• Chill Out: Choosing a Van Chiller

    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.

  • Van Driver Fatigue: Avoid Being Asleep at the Wheel

    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.

  • Taxi Trends for 2021

    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.

  • From Taxi Driver to Medical Courier

    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.

  • He Ain’t Heavy – Are You Safely Loaded?

    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.

  • Driver CPC Training: Is Your Commercial Fleet Compliant?

    All drivers of lorries, vans over 3.5 tonnes and Passenger Carrying Vehicles (PCV) with nine or more seats, must complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years. Here we look at the Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training course.

  • The Kent Access Permit (KAP): An Introduction for Fleet Managers

    The KAP - unofficially dubbed ‘the Kermit’ after the famous Muppet character - is to confirm drivers have correct permission to drive through the county of Kent en route for the Port of Dover or the Eurotunnel.

  • Understanding Your Van Insurance Excess

    If you are looking for a new van insurance policy, comparing the excess can help to reduce any future claim’s costs.