The Cargo and Commercial Vans/Trucks guidelines are designed to be used in conjunction with the ACRISS Car Classification Matrix to help book vans/trucks through all forms of electronic distribution systems. ACRISS does not code Cargo and Commercial Vans/Trucks (in the same way as it does for cars) but published these guidelines for use by car rental companies and travel technology companies by providing the information needed to book with confidence.

ACRISS worked with its car rental members on these guidelines to replace the previous out of date guidelines using capacity in tonnes (see bottom of page) with cubic meter capacity and additional features instead, ensuring it covered all commercial vans and trucks bookeable online and not requiring a special HGV licence. The new guidelines are more in line with current booking information for commercial vans and trucks used by our members.

Cargo and Commercial Vans/Trucks are coded using the second character of ‘K’ from the Car Classification Matrix, Cargo and Commerical vans/trucks are classified based on capactity in cubic metres, lifting platform and/or additional features as per the table below. Please refer to individual car rental companies' own websites or policy pages for more information.

 DESCRIPTION MIN. CAPACITY STORAGE ACRISS CODES (First 2 letters) LIFTING PLATFORM
CAR DERIVED VAN "CDV" (commercial use) 2 m3 MK NO
SMALL VANS 4 m3 EK NO
SMALL VANS (with special features) 4 m3 HK NO
SMALL VANS Double cab/Crew van (6 Pax & 3m3) 3 m3 NK NO
SMALL PLUS VANS 6 m3 CK NO
SMALL PLUS VANS (with special features) 6 m3 DK NO
MEDIUM VANS 10m3 IK NO
MEDIUM VANS (with special features) 10m3 JK NO
MEDIUM PLUS VANS 12m3 SK NO
MEDIUM PLUS VANS (with special features) 12m3 RK NO
LARGE VANS  15m3 FK NO
LARGE VANS (with special features) 15m3 GK AVAIL
LARGE PLUS VANS 20 m3 PK NO
LARGE PLUS VANS (with special features) 20 m3 UK AVAIL
TIPPER SINGLE CAB 3 seats Any LK NO
TIPPER DOUBLE CAB 6 seats Any WK NO
DROP SIDE VAN Any OK AVAIL
SPECIALS  (anything that cannot be classified in above categories) Any XK NO
* Certain Commercial vans/trucks may require additional licence requirements and may vary by country/market      

Please note not all our members and associates currently support the new guidelines below and are endeavouring to work towards this for completion in the future. Please refer to the individual car rental companies website or policy pages for further information.

Previous guidelines still used by some of our members:

Category Capacity (tonnes)
Mini 0.0 – 1.5
Economy 1.5 – 2.0
Compact 2.0 – 2.5
Intermediate 2.5 – 3.0
Standard 3.0 – 3.5
Fullsize 3.5+