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Expert Advice

Driving

What are the big issues facing van drivers today? The Van Expert provides some fantastic driving advice.

Top tips to avoid driving tired

Got a big delivery to do? A long distance drive coming up? Or a potential night-time journey? Avoid driving tired by using these tips.

Safer driving tips for van operators in 2023

Campaigners are asking van users to put safety on their ‘New Year’s Resolution’ lists this year in a bid to cut accident statistics on Britain’s highways.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

Greener taxis help reduce driver pollution exposure

The type of vehicle a London cab driver chooses can drastically affect their exposure to pollution, a university survey has found.

Top tips for handling stress while driving

For professional drivers, the risks of having an accident due to stress are amplified due to the number of hours and miles they spend behind the wheel.

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.

Motorway safety tips

Highways England has pledged to install additional emergency refuge areas at smart motorway locations where drivers are most likely to stop.

Mental health of van drivers explored in new research

New research into the mental health of van drivers and operators has been commissioned by Mercedes-Benz Vans UK to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.