If you’re looking for business van hire, it can help to know what the best types of commercial vehicles are for your particular line of work. In this article, we break down some of the different van types best suited for various roles and highlight some of the most popular vans in the UK for each category.
Smaller vans are generally cheaper to run, tax and insure, so if your business doesn’t need the extra space, it’s smart to choose smaller vans for your fleet. Some of the best options in this category are the fuel-efficient Ford Transit Connect, the powerful yet efficient Peugeot Partner and the great value Citroen Berlingo. Small vans are best suited to light haulage or small deliveries, making
them ideal for a wide variety of business types including tradesmen, couriers and retailers.
The Ford Transit Custom has established itself as one of the UK’s most popular mid-sized vans. It’s comfortable and easy to drive with an attractive and modern style. With its medium size and great capacity, this vehicle is ideally suited to roles such as delivery, trades that require transport of tools, building materials and landscaping equipment, or for distribution of food and other goods. Other mid-sized vans include the Vauxhall Vivaro and Volkswagen Transporter.
Businesses requiring larger vans for their fleet often need not look further than the Ford Transit. This workhorse has been around for many years and the latest sixth-generation model is as spacious as ever, easy to drive and very economical. Other large van options include the Peugeot Boxer with its large loading area and efficient Euro 6 engine, and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which is great to drive and comes equipped with many safety features. These vans are ideal for longer equipment such as scaffolding or furniture, providing great versatility for a range
of industries from agriculture to construction.
A Luton or box van is a long wheel-base vehicle with plenty of space created by the large box style body of the vehicle. The Luton body extends over the drivers cab of the vehicle for maximum storage. They are perfect for carrying heavy and bulky items, and the large storage capacity of a box van has many uses including furniture transportation, palletised distribution, waste disposal and moving building materials. Vans in this category include the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, the Peugeot Boxer and Ford Transit
Dropside vans feature an open loading area behind the driver’s cabin with opening panels that can be dropped down, allowing easy access to the loading area. These vans are great for utilities, government, local authorities or building sectors. Vans in this category include the Iveco Daily and the Ford Transit.
Tipper trucks are used to tip up trailers and easily unload goods from the vehicle. Tippers have many uses and can be utilised for waste management, carrying bulk materials to building sites and for farming purposes, as well as transporting tarmac if used with insulation. Vans in this category include the Iveco Daily and the Ford Transit.
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This post was written by Helen Wakefield
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