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A Guide to Weight Limits and Overloading a Van

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Van hire offers immense freedom, allowing you to carry out a variety of tasks like home removals, transport of goods and carrying out the odd job for your business. But hiring a van does come with some important guidelines that you should be aware of if you’re planning on piling up boxes, furniture or goods … Continue reading

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Top five apps for a long van drive

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When talking about apps to help and entertain you on your drive, it’s important to first point out that you should never be using your phone whilst driving. It’s dangerous for you and other road users, so use a hands free kit or equip the driving mode on your phone to allow you to utilise … Continue reading

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Van Hire Dos & Don’ts

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Getting a van to suit your needs is the first thing most people think about when going for van hire. This is always the starting point of the process, but there are many more things you need to keep in mind when hiring a van, as well as throughout the time you have the van … Continue reading

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How to prepare for a long day of driving

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When you’re driving a van you probably have a busy day ahead of you, with a long journey as part of that. If you’ve hired a van you no doubt will be looking to get the most usage out of the vehicle, but you might equally not be used to driving a van. Whatever your … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Kids Entertained On A Long Van Journey

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When you’re moving home it’s not always easy to keep everyone happy. This is especially true if you have to take your children on a long van journey when moving your possessions to your new home. Unless you’re using van hire to move right around the corner, you’ll probably want to take a look at … Continue reading

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Do While Driving A Van

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While each year the number of fatalities on the roads in the UK is falling, even a single death is still one too many. Accidents happen but, where possible, we should avoid doing dangerous things while at the wheel of a van. It can be easy to get distracted, or think you can carry out … Continue reading

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Top Tips For Driving A Van In Winter

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It’s that time of year again when the weather throws up all sorts of issues. You never know what the conditions are set to be like from one day to the next. Accidents invariably happen, occurring more frequently in the winter, but this doesn’t have to be the case if you take the necessary precautions … Continue reading

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Choosing The Right Van

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Whether you’re going on a shopping spree or relocating, need an extra workhorse for your business or simply need to cart around shed-loads of belongings, there’s a van for you. There are small city vans that drive like an MPV, but carry loads of around 2m³. You can also find robust carriers that can carry … Continue reading

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What You Should Put In A Van Emergency Kit

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Whether you’re travelling a short way or you’re going on a long journey, you never know when an emergency could strike. This could come in the form of a flat tyre, a traffic collision or you may even simply get lost. If you’ve hired a van it’s likely that this could be a huge disruption … Continue reading

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A Guide to Driving a Van Abroad in Europe

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Taking a European road trip can be a great deal of fun for an individual, friend or for the family. However, there are still some rules and regulations to keep in mind. These should then be combined with a few helpful suggestions that can make any trip enjoyable – whether for work or pleasure. Should … Continue reading

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