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Gear up to accountancy standards transparency

3 years ago / 0 comments

  The ongoing consultation process around the proposed accountancy changes to formulate a common standard for all leased assets including company cars has put forward the proposal that all leases, whether they are finance … Read More »

Safer, More Efficient Trucks

3 years ago / 0 comments

Not many people would claim that trucks are their favourite vehicles. That might not change, but even so the familiar brick shaped truck is going to become a thing of the past before long. … Read More »

LCV values continue to rise due to shortage of stock

3 years ago / 0 comments

Commenting on the data, MyCarCheck.com/Trade’s LCV expert, David Hill, said: ‘In terms of small vans, the general shortage of good quality stock continues, so values remain steady. Vauxhall Corsa is about but only in … Read More »

SMEs in the UK still caught in funding squeeze

4 years ago / 0 comments

So it’s official: those long talked-about green shoots of recovery are finally growing. The UK economy is coming out of recession, and doing so not only faster than expected by all the pundits and … Read More »

The invasion and evolution of the White Van Man

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Department of Transport published the revelation that the number of van’s populating the British road community has risen by 30,000 within the past decade which is far greater than the increase of its … Read More »

LCV market to hold strong well into March, predicts MyCarCheck.com

4 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking of the findings, MyCarCheck.com/Trade’s LCV expert, David Hill, said: ‘The LCV market was up to speed from the first day back in January, and just kept on going. This immediate return to brisk … Read More »

LCV values to remain high in H1, advises MyCarCheck.com

4 years ago / 0 comments

David Hill, LCV expert at MyCarCheck.com, said that the December marketplace was strong almost until the last day, with one auction house even having a sale on Christmas Eve to try and catch the … Read More »

LCV values to stay high in Q1, predicts MyCarCheck.com/Trade

4 years ago / 0 comments

‘The December marketplace was strong almost until the last day, with many trade buyers out looking for bargains or anything worth the money. One auction house even had a sale on Christmas Eve to … Read More »

RVs holding strong on Transporter, Sprinter & Crafter

4 years ago / 0 comments

The company's LCV expert David Hill said: ‘The Volkswagen Transporter T5 Sportline 180Bhp is the van everyone wants. The waiting list for a new one is three-five months, so used ones are always snapped … Read More »

October a “buoyant” month for LCV registrations, says NFDA

4 years ago / 0 comments

According to the SMMT, van sales also increased by 26.3% last month, whilst truck demand rose by 32%. Commenting on the figures, Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), said: ‘October … Read More »

A hard habit to break

4 years ago / 0 comments

It’s probably 20 years ago that a colleague passed the comment that someone was leaving the company and she wondered if he would take his pot plants with him. Rather naively, I thought it … Read More »

Used LCV market overview, October 2013

4 years ago / 0 comments

‘September finished as predicted: with stock in short supply and prices rising, leading to the trade being more frustrated with the market than I’ve seen in a long time. To complicate matters further, auction … Read More »

A hard habit to break

4 years ago / 0 comments

It’s probably 20 years ago that a colleague passed the comment that someone was leaving the company and she wondered if he would take his pot plants with him. Rather naively, I thought it … Read More »

August CV sales figures encouraging, says NFDA

4 years ago / 0 comments

The SMMT data shows that overall sales were up 14.8% in August and up 9.4% year-to-date. Van sales increased by 11.1% last month whilst truck sales rose by 29%. Sue Robinson, director of the … Read More »

Reputation management

4 years ago / 0 comments

The recent scandal where horse meat was being passed off as more palatable fare drew unfortunate attention to several leading food retailers and their processes. But the bigger issue was more about the customer feeling … Read More »

Low mileage with damage easier to sell than high-mileage vans, says MyCarCheck.com/Trade

4 years ago / 0 comments

‘There were signs in May that perhaps the used van market is slowing down for summer. Traders and retailers complain that there is still not the volume of stock they are used to, and … Read More »

Social media, libel and you

4 years ago / 0 comments

Until a few years ago, the people who needed to worry most about libel proceedings were journalists and writers. But as the recent case concerning the BBC2 Newsnight programme demonstrates, others could now face … Read More »

Cenex puts cost on carrying

4 years ago / 0 comments

It’s well known that carrying unnecessary weight in a vehicle increases its fuel consumption, but by how much has been debated for some time. At Cenex, and in partnership with the Energy Saving Trust, … Read More »

Is there a blurred vision on eyesight?

4 years ago / 0 comments

How are your rods and cones faring? The human retina contains two types of photoreceptor cells, known as rods and cones. Cones allow us to see fine details, and give us colour vision, but … Read More »