When booking your courier service it is essential to know what size vehicle you need for the job.
- Motorcycle couriers carry a top box that can take a maximum weight of 8kilos and measures 30 x 20 x 20 CMS so it is ideal for documents and small packages, and high value but small items. You can also book a courier via https://jdldeliveries.com.
- Small van couriers can take items between 450-500kgs and their load space is 1.2 x 1.2 x 1 meter
- Transit vans can take items up to 1000kgs and their load space is 3.0 x 1.7 x 1.6 meters
- Sprinters / XLB Transits can take up to 900kgs in weight and their load is 4.2 x 1.7 x 1.6 meters
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If you don't know what vehicle, you need to be able to tell the courier the weight and dimensions of the item needing to be delivered. As you can see from the above dimensions an item that weighs 10kgs but is 40 x 40 x 40 cms has to go by a small van, it's too big for a motorbike courier.
The same applies for much larger items if an item is over the dimensions or weight for a transit van or a sprinter, then the next size up is a 7.5-tonne lorry. People think a motorcycle courier will be cheaper than a small van courier.
But modern motorcycles are highly tuned machines and the drivers highly skilled at driving through traffic – they work at their absolute best when delivering to a deadline and that is what you pay a premium for.