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Van drivers clobbered with new London tax

TRADES and van drivers operating in central London will have to shell out an extra tenner just to get to work, if Mayor Boris...

Towing? There are things you need to be knowing!

BEING keen on all things to do with vans, the guys here at businessvans.co.uk usually take a quick peek inside the cab of any light...

London Congestion Charge rises to £11.50

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TfL) has confirmed its plans to increase the London Congestion Charge from £10 to £11.50 this month, in an attempt to...

IAM calls for tougher mobile phone penalties

MOST people believe that using a mobile 'phone while driving is unsafe –  yet, since 2006, 750,000 fixed-penalty notices have been issued for this...

Middle lane hoggers fined £100 from today

 FROM August 16, drivers who 'hog' the middle lane face an on-the-spot fine of £100 and 3 points on their license. High time many...

Van overload protection system launched by Tholos

ONE fifth of all vans on the road is overloaded.A scary stat from VOSA, the Vehicle Operator and Services Agency.VOSA, which has the power...

New driving offence targets middle-lane hogs and tailgaters

THOSE irritating motorway middle-lane hoggers who hold you up on the way to a job will now risk a £100 fine and three penalty...

Eurocrats vote to limit van speeds

 THE top speed of vans could be restricted if new proposals approved by the European Union are accepted by member states.The European Parliament’s Environment...

VOSA inspections target vans as report highlights alarming MoT failure rate

HALF of all 3.5-tonne vans on UK roads more than three years old are unroadworthy, according to a recent survey by the Freight Transport...
Van towing trailer

Top tips for towing a trailer

IF YOU drive a panel van and you're often found to be towing a trailer, it's highly likely that you regularly break the law.The...

Strong support for ban on smoking while driving

DO you light up behind the wheel and enjoy a drag while driving? Well, apart from the fact that it’s bad for your health,...

What happens if I get a fixed penalty notice?

THE UK driving licence system works on a points basis - too many points, and a driver can get disqualified for a while. Not...
Mercedes Sprinter unloading

Where can I unload my van?

THIS is potentially the most fraught part of a van driver's day: where can I unload my van? In fact, the rules and regs...

Drivers who swap penalty points for speeding

AA survey says 13% of people know someone who has taken the speeding penalty points for another driver.

Small businesses punished as London parking tickets jump 50%

VAN operators in London are being hounded by parking wardens working for cash squeezed London councils happy to plaster van windscreens with yellow penalty...
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