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The Van Expert covers a wide range of motoring topics every month. Find some of our best ones in the featured articles section.

Vauxhall Vivaro griffin grille badge

The Griffin strikes back

Vauxhall appears to be well on the road to recovery after its first year under PSA ownership, a welcome return to form after years of falling sales.
Thatcham calls for AEB to be made standard on all new vans

Indolence on auto-braking needs to end, full stop

Three years ago some painstaking analysis of vehicle insurance claims in the UK and overseas led to a startling and unusually unequivocal conclusion.
Mercedes-Benz Vito August 2018

How will environmental laws affect van owners?

What will WLTP, Clean Air Zones, London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone and new VED rates mean for van owners?
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter ambulance conversions (The Van Expert)

Ambulance chasing

With the NHS celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, The Van Expert is taking the opportunity to acknowledge the crucial role of the humble ambulance.

LEVC taxi maker reveals forthcoming electric van

LEVC is a new kid on the block, with a rather impressive pedigree, which could see a bit of a shake-up in the one-tonne medium-size van sector.

Volkswagen’s approach to van delivery

It’s over 60 years ago that the Volkswagen Transporter first went on sale in the UK, making it an older nameplate than the Ford Transit.
Ford Transit Custom van rental from Hertz

How to hire a van

If you’re moving house, have a DIY project, or have just bought an upright piano on Gumtree, chances are you’ll need to hire a van.
Vauxhall Vivaro Luton The Van Expert

New van deal secures future of Vauxhall Luton plant

PSA Group has announced a major investment in the Vauxhall plant in Luton to produce the next Vivaro van, set to launch in 2019.
Ford Transit range 2016

King of the road: a short history of the Ford Transit

The Ford Transit is the UK’s best-selling van, a position it has held for the last 52 years. We explore the history of the most successful LCV of all time.
TrustFord site in Dagenham

Keeping the customer satisfied

We've rounded up some of the best sales initiatives around at the moment aimed at making the van buying and owning experience a bit more special.

LCV market in review 2017

After years of growth, the markets for both new cars and vans slowed down in 2017. The shortfalls were not unexpected as demand began to cool off early in the year.
Things to consider when buying a van (The Car Expert)

Key factors to consider when buying a van

What are the key factors to consider when buying a van? The Van Expert has put together this handy guide to help van buyers.
Peugeot Partner van

Insight – electric future for Peugeot and Citroën

PSA Group is increasing promotional activity for its electric vans – the Peugeot Partner and Citroën Berlingo – to grow its urban fleet presence.
Grey fleet vehicle management (The Van Expert)

Incorporating grey fleet vehicles into your fleet management

Providing employees with the option to use their own private vehicle for business use has becoming increasingly popular, but what do you need to know first?
Mobile phone laws

Tough new laws on mobile phone use come into force

CV drivers and operators are being urged to review their mobile phone usage and policies as tough new rules come into force across the UK.
Van drivers are being urged to check the safety of their vehicles as the Department for Transport's (DfT) figures continue to show that the risk of work-related driving accidents remains high.

Is your van a danger on the road?

Van drivers are being urged to check the safety of their vehicles after the publication of the Road Casualties Report by the Department of Transport (DfT).
The London ULEZ may be coming in 2019, rather than 2020 as originally planned

London ULEZ – What will it mean for your business?

London's new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) could be introduced as early as 2019, which will affect the purchasing requirements of businesses right now.
Servicing your vehicle when it is financed by PCP must be done by the dealer

How PCP finance affects your service requirements

The popularity of PCP vehicle finance has allowed LCV manufacturers to be sneaky when it comes to forcing you to service your van with their dealer network.
Citroën Berlingo Panino mobile catering van

Vehicle leasing advice for start-up businesses

If you have a start-up business, you probably don't have spare cash to drop on a new car. However, leasing may be a viable option in certain situations.