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Operators consigning ‘white van man’ to history books

A more grown-up business ethos is seeing an increasing number of van operators revise both their vehicle acquisition and operation practices, according to says it’s seen a 13% increase in van leasing says it’s seen a 13% increase in van leasing

The company – which offers a range of special van leasing offers – says it’s seen a 13% increase in van leasing compared to this time last year, with outright purchase and HP agreements eclipsed by more flexible leasing arrangements, organised online, as small businesses attempt to portray a more professional image.

Martin Wedge, MD of, said: “We are no longer living in an age of battered old workhorses ridden into the ground as businesses today want their vans to reflect their brand values – professional and businesslike. This means more flexible leasing agreements, two year deals with regular maintenance to sustain a fleet to look good and perform well.

“Like professional sports people, businesses still talk about sweating this all-important asset, but the care packages mean that the vans today get a post-game massage so that they are match fit for the next challenge.

“Business is about first impressions and the van that turns up to do the job speaks volume about the person behind the wheel.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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