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Inner van modifcations

Van modifications, things to consider

Oct
7

A van is a very practical vehicle. However sometimes it could be just that little bit better. This is where modifications come in. There are a lot of places that offer mods from the practical, to just decorative. You can have every piece of trim on pretty much any van chrome covered. Here are some […]

Violin on wood

Moving the music, tips for packing your instrument

Sep
28

For those that have them, a musical instrument is one of the most valuable things in their home. When it’s time to move then, you’ll want to keep them safe. Most forms of instrument are fragile, or have fragile parts. Here are tips on how to keep these precious items playing the sweet notes they […]

Thermometer at high temperature

The importance of temperature in transporting

Sep
27

When transporting a delicate item across a country or internationally, you have to make sure it’s in the right hands and packed correctly.  When packing a lot of things are obvious. You want it protected against any bumps and scrapes that can happen as it’s getting moved around. However one thing that can be overlooked […]

Fuel prices, set to come down?

Sep
26

The current trend in fuel prices has been, unfortunately, rising with no end in sight. However, the AA thinks that it’s about to; finally, go down as the Supermarkets set up for a price war. It’s been going up for 11 straight weeks, for a litre of petrol you can expect to pay £1.31 or […]

watching television

From one living room to another, moving a television

Sep
25

For many houses the centre piece of the living room is the television. TV’s have gotten much more advanced than just catching signals from radio masts. A TV these days can connect to the internet, show films in 4K resolution and thousands of colours, and be as thin as a pound coin. Of course TV’s […]

Start of the day

Get a good start to a busy day

Sep
17

The most important time in anyone’s day is the beginning of it. It sets the pace and mood. A bad start can lead to an angry and irritable state, which isn’t going to help anyone. For van drivers spending their days on the roads, Fortunately there are easy ways to sort this out. Here are […]

Cardboard box

Why cardboard is the gold standard of packaging

Sep
14

When seeing packing tutorials there is one constant no matter what you are transporting. This is of course the cardboard box. But why is the humble box made out of slightly stronger paper the best choice for transporting? There are other options: wood, plastic, even metal. Yet, cardboard beats them all in nearly every category, […]

Traffic Jam

Driving a van and keeping to the rules

Sep
14

When you’re a van driver on the roads you have a lot to deal with. The weather, your cargo, other drivers being frustrating. One thing you don’t want to have to deal with is legal trouble. In the UK over 60% of business trips are done in a car or van. Across the miles and […]

Driving at Night, some safety tips

Sep
13

In 2017 the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) found that 40% of collisions happen at night. 20% of serious accidents on motorways happen because of someone falling asleep behind the wheel. However, sometimes it needs to happen. When transporting, after a long day of driving the best idea is to park up […]

Trotter Independent Traders Van

Getting a good value for your vehicle

Sep
12

We all know that your car or van is an incredibly important part of many peoples life. However, maybe now it’s time to move on to something new. You’ve been looking around and found the perfect vehicle. The only problem is, what are you going to do with the old one? It’s not going to […]