Dealers avoided the seasonal doldrums at the end of 2006, and recent weeks have seen a notable rise in retail demand.
These are buoyant times, according to CAP.
Some 78% of retail used van dealers have reported increased sales in January, and only 5% said activity had dropped. Additionally, 47% of dealers questioned expected van sales growth to continue.
CAP says van supply will increase with the return of vehicles on three-year contracts, which could lead to stiffer competition.
The two main players continue to be Ford and Mercedes-Benz. The Ford Transit Connect and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter were named as the vans dealers cannot get enough of.