Tag: Vans

Guest Post: The Economics of a sudden, screeching stop: more work needed to prevent lasting damage to the economy

In a ‘normal’ recession the economy slows down gradually as confidence wanes. Not this time. So as to stop the spread of Coronavirus and prevent our healthcare system being overwhelmed, the government has enforced a lockdown. In so doing it has deliberately slammed the brakes on economic interactions so as to prevent physical interactions between

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Potential “charging crisis” for remarketing companies, says VRA

A potential “charging crisis” could soon emerge among vehicle remarketing companies as electric vehicles start to make their way onto the used market in larger numbers, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The industry body, which represents businesses that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used cars and vans every year, points

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Vehicle service history central resource urgently needed by remarketing sector

A central resource that provides access to the service histories of all the cars and vans that form the UK car parc is urgently needed by the remarketing sector, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation, which represents businesses that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used vehicles every year, says

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“Will 2019 be the year of the used van?” asks September’s VRA meeting

“Will 2019 be the year of the used van?” is one of the key questions being posed at the next meeting of the Vehicle Remarketing Association, taking place on 21st September at Manheim in Bruntingthorpe. Key presentations will be made by James Davis of Manheim, looking at the prospects of used light commercial vehicles in

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Arval offers “top five” advice to fleets as thefts from vans increase

Arval is releasing new advice to fleet operators in the light of reports that thefts from vans are rising rapidly. New figures obtained by the BBC from 45 police forces show that thefts from vans have increased from 14,063 in 2014/15 to 22,749 in 2016/17. A van is broken into every 23 minutes. Simon Cook,

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Arval van experts to face the tough questions from “Consultancy Corner” at CV Show 2017

Commercial vehicle experts from vehicle leasing and fleet management specialist Arval will be available to talk through even the most complex and unique van challenges at Commercial Vehicle Show 2017. From April 25-27, they will be available at the company’s specially created “Consultancy Corner” to answer van-related questions from visitors – no matter how tough.

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Arval van experts to face the tough questions from “Consultancy Corner” at CV Show 2017

Commercial vehicle experts from vehicle leasing and fleet management specialist Arval will be available to talk through even the most complex and unique van challenges at Commercial Vehicle Show 2017. From April 25-27, they will be available at the company’s specially created “Consultancy Corner” to answer van-related questions from visitors – no matter how tough.

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New generation of racking gives fleets new options, says Arval

A new generation of racking for commercial vehicles is something that fleets should be exploiting, believes Arval. The vehicle leasing and fleet management company says that the latest designs are lighter in weight, safer, more practical and are easier to refit for “second life” use. Eddie Parker, Commercial Vehicle Manager, explained: “Many fleets tend to

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VAN FLEETS NEED TO LOOK CAREFULLY AT EURO 6 BEFORE SELECTING LIKE-FOR-LIKE REPLACEMENTS

Van fleets need to look carefully at the impact of Euro 6 emissions requirements on payloads before replacing older vehicles. Arval, a leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company, says that there can easily be a 40-50kg penalty on a 3500kg vehicle meeting Euro 6 over Euro 5 thanks to the additional equipment fitted by

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“Economical and reliable” Berlingo is Glass’s Used Van Hero for September

Around since 1996, Citroen makes an excellent used buy for businesses   Citroen’s popular Berlingo, a mainstay of many fleets that has been around since 1996, is Glass’s Used Van Hero for September. Each month, Glass’s commercial vehicle editors hold a meeting to name the current Used Van Hero in the UK market – the

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Fleets “hanging onto” cars and van is causing market distortion

Inaccurate price guides contributing to current problem, say Glass’s   Fleets “hanging onto” cars and vans in an attempt to achieve unrealistic and inflated valuations are causing distortions in the used car and van markets, say Glass’s. Reluctance to sell below these guide prices, and continually resubmitting vehicles for sale at the same or other

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VW Transporter is Glass’s Used Van Hero for August

Car like drivability and all-round toughness sees iconic VW win award The Volkswagen Transporter has been named as Glass’s Used Van Hero for August, offering toughness and reliability alongside strong specification and value. Each month, Glass’s commercial vehicle editors hold a meeting to name the current Used Van Hero in the UK market – the

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