During the COVID-19 pandemic, many smaller businesses have managed to stay afloat by taking on outsourced delivery work from larger courier firms, using their own vans for local deliveries.
If you are setting up a business that requires the use of a van, such as a mobile mechanic or delivery driver, or you need to upgrade from an older vehicle, you have the option of leasing or buying.
Amid all the talk and chatter about the UK Green Deal and the preponderance of EV charging points now available, is it time to invest in an electric taxi or should you wait and join the clamour for a taxi amnesty until the pandemic crisis eases?
With more food deliveries requiring timely supply, many courier van drivers are installing mobile chilling units in their vehicles to make sure they stay compliant and their goods safe.
Research has shown that van drivers are more likely to fall asleep at the wheel in the early morning (between 2am and 6am) and early afternoon. We look at some of the causes of driver fatigue and the tools and techniques to keep your fleet moving safely.
Here, we take a look at the UK Government’s Office for National Statistics latest Hackney Cab and private hire taxi vehicle figures for the UK showing trends across the 316 licensing authorities in England and Wales.
With the NHS and the emergency services stretched to the hilt and the need for vaccine deliveries paramount, now could be the time to transition your private hire taxi business to offer courier services.
When carrying heavy materials or parcels, it can be easy to exceed the permitted gross vehicle weight of your vehicle. Here are some tips on how to stay within safe limits.