Girls Aloud, Robbie Williams and The Killers also feature in the top 10 list, compiled by commercial van buying company vansunited.co.uk.
More than a third cited Radio1 DJ Chris Moyles as their favourite radio personality, followed by Steve Wright (12%) and Terry Wogan (11%).
And almost three-quarters voted the humble radio as the item they could not live without in their van.
Director Neil Addley said: ‘Today’s commercial vehicles have a range of high-tech navigation and entertainment systems to choose from and so it’s been interesting to discover the importance van drivers still place on the humble radio as a way of staying entertained, avoiding traffic congestion and coping with the pressures of getting from A to B.’
The list in full is: