Company Van Today - Issue 2 - Summer 2017

Van speed limits vary depending on the vehicle’s weight, and even where you drive it. Car-derived vans, or dual-purpose vehicles such as pick-up trucks, are subject to the same limits as standard cars. TYPE OF VEHICLE Built-up areas Single carriageways Dual carriageways Motorways Vans weighing up to 2 tonnes 30mph 60mph 70mph 70mph Vans weighing 2-7.5 tonnes 30mph 50mph 60mph 70mph Vans weighing over 7.5 tonnes 30mph 50mph 60mph 60mph* Vansweighing over 7.5 tonnes 30mph 40mph 50mph 60mph (Scotland) *Since 2001, vansweighingmore than 7.5 tonnesmust be fittedwith a speed limiter to restrict themto56mph Figuratively speaking All the key Company Van numbers at your fingertips SPEED LIMITS VAN VED RATES VANS REGISTERED SINCE 1 MARCH 2001 Year rate £240 6 months rate £132 WITH THE EXCEPTION OF: FUEL REGISTRATION EURO TAX RATE TYPE DATE STANDARD 2016-2017 DIESEL, PETROL, 1/3/2003 - EURO 4 £140 LPG, CNG 31/12/2006 DIESEL, PETROL, 1/1/2009 - EURO 5 £140 LPG, CNG 31/12/2010 ELECTRIC N/A N/A £0 (EXEMPT) What does it all mean? BULKHEAD DEFINITION: The bulkhead is the partition that sits between the cabin and the rear of a van, designed to keep any loose items in the back from flying forward and injuring the driver or passengers. Bulkheads can come in various forms. Most commonly they are solid metal with a window fitted, or of a grille construction. What does it all mean? Gross Vehicle Weight The gross vehicle weight is the absolute maximum amount that a vehicle is allowed to weigh when fully laden with fuel, passengers and any load it is carrying. The maximum amount should be labelled somewhere on the vehicle, or should be easy to find in the owner’s manual. As well as being dangerous, exceeding the gross vehicle weight can result in a fine, or even a court summons if it is too overladen. Drivers that passed their test on or after 1 January 1997 are limited to driving vehicles weighing up to 3500kg, while those who passed before can drive anything up to 7500kg. What does it all mean? T-Charge There is another new charge arriving in London from 23 October 2017. The T-Charge, or Toxicity Charge will apply to all cars, vans, minibuses, coaches and HGVs, and is on top of the existing Congestion Charge. The cost is £10 a day, and runs from 7am to 6pmMon-Fri, not including Bank Holidays. Every vehicle that doesn’t meet Euro4 standards is liable, and more information is available at FUEL PRICES DIESEL PETROL June 2017 116.4p (+0.1p on May) 117.4p (no change on May) SOURCE: PETROLPRICES.COM KNOWLEDGE COMPANY VAN TODAY.CO.UK 23