Delivery Vehicles

These are the tools that make it all possible.

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Big Van, Little Van, Cardboard Box?

Vans are the primary type of delivery vehicles used by us. That is, after all, the reason we’re called ‘Avango’. We effectively stumbled across the idea of the name when we realised that vans can go almost anywhere a car goes, whilst carrying different types of cargo.

They are an incredibly useful platform for all kinds of deliveries, and because there are so many different types of van available, we can select something that fits your exact requirements.

Courier Delivery Vans - Vehicle Size Guide

small courier delivery vehicle van Avango Couriers Manchester

Small vans

These are typically the smallest vehicles we use for many of our deliveries. Their size means they are perfect for city centre deliveries of urgent parcels and documents, whilst their light weight and small engines make them extremely fuel-efficient and the most environmentally-friendly vehicles available to us.

We are looking into replacing these with Electric vehicles in the future.Capacity: 6 large boxes / 1 small pallet up to max 600kg.

Prices for Small Van deliveries start from £50.

midi sized courier delivery vehicles vans

Midi vans

The next step up from the small vans, but still relatively smallThey are great for deliveries of items such as parcels, or collecting luggage (suitcases, bags etc.) or small items of furniture.Capacity: 10 large boxes / 2 small pallets up to max 900kg.

Prices for Midi vans start from £50.

large van courier delivery vehicle from Avango Couriers Manchester

Medium to Large Vans

This is where the real work is done. The medium to large van category is what most people class as the 'Transit' or 'Sprinter' van level. Whilst the shorter variants can carry the heavier loads (the 3 metre vans often carry up to 1500kg) the longer variants measure up to 4.2 metres in load length and carry anything up to 4 standard (UK) pallets, or 4 metre lengths of wood/metal/plastic etc., although they are limited to a lower weight capacity at around 1000kg

Capacity: 30-50 large boxes / 2-4 standard pallets up to max 1500kg.

The Price for a medium to large van starts from £60.

luton van courier delivery vehicle

Specialised Vans & Small Trucks

Luton vans (like the one shown here) are much more expensive to operate and as such are less common.They are useful because they have a very large load area and often feature a tail-lift which assists with loading heavy items when there is no fork-lift available. The downside is that the lifts reduce their weight capacity.

Capacity: 80 large boxes / Up to 4 standard pallets up to max 1000kg

The price for a specialist vehicle starts from £250.

Going Greener Every Year.

Courier services are unfortunately the types of business that, by their very nature of using vehicles to deliver goods, have an impact on the air quality in the UK. But that doesn’t mean we intend to just sit here and pretend it’s not happening.

New for 2020, we’ve launched our ‘Eco’ delivery service, that aims to make better use of vehicles already travelling around the UK. This means fewer journeys and less wasted mileage.

We also have a plan in place to renew vehicles with ever-more efficient and cleaner engines, as well as a promise that we will continue to investigate the feasibility of switching to electric commercial vehicles.

2019 - Euro 5 Diesel minimum

During 2019 we intend to remove the last of our older vehicles and make sure the lowest rated vehicle used by us is AT LEAST Euro 5 emissions rated. We'll even try to get to Euro 6 if we can.

2020 - Electric Vans? Drones?

The 2019 Commercial Vehicle Show held at the NEC displayed more electric vehicles than ever before. 2020 may be the year that electric delivery vehicles become a serious alternative.

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