dont want to give way drive recklessly and think they can push everyone around and can be pretty blatantly rude to other road users. Thats what ive noticed during the last 5 years. Why they choose to behave like that is beyond me.
It used to be the case that the vans had an 0800 number on the back for following drivers to use to comment on the drivers road behavour.
Comments were logged and passed to the drivers supervisor. No action could reasonably be taken for one adverse comment, but a history of adverse comments suggested some 'driver training' was necessary.
The , perhaps not fully deserved, reputation that "White Van Men" have, is I believe, due to the fact that some people who drive such vehicles find their power and size is better or bigger than their own car.A minority cannot resist the temptation to drive a bit aggressively. As oresome says I like the companies that have a logo on the back saying eg " How's my driving?" "Ring 08... If you want to comment"
When I was taxiing I used to become "White Van Man" for some shifts, getting a large Ford cargo van from component manufacturers in Aylesbury to all the mainline stations in London and most of the freight agents round Heathrow.
I was reliably informed, on more than one occasion, by those driving colleagues who had the misfortune to cross my path on such occasions that I became a totally different person, to the extent that made Jekyll and Hyde look like a minor personality disorder!
Indeed, my wife and son swear to this day that when, on one occasion, he stepped off the pavement to give me a wave I actually swerved towards him and he had to leap for his life!