Driver stress is something that affects everyone, regardless of whether they drive a car or a van. However, commercial vans account for a fifth of all traffic on the roads and, the longer you’re on the road, the more likely you are to witness road rage and driver stress. As stress, strain and fatigue are the three top problems commercial drivers face, it’s important that the take the reduction or minimisation of these things seriously.
Driving for a living isn’t always a smooth ride
Whether you’re a multi-drop delivery driver or a tradesman who spends a lot of time on the road, driving isn’t always a smooth ride. Sitting in one place for too long can lead to problems such as repetitive strain, lower back pain and a stiff neck, not [...]
Building up your No Claims Bonus is a sure-fire way to lower your insurance premiums – but it isn’t the only way. Many insurance companies are prepared to lower your insurance premiums, if you can prove you’re a safe van driver. Of course, you should always drive safely, but it doesn’t hurt to use one of the following methods to prove that this is the case.
Telematics devices (also known as a black box)
A black box is a small device that’s fitted to your van, that sends data back to your insurance company. It records information about your driving style, including how hard you break, how you handle cornering and whether you have a heavy right foot. This information is then used to calculate your premiums every three months, based on how [...]