The Department for Transport (DfT) has published its Van Statistics April 2019-March 2020 report, a survey of van activity within the UK.
The survey demonstrated that 54% of vans were used to carry equipment, tools and materials, 16% were employed in delivery and collection of goods and a further 16% were registered for private, non-business use.
More than two thirds of vans travel on rural or local roads regularly, while only 39% of vans regularly use motorways. Around 51% of those questioned stay within 15 miles of their operating base on a typical day. While 96% of the vans registered by the end of 2019 were diesel-powered, just 0.3% were considered to be ultra-low emission.