October 10, 2017
Whether you’re moving a 10-minute drive away, going out of town or somewhere further afield, van hire can come in very handy and save lots of trips back and forth. However, to ensure you get on the road quickly and safely, it will be important to ensure that you load your van correctly.
Here at Sky Van Hire, we have put together a list of top tips for loading a van, helping you get on the road, safe in the knowledge that your all of your goods, however fragile, withstand your journey.
The first thing to consider when transporting a variety of goods is how you will load them. Large items should be loaded first, ensuring you can maximise the floor space and then fit smaller items around them. As you load your large items, be sure to keep their weight in mind and spread this evenly across the space, ideally over the areas that are most structurally sound.
If you can dismantle large items, taking the time do so will save you more trips in the long run. Further to this, it will help to lower the centre of gravity of items that are top heavy, making them much more difficult to topple over.
When it comes to loading a van with items such as mirrors or shelves, use the space alongside the van wall, this will help the items remain sturdy throughout your journey.
Be sure to utilise space inside boxes or under chairs, but do not exceed the vans maximum capacity load, remember, it is set for a reason.
Even if you have fully secured your load, unforeseen events that may cause you to brake harshly may mean that parts of your load will become unstable and potentially fly out at you as you open the door. For added protection, mesh, netting or a piece of plywood may be used to separate you and your goods.
Here at Sky Van Hire, we have a variety of vans of various sizes ready for rental. If you would like more information on our range of services, please call us today on 0208 550 8800. Alternatively, send your enquiry through our online contact form and we’ll be in touch shortly.