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Tom Roberts


Tom’s interest in vans and commercial vehicles of all sizes is beyond ‘enthusiast’ level. Never happier than when he’s behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle, Tom has been creating content of all types about hard-working vehicles since 2016.

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MAXUS Deliver 9 Panel Van (2020 - ) review

Large vans like the Maxus Deliver 9 offer a lot in the way of storage, carrying ability and a good cabin environment. Auto Trader’s Tom Roberts digs into everything the Deliver 9 has to offer to find out why businesses across the UK are starting to take them on.

Tom Roberts

Renault Master Panel Van (2020) review

Few large vans are as well known as the Renault Master. Hugely successful in its native France, the van has also gained a loyal following in the UK among tradespeople who applaud how capable it is at carrying loads, and how roomy and comfortable the cabin is. Auto Trader’s Tom Roberts takes a closer look.

Tom Roberts

Peugeot Boxer Panel Van LCV (2014 - 2024) review

The Peugeot Boxer stands as one of many Stellantis large vans currently available, but it's reputation as a workhorse is well-deserved. Auto Trader's Tom Roberts takes a closer look at what it has to offer today's busy tradesperson.

Tom Roberts

Top 5 Cities With The Most Bike Ride Routes

If you’re an avid bike rider and looking for somewhere new to ride, Auto Trader has worked with Komoot to find the top 5 cities with the most bike routes in the UK. Helmets on!

Tom Roberts

More about Tom Roberts

Tom’s interests in vans, commercial vehicles and motorcycles began in childhood, and before 2016 were purely personal interests. Joining Vanarama - a personal and commercial vehicle leasing company (now a part of the Auto Trader Group) - allowed Tom’s van and commercial vehicle passions to be put to professional use writing reviews, articles, sales copy and spec listings for As for motorcycles, that’s still a personal interest.

In 2017, Tom began writing and presenting van and pickup truck review videos for Vanarama’s YouTube channel - this helped to grow the channel and Tom’s reputation in the automotive industry as a commercial vehicle expert. It has led to presenting work with other companies, including the Ideal World shopping channel and Continental Tyres.

In 2023, Tom took on the role of Bikes, Leisure and Commercial Vehicles Content Marketing Manager at Auto Trader, creating and managing the creation of onsite features, reviews and other content relating to those vehicles.

Before commercial vehicles took over his life, Tom worked as a freelance journalist on national titles, radio and reporting on the gifts and greetings cards industries, before taking on senior editorial posts as managing editor of several medical titles and toy trade magazines.

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