With a great choice of vans at Motorpoint, there has never been a better time to find a suitable van if you plan on venturing into delivery work this festive season.
What should I look for when choosing a delivery van?
Delivery drivers are in their vehicle the majority of the day and some shifts can be very long so comfort is essential, as well as reliability to ensure you aren’t missing days of work due to breakdowns.
You’ll also want something spacious as the volume of parcels to deliver reach higher levels at this time of the year.
Finally, with the number of long and challenging shifts each day a vehicle that you enjoy driving is also something you should think about.
Our top van picks for deliveries
If it is a more compact van that you require – look no further! The Berlingo really does pack a punch for a small van. Fitted with a 1.5L diesel engine, it boasts an impressive 65MPG. Even with you being out on the road all day, you will be amazed at how little you will need to fill up with diesel.
You will struggle to beat the Berlingo in terms of value for money. Very well priced in the market, the Berlingo handles just as well as its more expensive counterparts.
It is the classy high-tech interior that is noticeable with the Berlingo though. It has a real luxury feel and it is so easy to forget you are actually driving a van.
With both a side door and a rear door, it provides easy access to your cargo no matter where you are parked, and with a load length of 1817 and a load width of 1550, it offers plenty of space in the rear for all of your goods.
Ford Transit Custom
The Transit Custom has got to be the most versatile van on the market, which is why it is so popular amongst consumers.
Offering more space than the Berlingo, the Transit Custom is a fantastic medium sized van for delivering goods. With a load length of 2554 and a load width of 1775. If you plan on delivering goods that can be slightly larger than standard parcels & packages, the Transit Custom could be for you.
Like Ford Transits of the past, the Custom provides consistent performance, and reliability is not a concern. The Custom is fitted with Apple Car Play/Android Auto so you can hook up to your smartphone’s Sat Nav but also your phone’s entertainment apps to make your day enjoyable listening to all of your favourite music during your shift.
The majority of Customs will also come fitted with Ford’s notoriously popular heated windscreen so during those cold winter months, you can keep on top of your delivery schedule and who knows, maybe even an early finish!
Ford Transit 350
The ultimate delivery van – the Transit 350 has to be our top pick purely because of the height it offers! An impeccably impressive load length of 4217 and load height of 2025, you will struggle to find an item that you won’t be able to deliver.
Similar to the Custom, the 350 again continues Ford’s great reputation in commercial manufacturing and reliability certainly won’t be an issue. Rear parking sensors will always ensure you can park up ok and if you still find parking it difficult, why not bring someone along with you to help you with your deliveries in one of the spacious twin passenger seats?
236 degree opening rear doors provide you with some seriously impressive accessibility. The 2.0L EcoBlue engine is found amongst a few of their cars within their range and for a larger van, the engine does not disappoint. For the size of the van, it still gives you ample power and fantastic economy and running costs.
Find Your Perfect Nearly New Van
We have thousands of nearly new vans for you to choose from to fit all your delivery needs. All vans are available for Same Day Driveaway so you could be driving home in your new van in a matter of hours! Browse our vans online or visit your nearest Motorpoint today.