A van is an enclosed motor vehicle designed for the transportation of goods and people. Many vans are equipped with cargo barriers preventing injuries caused by unsecured cargo in case of a sudden rollover, collision, or deceleration. Sometimes vans are fitted with doors in cargo barriers for the driver to pass through to the cargo.

Types of vans

A panel van is the most widespread van used by a significant part of small businesses. Panel vans are available in different sizes and shapes. These vans usually do not have rear windows.

A flatbed van has a flat body without sides or a roof around the bed. These vans transport loads that are not compromised in bad weather or on rough roads.

A box van has a cuboid-shaped cargo area separated from the cabin. This type is a favorite of couriers as the box shape makes delivering large packages easier.

A refrigerated van is a van with a temperature-controlled load area. It is used for the transportation of perishable goods.

A combi van has at least one extra row of seats, doors, and windows behind the driver. These vans are equipped with folding seats to increase the cargo area.

A dropside van has the sides drop down to open. They are primarily used in the building industry as these vehicles can carry a mix of heavy loads and equipment, providing easy access to the load if the sideboards are lowered down.

A tipper van is a dropside van with a hydraulic ram that lifts the front of the platform to unload cargo.

A pickup van has an open load area at the back with low sides. This vehicle is equipped with two or four-wheel drive.

A curtain side van has a flatbed with an upper structure mounted on it and covered with tarps.

A passenger van is a motor vehicle transporting up to 15 passengers.

Diesel engines mainly power these vehicles. But there are also petrol, hybrid, and electric options.

Take your pick of the most suitable van

Truck1 is an international platform cooperating with trusted European dealers to bring you one of the largest selections of new and second-hand vans on the market. The vans of brands like Mercedes-Benz, Iveco, Volkswagen, Renault, and Ford are presented on Truck1, among other attractive offers. If you require a van, check out the listings on our website and find the one that meets your requirements. Do not delay – start browsing our range of vans right now!

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