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NEW MARKET ANALYSIS – Large Vans, May 2019
JAMES DALLAS'S BLOG: Diesel and the transition to cleaner fuels
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MAN announces Energy Assets Utilities fleet deal
Analysis and Comment
18 Dec 18
JAMES DALLAS'S BLOG: First Ford
Ford leads the field in the UK’s LCV market by a country mile, frequently monopolising the best sellers in every sector.
17 Dec 18
ANDY PICTON'S AUCTION BLOG: Price boom
October recorded a 6.2% decline in used sales at auction, with more than 700 fewer vehicles sold versus October 2017.
17 Dec 18
MANUFACTURERS' WEBSITES: Love at first site?
What Van?’s annual assessment of the top 10 LCV manufacturers’ websites is back for 2018.
28 Nov 18
REMARKETING: Will Clean Air Zones leave older van values gasping for breath?
Tightening emission legislation is likely to give the new van market a boost. But where does this place the market for older vans?
22 Nov 18
Judging the speed of progress at VW
VW Commercial Vehicles’ new boss must tread carefully in striking the right balance between old and new technologies.
06 Nov 18
NEWS ANALYSIS: The highlights from Hanover
The big hitters were out in force at Europe’s largest commercial vehicle show. James Dallas picks out some of the major developments.
06 Nov 18
ANDY PICTON'S AUCTION BLOG: Overall demand remains positive
Auction volumes remain steady with traders paying a premium for the best available stock.
24 Oct 18
INSURANCE: The claim game
Tim Cattlin takes a look at what operators can do to reduce insurance premiums and the cost of claims.
19 Oct 18
OPERATOR PROFILE ON... Hackney Council: East London's green zone
The London Borough of Hackney has pioneered the use of low-emission vans and plans to establish a 100% electric fleet, James Dallas reports.
17 Oct 18
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES: Autonomy for the city
Mercedes-Benz and Renault have revealed their visions for last-mile urban deliveries. James Dallas takes a look into the future.
16 Oct 18
ANDY PICTON'S AUCTION BLOG: Euro6 on the rise due to emissions restrictions
With the summer holiday season over, used traders headed back to the auctions.
04 Oct 18
CONTRACT HIRE & RENTAL: When the price is right
LCV operators are weighing up their options using the bottom line before committing to deals to source their wheels, Steve Banner reports.
01 Oct 18
TELEMATICS: Zoned out
Jack Carfrae explains how van operators can use telematics to navigate low-emission zones.
21 Sep 18
JAMES DALLAS'S BLOG: Home of International Van of the Year
This month we are delighted to announce that What Van? has become the new home of the prestigious International Van of the Year (IVOTY) award.
20 Sep 18
PSA and Vauxhall light van preview: The power of three
The PSA partnership has colonised Vauxhall to create a light van force to be reckoned with in 2019. We look at the car versions to see what’s in store...
17 Sep 18
ANDY PICTON'S AUCTION BLOG: Crew vans in demand
Everyone loves a crew van in the medium panel van sector with huge premiums paid for the top examples.
11 Sep 18
ANDY PICTON'S AUCTION BLOG: Hot weather and football begin to blunt demand
Buyer demand in July started to lose its edge due to many people taking advantage of the hot weather and England’s prolonged run in the World Cup.
07 Sep 18
WHAT VAN? AWARDS – WINNER'S PROFILE: Renault beyond the ICE age
The Kangoo Z.E. 33 proves there is life after the internal combustion engine for urban light commercial operators.
29 Aug 18
REMARKETING: Buying used - a guide for the wary...
What are the pros and potential pitfalls for small businesses wanting to acquire a used LCV? Tim Cattlin explores the available options.
24 Aug 18
JAMES DALLAS'S BLOG: A step in the right direction
There’s no getting away from the issue of fuel in the industry at the moment and the question of what powertrains will propel the LCVs of the future.
24 Aug 18
ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Is the sector growing up?
16 Aug 18
NEWS ANALYSIS: Schmitz Cargobull eyes LCV targets
6 Aug 18
WHAT VAN? AWARDS – WINNER'S PROFILE: Isuzu takes it to the D-max
30 Jul 18
BLUE LIGHT CONVERSIONS: Blue lights shine bright
20 Jul 18
JAMES DALLAS'S BLOG: A sustainable way
19 Jul 18
MAN TGE line-up expands
11 Jul 18
NEWS ANALYSIS: Beyond the last mile
9 Jul 18
ANDY PICTON'S AUCTION BLOG: £1k and climbing
22 Jun 18
APPS & ACCESSORIES: Application form
15 Jun 18
WHAT VAN? AWARDS – WINNER'S PROFILE: Citroen Dispatches a message of intent
14 Jun 18
JAMES DALLAS'S BLOG: Significant new vans
11 Jun 18
ANDY PICTON'S AUCTION BLOG: Volumes sold fall for fourth consecutive month
7 Jun 18
NEWS ANALYSIS: Ford Transit Custom gets a sports-style makeover
4 Jun 18
WHAT VAN? AWARDS – WINNER'S PROFILE: Proace provides platform for growth
25 May 18
REMARKETING: Time to sell?
18 May 18
NEWS ANALYSIS: Fleets shift telematics focus from economy to risk
10 May 18
ANDY PICTON'S AUCTION BLOG: Prices up, age up, mileage down
8 May 18
JAMES DALLAS'S BLOG: Looking back to Birmingham
30 Apr 18
WHAT VAN? AWARDS – WINNER'S PROFILE: Ready, steady, Doblo Cargo
23 Apr 18
LIVERIES & WRAPS: Signpost to the future
12 Apr 18
NEWS ANALYSIS: V2G tech could transform vans into mobile power stations
10 Apr 18
JAMES DALLAS'S BLOG: The burning issue
10 Apr 18
NEWS ANALYSIS: All set for the CV Show
9 Apr 18
ANDY PICTON'S BLOG: Used Values – The quest for quality
29 Mar 18
The tyre for all seasons
27 Mar 18
WHAT VAN? AWARDS – WINNER'S PROFILE: Leading from the front
15 Mar 18
NEWS ANALYSIS: Nissan targets city fleets with longer-range EV
13 Mar 18
JAMES DALLAS'S BLOG: A sales slide in 2017
12 Mar 18
LCV SALES FIGURES: Has the market passed its peak?
7 Mar 18
ANDY PICTON'S BLOG: Used Values – Picking up the pace
26 Feb 18
WHAT VAN? AWARDS – WINNER'S PROFILE: Automatic for the Daily people
15 Feb 18
REMARKETING: How to maximise residual values
9 Feb 18
NEWS ANALYSIS: Mercedes focuses on the high end with X-Class launch
6 Feb 18
ANDY PICTON'S BLOG: Difficult in December
5 Feb 18
JAMES DALLAS'S BLOG: Looking back and ahead
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