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Chinese manufacturers aiming to make the 2016 CV Show the year of the van

Chinese manufacturers aiming to make the 2016 CV Show the year of the van

Vans are set to take centre stage at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. From 26 to 28 April, Citroën, Fiat, Ford, Isuzu, Iveco, LDV, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Renault, Toyota and Volkswagen will all be showing off their latest LCV's. LDV return with the V80 van and new owners The LDV brand makes...

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Making your ordering process quicker and easier with slick technology

Making your ordering process quicker and easier with slick technology

Time is important, especially when you're busy. You don't want to be wasting it completing endless forms and chasing suppliers. That's why it's our intention to make everything easy for you. When you order your new vehicle with Vanarama, we'll keep it straightforward and hassle free. Listening to you...

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Leasing your van instead of buying a used one could save you thousands

Leasing your van instead of buying a used one could save you thousands

Your van is one of the biggest investments in your business and has huge potential to increase your profits. Are you maximising the amount of money you could be saving by the way you finance your vehicles? Leasing over purchasing is one way to do this. You'll reduce your running costs and avoid having...

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Revealed! The qualities needed to be the perfect tradesperson

Revealed! The qualities needed to be the perfect tradesperson

What makes a good tradesman? We asked this question on Facebook and the answers are a useful insight into your customers' way of thinking and their expectations. As you'd imagine, being reliable and hardworking are seen as a priority. Customers expressed a desire for banter as well. This proved a popular...

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Running your own business? Top tips from trades like you to kick-start your 2016

Running your own business? Top tips from trades like you to kick-start your 2016

Whether you are already running your own successful business, or your entrepreneurial spirit is just kicking in, a bit of free advice can go a long way.  We recently asked 8000 of our customers in trades just like yours, what their best tip is to stay on top of the game when working for yourself.  As...

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Crash for Cash. How NOT to get caught out

Crash for Cash. How NOT to get caught out

Crash for Cash. How NOT to get caught out Have you ever been wrongly accused in a road traffic incident and ended up out of pocket?  Now there's something you can do about it.  Fitting a dash cam to your van can offer you peace of mind when it comes to disputes over liability in an accident.  From...

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Is your van really worth what you think it is?

Is your van really worth what you think it is?

50% OF LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES FAIL MOT Protect your van's re-sale value, and your own safety, with our routine maintenance pointers We often talk about the benefits of leasing a new vehicle rather than buying an old one, so we're sure you're well versed in why having a new, professional-looking...

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Winter van driving tips to help keep you safe on the roads. Plus win a driving experience at Thruxton Skid Pan!

Winter van driving tips to help keep you safe on the roads. Plus win a driving experience at Thruxton Skid Pan!

Improve your winter driving skills this winter. Plus....WIN a driving experience at Thruxton and become an expert in the ice! With the winter well and truly set in, we could all do with a Master Class on how to drive in the wet and icy conditions! That's just what our Brand Director, Steve Mark experienced...

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CITROEN BERLINGO - BEST SMALL VAN OF THE YEAR

It's official, the Berlingo is the best small van, that's according to Fleet Van magazine. The publication has named Citroen's Berlingo the 'Small Van of the Year' for the third time in a row at its recent awards. The van took the edge on a highly competitive shortlist because of its eco models, an...

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Ford Transit tops 2013 van sales boom

If there is any barometer as to the health of the economy, then sales of vans are a great indicator. And with a rise in van sales of *13.1 per cent over the last year, we think we can safely say that the economy is looking perky. Great news for us, but with the majority of our customers in small businesses...

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New Sprinter 4 x 4 targets winter drivers

Just in time for the much talked about harsh winter ahead, Mercedes Benz has launched a new Sprinter 4 x 4. The company is clear to state that the latest Sprinter is 'not an off-roader', but the increased ride height and all-wheel drive system, which can be engaged at the touch of a button, will go...

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Are you ready for Winter?

You rely on your van to get you about, so you can get your job done and pocket the cash. So with the colder weather upon us it makes sense to invest some time in maintaining your van, to ensure it stays on the road during the icy conditions. Most big corporations can afford to close in the severe...

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Ford vans show economical excellence in mpg challenge

The Ford Fiesta Sport Van proved it is the most economical van in its sector after winning the commercial vehicle category of the annual MPG marathon last week. Ford's Fiesta Sport Van covered an impressive 362.9 miles on just 3.33 gallons of diesel, representing an incredible 108.82mpg. Meanwhile...

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Volkswagen unveils the e-load up! electric city delivery van

Volkswagen has unveiled the e-load up! concept - an electrically powered delivery van based on the firm's up! city car. Smaller than your average commercial vehicle, the e-load-up! is targeted at urban delivery firms such as couriers or pizza delivery companies, who need to transport small loads within...

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Is white van man's van letting him and his business down?

Two thirds of consumers say the condition of a tradesman's vehicle would influence their decision to use them Vanarama is warning tradesmen - from electricians and plumbers to joiners and painter decorators - that the condition of their work vehicle is likely to have a significant influence on whether...

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900,000th Vauxhall Vivaro rolls off the production line

There was cause for celebration this week as Vauxhall's Luton facility produced the 900,000 th Vauxhall Vivaro , the lynchpin of Vauxhall's commercial vehicle offer. The keys to the van were handed over to the AA, one of Vauxhall's biggest customers. The popularity of the Vivaro doesn't abate. Over...

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Mercedes Sprints to victory once more

Mercedes-Benz's Sprinter has won the Fleet Van of the Year category at the annual Motor Transport Awards for the eighth time. Amongst the reasons the Sprinter was chosen once again for such an impressive award were its: - Long service intervals - Outstanding fuel economy - Fantastic...

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Are electric Ford vans on the way?

The commercial vehicle world has been asking whether the start of production of the Ford Focus Electric, the first all-electric vehicle to be built by Ford in Europe, will lead to electric Ford vans. The Focus Electric is only one of a fleet of electrified vehicles which Ford is planning, which include...

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Ford Transit production hits seven million

Ford Motor Company has announced production of the seven millionth Transit van. That's enough to stretch bumper to bumper from London to Sydney! The Transit is not just leading the commercial vehicle market in the UK. As Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally commented in the company's official press...

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ESP as standard for Fiat Ducato

Continuing the trend to make vans even safer, Fiat has now introduced ESP (electronic stability programme) across all models in its range of Ducato vans. ESP helps prevent vans from tipping over when cornering by using information supplied by various sensors. The ESP computer will automatically reduce...

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