Van makes & models for hire

The following van hire guide provides a general overview of the types of vans which are generally available from van rental companies throughout the UK. The size and age of the rental company fleet will determine which van models are available. When choosing which type of van to hire the following considerations should be taken in to account and will influence your final decision:

  • How much weight will the vehicle be carrying? (Payload)
  • How much space will the items being transported need? (Loadspace volume)

Popular van manufacturers include Ford, Vauxhall, Renault, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Citroen, Peugeot and LDV - all producing vans within the following general categories:

Mini-van / Car-dervied van

Mini van or car-derived van

Example: Vauxhall Corsavan

Mini-vans are generally based upon standard passenger cars with solid panels at the rear sides and a load space where rear seating would normally be. This type of vehicle is ideal for a small business that carries light, small loads with the benefits of good fuel economy and ease of driving. Examples of mini vans are:

  • Ford Fiesta van
  • Vauxhall Astravan
  • Vauxhall Corsavan
  • Peugeot 206 van
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Compact courier van

Compact courier van

Example: Renault Kangoo

These are similar to car-derived vans but carry more load in terms of volume and weight. Examples of light vans are:

  • Renault Kangoo
  • Vauxhall Combo
  • Volkswagen Caddy
  • Citroen Berlingo
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Transit van / Panel van - short, medium & long wheelbase

Transit Panel Van - short, medium or long wheelbase

Example: Renault Trafic Panel Van

Transit vans are available with short, medium and long wheelbases (SWB / MWB / LWB) and / or with a low, medium or high roof. The majority of self drive vans in the UK are transit vans, providing a flexible and versatile solutions for both business and personal use. Examples of panel vans are:

  • Volkswagen Transporter
  • Mercedes Vito
  • Renault Master
  • Vauxhall Movano
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Box van / Luton van - with & without tail-lift

Box van available with or without tail-lift

Example: Renault Master Box

Box vans or ideal and very popular for moving the contents of a flat or house. The high body allows taller items to be transported securely and the tail-lift versions enables heavy or akward items to be loaded safely and without the risk of strain. Examples of box vans are:

  • LDV Maxus Luton
  • Renault Master Box
  • Ford Transit Box

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Dropside van

Dropside van

Example: LDV Maxus Dropside

Dropside vans are ideal for transporting heavy materials or for light haulage work and have removable side panels to allow easy loading and numerous fixings to secure the load. Examples of dropside vans are:

  • LDV Maxus Dropside
  • Mercedes Sprinter Dropside
  • Fiat Ducato Dropside Truck
  • Vauxhall Movano Tipper
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Tipper van

Tipper van

Example: LDV Maxus Tipper

Tipper vans are ideal for small building projects and often used for moving sand and aggregates. Examples of tipper vans are:

  • LDV Maxus Tipper
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Dropside
  • Ford Transit Tipper
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