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The Fiat Scudo has twin sliding rear doors perfect for deliveries

WHETHER you are a multi-national conglomerate or a self employed carpenter, your choice of van is vital to the smooth running of your business.

The number of self employed people has skyrocketed in recent years, and making money day after day is the only way that most will stay solvent.

For companies that have a fleet of vans the requirements for them may be different than that of the carpenter or butcher, but there are still essential things that both need to consider to get the best from their commercial vehicle; here are the main things you should be thinking about when buying your next company workhorse.

Purpose

Your van will need to be fit for your purpose, and though it will probably be used for more than one single purpose, you still need it be most suitable for its main work.

Choosing a van that has a small, inefficient engine when you are travelling hundreds of miles a day would be a bad choice, as would not having  two sliding doors, like on a workhorse such as the Fiat Scudo van, when regularly delivering  in crowded city streets.

Consider the main use of your van and make sure it is perfect for it.

Load Space

Buying a van for your company is not as straight forward as going to a dealer and buying the first one you see; there are many things that you need to consider.

Load space is one of the most important ones to the self employed trader, but it is very easy to get this wrong.

Buying a van that is too big will be more expensive, and the fuel you use to drive it from job to job or city to city will increase with the weight of it.

On the other hand, if you buy a van that is too small you could be making more trips to your customers to supply them or even having to hire a vehicle for big loads.

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