Best van for courier work?

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Knighton Group

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Original Poster

i am trying to find out who thinks the best van is and if we can come to an agreement to which van is best

i personally think 4m sprinter newish one

Andy McTighe

796

What you really need is a Tardis, it holds more than a van and can arrive before it has set off.

Personally I use a LWB Boxer as I can't see the point of paying for a badge and any van is only as good as it's maintenance.

By the way you will never get people to agree which van is best.

Knighton Group

1037
Original Poster

A tardis is good lol i hadn't considered that

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

5507

This all depends on what your customer wants. I know some companies that only have work for small vans and others that only need larger vans, so to be fair it's all depends on your customer.

Knighton Group

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Original Poster

Very good answer elscl

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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On a personal note, i have just changed to a 4m sprinter because i get more work from my end user customers more than the small van, so now i don't don't have the hassle of trying to find someone to cover this work for me as much, but it is a bit of a gamble. However i do have a good bunch of vendors that i do work for who have all been notified of the change and hopefully the gamble will pay off in time

Knighton Group

1037
Original Poster

Business is all about gamble sometimes u make it sometimes it wasnt quite right hope your a winner ELSCL

Andy McTighe

796

My main customer wanted a van that could take 3.5m lengths so in that sense the decision was made for me, I opted for the lower capital cost route with the Boxer notwithstanding the fact that per mile operating costs seem to be the same for most large vans.

AJM sameday Couriers

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GET A CAR

Knighton Group

1037
Original Poster

Explain why you think a car is best AJM

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

24h limited said:


Explain why you think a car is best AJM

I can use it when I go on holiday, I go to church in it, I use it for shopping, I use it for courier work and I use it for taxi work and it's not white.

Knighton Group

1037
Original Poster

Very good point , there isnt much work for cars really, maybe i am wrong

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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24h limited said:


Very good point , there isnt much work for cars really, maybe i am wrong

Plenty of car work on here, but i think that is for another discussion altogether lol

Knighton Group

1037
Original Poster

Yeah there is a bit of a "thing" about it all isnt there

Andy McTighe

796

Damn! We nearly got through a topic without mentioning the dreaded cars!

Knighton Group

1037
Original Poster

Lol andy

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Its all a gamble really.

I have a guy in an LWB who covers small van work in it as well. Is it financially viable? Depends how you work it. If you get a small van you can't do big van work, but if most of the stuff you do is for small vans then so what. With the best will in the world you can't cover everything, that's what exchange sites are here for.

The biggest gamble tho, is using a car that ain't insured properly