Cargo Vans vs. Pickups: Which One is Better?

March 20, 2022, 10:50

Renting a cargo van or pickup truck can not only make your move go more smoothly, but also be a helping hand with your next home improvement project, road trip or business event. When you do not own a vehicle that has lots of room for equipment, supplies or people, you can benefit from renting a cargo van or pickup truck to help with your next adventure or project both personally or professionally.

Our team at Marcus Allard Truck Rental has a large fleet of both types of vehicles to assist you today. Here we look at the benefits of each type of rental to help you determine which is the best choice for what you have going on!

Cargo Vans Can Transport Your Stuff

A cargo van can really help during the cold, rain, wind or cooler seasons when you need help getting stuff around or you are moving from a small home or apartment. A big benefit of a cargo van is the covered space in the back that will protect your belongings or supplies from the weather elements. A cargo van can also help you feel at ease if you are transporting fragile or valuable items that you do not want to just set in the back of a pickup and worry about. These types of items can be securely set in the back of a cargo van and not be worried about. In our fleet, our cargo vans have up to 149 cubic feet of storage and can handle up to 1,515 pounds. 

Cargo vans can be easier to drive if you are not used to a pickup truck and can be easier to park and load and unload. The back doors swing open and let you access the storage area in the back easier than a pickup truck’s bed. We also offer passenger van rentals when it is people that need to be transported. We have room for 12 or 15 passengers and up to five bags. You can all ride together on your next road trip.

Pickup Trucks are Tougher

On the other hand if you are carrying equipment that is an awkward shape or size, the bed of a pickup truck is the better place for it. Pickup trucks are typically used for moving large items, such as a refrigerator or mattress, as well if you are moving. The open-air bed is always for more hefty items to be hauled to their next destination. Not only are pickup trucks good for a small move, but they also can help with areas of your business that require moving substantial pieces to a new location.  

Our Team at Marcus Allard Can Help You Today

If you are not sure what vehicle is the best fit for your needs, let us help! We can discuss what you are looking for in a rental and help you get going. Contact us through our online contact form