Are you looking to purchase a commercial vehicle? The choices for commercial vehicles are limited. Two of the most common options are a crew cab and a cargo van.
Though they may look very different, they do offer comparable benefits. How do you know which is best for you?
Let’s take a look at what each has to offer.
Benefits of a Crew Cab
A crew cab has an open truck bed and is also known as a pickup truck. The open bed makes it easy to unload and load items because you don’t have to open doors and try to fit things through the doors.
If you’re on-the-go for your business, like hauling lumber or odd-shaped items, a crew cab is an easy choice.
Crew cabs are able to drive off-road and on rough terrain, while maintaining a good gas mileage. They get better gas mileage than a cargo van because they don’t weigh as much and usually have better, more up-to-date engines.
They also have more capabilities than a cargo van as they allow for more seating and towing. Towing can help when you have more cargo you need to transport.
You’d be able to attach a trailer or pull someone out of the ditch. You can also carry more passengers as they fit up to five people.
The Benefits of Cargo Vans
Cargo vans also have many great benefits. Cargo vans are unlike pickup trucks in the fact that they are enclosed.
If you’re transporting expensive equipment or items, this ensures that they will be kept safe and provides great theft protection. You won’t have to keep a close watch on your vehicle when you run inside or go to a store.
It also keeps your items safe from outside elements such as rain, snow, or other bad weather. This matters a lot as it saves you time in having to cover up your cargo with a tarp.
Cargo vans also provide a lot of organization for tools. You can have storage items on the sides of the cargo van to organize and make sure your tools don’t get lost somewhere on the van floor. It’s much more organized than the bed of a crew cab.
You can also install more shelving units, drawers, or storage inside a cargo van.
Cargo vans also allow for advertising if you’re wanting to promote your business on the sides. Instead of windows, they have full siding, allowing for full-sized advertisements. Crew cabs don’t have as much of this capability.
Choosing Between a Crew Cab and a Cargo Van
Now that you know the benefits of crew cabs and cargo vans, and the differences between the two, take into consideration all factors before moving ahead with purchasing.
If advertising and storage matters to you, a cargo van would be your better option. If ease of use in transport and hauling matters more, crew cabs are the best choice.
If you’re interested in learning more about commercial van and truck options, request a quote today!