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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 […]

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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, […]

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 […]

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5 fictional vehicles that actually were built

Sep
11

Every child who loves cars more than likely got into them from seeing them on TV or in movies. In the world of fiction vehicles can do anything the writer desires. With this you can have trucks becoming giant robots, a dodge charger jumping across valleys easily or even have one powered by running. This […]

The Northern Gateway, opening opportunities.

Sep
10

Manchester town hall announced the Northern Gateway expansion this year and since then more details have been coming out. It’s an ambitious project spanning Rochdale Road from the east to the north of the city. 15,000 homes are planned to be built, along with schools, shops, clinics and offices over the course of twenty years. […]

Broken van

The importance of walk around checks

Sep
7

As a van driver you have a highly practical machine that doesn’t get the same level of checks as an HGV. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take car to make sure your van is in top condition. Making sure your van is suitable for work and long journeys should be a priority. This helps […]

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Improving security on your van

Sep
6

There are more vans on the road than ever, offering practicality between cars and HGV’s. As a transporter a van is your primary tool as well as your commuting vehicle. However, as vans get more popular and the need from consumers rises the more they can be targeted by criminals. With this in mind it […]