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Van drivers are still using phones behind the wheel

Texting while driving a van

Fewer than half of van drivers use handsfree or Bluetooth technology while driving and are continuing to risk a £200 fine and six penalty points for making calls on the go. The shocking finding is revealed in a new study by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. It shows that the average worker …

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Watch this ace VW van parking challenge

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles van parking challenge with Alastair Moffatt

Stunt driver Alastair Moffatt has put Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ clever Park Assist technology to the ultimate test. Finding a suitably sized parking space for vans is more than just a frustration, with UK van drivers being fined an average of £24 million a year for parking incorrectly. To help customers …

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Vauxhall helps create giant fruit and veg stall

Vauxhall helps create giant fruit and veg stall

Giant veg grower Kevin Fortey has teamed up with Vauxhall Motors to create the UK’s biggest fruit and veg stall. The gargantuan groceries on display at RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex were transported from around the UK using Vauxhall’s smallest van, the Combo Cargo. Proving that no job is …

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Revealed: UK’s safest city for van drivers

Vauxhall Vivaro van

Belfast is the safest city in the UK for van drivers, according to analysis of data from Admiral’s van insurance customers. Van drivers in the capital of Northern Ireland were the least likely to be involved in a road accident, and the least likely to be the victim of theft. …

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Tips for keeping your mileage low while moving home

Moving home can be exciting, but also expensive. While there are many different things into which you may have to pour money as you prepare your residential relocation, it’s too easy for the vehicle transporting your items to run up a high mileage in the process – and so lead …

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Citroen SpaceTourer review

Citroen SpaceTourer

If you’ve ever tried squeezing seven people into a so-called seven-seater SUV or MPV you’ll know that the third row is best left to small people and contortionists. So, we thought we’d road test Citroen’s impressive SpaceTourer people carrier, but is it just a van with windows and extra seats …

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Nissan’s all-electric mobile office

Nissan e-NV200 WORKSPACe

Nissan has teamed up with UK-based design workshop Studio Hardie to transform its zero-emission e-NV200 van into the world’s first all-electric mobile office. The e-NV200 WORKSPACe is a professional office environment on wheels features an integrated fold-out desk, touchscreen computer, wireless internet, smartphone-controlled LED lights, wireless phone charging, Bluetooth audio …

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New Citroen van gets rally shakedown

FIA World Rally Championship stars Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle in a Citroen Dispatch

World Rally stars Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle have put the new Citroen Dispatch van through its paces in the only way they know how! The duo, who normally campaign a DS3 in the FIA championship, gave the Dispatch a thorough shakedown on a specially prepared rally handling stage. “I’m …

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Online Van Sales at Record High

van drivers exceeding their payload

A rise in the number of vans sold online has led to a surge in the number of vans being registered in the UK. As reported in The Guardian, as a result of the online boom, aided by tablets, smartphones and online purchasing, the first three months of 2015 saw …

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