Conventional panel vans can be used for many jobs and knowing exactly what your van can and can’t carry is of great importance, not only to maximise your load but also to stay within the designated payload for your specific vehicle. This can mean the difference between being on the road and trying to work without a driving license!
An overloaded vehicle not only causes damage to roads and to your vehicle, but it also puts you and other road users at risk. Vehicles react differently when the maximum weights which they are designed to carry are exceeded. The consequences can be fatal. Overloading puts a massive strain on vehicle tyres and makes the vehicle less stable, difficult to steer and longer to stop. It is also illegal. Therefore the authorities carry out random checks at the roadside to enforce overloading regulations.