How to choose the right van for courier work

Written by Benedict Harrison

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Some key things to consider when you're looking for a van to use for your courier work.

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As a courier van driver, choosing the right vehicle for your work is an important decision. Whether you’re brand new to courier work or you have a number of years’ experience, you want to make sure you get a van that gives you everything you need. You’ll spend a lot of time in your van, so it’s worth exploring your options before you make a decision.

In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the most important things to consider on your search for a van to use for your courier work. We’ll also show you how you can get started for your quote for courier van insurance with Zego.

How much will it cost to run your van?

One of the best ways to maximise your earnings from courier work is to minimise your work-related costs. This includes things like how much you’re spending on insurance and fuel. Although you can save money by sticking to fuel-efficient driving practices, some vans will always give you more miles to the gallon than others. When you spend a lot of time on the road, fuel savings can really add up.

It’s also worth thinking about how risky insurers will think a particular van is, as this can affect the overall cost of your insurance premium. If, for example, you’re looking at a van with a very large engine, you could end up with a higher premium than you would receive with a different vehicle. To get an idea of how much you would be likely to pay for your courier van insurance with Zego, you can fill in your details below:

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Does the van have plenty of storage space?

It goes without saying that you’re going to start off each shift with a lot of items in your van. It’s always worth looking into how much storage space a van offers to make sure that it gives you what you need to do your job.

Is the van comfortable?

If you’re used to spending a lot of time in your van, you’ll know how important it is to feel comfortable. Being comfortable at work helps you enjoy your job more and affects your overall wellbeing, so you should always make sure you’re driving a vehicle that’s comfortable for you.

Is the van reliable?

One of the worst things that can happen to any courier driver is for your van to break down when you’re out making deliveries. If a particular make or model of van has a reputation for breaking down, you may want to avoid it and choose something a bit more reliable. At Zego, we know how important it is for you to stay on the move. That’s why we offer Breakdown Cover as an optional extra to all our courier van insurance customers.

At Zego, we offer competitive quotes to courier van drivers working across the UK. Choose between our 30-day or Annual courier van insurance to get cover that lasts for as long as you need it.

For more information about our products, you can visit our courier van insurance page. If you’re looking to get started with your quote, you can fill in your details using the form below:

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