Should I choose a van or a truck for my small business?

Should I choose a van or a truck for my small business?

When it comes to choosing commercial vehicles to lease for your business, choosing the right type can be confusing. Why is it important to choose the right type of commercial vehicle to lease? Choosing the right type of commercial vehicle helps you maximise your operations efficiency as well as budget. 

The first thing a business owner should do when figuring out between a van or a truck, is to completely understand their business need. List down features that are critical for your team to operate safely and efficiently. At this stage, it is essential to prioritize your business’ needs over its wants. Here are some things to consider when choosing the right commercial vehicle: 

  • Storage

Those in the construction or building industries such as electrical, plumbing and carpentry would need a vehicle with sufficient storage space for all the tools and equipment needed for their job. It might even be wise to select a vehicle with pre-existing tool space to enable better organisation and increased productivity for your employees.

  • Capacity 

When checking for capacity of a vehicle, be sure to check the payload capacity, which is the total weight a vehicle can carry including passengers and cargo. It’s important to factor into the volume of the car as well, as transporting certain items such a as scaffolding would require a vehicle with a higher roof. Exceeding the payload limit is not only not allowed by law, but it can also cause added strain on the vehicle that can lead to repair problems in the future.

  • Engine size and type 

There is a huge variety to choose from in this category and the options start with a variety of engine sizes. If you were dealing with goods that are sensitive such as flowers or cakes, you might want a more powerful engine to get perishable goods to where they’re going on time. The four-cylinder engine is better for your carbon footprint and reputation. On the other hand, the V6 and V8 engines make more sense for contractors who need to haul trailers to the jobsite.If your company is eco-friendly, it would also be wise to pick a vehicle with a smaller carbon footprint or an electric vehicle for your brand image.

There are a variety of factors to consider when choosing between a truck or a van for your commercial needs. When you lease a commercial vehicle from Pan Pac, this process is made easier with the help of our expert team. We have a range of vehicles for you to choose from and our team will suggest the ones that fit your business needs the best based on the storage, capacity, needs and your budget. 

Using the best vehicle for your unique business needs is a non-negotiable for a business owner. Not only does it add value to your business in the short term, it also helps you expand your business to greater heights in the future. Get in touch with our team today to find out how we can help you with your commercial vehicle leasing in Singapore. 

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