What is a box body?
The box van features a large, square container bolted to the back of a single cab chassis van. The benefit of this is that the box (usually based on pre-fabricated aluminium frame) is uniformly square, with no wheel arch taking up floor space, so there's a maximum amount of space available. Loading and unloading happens through the rear doors, so many box-bodied vehicles have a tail lift fitted to enable deliveries where no loading dock or forklift is available.
Box bodies, sometimes called van bodies, offer high levels of weatherproofing and security and are commonly used for food stuffs or high value goods. Box conversion is well suited to palletised loads or bulky but comparatively lightweight items best transported in a closed body.
A popular variation on the box van is the curtain side, which replaces the sides of the box with vinyl curtains that slide open to access the load area. Like a tipper, the box van is commonly added to large vans, as it's a good interim solution between a van and a 7.5 tonne truck, although the large volume of items they can carry means you need to be careful that the van's Mass In Transit doesn't exceed the 3.5-tonne maximum that users with a standard driving licence are allowed to operate.
How can we help?
At Commercial Vehicle Contracts, we can help you with these bespoke conversions and simplify your leasing process, so you can get to start working with your newly converted vehicle as soon as it gets delivered to you. Sizes and body types vary, so please get in touch to discuss your exact requirements.
CVC are here to help every step of the way.
If you need help give us a call on:
01424 863 456
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