Driving vans and running fleets of vans

Who can drive vans and the rules you have to follow, safety checks, and guidance for running a fleet of vans and buying vans.

Driving a van

These guides tell you who can drive what types of van, and the rules on speed limits, weight limits and loading, drivers’ hours and maintenance.

They also explain the basic safety checks you can do to keep your van roadworthy.

  1. Driving a van
  2. Driving a van: daily walkaround check

Running a fleet of vans

These guides give best practice advice on running a roadworthy and cost-effective fleet of vans.

They also explain how to improve load safety on your vehicles.

  1. Running a fleet of vans
  2. Load securing: vehicle operator guidance

Buying a van

You can reduce the risk of buying a stolen vehicle by doing some checks when buying a used van.

You can check fuel consumption and emissions figures for any new van or light commercial vehicle on sale in the UK.

Published 1 November 2014
Last updated 1 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Driving a van: the basics' and 'Running a fleet of vans' to the document collection.

  2. First published.