of van on their books. In first place is the Ford Transit Van The … Continue reading

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What Could You Do When You Receive Your Van Insurance Renewal Notice

Here in the UK we are still in the throes of difficult economic conditions. Whether you are concerned at being able to pay the mortgage or rent on the family home this month and/or pay your creditors if you also … Continue reading

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