What type of vehicle?

What types of vans are available to hire at Europcar?

With a wide range of vans and trucks available from our large network of locations across the UK, we’re confident we’ll have the right type of vehicle for your job. We have recent brands and models for each type of van, from small wheelbase vehicles to large cargo vans, when and where you need them.

Short wheelbase van hire

It is a common misconception that the term wheelbase refers to the length of a vehicle, but this is not true. In fact, it is related to the distance between the centre point of the front wheels and the centre point of the back wheels.

A short wheelbase (SWB) van is a functional load carrier with a load capacity of up to 6m3. It comes with a full width bulkhead, which separates the loadspace from the cabin that can accommodate two to three people. Those versatile and smaller vans feel easier to drive than their larger counterparts, thanks to a better turning circle, making them a great option for moving in inner cities and transporting or delivering white goods and larger items.

Popular short wheel base van brands available to hire with Europcar are:

  • Citroen Dispatch

  • Ford Custom

  • Ford Transit

  • Vauxhall Vivaro

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Long wheelbase van hire

Long Wheelbase (LWB) are vehicles that have 8m3 to 14m3 of load capacity. Vans with a longer wheelbase will have more space to collect and deliver items such as bikes and large pieces of furniture. Long wheelbase vans are also more stable due to the larger footprint on the road and provide a smoother drive on bumpy roads. Widely used by the logistics sector, the significant capacity of the long wheel base means you optimise your time on the road to get the job done.

For these reasons, long wheelbase vans are popular choices when moving home or transporting bulky goods. The Europcar fleet has a number of different models including:

  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

  • Volkswagen Crafter

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Specialist vans and trucks

We know that much of what is needed today is not standard, so offer a range of specialist vehicles to suit your requirements no matter how big your job!  Dropsides and tippers provide open load space and are a great solution when you need to load and unload difficult goods. They are very often used to help in construction or landscaping projects. Whether you need a tipper van to transport or dispose of garden waste or landscaping material for your house, or for another industry, the unique mobility offered by these models can be fundamental to your job or your business’s operation.

Models on our fleet include the Ford Transit and Peugeot Boxer

Van hire solutions for businesses

Are you a tradesman or do you need to use a van or a small truck for your commercial activities? Discover Europcar’s flexible, short or long-term van hire solutions dedicated to businesses.

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