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How To Choose The Right Commercial Vehicle For Your Needs


When deciding on which commercial vehicle to hire, there can be a lot of options and it can be an overwhelming process to pick the right one.

At ND Brown, we can help you decide on choosing the right vehicle to meet your needs. This article will go through the factors you might want to consider when choosing the right commercial vehicle to meet your needs.

What Are You Using The Vehicle For?

Choosing the right vehicle depends what you’re actually using the vehicle for, as well as the requirements of the job in question, which can include:

  • How many passengers are needed for the project? You might need to consider choosing a bigger vehicle with more seats if the project requires more people.
  • Does the vehicle have enough space for your equipment? You might need a vehicle with more storage space in the back if you need to carry a large amount of equipment and tools to complete the project.

Vehicle Size

The size of the vehicle depends on the size of the task on hand. Hiring a vehicle which is too big and you are creating unnecessary expenditure. On the other hand, a vehicle too small and you might need to take multiple trips, overload, or end up needing another vehicle entirely. Generally speaking, the bigger the payload, the bigger the capacity of the vehicle. For example, if you need to hire a vehicle for major highway maintenance, a 32 tonne tipper grab is one of our many options that would be suitable for your needs. 


Do you have a budget for your vehicle hire? It’s a good idea to have an approximate price in mind. However, don’t allow this to be the deciding factor. It’s also likely that you will need to pay a deposit so consider this in your final costs. You’ll also want to consider the running costs of the vehicle. For instance, fuel and insurance.

Extra Features

Are there any features or specifications that could make the project more efficient? Depending on the size of your vehicle you’re looking at, some of our specifications of our vehicles can include the following: 

  • Fixed sided heavy duty tipping body 
  • Fully insulated containers
  • M125L classic crane 
  • Twin stand up controls
  • Adjustable towering equipment
  • Amber beacon bar to cab roof
  • Reverse cameras
  • Full high resolution reflective chevrons 

For The Best Value, Hire From ND Brown

If you’re looking for high-quality vehicles at a reasonable cost, ND Brown is the best value commercial vehicle hiring company in Stoke-On-Trent. Here at ND Brown, our mission is to supply the utility, civil engineering, municipal, and highway maintenance industries with reliable vehicles for hire including Hotbox trucks, Tippers, Tipper Grabs, 4×4 hire and more. In fact, we have a vast fleet of over 500 vehicles to choose from!

We understand every job you undertake will have demands and challenges. This is why we specialise in offering you a flexible hiring service with short, long term or open-ended hire depending on your needs.

If you’re not sure which commercial vehicle is right for your needs, speak to our team. We would be happy to offer expert advice. For your peace of mind, we’re proud to be registered with Constructionline. Browse our complete list of vehicles for hire, make an online enquiry or get in touch with us directly.

About ND Brown

ND Brown Ltd is a specialist independent truck rental and sales company of over 40 years’ standing. Owned and operated by the same dedicated management team since its inception, ND Brown’s efforts are focused on supplying the utility, civil engineering, municipal and highway maintenance industries with high-quality modern HGV vehicles for both short and long-term self-drive hire.

From our sales division, we also sell a wide, but specialised range of new and used commercial vehicles.

Please call us on 01902 791991 or email us on