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Can I get a service or MOT during the new lockdown?

We answer your questions about whether garages, service centres and MOT test stations can remain open during the UK's second lockdown.

Theft from vans costing tradespeople £264 million a year

Tool theft from vans costs trade professionals £264 million a year and can put them out of work for 30 days at a time on average.

Loophole over mobile phone use while driving set to be closed

A loophole that allows drivers to escape punishment for hand-held phone use will be closed under plans announced by the Government.

New graphics service opens up on-van advertising possibilities

A new fast-change graphics service has been launched that opens up a new range of on-van advertising possibilities, according to its maker.

Van drivers reveal their biggest annoyances on the road

Van drivers have revealed the ways in which other road users get on their nerves out on the road in a new survey

Geofencing tech for Ford Transit Custom PHEV

Ford has a new geofencing system for its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid that allows the van to automatically switch into EV mode in low-emission zones.

Van owners warned to get safety checks as MOT exemption ends

Van owners are being urged to get their vans checked and repaired, as about 1.2 million vans had MOTs postponed during the COVID-19 lockdown exemption.

Six tips to protect your van from theft

Security is something that all van owners should be prioritising, with the number of vans stolen increasing by 45% over the last four years.

Ford approves use of cooking oil in its Transit vans

Ford has approved the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in its latest Transit van, giving a renewable fuel option to drivers.

Why cleaning and maintenance is so important for van owners

Regularly cleaning and maintaining your van isn’t just about looking good, it can help to reduce repair bills and increase re-sale value,...

Mercedes-Benz introduces driving style monitoring

Mercedes-Benz Vans has introduced its Mercedes PRO connect vehicle drive style monitoring as standard on all new Sprinter and Vito Tourer models.

Worst motorway services in England revealed

A motorway service area overlooking the Severn Bridge has been ranked the least popular in England.

New van fleet insurance product recognises compliant drivers

A new insurance product has been launched aimed at rewarding fleets with van drivers who drive safely, efficiently and compliantly.

Fuel-cell electric van offers 300-mile range

Delivery giant DHL has revealed a new electric version of a Ford Transit panel van with a combination of battery and fuel-cell powertrains.

New Hyundai tech can adjust performance based on payload

Korean manufacturer Hyundai has unveiled a system that can adjust the performance of an electric light commercial vehicle depending on the gross...

Ultra Low Emission Zone comes into force in central London

Drivers of older vehicles will have to pay a new £12.50 fee to enter the centre of London now that the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has come into force.

New Ford navigation tech could help van drivers save money

Ford will add a new on-board system called Ford EcoGuide to its commercial vehicles, starting later this year, in order to help drivers save fuel.

Taxi and minicab drivers to face tougher checks

All taxi and minicab drivers could have to pass enhanced criminal record checks under Government plans to protect vulnerable passengers.

The best used panel vans for £10,000

Not in a position to fork out for a new van? We look at five different models you can get your hands on for less than £10K

Mayor of London launches scrappage scheme for older diesel vans

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a scrappage scheme to help small businesses prepare for the capital’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone.

The Christmas getaway rush has arrived

Every delivery driver in the country will probably already know this, but the worst hotspots for Christmas traffic jams have been identified.

Tips for off-road driving

Many pick-up owners may work their trucks hard in day-to-day business, but worry about actually taking them off-road. We've got some handy tips to help.

Van drives down dual carriageway with huge Christmas tree on its roof

A "shocking" picture of a van carrying an enormous Christmas tree on its roof on a dual carriageway has prompted police to warn drivers ahead of the festive period.

Drivers face fines for incorrectly loading their Christmas trees

Up to 75% of motorists planning on buying a real Christmas tree this year are unaware of the laws around safe loading of bulky items, a new report claims.