vans

Installers warned about road tax changes and high fuel prices

Installers are likely to be hit hard by road tax changes and high fuel prices, fuelGenie has warned. Scrutiny, understandably, increased recently over how fuel and roads are likely to be paid for during the next decade, as the landscape shifts and alters significantly. The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) brings new types of challenges, […]

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Yorkshire plumber invents Vanguardian – A solution to deter van thieves

A Yorkshire plumber has invented Vanguardian – a patented solution to deter van thieves and protect the van and its cargo. Michael Horsfall’s invention, Vanguardian, is a zonal based alarm system designed to stop theft before it even starts.The heating engineer from Leeds spent more than two years developing the flexible, multi-point alarm system to […]

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66% of tradespeople have had their tools stolen or vans broken into

The majority (66%) of tradespeople have had their tools stolen or van broken into, a Screwfix survey has found. Nearly two thirds (65%) of tool theft victims have had their tools stolen more than once. And nearly a quarter (24%) said tool theft has had an impact on their business. For one fifth, tool theft […]

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Van theft – The installer’s view

In his latest article, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs looks at how van theft can affect installers, and what can be done to combat it. Van theft, or theft of tools from vans, is always a hot topic. Just recently I was reading an article on Installer that said £17.5 million of tools were stolen in […]

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What does UK law say about vehicle tracking?

There are an estimated 33 million vehicles on the UK roads. Quartix has installed tracking units in over 600,000 vehicles over the past twenty years. And there are many other vehicle tracking companies in operation. Although it’s difficult to give a figure, it’s safe to say that millions of vehicles in the UK are currently […]

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