Yearly Archive 2018


New 2-tonne Ford Transit makes its debut

The new 2-tonne Ford Transit will go on sale in Europe from mid-2019

  • New 2-tonne Ford Transit improved fuel efficiency by up to 7 per cent and advanced new connectivity features
  • Segment-first diesel mild hybrid powertrain option further improves fuel efficiency by up to 8 per cent in stop-start urban situations
  • New powertrain includes upgraded 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel with more powerful 185 PS variant, plus efficient new 10-speed automatic transmission for rear-wheel drive models
  • On-sale from mid-2019, new Transit features smart new front-end design, all-new interior with enhanced stowage, and new driver assistance tech to make working days less stressful

THE new 2-tonne Ford Transit was unveiled at IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany (September 19-27, 2018).

Among the key features of the new 2-tonne Transit is increased load-carrying capability and upgraded powertrains for improved operating efficiency.

There’s also a segment first diesel with mild hybridisation (MHEV) said to deliver an additional fuel efficiency improvement of around 3 per cent, compared with the standard diesel model, with up to 8 per cent in stop-start urban applications.

A new Power Side Load Door also provides ease of operation when loading or unloading. The new high-mounted down-lighter provides illumination of the cargo area when working at night ibehind the rear cargo doors.


Ford Transit-2018 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel


Self-employed van drivers face greater accident risks

The time-sensitive nature many self-employed van delivery and courier drivers face means they are more likely to be involved in a road accident

It’s the pressures they are under that makes them so susceptible, says a new report from UCL. Read More


The new Vauxhall Combo voted International Van of the Year

The award was presented to Vauxhall/Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller at the Hannover Show today (September 19, 2018) by International Van of the Year President, Jarlath Sweeney. Read More


The challenges of hiring a van for moving

Whether you are moving to another city or to a different neighbourhood, you will probably need a handy vehicle to move your furniture and luggage as smoothly and as efficiently as possible. If you do not own a personal truck or van then it would be a good idea to rent a van for this special purpose. Although we have covered the benefits of van hire for moving furniture in the past, there are a few challenges that you need to be prepared for in the event that you decide to rent a van to move your stuff. Read More


Top reasons why people need hire a van

I’m sure at some point, many of my readers have rented a car for one reason or another. I have written in great detail why people should consider renting a car but, what you might not know is that van hire is just as popular. Personally, I have taken advantage of van hire near me in the past couple of years and in addition to being affordable, it is also one of the most practical decisions to make if you are moving furniture. If you are stuck between deciding whether to rent a car or to invest in good van hire, here are a few reasons why hiring a van is the better option: Read More