David Spear’s light commercials insight – What van for which business?

Photo Caption: David Spear, Director at David Spear Commercials

As Wales’ leading new and used van dealership, Tredegar based David Spear Commercials not only prides itself on delivering the latest range of commercial vehicles throughout the region but provides the expert advice business owners need to make a sound investment. There are countless makes and models of van available, and whether you wish to purchase used, new or nearly new, understanding which van is right for your business is the first step to making a beneficial and commercially savvy decision.

There is certain to be a van that is more fitting to your corporate aims and makes satisfying the demands of your own customers even easier, as David Spear, Owner of David Spear Commercial Vehicles, explains.

“The size of the van you are looking to purchase is perhaps the most defining factor in your decision. Small vans offer the fuel efficiency and ease of parking for businesses wishing to transport smaller and lighter loads, such as florists, small couriers, caterers and small-time electrical engineers. Models like the Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, VW Caddy, Ford Transit Connect, Vauxhall Combo and Fiat Doblo are particularly desirable. At the other end of the spectrum, large vans are designed to carry huge payloads, and are more suited to construction engineers, groundworks specialists, removal companies and window, glass or door fitters. Large vans, such as the Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Peugeot Boxer, Citroen Relay, Renault Master, VW Crafter and Vauxhall Movano, provide plenty of carry space, come in a variety of wheel base lengths to complement your commercial requirements, and are available with double rear wheels for heavier loads.”

Medium vans also deliver numerous features that make these particular vehicles ideal for tradespeople carrying equipment. The Ford Transit Custom, Vauxhall Vivaro, Mercedes Vito, Citroen Dispatch, VW Transporter, Toyota Proace and Nissan NV200 for example are great choices for plumbers, carpenters, large couriers, larger electrical engineers, and painters and decorators thanks to their fuel efficiency, easy manoeuvrability and higher load capacity.

Other vehicles such as the Luton and box vans, and dropsides and tippers provide huge amounts of space for business use. The Luton and box vans are wider than panel vans which mean larger loads can be accommodated under cover making them fitting for larger companies in the removals, recycling, courier and glazing industries.

“Our dropside and tipper vehicles, which are available with single and double cabs, provide different load lengths and easy unloading. Models in this category have longer beds than the panel van which means the longer equipment and products needed by scaffolders, builders’ merchants, scrap metal dealers and construction experts can be transported easily. It’s not just vans that we stock and advise on, our 4×4 pick up range, including the Nissan Navara NP300, Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux, Isuzu D-Max and Land Rover Defender, are great investments for professionals that regularly work or travel off-road or on-site carrying heavy payloads. Farming and agricultural work, civil engineering tasks, ambulance services and veterinary medicine can all be delivered courtesy of a pick up,” concluded David.


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