Category Archives: Commercial Vehicles

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How Well Do You Know Your Vehicle Badges?

We see them all of the time but just how much do you know about the badges associated with some of the world’s biggest vehicle manufacturers?

To find out, take this fun quiz by quality used vans specialist Van Monster — you’ll be surprised at some of the aspects you have overlooked. We’ve also provided you with some background information about each badge in the answers to help you understand the history of the emblems. Continue reading

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2040: Yes, But Have They Thought It Through?

Following the government’s announcement that the sale of petrol and diesel cars must stop after 2040 a taxi driver was interviewed by some television Johnny. He was broadly in agreement with the idea but wondered how taxi drivers – for example – would manage given the EV range issue as it stands today. Continue reading

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Why Van Hire Makes Sense For Small Businesses

In the challenging economic environment that the average small business has to perpetually endure these days, often the need for a company vehicle is an expense too far. On the other hand, the fast paced demands of the modern world mean that customers and clients want their goods and services now, not later. Continue reading

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Taking A Toll On Motorists

When political parties are in opposition it is easy for them to make promises no matter how pie in the sky they may be. Vote for us and sixteen year old’s will all earn £20 per hour! On your child’s birthday a unicorn will visit with a fairy princess! And so on. How many people remain so gullible as to believe anything any opposition politician of any party tells them? Quite a lot, it seems. Why the next thing you’ll know they will be turning up and speechifying at music festivals! The very idea. Continue reading

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Isuzu D-Max Blade – Why, It’s Sharper Than Ever!

Pick-ups, like the Isuzu D-Max Blade, are very versatile vehicles but we must not forget that they are working trucks designed to withstand a hard life shifting stuff and generally getting bashed about. In recent times however the pick-up has begun to assume some pretensions – getting above its station, as it were. Like a scheming working-class suitor at the door of royalty, this humble truck has donned a sharp suit and is trying to attract the attention of the princess. Continue reading

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Van Crisis!

The internet is a wonderful thing. It is also an appalling thing. It is largely unregulated and poorly policed. Thanks to the internet I myself have many offers of friendship (or maybe more) from Eastern Europe and millions of pounds waiting for me at a branch of the Bank of Africa in Burkino Faso. Everything you desire. It is all there, ready to be ordered and delivered to you; and it usually comes by van. Continue reading

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A Look At The 2017 Volkswagen Crafter

The all-new Volkswagen Crafter has been officially launched, with the van set to prove a worthy rival to popular vehicles such as the Fiat Ducato, the Ford Transit and the Mercedes Sprinter. The UK’s largest used van retailer Van Monster has taken a look at why fleet drivers should be excited about the release of this new large panel van: Continue reading

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Truck-Tastic: The New Isuzu D-Max Arctic Pick-Up

It’s okay to be a lumberjack. Develop that outdoor thousand-yard stare. These days humble working pick-up trucks have become much more civilised and versatile. Sure, they don’t match up to cars in the comfy ride stakes but they still have a lot to offer fun-loving families as much as industry. Trucks sold in the UK never really match up to the massive machines sold over in ‘Murica but this new Isuzu D-Max Arctic AT35 Truck is starting to look the business. Continue reading

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Man With A Van

Van Monster have just released the results of their survey to find out who the man (and woman) with a van really is.  The survey was completed by van drivers who were asked a series of questions relating to motoring, expenses and work – as well as more light-hearted topics such as what they listen to and even the sauce they have on their sandwiches! Lovely. Continue reading

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Roadworks? Safety And Consideration First!

Roadworks are always inconvenient. By definition, they create a temporary traffic obstruction which means disruption and nuisance affecting all road users, and often pedestrians too. For drivers, motorcyclists and cyclists, roadworks can be the bane of their lives. Excess traffic due to roadworks can cause congestion, delays and diversions. Continue reading