Automakers are aware that many in the construction industry have grown accustomed to trucks but they look contractors to give vans a look. Such features as multiple roof heights and door configurations allows the driver to choose a van that matches their specific needs.

Automakers want you to compare such factors as vehicle reliability and maintenance when deciding between a truck and a van but the purpose maybe the factor that's most important. Tools of the Trade's Lauren Hunter gives five tips to remember when making your decision such as driveability:

Sowers says business owners shouldn’t have to make driving a trailer a hiring qualification for crew members. Relocating trailer contents to a van lets owners eliminate both the trailer and the driver training that goes along with it. Sowers and Langhauser agree that vans are also more maneuverable and easier to drive and park than pickups.

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