Top List of Car and Van Rental Slang Wording Terms

An additional driver

When one or more drivers are added to the rental, the second and subsequent drivers are called an additional driver. There may be an additional charge for each or all additional drivers.

Airport surcharge At certain airport locations, an additional charge may be quoted at the time of booking.

Barn doors B Twin rear doors are common on most trucks – each one opens side-to-side, just like traditional barn doors. Ideal for inserting tall objects in the rear of the truck.

Box van A truck with a square, box-shaped body, which gives the appearance of having been mounted on top of the truck’s chassis, rather than being an original part of the truck. These types of pickup trucks are also known as Luton pickup trucks.

C CDW Collision Damage Waiver. Covers the cost of repair if the vehicle is damaged during the rental. Quoted at the time of booking as an option.

Departure / Pick up The time and place where the rental begins. Check-in / Return The time and place where the rental ends.

Cabin crew A pickup or crew cab pickup has two rows of seats. The first row (including the driver’s seat and 1 or 2 passenger seats) and a second row, allowing two or three other passengers to ride in the cabin.

I IRF Incident Report Form. Completed with the rental office staff if there is new damage to the vehicle or any penalties (for example, speeding) reported against the vehicle upon return.

L cargo space The cargo carrying area of ​​a van Long Wheelbase (LWB) The wheelbase is the distance between the front and rear wheels; the longer it is, the more room it can be. Therefore, LWB vans have a much higher load capacity.

Luton A Luton van is a 3.5 t van with a box that extends over the cab. These have a larger, more flexible cargo space than a panel van (see below) and are ideal for furniture and household moves.

M Maximum laden weight (MLW) The maximum loaded weight is the maximum legal total weight (vehicle plus load) allowed. Medium Wheelbase (MWB) Medium Wheelbase: Midway between SWB (short wheelbase) and LWB (long wheelbase) in length.

Or one way rental A vehicle in one location and returning it to another is called a one-way rental. P Panel Van A standard truck, with a paneled body that is similar to that of a car. (for example, Ford Transit) Payload The maximum weight of cargo that a van can carry, for example, a payload of 900 kg. Product The rate and other rental conditions, which apply to a reservation and rental.

R Refueling service A service offered at check-in that allows the customer to return a vehicle that does not have a full tank of fuel.

Rental The person, not necessarily the driver, responsible for paying a rental agreement.

Rental contract (RA) The legally binding contract, signed by Vehicle Co and the renter at check-out, showing the terms of the rental. Rental day Typically a 24-hour period that begins at check-out, however, it can also apply to a rental period that lasts for several hours.

Duration / duration of the rental However, the total number of rental days may also apply to a multi-hour rental.

Rental qualifications The conditions imposed by a rental place, or country, to satisfy its legal requirements. Details of these can be obtained from Vehicle Co.

Roll-up door A vertically sliding roller shutter door as an alternative to standard SIPP interline passenger procedures for barn doors. Vehicle category codes.

Short wheel base (SWB) The name for shorter vans, usually not much longer than a midsize car. The wheelbase is the distance between the front and rear wheels. A short wheelbase van will be easier to park and maneuver in tight spaces, but will have a smaller cargo space.

Side Loading Door (SLD) Side Cargo Door – A sliding side door on the near side of almost all panel vans. Useful for loading from a pavement, or when there is no room to open the rear doors. It can be very useful if access to the front of a cargo space is required without emptying the rear. It can also speed up loading and unloading if multiple people are involved.

Single cabin A single cab pickup or pickup truck that has only one row of seats. (i.e. driver’s seat and one or two passenger seats).

Tail lift in T A hydraulically operated platform that allows heavy or bulky cargo to be unloaded and loaded onto the rear of the vehicle.

Gate In the back of a pickup, truck, or dump truck, the cargo area will be surrounded by a vertical panel. This is the tailgate. Most tailgates are hinged at the bottom to allow them to swing outward and provide flat access to the cargo area. On dump trucks, the tailgates are hinged at the top and can be unlocked at the bottom. This means that when it is tilted, the tailgate moves away from the cargo area, allowing the load to slide under the tailgate and fall to the ground.

Dump truck A dump truck is a pickup truck or truck with a cargo area that can be mechanically raised at an angle to allow the load (usually sand, gravel, etc.) to “tip” onto the ground behind the vehicle, preventing it from rolling over. download. manually.

Truck Generally used term to describe freight vehicles with a maximum laden weight of 3.5 t upwards. It is not usually used for vans.

U Unladen weight The weight of a van (or any vehicle) without passengers or luggage / cargo.

V Vehicle theft cover This secures you the cost of replacing the vehicle, or parts of it, in the event of theft (a deductible applies here).

Wheel base The distance between the front and rear wheels of a truck. It is used to indicate the size of the van, that is, the longer it is, the greater its cargo space.

X Extra long wheel base (XLWB) With a cargo space of over 4 meters in length, these panel vans were initially developed to carry a full-size roll of carpet. They are now popular with people who appreciate the maximum payload (3.5 tons) and cavernous cargo space. Examples include the Mercedes Sprinter and the Ford Transit Jumbo.

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