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commercial vehicle drivers play a vital role in our economy and we should celebrate the work they do every day

75% of van drivers are self employed, according to an in-depth analysis of 65,000 Swinton Commercial Vehicle Insurance customers[1]. The analysis also found that 96% of the van drivers were male with an average age of 37.

The analysis was carried out in preparation for the start of Swinton Commercial’s new van insurance “Quote and Buy” scheme which recently launched with a market-leading offer of 1/3 off all new policies.

Traditional tradesmen still rely on commercial vehicles, with most van drivers being builders (17%), followed by painters and decorators (5%), joiners (5%), landscape gardeners (4%) and carpenters (4%). The analysis also revealed that the van of choice – by a long way – is still the Ford Transit (23%).

Steve Chelton, Insurer Development Manager for Swinton, said: “As builders, painters, plasterers, and other tradesmen, commercial vehicle drivers play a vital role in our economy and we should celebrate the work they do every day – especially at this difficult time. And to help workers through these difficult market conditions we are offering motorists 1/3 off all new commercial vehicle policies.”


[1] Source: Swinton existing CV Customers

For more information contact Michael Travers or Anoushka Foster at Manchester PR agency SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770.

About Swinton

• With 580 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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