If you have ever moved home and decided to hire your own van to carry all of your furniture and belongings to your new home, you will understand that there is a whole world of vans available, in every size you can imagine and almost inevitably you either end up hiring a van that is too small for you to fit your sofa or bed into or one so big that all of your furniture flies around inside every time your drive around a corner.

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Courier companies know all there is to know about the different van sizes and the sorts of items that they can carry. When you require a same day courier sheffield, go to https://allaboutfreight.co.uk/same-day-courier/sheffield/

Anyway, back to the van sizes. If you are looking to have an item delivered by the courier above or any other courier for that matter you don’t need to worry about anything other than giving them the size and weight of your parcel, its drop off and delivery location and of course paying them. They will take care of everything else, including finding the right sized vehicle to deal with your delivery and any other parcels and items that will be keeping your goods company on their journey.

But just in case you were wondering, here are a few statistics about a small number of the van sizes available.

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Small Vans – can usually take up to one standard pallet filled of parcels and a weight of around 400 kilograms. The overall measurements of the packages that can be delivered in a small van are those around 1 metre high, 1.4 metres wide and 1.5 metres long.

Transit Vans – these are slightly bigger than your standard small van and can take around 2 pallets full of goods with a combined weight of around 900 kilograms. The measurements for a parcel are up to 1.35 metres high, 1.64 metres wide and 2.4 metres long.

Long Wheel Base Vehicles – can take around 3 pallets of items with a combined weight of 1200 kilograms. The measurements are up to 1.8 metres high, 1.75 metres wide and 3.2 metres long.

Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) – If you need to have more than 4 pallets in total delivered or if your package has a combination weight of more that 1200 kilograms then either a 7.5 tonne of 44 tonne HGV is your best option.

That is just four of the many options available in courier van sizes. But you don’t need to worry about them, that’s what you hire the professionals for.