Dan Parton

Dan Parton
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Dan Parton is a freelance journalist and former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK's biggest selling truck magazine. He writes for both The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

New van market falls for third consecutive month

New light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations fell by 9.6% in November, the third consecutive monthly decline, with market uncertainty and regulatory changes...

Ford supplies RNLI with 20 new Rangers to support beach patrols

Ford has supplied the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, with 20 new four-wheel-drive Ford Rangers to support beach patrols...

Mercedes-Benz Citan has worst emissions of Euro-6 LCVs

Mercedes-Benz’s Citan model has the worst emissions of the best-selling LCVs in the UK, with real-world NOx emissions far higher than its official laboratory results, according to new testing findings.

Abnormal loads no problem for Mercedes-Benz Vito

Jason Priest, owner of Priest Abnormal Load Services, has purchased a new Mercedes-Benz Vito 111 CDI, having been so impressed with his previous one.

EU commercial vehicle production falls again in October

The recent decline in commercial vehicle registrations in the European Union continued in October, with a 7.3% fall registered across the 28...

Ford Transit Custom Hybrids win International Van of the Year 2020 Award

Ford scooped the International Van of the Year Award 2020 (IVoY) Award for its range of Transit Custom Hybrids, comprising the Plug-In...

Van driver who saved motorist from burning car named Hero of the Year

A delivery driver who saved a motorist trapped in a burning car after a high-speed crash has been named Hero of the Year at the Van Excellence Awards.

Historic car restorers choose latest technology in new Mercedes-Benz van

Ian and Sarah Milford, the couple behind Milford Vintage Engineering, which restores and maintains historic cars, have chosen a raft of the...
Morris JE electric delivery van | The Van Expert

Morris launches new electric LCV

Automotive engineering and manufacturing start-up Morris Commercial has unveiled its new battery electric light commercial vehicle (LCV), the Morris JE.

Why cleaning and maintenance is so important for van owners

Regularly cleaning and maintaining your van isn’t just about looking good, it can help to reduce repair bills and increase re-sale value,...

Peugeot to launch electric version of its Expert van

Peugeot will launch a fully electric version of its Expert van, the e-Expert in the second half of 2020, the company has...

Vauxhall to launch electric Vivaro in 2020

Vauxhall will launch a pure battery electric version of its Vivaro van next year, the company has announced.

New van registrations fall by 11% in October

New LCV registrations fell by 11% year-on-year in October – the second consecutive monthly decline – as economic uncertainty and regulatory changes...

Used van sector moving towards 12-month warranties as standard

Used van dealers are now leading their car counterparts when it comes to offering longer standard warranties, according to the RAC Dealer...

Order books open for updated Volkswagen Transporter

Orders can now be placed for the updated Volkswagen Transporter 6.1, which has been given a visual refresh and extra digital technology.

Hambleton District Council introduces electric vans into fleet

Hambleton District Council has put two Nissan eNV200 vans into service to replace conventional fuel vans as it seeks to move to...

Groupe PSA to launch all-electric versions of its compact range

Groupe PSA has announced that the Peugeot Expert, Citroën Dispatch, Vauxhall Vivaro and Opel Vivaro will be available in all‑electric versions from...

Fiat Talento updates revealed

Fiat Professional has announced details of updates for its Talento for 2020, including a new 2.0-litre Euro 6D-Temp engines and revised cabin...

Morris Commercial announces plans for new electric LCV

Automotive engineering and manufacturing start-up Morris Commercial has announced that it will soon unveil its new electric light commercial vehicle, the Morris...

City Electrical Factors adds 42 Citroën Relay vans to fleet

Electrical products and services provider City Electrical Factors (CEF) has added 42 Citroën Relay L3H2 Enterprise panel vans to its nationwide delivery fleet.

Isuzu launches limited edition D-Max Blade+

Isuzu UK has launched a limited-edition addition to its D-Max range – the Blade+ double cab, which has an array of extra...

ATS Euromaster buys six new Volkswagen Crafters

Tyre fitting, servicing and MOT provider ATS Euromaster has signed a deal with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for six new converted Volkswagen Crafters...

UK van market falls 23% in September

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market fell by more than 23% year-on-year in September, according to registration figures published this week.

Citroën Dispatch gets new engine and gearbox option

Citroën UK has added a new engine and gearbox option to the Dispatch range. The Dispatch BlueHDi 120 S&S EAT8 eight-speed automatic...

IW Drains expands fleet of Mercedes-Benz vans

Waste management solutions provider IW Drains has more than doubled the size of its fleet with the purchase of three new Mercedes-Benz...

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