Box Trucks for Sale (346)

Used Box Truck For Sale
Typical Used Box Truck – Here a DAF LF45

Why buy a Box Truck?

At Truckpages we always list tonnes of used box trucks for sale, this is because box trucks are widely regarded as a cornerstone of transportation in the UK. However, they are not right for every business, here are some of our ideas on how best to utilise your box bodied vehicle.

It may be that your business would be better served with a curtain side truck which would give you added flexibility – or perhaps a more specialist type of box truck, like a Luton body or a refrigerated box truck.  Indeed, you can buy highly specialist box bodied trucks that are demountable or even have a curtain on one side and rigid box on the other.

If you are interested in finding more about box trucks, how best to inspect a used box truck or how box bodied vehicles are developing then CLICK HERE.

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2010 DAF LF45.140  Box Van 4×2 for auction in Hemel Hempstead  on 2021-01-26 at 10:00
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Box
Make
DAF
Model
LF45
Variant
LF45.140
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2010
Condition
Used
Area
London
Region
South East
Distance
For Auction at CVA Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on 2021-01-26 *HEMEL* COLLECTED AS NON-RUNNER, DAY CAB, STEEL REAR SUSP, TAIL LIFT, E/WINDOWS,CANTILEVER REAR DOOR MoT: 2021-09-30* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT FROM ROYAL...
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2013 MERCEDES AXOR 1824 – 6374cc For Auction at Belton on 2021-02-02 at 10:00
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Box
Make
Mercedes
Model
Axor
Variant
Axor 1824
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2013
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-02-02 Lot No: 117 4x2 - 8.4M - Thermo - King - T-800R - Fridge - Box, - Tail - Lift MoT: 2021-10-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. LK63VPR
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2008 DAF TRUCKS LF 45.140 – 4461CC For Auction at Belton on 2021-02-02 at 10:00
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Box
Make
DAF
Model
LF45
Variant
LF45.140
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2008
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-02-02 Lot No: 170 4x2 - 5M - Box, - Cantilever - Tail - Lift .VAT on Hammer: Y. MX58HXC
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2017 DONBUR 4.25M BOXVAN
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Box
Make
Don-Bur
Drive
Tri-Axle
Year
2017
Condition
Used
Area
Birmingham
Region
West Midlands
Distance
4.25m External Height, 2.26m Internal Height, SAF Axles, Drum Brakes, Wisa Deck Floor, Flush Doors, Sliding Mavis Rail, Tear Drop Roof, Garment Rails, Raise Lower Valve Facility.
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2003 Mercedes Atego 1523 Day Cab Box Van – Day Cab
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Box
Make
Mercedes
Model
Atego
Variant
Atego 1523
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2003
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 3
Area
Staffordshire
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2003 Mercedes Atego 1523 Day Cab Box Van Rear Roller Shutter Door 6 Speed Manual Gearbox Excellent Condition We can organise shipping to any Worldwide destination - Contact for a quote
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Euro 6
MERC ACTROS 18.240 – 18 TON BOX – CREW CAB – R238
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Box
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 1824
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2015
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
London
Region
South East
Distance
MERC ACTROS 18.24- EURO 6 18 ton GVW, 28ft Box, 1500 kgs Dhollandia Cantilever tail lift, 6ft 6ins Deck, 6 seat – Crew Cab, 88,934 approx Km, Air suspension, Full Air Kit, Air Conditioned, Auto gear box, Date registered...
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2015 15 Daf Cf Cf65,250 Hi Roof Sleeper Box A-c Euro-6 Horsebox 18500
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Box
Make
DAF
Model
CF65
Variant
CF65.250
Drive
4x2
Year
2015
Condition
Used
Area
Somerset
Region
South West
Distance
ABS, Adjustable steering wheel, Air bags, Air brakes, Air Conditioning, 2015 DAF CF65,250 EURO-6 U-LEZ COMPLIANT250 BHP TURBO DIESEL / 6 SPEED ZF GEARBOX31 FOOT GRP BOX 8 FT 8 FT WIDE / ROLLER DOOR18 TON 18,000 KGS GVW...
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2016 66 MAN TGM 18.250 Euro 6 18 Ton Box Van
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Box
Make
MAN
Model
TGM
Variant
TGM 18.250
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2016
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
Worcestershire
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2016 66 MAN TGM 18.250 Euro 6 18 Ton Box Van with Column Tail Lift on Rear Air Suspension ONLY 134,000 Kms !! - Twin Sleeper Cab - Automatic - Climate Control - Integrated Satellite Navigation - Cool Box ... View more
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2013 DAF LF45.160  Box Van 4×2 for auction in Doncaster  on 2021-01-26 at 10:00
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Box
Make
DAF
Model
LF45
Variant
LF45.160
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2013
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2021-01-26 *DONCASTER* DAYCAB, TAIL LIFT, ROLLER DOORS MoT: 2021-10-31* Price is Plus VAT * * No. of former keepers: 1 Weekly auctions featuring stock...
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2008 MAN TGL 7.150 Day Cab Box Truck – Day Cab
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Box
Make
MAN
Model
TGL
Variant
TGL 7.150
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2008
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 4
Area
Staffordshire
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2008 MAN TGL 7.150 Day Cab Box Truck 6 speed Manual Gearbox Side Loading Doors Excellent Condition We can organise shipping to any Worldwide destination - Contact for a quote
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The History of Box-Bodied Vehicles

Where was the box van developed?

The box van was developed in the United Kingdom

How is the box class developing?

As with everything, the box class will keep evolving as new and innovative ideas are implemented, but here are some of the most notable and recent innovations to the class as a whole. One of the innovations which has made life much easier for drivers of box vans, and more efficient for those operating box vehicles, is the inclusion of an electronic tail lift. These facilitate the loading and loading of the box vehicles allowing for time and effort to be saved by the driver. These also tend to add an extra level of security to the box class vehicles. Another interesting development, the trend towards manufactures designing and building their own box bodies.

What different types of box vehicle are there?

There are many different types of box bodies, and their development over the years shows how dramatically the face of industry in the UK has changed.

One of the earliest types of box van is the Luton Van. These vans had and have a distinctive lip hanging over the cab which can be accessed from the main cargo area and contains functional space for storage of products. This was developed in order to store the high volume low mass products that were produced in Luton at the time.

This type of body is instantly recognisable and is still in use today, in lots of models including the Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter vans.You will find all of these types of used box trucks for sale here at Truckpages.

Benefits of owning a box truck for your business

Security

One of the main advantages of owning a box bodied vehicle over its direct competitors like a curtainsider or a flatbed truck is the increased security for your goods that the box vehicle provides. The rigid sides of the Box which enclose your goods make it much more secure than its competitors. This is not only because it hides your load from view, but also because the solid walls of the box provide a much more challenging obstacle to overcome than the almost total lack of protection that a flatbed offers or the fabric of the curtains on a curtainsider.

Weather Protection

The rigid sides also come with another advantage, they make sure that the cargo is not exposed to the mercy of the weather. The solid sides, once again, provide a much greater level of protection to the goods as the chance of water coming into contact with the goods is decreased. Furthermore, it allows you to create a relatively stable atmosphere within the box, if you so choose, this could be useful for high-value goods or goods that require a certain temperature to keep effective.

A Box Truck is a Mobile Billboard

A further advantage is the opportunity to showcase your brand on your new vehicle. The sides of a Box Truck are the perfect location for you to display your brand. This not only gives your current customers the idea that you have a professional operation, but also serves as a moving advertisement attracting new customers.

Your trucks, when roaming the streets, come into contact with hundreds, if not thousands, of potential customers and you could take advantage of this potential exposure through the prominent display of your brand on the side of your truck.

What are the possible pitfalls of owning a box bodied vehicle?

There are problems associated with owning a box bodied vehicle. However, most of these can be mitigated with proper planning and attention to detail. An unfortunate consequence of the rigid sides that provide so many of the box truck’s benefits is that they make it extremely difficult to change the load order during the delivery route if there is a change in schedule.

This has the effect that, the driver and back-office staff must pay particular attention when deciding upon the route and loading the cargo into the truck. Another possible problem is that if the load is even slightly too big for the box, it will not fit. This is in contrast in some extent to a curtainsider but in stark contrast to a flatbed where you have a bit more wiggle room.

Choose the right material

Box bodies can be constructed out of a range of materials, from aluminium to Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) – many use a combination of these materials.  Aluminium is lighter, but more difficult to repair, whilst GRP can have any dents and scratches filled and painted over.

Flooring too is important.  Opt for a lightweight aluminium checker plate floor for lightness, or go for more traditional hardwood, such as Keruing.

Check the lashing points

It is important that all loads are secured, but differing loads require differing securing points.  Palletised goods can be safely lashed to the floor using floor mounted lashing rings (these can be recessed) whereas a taller load or series of boxes may well require the use of securing bars.  These are spring loaded bars that can be inserted into special grooves all the way along the length of the box body.

Box Body Internal Loading Points
Box Body Internal Loading Points

Box Truck Tail lift Technology

Box Trucks often rely on tail lifts for loading and unloading goods.  This sounds straightforward, but there are three different types of tail lift.

Column Tail Lifts

In the UK we have traditionally used ‘column’ tail lifts.  The columns run up the rear of the box truck using cables or chains and a hydraulic motor which then raise and lower a platform which is stowed as a tailgate when not in use.  These are cheap options and work best when the box van does not load from a loading bay.  If this is the case, look for a tuck-away tail lift.

Cantilever Tail lifts

These lifts are similar to column lifts, since they are stored like a tailgate behind the truck when not in use – indeed, the tailgate can be designed to be long enough to cover the whole of the rear aperture which means the box van does not require a rear door.  With a tail board of this size, it is possible to drive a car onto the tailgate for lifting into the truck.  These tail lifts are operated using a series of hydraulic rams, rather than columns and chains.

Tuck-Away Tail lifts

This type of lift for a box van can a complex folding mechanism which means that it can be stowed under the box body when not in use.  This means that the truck can be reversed up to a loading ramp without having to worry about damaging the tail lift or lowering it to load up.

Box Body Manufacturers

Since the introduction of European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EWVTA) the number of manufacturers of box bodies has fallen.  As a result, the large body builders have increased in size and the truck manufacturers themselves have taken to selling trucks from the factory ready-bodied.

For standard box bodies, this makes perfect sense as there is only one backside to kick if the new truck you are buying is wrong or delivery is delayed.  If you need something particularly high, low, short or long, then you will have to look to a body builder and you may even have to have the new box truck approved individually at a testing station.

The problem does not arise with second hand box trucks for sale, but it is good to know the more successful brands of box bodies.

Midlands-based JC Payne is an experienced body builder, in business since 1926 and can build box van bodies from 10 feet to 30 feet in length.

Alloy Bodies have been building box bodies in Manchester for over 50 years, currently making some 50 per week.

Bevan Group are also based in the Midlands and have been building box bodies for over 40 years are now located in Wednesbury in a purpose-built 17,000sq ft factory.  They make standard box bodies plus their aerodynamic teardrop shaped Bevan21 streamlined box body.

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200,000th DAF LF

200,000th DAF LF built in the UK

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First All-Electric Renault Truck Bought in UK

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Yusen Logistics DAF Purchase

Driver-Led 30-Strong DAF Fleet Deal

The drivers at Yusen Logistics (UK) had a lot of input into the buying process of the latest acquisition of 30 DAF CF260 18 tonne trucks to join the 350-strong fleet.  Both box-bodied and curtainsiders, the new fleet was supplied by Brian Currie, DAF Dealer in Milton Keynes, with fleet management and maintenance support packages supplied by Hexagon Leasing. Drivers' Views were Important in 30-Strong Truck Deal at Yusen Logistics Like What You Know? The company carried out a product evaluation, and with the benefit of operational familiarity with current DAF vehicles, Yusen Logistics (UK) selected DAF based on driver…

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Volta Zero Electric Truck

New Volta Zero 16 Tonne Truck Launched

The first prototype of the Volta Zero has gone on show and appears to tix all the boxes.  The hardest part will be to ramp up to full production, as the company is using an outsourcing model.  With a headcount of just 16 at present, mainly in the UK, the company plans to have 150 people in place by the end of next year with full manufacturing of the trucks starting in 2022. The Volta Zero The advantage of designing a brand new truck with a totally blank sheet of paper and the use of a fully electric driveline means…

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