What Are the Dimensions of a 7.5 ton box van?

Example of a 7.5 ton box van

A 7.5 ton truck from TNT with Box body

This post gives you the detailed dimensions of an average 7.5 ton luton truck. If you're looking for an indication of the size, you're in the right place. This page will be helpful if you're planning to hire a moving truck, or to convert a box van into a home. So how big is a 7.5 ton luton van really?

The external dimension of a 7.5 ton luton van are around 8350mm (long) x 2500mm (wide) x 3500mm (high). The wheelbase is around 4000mm. The internal dimensions of the luton van are around 6100mm (long) x 2350mm (wide) x 2400mm (high). The internal dimensions cover just the load area. Mostly, the reardoors offer about 1900x1800mm (lxh) of loading space.

The payload of a 7.5 ton box van is around 2500kg.

These dimensions are an average, so by no means are they applicable to all box vans out there. Every brand uses their own specific dimensions. If you need specific dimensions, be sure to check the manufacturers information.

If you're looking for the average dimensions of a 3.5 ton luton box van, please click here.

Prefer tables? So do I. Click the button (scrolls down), or read on:

The Luton van, or Box van, is a practically-shaped vehicle that offers loads of space. Thanks to the shape it's more practical to stack pallets, boxes, furniture, etc, than in a regular cargo van. It's the go to vehicle for moving and transporting large amounts of goods.

This 7.5 ton version is actually considered a truck.

Can I drive this truck with my regular driver's license?

It depends on where you're from and when you've passed your driver'sr test.

In Europe

In Europe everything's complicated. You'll need to have what's called a C1 entitlement to drive vehicles from 3.5 to 7.5 tonnes. If you've passed your driver's test before 1997 you get the C1 entitlement as a bonus, on top of your regular B driver's license. So congratulations and enjoy dragging this baby through the Drive.

This is only the case if you use the lorry for non-commercial purposes, such as moving. Or if you're in the military, or a firefighter. Otherwise you must pass the Driver CPC (Driver Certificate of Professional Competence) every five years. Sigh, the rules!

If you've taken your test after 1 January 1997, you'll need to get a separate C1 license.

In the U.S.

The U.S. is a bit easier. Most likely you won't need any additional licenses to drive this truck.
It depends on the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rate - simply meaning the total weight) of the van. In most states, you only need to get a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) to operate this vehicle if it's above 26.000lbs (11.800kg). Which it's not, it's just 16.000lbs (7.500kg).

Dimensions in tables

How Large Is the Outside of the 7.5 ton box van?

Exterior L1 Width
Exterior length (mm) 8350 2500
Exterior length (inch) 328.7 98.4

All models of the General dimensions 7.5 ton box van have the same interior and exterior width: 92.5" or 2350mm (interior); and 98.4" or 2500mm (exterior).

How Spacious Is a 7.5 ton box van on the Inside?

Inside dimensions L1 Width
Interior length (mm) 6100 2350
Interior length (inch) 240.2 92.5

What's the Maximum Floor Surface?

Max. floor area L1
Square meters (m2) 14.3
Square feet (ft2) 154.3

Please note that this is an indication and does not take into account the wheel arches.

General dimensions 7.5 ton box van Roof Height

Roof in millimeters H1
Interior height (mm) 2400
Exterior height (mm) 3500
Roof in inches H1
Interior height (inch) 94.5
Exterior height (inch) 137.8

Wheelbase distance:

Wheelbase long (LWB)
Wheelbase length (mm) 4000
Wheelbase length (inch) 157

Door measurements:

Doors Rear door
Door width (mm) 1900
Door height (mm) 1800
Rear door
Door width (inch) 74.8
Door height (inch) 70.9

More Info on Dimensions

If you want to know...

  • why there's a difference in exterior and interior width
  • what L1 or H3 means
  • how to read measurements
  • or why dimensions matter

... I encourage you to read my post on how to understand van dimensions.

Example of a 7.5 ton box van

A 7.5 ton Renault truck with chassis body

Can you stand up in a General dimensions 7.5 ton truck?

Standing up in an empty van

The interior roof height of a General dimensions 7.5 ton box van is 2400mm (H1) .
If you are of medium height (178cm or 5"10') you can stand up in a General dimensions 7.5 ton box van H1. .

What happens if I insulate the van?

Are you planning on insulating and cladding the floor and roof? In that case you can stand up in a 7.5 ton box van H1. .

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