Company Van Today - Issue 6 - Summer 2018

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 VEHICLE EXCISE DUTY RATES 2018/19 VANS REGISTERED SINCE 1 MARCH 2001 Flat rate £250 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? Tachograph A tachograph records information on time, speed and distance. They can be analogue or digital, although they’ve been digital since 2006. Currently they must be used on vehicles, or vehicle and trailer combos, weighing over 3.5 tonnes. What does it all mean? Driving limits People that are required to drive for their job are restricted in the number of hours they can spend behind the wheel in a working day (defined as the 24-hour period that starts when a shift begins.) Employees are not permitted to spend more than 10 hours a day driving. This applies on and off public road, although there are some exceptions. Off-road driving for agriculture, quarrying, forestry, building work or civil engineering counts as duty time, and this is limited to 11 hours a day. Certain drivers, including medical professionals, the AA/RAC or broadcasters are exempt from the driving limit, but not the duty limit. What does it all mean? ULEV grant Since 2011, the Government has offered a financial contribution to those considering buying an electric car or van. In short, if you buy a van that emits less than 75g/km of CO 2 and can travel at least 10 miles without emitting any CO 2 at all, then it is eligible for a 20% contribution, up to a maximum of £8000. Currently, this includes all electric vans, but check www.gov.uk/plug-in-car- van-grants for the latest list. FUEL PRICES DIESEL PETROL June 2018 127.8p (-0.1p on May) 131.0p (-1.0p on May) SOURCE: petrolprices.com NOTE: some car-derived vans, or even combis, are not classed as LCVs in the government’s eyes. Check the V5C document for the European classification. N1 and N2 means it is a van, while M1 or M2 means it is taxed as a car. KNOWLEDGE COMPANY VAN TODAY.CO.UK 22

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