About Us

Meet the team behind The Van Expert

The Van Expert is the sister site to our award-winning consumer automotive site, The Car Expert, and our heavy vehicle site, The Truck Expert.

We provide you with the latest news from across the LCV industry, along with vehicle reviews and independent, impartial advice to help you make the best decision on your next vehicle.

When you are looking for a new or used van, pick-up or other form of light commercial vehicle, our site is your best independent resource to help you choose the best vehicle for your needs and get the best possible deal.

For more in-depth engineering features, check out our sister magazine, Commercial Vehicle Engineer. It’s currently found over at The Truck Expert but will also be available here soon!

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Editor: Dan Parton

Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now the editor of our three commercial vehicle titles: The Van Expert, The Truck Expert and Commercial Vehicle Engineer.

Editorial Director: Stuart Masson

Stuart founded sister site The Car Expert in 2011. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for the car industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

Managing Director: John Blauth

John is Vice-President of the Guild of Motoring Writers, with over 40 years’ experience in automotive media. He has previously been Motoring Editor for the Daily Express, Editor for Company Car and Business Editor for Motor Transport, among many other roles.

Road test editor: Andrew Charman

Andrew is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has had senior writing and editing roles at many magazines, including Car & Van NewsFast Car, Top Car, Super Touring (which he founded), Touring Car Worldwide, Classics, Retro and Carbuyer.

We also take relevant news, reviews and other automotive features from PA Media (formerly the Press Association).

Latest articles at The Van Expert

Call for professional drivers to have two-year eye test as standard

Professional drivers in the transport, passenger transport and logistics sectors should have an eye test every two years, on either a mandatory or voluntary basis, a fleet insurance specialist has said.

Commercial Vehicle Show cancelled

The Commercial Vehicle Show, set to be held on April 26-28 at the NEC in Birmingham, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Toyota launches Proace City compact van

Toyota has introduced its all-new Proace City compact van, with five models on offer and two powertrains, as well as a wealth of in-cab technology.

Most van drivers risking £200 fine for not using handsfree behind the wheel

Fewer than half of van drivers use handsfree or Bluetooth technology while driving and are continuing to risk a £200 fine and six penalty points for making calls on the go, according to a study.

Five Mile adds to green credentials with five new eVito vans

Recycling company First Mile has become one of the first customers to take delivery of fully electric Mercedes-Benz eVito vans since members...