For the avoidance of doubt, these vehicles are also regularly referred to 3.5 ton van and 3.5 tonne lorry – it’s all the same.

3.5 tonne van specifications & details

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Do you need a quick pallet delivery?

We have several 3.5 tonne vans that are ideal for same day & express delivery. Our fleet is based in Essex but we usually have vehicles dotted throughout the UK and can usually load within 60 minutes of most major towns and cities. As you can see from the images below a 3.5 tonne van can take several forms. The classic Luton van has a tail lift and capacity to carry 4 standard pallets or 6 euro pallets although weight tends to be the limiting factor when it comes to load capacity. The GVW (gross vehicle weight) for each of these vehicles is 3.5 tonnes and the loadable weight is around 1,000kg.

The Sprinter van can also take 4 standard pallets, although they do not have a tail lift they do have a side door as well as a rear door which gives more options for loading the vehicle.

Luton Van

Sprinter Van

Frequently Asked Questions

  • For continental land transit the hauliers liability to you, the owner of the goods, is calculated at around £8 per KG. Additional insurance up to £10k coverage can be purchased for £20, and for higher value goods we will provide you a bespoke quotation.

  • As the roads and ferries can be unpredictable we do not guarantee delivery timescales however we do work hard to ensure rapid transit where required.

  • Yes. To ensure smooth transit it may be necessary to discuss access and timings with our service personnel and we can ensure that a tail lift vehicle is used where required.

  • 'Standard Pallets' are 120x100cm and 'Euro Pallets' are 120x80cm. Anything bigger than this would be classed as oversized or if your goods overhang the pallet (not recommended unless the goods are sturdy) it would also be classed as oversized. If possible it is best to keep the height to a maximum of 220cm as anything taller may not fit through the doors of many standard vehicles. Our oversized pallet quotes are calculated on the exact measurements of your load so you will not pay for more space that you use.

  • Typically 5 working days is a good rule of thumb for most western European countries.

  • For domestic pallets and Exports, we can sometimes collect same day If booked before 10am. On most occasions though collection will be next working day and for Imports it is best to allow 2 days.

  • Yes (depending on the distance). This will require a dedicated vehicle.

  • Yes. Engines or vehicle parts must be fully drained of any oil or fuel prior to transport as spill and leaks can create a slip hazard and a fire risk.

  • Yes, often we can provide an online tracking link. If this is not available our service personnel can keep you updated on transit.

  • If your goods can be moved by hand (small and lightweight) or by forklift then it may not be necessary to put them onto a pallet. Typically though a pallet is essential for transit.

  • Kerbside refers to the position and availability of goods. Collections must be from a place accessible by the vehicle and goods will not be move further once off the vehicle.

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