According to a recent Business Barometer research from Mercedes-Benz Cans UK, 4 in 5 members of the van community (78%) find the work they do as contributing to keeping people safe.
The same research made public that van drivers are averagely working 19.2 extra hours per month.
The van community has helped to keep activities moving during the pandemic, not only delivering goods to people in lockdown, but also transporting medical supplies and essential goods to hospitals, pharmacies and to the elderly and vulnerable.
The Business Barometer also found that their work to date is resulting in 82% of van drivers agreeing they feel their customers’ appreciation as 27% have had a thank you message on social media and 21% have even received an applause while out on delivery.
According to Steve Bridge, UK managing director at Mercedes-Benz Vans: "They [van drivers] deliver goods, enable services and transport people often behind the scenes and unnoticed, so we’re delighted that so many are now being recognised and thanked by the public for their hard work. It is important that we continue to support this vital sector with kindness, because without them, the country would not be running in the same way."