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Luton Van FAQs – Everything You Need To Know About Box Vans from NVP Vehicle Rentals

Ever since we started NVP Vehicle Rentals in Partnership with Stone Van Hire, We’ve been asked all sorts of things over the years, so here’s our Luton Van FAQs page covering some of our most frequently asked questions.


We offer Luton Van Hire across the Stoke on trent, Staffordshire and Cheshire area. Learn more below about our Luton Van Hire. You can hire a Luton Van in Stoke by clicking here.


Luton Van FAQs – Everything You Need To Know About Box Vans from NVP Vehicle Rentals

Can I Drive A Luton Box Van On A Standard Car Licence from NVP?


The short answer is; yes, a standard driving licence within the UK with category b entitlement means you’re legally permitted to drive a 3.5 tonne Luton box van in the UK.


Category B entitlement and how it applies to you depends on when you passed your driving test, however.


At What Age Can I Drive A Luton Van?


You may drive a Luton van if you’re over 17 years old and have passed a driving test.


In the UK, you’re legally allowed to sit your driving test at 17. Once you’re legally allowed to drive on UK roads, you’re permitted to operate any vehicle up to a GVW of 3,500kg (3.5 tonnes).


What Is The Minimum Age To Hire A Luton Van?


To hire a Luton van, in most cases you’ll need to be at least 25 years old. At NVP you need to be 25 to hire one of our Luton Vans.


You are legally entitled to drive a Luton van from the age of 17. However, to hire a Luton van, most hire companies require you to be at least 25 years old.



How Much Weight (Payload) Can A Luton Van from NVP Carry?


Luton vans can carry usually between 1,000kg and 1,212kg depending on make and model.


When fully loaded, regardless of make or model, they must not exceed a GVW of 3,500kg (3.5 tonnes) and the unladen weight of the vehicle will directly dictate payload capacity. Howver, always remember, the lighter the van, the more it can carry.


This differs from manufacturer to manufacturer and model to model. Here are some examples of the most popular Luton Box vans within the UK market.

  • Mercedes Sprinter Luton: Payload 1,000kg

  • Citroen Relay Luton: Payload 1,170kg

  • Renault Master Luton: Payload 1,212kg

Our Luton Van FAQs contain information based on factory standard vans. Your vans VIN plate will display exactly how much your particular vehicle can carry and should always be your first point of reference.


How Much Can You Fit (Load Volume) In A Luton Van from NVP?


Most of the most common UK Luton vans are similar in load capacity at around the 19 cubic metres mark. It’s a fine balance by the manufacturers between more space vs less weight.


I am thinking of Moving House, is a Luton Van big enough?

Absolutely, a Luton Van is more than big enough to move house.


A van of this size will move a modest 2 bedroom home in a single run. Assuming the van is packed properly, utilising all available space and you don’t exceed the maximum weight the van is designed to carry, you can easily move home with a Luton van.


For larger moves, you’ll require either a second van or, most likely, a double run. At NVP we offer full day Luton hire, or if you need it for the second day, give us a call and we can get this sorted for you.


How Long Is A Luton Van?


Worrying about the size of the Luton Van? "Will I be comfortable driving it"? "Will my sofa fit in the van"? The length of a Luton van is typically around 6 metres and dimensions will differ from manufacturer to manufacturer. It will also differ from a vehicle fitted with a standard box to a vehicle fitted with a custom built aftermarket box such as those built for the removals industry.


The only sure-fire way to tell how long a Luton van is is to take a tape measure to it from end to end however here are some examples of factory standard models.


External Length

  • Ford Transit (Luton): 6.70 metres (Most Popular)

  • Renault Master (Luton): 6.76 metres

  • Iveco Daily (Luton): 6.67 metres

Internal Load Length

  • Ford Transit (Luton): 3.93M

  • Renault Master (Luton): 4.11M

  • Iveco Daily (Luton): 4.11M


How Wide Is A Luton Van


The typical width dimensions of a Luton van will range from 2.10 metres to 2.25 metres. Although all are of similar dimensions, they will differ from model to model.


Here are some examples.


External Width

  • Ford Transit (Luton): 2.25M (Most Popular)

  • Renault Master (Luton): 2.21M

  • Iveco Daily (Luton): 2.10M

Internal Load Width

  • Ford Transit (Luton): 1.95M

  • Renault Master (Luton): 1.95M

  • Iveco Daily (Luton): 1.95M


What Height Is A Luton Van


The typical height dimensions of a Luton van will range from 3.25 metres to 3.35 metres. Although all are of similar dimensions, they will differ from model to model.


Here are some examples.


External Height

  • Ford Transit (Luton): 3.30M

  • Renault Master (Luton): 3.28M

  • Iveco Daily (Luton): 3.28M

Internal Load Height

  • Ford Transit (Luton): 2.18M

  • Renault Master (Luton): 2.12M

  • Iveco Daily (Luton): 2.12M


How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Luton Van?

The cost to hire a Luton Van from NVP in partnership with Stone Van Hire is £135 per day or 435£ a week.


Our FAQs On Our Luton Vans


At NVP, we tried to make our Luton Van FAQs page as comprehensive as possible. We’ll more than likely add to it if we get a question we’ve never been asked before and yes, sometimes we do get the oddest of queries coming through from time to time.


If you have any questions that our Luton Van FAQs page doesn’t answer, feel free to ask in the comments below and we’ll do our best.




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