Minibus Weights Explained

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Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) and Carry Capacity are two questions often asked when looking into buying a Minibus. There’s a common misconception that for GVW and Carrying Capacity the Ford Transit in a 17 Seater configuration is the best vehicle on the market. It’s a great choice; but is it the best?

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BVRLA – CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP CONTINUES

Car, Van and Minibus World (CVM World) have been corporate members of the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA) since 2015 that’s almost a decade of ensuring our business is audited by an industry leading governing body.

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Cheapest Minibus Contract Hire Deals in the UK

Who has the cheapest Minibus Contract Hire deals in the UK?

If you’re looking for the cheapest Minibus Contract Hire deals we have some great deals for you!


We actively monitor pricing in the Minibus Contract hire market place. Our mission is to be able to deliver a quality product at a competitive price.

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CVM World – Step in to Support World Record Attempt.

The fundraising efforts of British Army Veteran Steven Hughes were recently bought to our attention.

Having been impacted by a cervical spinal cord injury Steven has chosen to invest his time since leaving the army in tackling fundraising challenge after challenge, even gaining a couple of World Records in the process.

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Our Welfare Fleet Explained!

Our Welfare Van Hire Fleet consists of Peugeot Boxer Welfare vans.

Take a look at our:

Peugeot Boxer Welfare Van For Hire

As a Welfare hire vehicle (sometimes known as Mess Van) our Peugeot Welfare Vans are a great platform for employee transport and facilities combined. We offer a range of Hire periods which are suited to those working on short to long term contracts.

Our Hire Welfare Vans are ideals for those who either need to bolster their fleet with additional vehicles without the need for permanent investment or require a Welfare Van purely for the duration of the contract


We’ve equipped our Welfare Vans for hire with Chapter 8 compliant livery. This means our vans are fitted with reflective strips along the side of the vehicle and Chevrons on the rear. It’s an important factor to consider when looking to Hire a Welfare Vehicle as not all have this signwriting fitted. It is however a legal requirement should your workforce be working on the UKs Highways and the vehicle be in a stationary position.

When is Chapter 8 Livery Required:

  • Roadworks
  • Traffic Management
  • Breakdown Repair & Recovery
  • Groundworks
  • Road Sweeping
  • Roadside Tree Work

This isn’t exhaustive and it’s best to check prior to agreeing to a Welfare Vehicle Hire, whether you’ll need to have Chapter 8 Livery.

  • What can you expect from our Hire Welfare Vans:
  • VOSA tested seating for up to 7 people
  • Unisex toilet
  • Hot and cold-water supply
  • Canteen facilities with sink, microwave, and cooking area
  • Boiling water supply
  • Air extraction units
  • Bespoke storage facilities

We’ve also fitted our Welfare Hire Vehicles with Towbars and Rhino Steps. Though minor additions to a Welfare Vehicle they do provide great benefits.

Having a Welfare Van on hire with towing capabilities will assist in transporting equipment to and around site. Equally the Rhino step aides in the on and off boarding of the workforce, a benefit that shouldn’t be understated when looking to avoid slips, trips and falls on a worksite.

How to Secure A Wheelchair Passenger

Securing a Wheelchair passenger in a Wheelchair Accessible Minibus is one of the most common questions we receive!

There are a number of methods available for securing a Wheelchair passenger.

Our Wheelchair Accessible Minibuses most commonly use the 4 point Wheelchair tie-down and occupant restraint system (WTORS), which will be covered in this post.

This secures the Wheelchair via the tracks of the minibus using WTORS. Anchoring the Wheelchair securely from four sides.

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Great Expectations – New Vauxhall Movano

The New Look Vauxhall Movano has landed!

Vauxhall-Movano-New-Shape

We’re thrilled to have taken delivery of the first new look Vauxhall Movano, a positive start to the month of March.

The New look Movano is super stylish and a great stable mate to it’s Citroen Relay and Peugeot Boxer counterparts.

Here at CVM World we’re looking forward to producing our first Minibus conversion.

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Ease of Access for Wheelchair Users

A quick look at Wheelchair lifts to assist Wheelchair users on/off board a Minibus

Wheelchair-Accessible-Minibuses

We offer a range of minibuses that are suitable for the carriage of wheelchair passengers. Whether you’re investing in a 9 or up to a 17 seat Minibus there’s a variety of onboarding options.

Options to consider are, under floor lift, onboard lift, split onboard lift, telescopic ramp and manual fold out ramp, as well as plug in winches.

We’re going to take a look at the different “Wheelchair Lifts” we offer accompanied by short videos on their ease of use.

Underfloor-Wheelchair-Accessible-Lift
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The Future of Electric is Now!

Electric Welfare Vans are happening Now!

As fossil fuel vans enter a phasing out period their Electric replacements are stepping into the spotlight.

CVM World is already a leader in the manufacture of Electric Minibuses and we are bringing this same knowledge and expertise to the Welfare Vehicle Market.

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Car, Van & Minibus World
Tunstall Road Industrial Estate
Knypersley
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST8 7BD

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