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Small van dimensions

LengthHeightWidth
internal m (ft)2.1 (6.9)1.3 (4.2)1.5 (4.9k)
external m (ft)4.4 (14.5)1.86 (6)1.7 (5.5)

Payload: 750kg

Licence required - category B

The standard UK driving licence covers category B, which enables the holder to drive any vehicle weighing up to 3.5 tonnes.

Panel van dimensions

LengthHeightWidth
internal m (ft)3.2 (10.5)1.85 (6)1.7 (5.5)
external m (ft)5.5 (18)2.6 (8.5)2.3 (7.5)

Payload: 1,400kg

Licence required - category B

The standard UK driving licence covers category B, which enables the holder to drive any vehicle weighing up to 3.5 tonnes.

Luton van dimensions

LengthHeightWidth
internal m (ft)3.1 (10.1)2.0 (6.5)1.9 (6.2)
external m (ft)5.7 (18.7)3.2 (10.5)2.3 (7.5)

Payload: 1,250kg Tail lift: 500kg

Licence required - category B

The standard UK driving licence covers category B, which enables the holder to drive any vehicle weighing up to 3.5 tonnes.

7.5T box van dimensions

LengthHeightWidth
internal m (ft)6 (19.6)2.3 (7.5)2.3 (7.5)
external m (ft)8.2 (26.9)3.4 (11.1)2.4 (8)

Payload: 3,000kg Tail lift: 1,000kg

Licence required - category C1

Driving licence requirements for a 7.5-tonne vehicle depend on when the driver got their car driving licence. Drivers who passed their category B (car) driving test before 1997 are able to drive a 7.5-tonne truck without taking another test. They will have the C1 entitlement on their licence, which covers vehicles from 3.5 - 7.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW).

Drivers who passed their car driving test after 1 January 1997 will have to take a separate C1 test in order to drive a 7.5 tonne truck or any vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight in excess of 3.5 tonne

Minibus dimensions

LengthHeightWidth
external m (ft)6.4 (21)2.6 (8.5)2.1 (6.9)

Passengers: 16

Licence required - category D1

Driving licence requirements for a minibus depend on when the driver got their car driving licence. Drivers who passed their category B (car) driving test before 1997 are able to drive a 17 seat (16 passenger) minibus without taking another test. They will have D1 (101) entitlement on their licence.

Drivers who passed the car test after 1 Jan 1997 may be able to drive a minibus with up to 16 passengers, which is not being used for hire or reward, so long as you meet all the following criteria:

  • You are over 21 years old
  • You have held your car licence for a minimum of 2 years
  • The minibus is being used for social purposes by a non-commercial body e.g. state schools, charities and sports clubs
  • The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of the minibus and its contents does not exceed 3.5 tonnes
  • You cannot tow a trailer of any size or weight

If you are over 70 years, you will need to undertake a medical examination to ensure you meet Group Two medical standards.

We offer van hire from three locations across the South West. Please click the appropriate link below for your nearest branch.