Dropside

A flatbed with short sides and tailgate, all of which can be dropped down for easy access to the load. Used by builders and...

Luton

A box van with body that extends over the cab to provide additional storage. Used by parcel carriers and for small-scale removals. 

Microvan

A small van, not car-derived, with a box body and usually a rear- and a side-loading door giving good access to the cargo area....

Minibus

A van converted to carry passengers seating typically 12 to 17 people depending on the wheelbase and usually based on a panel van. Minibuses...

Panel Van

Panel vans come with a range of body types (low, medium and high roof) and with short, medium and long wheelbases. As the most...

Pick-up

A single- or double-cab with an open tray back. Most often with a drop-down tailgate and very occasionally with dropsides. Seen most often in...

Tipper

A dropside or rigid-sided van with open load area that is equipped with a hydraulic ram allowing the front of the load area to...

Refrigerated Van/Temperature Controlled Van

Pretty obvious this – a van in which the load area is temperature controlled. Intended for the transporting of perishable items, such as chilled...

Flatbed

A cab or crew cab with a flat, unenclosed load bed. Can be equipped with a small crane for loading and unloading. Often used...

Light Van

Sits between car-derived and panel vans, offering a greater load volume and capacity than a car-derived van. Suitable for carrying small to medium loads....

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