|CDW (also DLR)
||Collision Damage Waiver
||An insurance included as standard on most van rentals. Reduces your financial liability for damage to the vehicle in an accident where you are deemed at fault.
||Wheelbase is the distance between the centres of the front and rear wheels. Long wheelbase usually means a bigger van with more carrying capacity. LWB vehicles may carry driving license or age restrictions.
||Wheelbase is the distance between the centres of the front and rear wheels. Short wheelbase vans are usually smaller and can be driven with a standard driving license. Additional age restrictions may depend on the provider.
||A type of large van
||A Luton van is a 3.5t van with a box body that extends over the cab. These have a bigger, more flexible load space than a panel van (see below) and are ideal for large scale household moves.
||A type of medium van
||A common medium-sized Transit-type van, usually with a sliding side panel for easy loading.
||Miles Per Gallon
||An indicator for the fuel efficiency of any vehicle. As a rough guide – the smaller the van the larger the MPG.
||The term used when you have no restriction on the amount of miles you can cover during your rental period.
||A common type of rental agreement
||One way van hire means you can pick up your van from a location, and drop it off in another location.
||The financial liability of any insurance
||The excess is the amount of money you will need to pay in the event of damage to or theft of the van.
|(Maximum) Laden weight
||The weight limit of the vehicle including its load.
||This is the total weight allowed for the vehicle.
|7.5t / 7.5 tonne
||This is the weight category of some large trucks / small lorries
||The maximum laden (loaded) weight.
||Twin rear doors on most vans
||Each door opens to the side like traditional barn doors.
||A van with a box body
||Vans with box bodies are usually referred to as Luton vans.
||The place where additional passengers can sit within a van
||A van or pickup with a crew cab has two rows of seats.
||The sides of an open load area that can be released
||The side panels are known as “dropsides” because they can be unfastened and opened outwards.
||The internal capacity for a vans cargo area
||This is the space in a van that can be used to carry a load.
||A Transit-style van
||A van with a panelled body, similar to a car body.
||The weight a van can legally carry
||The maximum weight of a load a van is legally permitted to carry.
||A type of van with an open carry space.
||Any vehicle with an open rear load area, with fixed vertical sides and an opening tailgate.
||A type of rear van door
||An alternative to barn doors. A sliding door that covers the whole of the rear of the van.
||Length, height and width measurements of a vehicle
||These measurements are required most commonly when transporting the van e.g. on a ferry or train.
||The place where passengers can sit within a van
||The single row of seats for passengers inside a van.
||Side Loading Door
||The sliding side door on the side of many panel vans.
||A hydraulic platform at the rear of a van
||More common on Box or Luton vans, this platform allows the easy loading/unloading of heavy goods.
||The rear of an open load area that can be released
||The rear vertical panel of a pickup that can be opened.
||The weight of a vehicle without passengers or load
||The distance between the front and rear wheels of a van.
||Used to indicate the size of the van.