Thursday, August 20, 2009


The number of female van drivers on British roads has reached an all time high, according to research by a commercial vehicle insurance provider.

Swinton Commercial has found a 23% rise in enquiries from women looking to purchase van insurance from this time two years ago. The growing number of female entrepreneurs or women working in trade professions such as plumbers and electricians is believed to be responsible for the rapid rise in 'Fem-Van' drivers.

A poll of 1,000 female van drivers by Swinton Commercial, found that 81% use the van as part of their own business and 19% drive on behalf of an employer. The survey also uncovered that the main use of the female van, or 'fem-van' was for deliveries.

Despite preconceptions, the most popular 'fem-van' colour was white (78%) followed by silver (17%) and thankfully only one female admitted to driving a pink van.

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