Light commercial vehicles are essential part of any fleet and almost every construction company. Heavy-duty trucks and trailers are indeed more powerful, but for transportation of goods or passengers of smaller weight or to a closer location, using a light commercial vehicle is far more cost-efficient. Any vehicle that does not exceed the weight-limit of 3.5 tonnes belongs to the light commercial vehicles class. More compact, smaller and more cost-efficient for carrying lighter goods, the light commercial vehicles are simply perfect for any transportation-related business.
If you are in need of a utility vehicle, you can choose from vans, pick-up trucks, three-wheeled vehicles and many other light commercial vehicles. Regardless of the type it is very important to choose a reputable brand, such as Iveco, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Citroen, Fiat, Volkswagen or Peugeot. There are many light commercial vehicle brands, but not all stand for reliability and quality. Don’t make a quick decision based on a low price or attractive aesthetics, since there are many brands offering inexpensive but low-quality light commercial vehicles. Research brands on the Internet, read customer reviews and experiences and look for warranty.
Before you even begin your search for a light commercial vehicles, consider how much are you willing to spend on a new one. Set your budget and more importantly, stick to it (do not to exceed it). This will not only help you to narrow down your options, but will also help you stay within the limits of your planned budget.
Another important thing is to match the vehicle model with your business needs. Identify your application, and know beforehand what you will use the vehicle for. If you are going to use your light commercial vehicle for transportation of small and light goods on a daily basis, a small van is a perfect choice. But don’t think of your current business needs only, consider your future business plans as well. If you plan on expanding your business in the near future, opt for a model and make that will suit your future requirements. It may be a bit costly investment than planned, but definitely a better solution than having to buy another vehicle.
Also, consider the features, since every model comes different ones. Choosing the one with the right capacities and capabilities will have a significant impact on your business productivity. Lastly, consider the fuel economy. It is an important factor that can either harm or benefit your business. To make it a benefit, look for a cost-efficient light commercial vehicle. To do so, consider how frequently you will be using your vehicle and are you planning to use it after working hours.
All these consideration will help you choose the vehicle capable of matching the requirements of your business.