Which Businesses Require a Specialist Vehicle

Many different businesses require different kinds of vans.  Needs vary across industries, with some businesses carrying out specialist tasks or managing loads too heavy for a panel van – some need custom vehicles for specialist tasks that a standard panel van cannot meet.

But, if you’re considering starting your own business, how do you figure out which van you need? Well, it depends on the goals of your business. 

Making sure you have the right van for your business needs will save precious time, meaning you can work more efficiently and get more done.


Landscapers have several things they need to think about when choosing a van. While they need space for tools and equipment, they also need to think about space for removing green waste. 

For landscapers, a dropside lease is ideal to fit these considerations. In a dropside, the flatbed is easy to access when the sides have been lowered. But If you’re expecting to remove waste, a dropside tipper lease would be much more convenient as the tipping load bed empties the waste in moments, not requiring additional labour and time.


Builders have many materials that need to be transported to and from site such as bricks, cement, sand, and timber. Here, dropside tippers are convenient too, as they allow builders to easily load and unload their tools and materials. If you haven’t already, you should make your dropside tipper a cab crew so more than six people can fit in one van.

Waste removal

To be an efficient waste removal company, you need to carry as much waste as possible to dispose of. In this industry, a caged tipper lease would be the best – the wire mesh cage keeps waste secure and allows for easy unloading.

Furniture delivery and house moving

Due to the differing shape of furniture, it isn’t stackable for transport. This can make space precious and also unpredictable. For this industry, a Luton box lease is a consideration, as these vans have more space than standard panel vans. They are usually fitted with hydraulic tail lifts to make loading and unloading easier.


Van hire

Specialist vans begin with the bare essentials – the chassis cab of a large vans. Additionals are added on to meet individual specifications for industries in van leasing deals. For example, popular vans used for specialists are the Vauxhall Movano, Ford Transit 350, and Mercedes Sprinter. The Volkswagen Crafter is becoming more popular, but this is considered a high-end model with a price tag to match.


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