November 28, 2010 19:01 ET

Right Van Choice Can Save You Money Says Swinton Commercial

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2010) - Swinton Commercial is offering advice to van drivers about choosing the right van for their work to help them save money and run a more effective business.

The UK van insurance retailer is offering the advice after an online poll of 1,200 customers revealed that 21% of van drivers would like to cut cost of running their business but are unsure how.

Swinton Commercial understands that at this time of year, and in these tough economic times, tradesmen need to be careful with their money.

With this in mind, Swinton Commercial has come up with the following tips for van drivers:

  • Choose the smallest van possible for the task it is needed for, larger heavier vans will be more expensive to buy and will use more fuel, van insurance is likely to be cheaper the smaller the van too.
  • Think about the model of van you need for your work. Something like a car-derived van is best suited to small load deliveries, while something like a panel van are suited to large loads or tradesmen who need to carry a lot of equipment.
  • Think about the distances you have to travel, always plan your journeys and have an alternative in case of road works or traffic accidents. Being fuel efficient is one of the easiest ways to save money in your business.

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton Commercial said, "In these times everyone is feeling the pinch so van drivers need to think carefully about choosing the right van for the job in hand. By making the correct choice van drivers can make a real difference to their bottom line."

About Swinton

  • Swinton Commercial is the dedicated commercial insurance division of the Swinton Group
  • Swinton Commercial was awarded Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2008 and is a finalist at the British Insurer Awards 2009
  • With 603 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer
  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community
  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
  • With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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