More and more people in the UK are taking additional driver training and buying and leasing company cars – particularly light commercial vehicles (LCVs). At the end of September 2018, there were 38.4m company vehicles licensed for use on Britain’s roads and 31.6m company cars (source: RAC). The volume of LCVs (ie vans and trucks weighing less than 3.5 metric tons) grew by 2.6% in the year to September 2018, significantly more than any other vehicle type.
The number of vans on Britain’s roads has been rising more than 2.5 times quicker than cars, with every tenth vehicle now an LCV, which amounts to almost four million (source: RAC). If you’re considering getting a company vehicle for your business, you must ensure that you have an inspection checklist on hand and request information on the the following: external vehicle condition, vehicle interior, function checks, driver training and incident reporting.
See below for several questions you should be asking as part of your vehicle checklist: