Small Vans UK: Sending Your Small Items Out for Delivery

by Jadza Logistic

Fast and reliable delivery is vital for keeping the heels of industry turning, and for keeping in touch with friends, family and loved ones across a range of distances. With the festive period well and truly underway, many people will be making use of small vans for their UK-based deliveries in time for Christmas.

With this in mind, let’s dive into why people might opt for a small van for delivery, and what industries benefit from this service.

Delivering Smaller Items

HGVs carrying huge deliveries are a common sight on UK roads. In 2019, a government pamphlet suggested that 1.44 billion tonnes of goods were lifted by registered HGVs. These big deliveries of groceries, building materials and electrical goods (to name but a few) are only part of the picture.

Countless businesses up and down the country have smaller items to deliver that are just as important, if not more so. Everything is relative after all! Many of these smaller goods need to be delivered quickly and safely to the right destination. That’s why it’s imperative to use a trusted and reliable courier.

Small white transit van in the UK with a scenic background.

Why Choose a Smaller Van for UK Deliveries?

Using small vans to deliver smaller items makes a lot of sense for several reasons. In the first place it’s more economical in terms of fuel, which also makes it kinder to the environment.

Quicker on the motorway, small vans can also manoeuvre around busy towns and cities much more easily and rapidly. Parking is simpler, too, and this can shave valuable time off deliveries. It’s also easier for drivers to ensure items are transported safely and securely.

Below are some of the UK industries that have benefited from the small van services of Redhead Couriers:

Print and Publishing

For everything from small, printed leaflets to advertising magazines, a small van is the ideal delivery vehicle.

Legal Documents

Whether it’s business contracts or court cases, legal documents need to be handled with confidentiality and care. That’s why it’s essential to use a recorded and trusted courier for safe and timely delivery.

Light Manufacturing

The swift and reliable delivery of parts, components and materials for light manufacturing keeps many small businesses alive. Smaller vans are the perfect solution.


Advertising comes in many shapes and sizes, from printed materials to exhibition stands. Deadlines can be crucial and can also change quickly. At Redhead Couriers we specialise in urgent orders, and a dedicated small van will ensure your items are kept secure.

It is plain to see that small vans are an ideal means of transport and shipping within the UK. With uncertain times ahead, it is possible we may see more and more of these means of delivery taking place! Redhead Couriers is a family-run business based in Essex, with a strong reputation as a reliable same day delivery courier. We don’t just deliver your items; we deliver them safely, on time and at a cost-effective price.

For more information, or to have a chat about how we can get your goods or post from A to B the same day, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the friendly team at Redhead Couriers today.

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