Commercial Vehicle Contracts is a market leader in curtain side van leasing solutions and advanced curtainside van conversions. As a leasing company, we provided ready bodied as well as custom-built curtainsider vans to hundreds of customers.
In addition to helping you with your bespoke van curtain side conversion, Commercial Vehicle Contracts streamlines the vehicle leasing process so you can begin driving your new van immediately. We operate nationwide and are more than happy to discuss your curtain side van leasing requirements with you today.
What is a curtain side van?
Curtainsider van resembles the look of a Luton van or box body van, except that the side panels have been replaced with PVC curtains that slide from front to back or back to front.
Their bodies are also constructed similarly, using aluminium and galvanised steel frames for optimum durability and payload. However, the roof structure is supported by a headboard, tailboard and roof rails due to the lack of roof support on the curtain side.
Picture: Ford Transit curtain side Luton van converted and ready to be delivered to our customer
How can a curtainside van leasing benefit your business?
Businesses transporting palletised freight are our primary customers for curtain van conversions. Other bulky loads like large bags can also be carried if they are secured properly. Anything that is contained within itself or that can be contained (i.e. by dunnage) can be transported by the curtain side van, making this van conversion very popular.
The curtains not only allow access to freight anywhere within the truck but will make it so much easier to load and unload cargo from either side using a forklift. Moreover, the curtain sider van has a full height and width barn door at the rear, equipped with externally mounted locks. It optimises the flexibility of this van as it enables cargo carriers to transport larger freight with side access for loading and unloading and smaller loads carried by the rear door, all inside one vehicle.
Vans with only one door and solid steel sides, like Luton vans or box vans usually have first-in/last-out access. When you deliver to customers in busy cities with no designated loading bay, the truck may have to be temporarily parked on the street or at the curb, which means the stops will be short, and loading and unloading must be fast. Combining retractable sides and a rear door, curtain side bodies allow access to all freight on the truck at any given time. Having the option to retract curtains instantly to gain access to the cargo from either side and draw them back quickly to move on to the next location greatly benefits delivery drivers and schedulers.
Curtainsider Luton conversions and ready-bodied curtain side vans
We offer the best curtain van leasing deals on one-stop (ready-bodied) curtain side vans on business contract hire, finance lease, and lease purchase. Browse our selection of ready-made Citroen Relay, Ford Transit, Maxus Deliver 9, and Peugeot Boxer curtain side leasing deals to see what's on offer right now.
What if none of our ready curtainside vans meets your needs? Our curtain side van conversions offer a solution to this problem. We have a wide selection of chassis cabs available for curtain-side van conversion. These include Ford Transit L3 and Ford Transit L4, Peugeot Boxer, and Citroen Relay chassis cabs.
It's all about your business
We ensure that your curtain side van leasing deal includes everything you need for your business.
Our conversion expert will ask you questions about the nature of your business, what loads you normally transport, and if you have any special requirements or extras that you'd like to add to your curtain side van deal (i.e. a tow bar or a tail lift). We will also ask you how soon you need it. This will enable us to determine which curtainside van deal is best for you.
You can customise your curtainsider lease deal by choosing the term of your lease agreement (2 to 5 years), mileage and the initial rental. For extra peace of mind, you can also purchase a maintenance package that covers tyre replacements, services, MOTs and any repairs (but not damages).
Let's discuss your curtain Luton van leasing requirements today. Call us on 01424 863456 or use our contact form below to request a quote.