Dean Bowkett finds that poll results help auctions buck the usual summer trends in the wake of Brexit and snap general election.
One auction expert says this could be the strongest super-heated summer marketplace on record.
Uncertainty following the general election created patchy buyer activity for used vans in May but BCA and Manheim Auctions reported improved average sale prices year-on-year.
Buying on the net hits record levels at BCA and Manheim, close to 40% and 34% respectively
Small numbers of LCVs going to auction give little indication of market trends.
Bids come from around the world as online sales continue to increase.
Keeping up with changing trends means building relations with auction houses.
Buyers are keen to purchase good stock but damaged vans get left on the side.
When it comes to buying new vehicles, most van fleet operators, unsurprisingly, opt for base spec models. After all, with money tight it seems the most cost-effective way of running a commercial vehicle fleet.
How you sell your vans depends on how much time and effort you put in.
by Tim Cattlin, light commercial vehicle consultant
James Davis, head of commercial vehicles at Manheim, looks at the impact of the UK's ageing van parc.