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When Do You Need A Double Cab For Your Vehicle?

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Pick-up trucks are becoming a much more common sight on the roads of the UK and recent years have seen a boom in sales. Pick-ups were initially seen by some as a new fad to follow the oversized and over-powered vehicles that began to be used in urban environments for day to day duties, like the school run, but pick-ups are finally being accepted as important, multi-use, commercial vehicles.


From the Ministry of Defence through to the BBC, Local Authorities, Emergency Services and utility companies, many employers have begun to accept that the design of the pick-up is perfect for a range of different uses.

For any job that may need off road capabilities, or a task that could mean loading and unloading, flexibility is important. A pick-up can have significant advantages over an enclosed van. Firstly, any kind of terrain that presents slippery or wet surfaces can prove too great a challenge for a more traditional road vehicle and loss of control can potentially cause an accident. The ability to swiftly unload equipment or materials can be paramount in emergency situations and the ease of access a pick-up offers, is second to none.


However, a pick-up can also be used to transport personnel in far more comfort than a van or small lorry. Companies such as Great Wall manufacture models that feature leather heated seating and a full range of safety features as standard, effectively raising the bar for the interiors of commercial vehicles.

A double cab pick up truck normally has a front passenger cab that contains a second row of seats and is capable of seating four or more passengers, not including the driver. Up to four doors are capable of being opened independently, whether the rear doors are hinged at the front or the rear.

Equally suited to the uses of either carrying passengers or being loaded with goods, a pick-up with a double cab can fulfil a great many functions.


The ability to carry extra passengers means that a double cab pickup is perfect for use in a small team of workers, allowing them to transport personnel and equipment in one vehicle, safely and comfortably. This makes it well suited to small businesses involved in construction or building trades.

For multi terrain rescue teams, this type of vehicle is essential in terms of being able to transport people who may be in need of assistance, whilst also being fully prepared to carry equipment in any given situation. Ultimately, the possibilities are endless and there are countless situations where you might find you need a double cab for your vehicle.

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