Curtain side vans at Europe Express

Express Europe manages a fleet of state-of-the-art curtain side vans with the capacity of carrying a cargo load between 1 cubic metre (60 kg) and 20 cubic metres (a maximum of 1200 kg or ten pallets each). Consequently, for the movement of cargo, a curtain side van is always the better option, as these vehicles are convenient for cargo handling.

Non-Refrigerated Vans

Please do note that at Europe Express, all of our vans are non-refrigerated. Therefore, these vans are not suitable for the transfer of fresh foods such as dairy, meat etc.

Express pallet van to Europe from UK

At Europe Express, we employ 6, 8 and 10 Euro pallet vehicles, which can be arranged within 24 hours or once the customer confirmation comes through. Our drivers use curtain-side vans that have the capacity to carry a weight of close to 1200 kg. However, for some countries such as Norway, Switzerland, Ireland and Austria, there are weight limits imposed.

European express vans for import and Export

Preparing for this service, we can sort it out for our customer within three days. The first step is booking the service with us. Next, the customer needs to provide us with all relevant documents, and we can proceed further quickly.

What is a curtain side van?

Curtain side vans usually consist of a flatbed where the outer sides of the van are covered and secured by a tarp or curtain, hence the name. Having this curtain allows for convenient access to the flatbed and movement of cargo. Imagine the van has to ease into a narrow alleyway. Without having to depend on the usual rear opening of the van, the payload can be loaded or retrieved from the sides.

Curtain side van dimensions at Europe Express
A Curtain Side van of Europe Express

Curtain Side Van Payload

Primarily, with a spacious box body, curtain sider vans are also quite flexible when holding in place a large payload. Furthermore, this also entails the safety and security of the goods in transit. Curtain side vans come equipped with inbuilt structures designed to improve the secure positioning of the loaded consignment. What makes curtain side vans ideal for this kind of task is down to their design. Moreover, these vehicles are reliable when it comes to the transport of more sensitive or hazardous goods such as pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Alternatively, where smaller consignments are concerned, you can also opt for part load logistics. This process can be utilized if you have goods that can only occupy part of the truck’s space. You can refer to the blog on the same title for more details.

Curtain Side Van Payload

Primarily, with a spacious box body, curtain sider vans are also quite flexible when holding in place a large payload. Furthermore, this also entails the safety and security of the goods in transit. Curtain side vans come equipped with inbuilt structures designed to improve the secure positioning of the loaded consignment. What makes curtain side vans ideal for this kind of task is down to their design. Moreover, these vehicles are reliable when it comes to the transport of more sensitive or hazardous goods such as pharmaceuticals and chemicals.

A van of Europe Express

The 3.5t curtain side van payload

The 3.5t curtain side van is most commonly used to transport goods across Europe and the UK. The fleet of vehicles at Europe Express all accommodate curtain sides and can carry a reasonable payload. Additionally, the payload is the amount of cargo that the van can take. When calculating this, one has to include elements such as water, oil, the weight of tools, the spare wheel and a 90% full fuel tank into the equation.

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3500kg max weight of loaded van

2300kg weight of empty van


1200kg the max weight of cargo allowed

The cargo we transport ranges from airfreight, furniture and machinery to pharmaceuticals, food, construction-related appliances and much more. Below, you can read more about the various comparisons in a range of other well-known brands of curtain side vans.


Mercedes curtain side van weight

The Mercedes Curtain Side Van is a well-regarded vehicle brand, and the Mercedes Benz Sprinter is popular amongst those who deal with moving cargo. The Mercedes Curtain Side Van also sports vehicle models with the same dimensions and load capacity.


Curtain side luton van dimensions

The Luton van body is a common sight around the UK and usually comes with a box body. A 3.5 tonne van helps make way for abundant space. It is easy to transport goods such as boxes, equipment, furniture etc.

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Renault master curtain side van Europe Express
Renault master curtain side van

Renault vans are known to be very efficient. A 3.5 tonne van is built with resourcefulness in mind and can operate under the most demanding circumstances. Renault’s curtain side van also falls under their tailor-made conversion range which offers a standard set of specs in line with joint efforts between experts from Renault and accredited converter partnerships.

A Curtain Side van of Europe Express
Iveco Daily

Iveco is an Italian brand, and they are known for their range of full-size lorries. However, the Iveco Daily, similar in body type to brands such as the Sprinter, comes in various styles, sizes and engine variations. At the same time, these vehicles can also carry a capacity of 19.6 cubic metres.

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Fiat Ducato

At one point, before Fiat decided to incorporate more enhancements to its engine and transmission line-up, it could carry more weight than other competing brands of removals vans. The Fiat Ducato’s payload decreased to 50 kg with these recent mechanical changes. Nonetheless, this model is still considered a suitable vehicle for these kinds of jobs.

A Curtain Side van of Europe Express
Peugeot Boxer

Peugeot Boxer vans come in a range of models apart from the standard 3.5 tonne van. It has a large enough area to store goods, boxer vans are installed with Euro 6 engines, which are highly resourceful.

A Curtain Side van of Europe Express
VW Curtain Side Van

VW or Volkswagen has a Crafter van that is larger when compared with brands such as Renault and Fiat. All VW Crafters come with the dimensions as depicted in the graphic at the beginning of the article. These vans are also known to be very economical and practical when put to work.

A Curtain Side van of Europe Express
MAN TGE

It is quite the freight carrier, and this panel van’s specifications can transport a volume of 18.4 cubic metres and a permissible weight of up to 5.5 tonnes. The Man TGE is designed as the ideal vehicle for tradespeople, especially for this sector. Certain upgrades can be accommodated, and inner modifications where needed. It’s quite a versatile vehicle.

Cargo Variety And Space

The cargo we transport ranges from airfreight, furniture and machinery to pharmaceuticals, food, construction-related appliances and much more. With average height and width dimensions of 2.3 metres (7.5 ft) and 2.25 metres (7.3 ft), respectively, the inside of our vehicles can fill up space, spanning a length of at least 4.9 metres or 16 ft. Moreover, these dimensions might vary depending upon the vehicle’s model. Check out the rest of our site and learn more about how we handle international courier service.

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