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What’s the law on overhanging loads?

VAN manufacturers are coming up with some ingenious ways of transporting long loads nowadays.Overhanging loads – what you need to knowUp to 1m -...

How new tax requirements will affect buying and selling vans

FROM Wednesday 1 October 2014, paper tax discs will no longer have to be displayed in a vehicle and an electronic road tax database...

Mercedes Vans urges UK van drivers to check they’re legal to drive

Mercedes Vans is urging all van drivers in the UK to check out the facts around Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) requirements, before venturing out...

CPC completion deadline looming for small van fleet operators

TRADES and small van fleet operators, with vans over 3.5 tonnes need to register quickly, to avoid falling foul of new legislation on Driver...

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...
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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,...
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