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Van tracking systems hailed as essential by 13 per cent of drivers

Date: 04/03/2013 14:20:05
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

Van drivers have cited vehicle tracking systems as one of the technological features they wouldn't be without, fleetnews.co.uk reports.

The 2013 Nissan Van Report has revealed that gadgets that van drivers would most want at their disposal when on the road.

Polling 252 van drivers and/or operators, the report revealed that van security is clearly a priority. Around 13 per cent said that they would actively choose to add a vehicle tracking system, more than would add Bluetooth.

While 40 per cent, understandably, said they they would like their van to incorporate a satellite navigation system, the gadget that most van drivers really wanted was the humble radio. Given that the majority of drivers travel 100 miles per day - with a fifth covering over 200 miles daily - it's no surprise that the radio is a necessity.

The report also highlighted concerns and challenges faced by the industry. These included ever-spiralling fuel costs, environmental implications and the possibility of a specific driving test for new van drivers.

Commenting on the findings, Jon Pollock, Nissan corporate sales director, told nissaninsider.co.uk: "Our research gives and insight into what fleet managers are thinking and the challenges they face running a modern van fleet. It also gives the industry a better idea of what fleets are looking for when buying and running light commercials."

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