Flatbed Truck or Van Which Is Best?

Depending on what your transportation needs are, both options offer versatility, but one is often better than the other when using for some more specific purposes.

The dependable flatbed truck can be put to a variety of uses, however it really comes into its own in the building trade where lots of heavy awkward shaped objects need to be transported from one place to another.

Bricks, lintels, stone and other objects can soon take up a lot of space in a van and the weight can soon add up. So for these purposes you will be far better hiring a 7.5 tonne flat bed than the equivalent van if you have a big project.

If on the other hand you happen to be moving house, then a van is preferable because everything is kept undercover. This is handy if you don’t want the whole world to see your furniture and even more so if the weather is bad.

One thing to keep in mind when you are looking to hire a flatbed truck are the age restrictions. You will need to be over 25 to be able to drive one on a normal licence. If you an unsure if your license covers you to drive a flatbed truck, it is best to check just in case. There are also limits on how much weight you can carry before you need to add extra qualifications to your existing driving license.