When it comes to transporting goods and cargo, it’s important to understand the maximum capacity of commercial vehicles in order to choose the right vehicle for the job. Different types of commercial vehicles have different maximum weight capacities, and it’s essential to know these limits to ensure that your cargo is transported safely and legally.
In this blog, we will discuss the maximum weight capacity of commercial vehicles including articulated lorries, 18-tonne trucks, 7.5-tonne HGVs, Luton vans, long wheelbase vans, short wheelbase vans, and small vans, including both curtain side and box versions. Do take note, however, that these figures are a guide only and the actual maximum weight capacity of commercial vehicles vary according to the make and model of the vehicle used.
What is the maximum weight capacity of a small van?
Small vans are the ideal size for delivery rounds where you need the manoeuvrability of a car but with extra capacity for your deliveries, and are popular for domestic use such as moving small items of furniture and other light haulage jobs. They’re easy to manoeuvre and park around town, whether you’re collecting or delivering. At Solaris Logistics, our small vans take up to one pallet to a maximum weight capacity of 400kg.
What is the maximum weight capacity of a Short Wheelbase Van?
A short wheelbase van, sometimes known as a transit van or medium van, has a more limited capacity than other vans but their smaller length make for easier manoeuvring in cities and heavy traffic. The maximum weight capacity of a short wheelbase van is around 800kg, and they normally have enough room for two pallets. As ever, it is wise to check the exact specifications of the vehicle you are using as they can vary, and it will depend on the cargo you are planning to carry as well.
What is the maximum weight capacity of a Long Wheelbase Van?
Long-wheelbase vans are also a popular choice for transporting goods and cargo. These vehicles have a longer wheelbase than standard vans, thus providing more space for your cargo. The maximum weight capacity for long-wheelbase vans can vary depending on the specific model and make of the van. Our long wheelbase vans take 1,200 kg or up to 3 pallets, while extra-long wheelbase vans have that little bit more capacity to take it up to 4 pallets but at a more limited weight bearing of 1,000kg. If you are unsure, check with the manufacturer’s specifications for the specific weight limit of the long-wheelbase van you are using.
What is the maximum weight capacity of a Luton Van?
Luton vans, also known as box vans or box trucks, are a popular choice for moving goods and cargo. They are commonly hired for home and office removals. These vehicles offer a large amount of space and can be easily loaded and unloaded. Luton vans typically have a maximum weight capacity of around 1,000 kg, room enough for approximately six pallets. However, when thinking about the maximum weight capacity of commercial vehicles it’s important to check the specifications of the vehicle you are thinking about using, as the type of cargo can have an affect too. Ask your logistics company for advice.
What is the maximum weight capacity of a 7.5 Tonne truck?
7.5 tonne trucks,HGVs, also known as 7.5-tonners, 7.5 tonne HGVs or 7.5-ton lorries, are a popular choice for transporting goods and cargo. These vehicles have a maximum weight capacity of 2,700 kg or around 10 pallets. Ask your logistics company for the exact weight limit of the 7.5-tonne HGV you are planning to use, as they can vary. Don’t forget that the maximum capacity for a 7.5-tonne HGV can be affected depending on what you are transporting.
What is the maximum weight capacity of an 18 Tonne Truck?
18-tonne trucks, also known as 18-tonners, are commonly used for transporting goods and cargo. These vehicles have a maximum weight capacity of up to 14 pallets or around 9,000 kilos. But do check with your logistics company for the exact specifications for the maximum capacity of the 18-tonne truck you are planning to use, because the weight limit for an 18-tonne truck can be affected by the type of cargo being transported and the type of body you are thinking of using, such as curtain or box sides. Curtain-side trailers offer easy access, enabling fast and efficient loading and unloading of palletised or particularly large loads.
What is the maximum weight capacity of an articulated lorry?
Articulated lorries, also known as ‘artics’ or ‘juggernauts’, are capable of carrying large amounts of cargo. Articulated lorries typically have a maximum weight capacity of up to around 26 pallets to a total of about 26,000 kgs. However, it’s important to check the logistics company’s specifications for the specific weight limit of the articulated lorry you are using. It’s also worth noting that the weight limit for an articulated lorry can be affected by the type of cargo being transported and the type of trailer being used – curtain or boxed side, for example. Curtain Sided Containers are ideal when you require easy access to your container, and where an open sided unit is not suitable.
Transporting goods and cargo requires careful planning and attention to detail. Knowing the maximum weight capacity of commercial vehicles is essential for ensuring the safety of your cargo and the vehicle itself, as well as for staying within legal limits. When choosing a vehicle for your cargo transport needs, it is important to check the manufacturer’s specifications and be aware of the type of cargo and the type of vehicle you are using.
By understanding the the maximum weight capacity of commercial vehicles including articulated lorries, 18-tonne trucks, 7.5-tonne HGVs, Luton vans, long-wheelbase vans, short-wheelbase vans, and small vans, you can make an informed decision and ensure the safe and legal transport of your goods.
At Solaris Logistics we have an extensive transport fleet and can select the most suitable vehicle size to meet your requirements.
Our fleet includes:
- Articulated lorries
- 18 Tonne trucks
- 7.5 tonne HGVs
- Luton vans
- Extra Long wheel base vans
- Long wheel base vans
- Short wheel base vans
- Small vans
So, whatever you’re looking to deliver, we have the vehicles to handle it. We can even handle oversized, heavy and difficult to handle items. Now you know the the maximum weight capacity of commercial vehicles, you can plan your logistics more effectively.