18th July 2016 by Commercial Vehicle Direct
The UK’s funniest commercial vans
4 million vans, 45 billion miles and 6 great vans
There are now more than 4 million vans on our roads and demand for new vans is at a record high, that’s according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Vans now cover 45 billion miles each year and commercial vehicles as a whole contribute £11 billion annually to our economy. A key part of this is small business owners – often savvy, one-man bands, with a real passion for their profession, and a great business name.
What’s in a name?
A name means everything. A good first impression is important, but you also need one that lasts. Quirky names get people talking, a fact that’s backed up by independent research commissioned by Nectar Business. 44% of Brits are likely to start a conversation with their friends or family after seeing a unique business name, compared to only 19% for less-descriptive names such as ABC Ltd. Emblazoned on a van people will only talk more! We all remember Virgin Media’s carefully named fleet – Obi Van Kenobi, Marlon Vando and Julie Vandrews. You also might have seen DHL’s sports-car vans, designed with a speeding motor under the driver’s cabin in an effort to emphasise their fast delivery service. But, while large brands have big budgets to style and wrap their fleets, the true gems lie with the small and medium size business.
CVD’s Favourite Van Designs
We’ve scoured the UK’s top vans and here are some of our favourites!
Meet He-Van, the Brighton based movers of the universe.
2. Bonnie Tiler
This van is sure to make you turn around.
3. Sofa King
Need we say anymore?
4. Spandau Valet
This Cornish valeter provides gold standard services, from a true professional.
5. Lawn in Order
These guys will help you figure out the root of your gardening problem.
Don’t worry if your neighbour has a visit from the NYPD, it might not be as bad as it seems.