Tips for using a Luton

The Luton van is a popular commercial vehicle known for its spacious cargo area and versatility. Whether you’re using it for transporting goods or moving belongings, here are some tips to make the most of your Luton:

Load Distribution:

Distribute the weight evenly to maintain stability. Place heavier items at the bottom and towards the front of the cargo area to prevent instability during driving.

Securing Cargo:

Use proper tie-downs and straps to secure your cargo. Make sure everything is tightly secured to prevent shifting during transit.

Loading Ramp:

If your Ford Transit Luton is equipped with a loading ramp, use it for easier loading and unloading of heavy or bulky items. Make sure the ramp is secure and has a non-slip surface.

Check Tire Pressure:

Regularly check and maintain the tire pressure. Properly inflated tires ensure better fuel efficiency, handling, and overall safety.

Drive Carefully:

The Luton body style has an extended cargo area over the cab, affecting the vehicle’s center of gravity. Drive carefully, especially when turning or changing lanes, to account for the extended load.

Regular Maintenance:

When on long term hire keeping up with regular maintenance, including oil changes, brake inspections, and other necessary services. Regular maintenance helps ensure the vehicle operates efficiently and safely.

Know the Vehicle’s Dimensions:

Be aware of the vehicle’s height, length, and width, especially if you’ll be navigating through tight spaces or low-clearance areas.

Fuel Efficiency:

Practice fuel-efficient driving habits, such as smooth acceleration and deceleration. This can help optimize fuel efficiency, which is important for commercial vehicles covering long distances.

Emergency Equipment:

Keep emergency equipment, such as a first aid kit, warning triangles, and a basic tool kit, in the vehicle.

Plan Routes in Advance:

  • Plan your routes in advance, taking into consideration the vehicle’s dimensions and potential traffic. This can help you avoid challenging situations and delays.