Editor's blog

The Editor's blog – is where the editor Martyn Collins looks at key, newsworthy topics affecting Business Van owners and users.

New Mercedes van division puts spotlight on trades and SMEs

I WAS thinking of saying I popped up to Mercedes’ Milton Keynes HQ the Thursday before the Easter break, but that was hardly the...

Vauxhall Vivaro launch in Amsterdam

I WENT over to Amsterdam this week to see the unveil of the new Vauxhall Vivaro/Renault Trafic in a joint launch of the new...

A day out in a Citroen Relay – the new kid on the ‘eco’...

I RECENTLY got a chance to drive the Citroen Relay e-HDI 130 L1H1.It’s the latest fuel-saving van from Citroen, the same as Colin has...

Ford Transit: the icon reborn

I WENT over to Barcelona this week for the launch of the new 2 tonne Ford Transit that sits at the heavy end of...

First sight of a VW Amarok ‘special’; fighter jet tech meets van sat nav;...

New VW Amarok Canyon arrives spring If you like your pick-ups – and I do – you’ll want some of this. A new Amarok special...

Richard Bunn, the pimp-my-van-man

MET Richard Bunn the other week, which is always fun – and stimulating.‘Sticky’ as he’s know to most of his chums, now runs his...

Ford Transit Connect: another winner from Ford

I'VE just come back from the launch of the new Ford Transit Connect.The new Transit Connect ECOnetic 1.6 TDCi 95PS model has a combined...

Air Ambulance gets a lift for its local deliveries

WE’RE all about local and small businesses here at Business Vans.Oh yes, and great signwriting too.So we rather liked this story from the Wales...

#hotelduvan

IS this any way to treat a Volkswagen panel van?Well, why not in the holiday season?This is what one of the people we follow...

The fine that led to a new idea

OUT of adversity comes opportunity, said Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America.David Carruthers, a director at Tholos...

When is a van not a commercial vehicle?

IT’S a good question, although HMRC is unequivocal: if it has a payload of one tonne then it’s a commercial vehicle.However, there is a...

Renault Twizy Cargo: it’s a van, Jim – but not as we know it!

 IT’S not going to shift a lot of cargo or carry much equipment, but Renault’s new commercial, the Renault Twizy Cargo, will get your...

New Courier is the cheeky chappy of Ford Transit range

FORD had a bit of a bash to launch the new Ford Transit Courier to the international van press corps prior to the van’s...

Nissan goes on a van offensive

JON Pollock. Yup, many of you probably won't know him.Personable and always friendly, Jon has done the rounds, so he knows his stuff: Ford,...

MINI Clubvan: plylining and racking wanted

THE new MINI Clubvan – it’s all quite high-end MINI plushness with a fully upholstered cargo area.Just right for florists, local wine merchants, and...
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