26 Mar 2018

We have all experienced that feeling of frustration, anger, and confusion at least once in our life when we return to our carefully parked vehicle and find a penalty charge notice on the windshield. Where did we go wrong? Did we, in fact, even go wrong somewhere or could the fine be the result of an over-zealous parking attendant or some confusion over where parking is allowed and where it is not? Let’s take a look at what you can do if you think that you have received an unfair penalty charge notice. (more…)

27 Feb 2018
How to keep your van and its contents safe

It is every commercial van owner’s worst nightmare. Waking up in the morning, or coming back from an errand or job, to find their van has been broken into or stolen leading to missing tools, equipment, and other valuables. It is not just the value of the van; it is the value of the tools and materials within it, and the time and cost of replacing them. It is rare to go past a van and not see a big sign stating that ‘no tools are left overnight’, but there is a lot more that commercial van owners can do to secure their possessions and livelihood. We have compiled a list of tips to help you keep your van secure and your livelihood unaffected. (more…)

26 Jan 2018
Have you remembered to pay your vehicle tax?

The answer is probably obvious for most – a resounding ‘yes’! However, you may be surprised to hear that not having that small piece of round paper in your windshield means you forget. If that is you, then know that you are not alone. A recent report in the Guardian discovered that the number of untaxed vehicles in the UK has trebled since the abolition of the tax disc. (more…)

14 Dec 2017
Toxicity charge all CVS vehicles comply, does yours?

The Mayor of London’s new Toxicity Charge came into force on the 23rd of October this year. Affecting a large number of vehicles of all types the Toxicity Charge, or T-charge as it is more commonly known, is a further measure to help improve London’s deteriorating air quality. If you haven’t heard of it yet or want to know more about it, whether it affects you, and what you need to do, then read on. (more…)

10 Nov 2017
Change of speed through roadworks proposed to rise to 60mph
Do you remember the last time you were heading down a motorway knowing you were making good time and weren’t going to be late? Until you hit the roadworks and have to drop your speed down to 50mph… Suddenly, everyone is driving on robot-mode and the frustration is palpable. And to make matters worse, there don’t seem to be any workers working on whatever it is that is being upgraded or changed on that stretch of road.

03 Aug 2017
Why you should hire a van for Notting Hill Carnival
Taking place on the 27th and 28th August 2017, the annual Notting Hill Carnival is not to be missed. A mesmerising affair of sights and sounds, it is a spectacle to behold and the ideal place for people who love to party. For those who don’t want to hit the dancefloor, the floats, impressive costumes and delicious food are enough to entice anyone to take a visit to Notting Hill during the August Bank Holiday weekend.