Electric Pallet Truck Hire


Many individuals and businesses have seen the numerous positives that come with renting a truck when compared to purchasing.  This is particularly true for people who need to hire specialised trucks for one-off jobs.  When hiring a truck, it is the hire company who is responsible for maintenance, servicing and repair costs all of which can be substantial.  By hiring a truck, the hirer only has to pay a one-off-fee as all of the above are usually included in the price.

What Is An Electric Pallet Truck?

An electric pallet truck is generally a hand held machine that is able to lift a range of pallets.  They are very similar to forklift trucks, but these generally have to be driven.  They tend to operate with a hydraulic system; this is very beneficial for the operator as the amount of strain placed on their back and neck muscles is reduced to almost nothing.  Another benefit of an electric pallet truck is that it is a very “green” piece of machinery in as such that it operates on electricity rather than diesel or petrol.  As electric pallet trucks are specialised items of machinery they are more often hired than bought.

Where Can You Find Electric Pallet Truck Hire?

There are many companies all across the United Kingdom that offer electric pallet truck hire.  Most of these companies specialise mainly in tool hire and plant machinery.  Companies can be regional, local or national and it is mainly down to personal preference as to which one you choose.  Some of the companies you could consider include:
  • HSS Hire
  • Pallet Truck Rental
  • Forklift Hire UK
  • Erento

Estimated Costs of Electric Pallet Truck Hire

The cost of electric pallet hire varies mainly depending on how long you require the hire agreement to last for.  Most companies prefer longer term hire, as this means there is no need for them to regularly service the truck (they have to do this whenever a truck is returned).  In order to attract businesses and individuals to opt for longer term hire, they will offer significant discounts.  For example, electric pallet truck hire for a single day may be around £20, but for a seven day week it may be as little as £90 to £100, thereby effectively giving you the weekend for free. 

Another thing that can influence the price is your location compared to the company’s depot, as you may be charged for pickup and delivery if you are unable to pick the machine up and drop it off after use yourself.

How to Find Electric Pallet Truck Hire

One of the best ways of finding electric pallet truck hire is by speaking to others who may have hired a pallet truck in the past.  Not only will they be able to give you some good advice about which brands and manufacturers are best but they may also be able to advise you as to which the best hire company is.  This could save you a lot of time and effort.

Clearly, whether you have an odd job or a recurring job, electric pallet truck hire may be for you.  With a large range of companies to choose from, you should have no problem finding the best truck on the market for you.  At the most affordable price of course!


Back to Top