By Tim Groves
New research has revealed that, despite the changing fashions from year to year, the white van is still as popular as ever in the UK.
The study, which comes from Direct Line for Business, shows that there are 1,852,577 of them across the country and that represents 57 per cent of all the LGVs that are registered on Britain's roads.
The total number of LGVs in Britain has risen by more than 28 per cent or 700,000 in the past 10 years, with white being by far the most popular van colour every year during that period.
"White vans are an iconic sight on Britain's roads, as tradesmen and small businesses transport their goods and services around the country," said Jazz Gakhal, head of Direct Line for Business.
Blue has been the second most popular van colour over the course of the last decade but the proportion of all vans that are blue has fallen from 14 per cent in 2002 to 11 per cent last year, while silver vans have risen in popularity from just 2 per cent to 10 per cent.