Yeah I must admit I'm also looking forward to the prospect of a nice new van but to second what's already been said I had a lad from OR at my house on Thursday due to a fault since last year and he was giving me a bit of info about the job and said "It's a great job so long as you keep your head down". He specifically mentioned misuse of the van and that a lad was almost sacked for using it for the school run once however due to his record being clean and him being a really good engineer he was just served a warning. I'm sure you can stop at a shop to get something on your break providing it isn't too far off your route.
I too am ditching 1 of our 2 cars as I only really rely on a car at the minute to get to and from work so looking forward to the cost savings in the long run once the salary increases
Also the lad mentioned that he doesn't get a list of jobs at the start of the day as he was getting stressed about if he would get them all done and he literally gets a job sent through as soon as he completes each job. Don't know if that's specific to his needs and if he has forfeited the bonus or something to do that but sounds like they are quite accommodating !