Furniture Truck Hire

Are you moving home?  Or is your child moving out to go to college?  Or maybe your grandparents are moving into a nursing home or sheltered accommodation?  In all of these circumstances you will probably need to move a sizeable amount of items.  Instead of hiring an expensive removal company, why not look into furniture truck hire instead. 

What Is A Furniture Truck?

In the United Kingdom, a furniture truck is usually referred to as a transit van.  Basically, these trucks are as big as they can be whilst still being able to be driven on a standard UK driver’s licence.  They are incredibly useful for moving home because they have a very large storage capacity.  Generally, a furniture truck will have room for a range of boxes, as well as bigger items such as your sofa, your cupboards, your tables and your large electrical appliances.

Where Can You Find Furniture Truck Hire?

There are thousands of companies all across the United Kingdom that offer furniture truck hire.  Most companies that offer car hire will also have a number of transit vans in their fleet.  Because of this, finding a company to hire a furniture truck from is very simple.  Some of the companies you could consider include:
  • Van Wise Group, a large national company with depots across the United Kingdom.
  • Enterprise, who also work with companies who require long term hires.
  • Bell Truck and Van, a local company in the North East of England.
  • Budget, who offer a variety of different vans and trucks for hire.

Estimated Costs of Furniture Truck Hire

The cost of furniture truck hire will vary from company to company.  Generally, however, companies understand that most people will only need a truck for around half a day and so cater specifically for this.  However, it is almost always cheaper on a daily basis to hire a truck for a longer period of time.  This is because every time a truck is returned it needs to be newly serviced and valeted, which comes at quite an expense to rental companies.  For example, hiring a furniture truck for two hours may cost you around £50.  Hiring it for a full day would cost around £80.  But hiring it for a full week would only cost around £300, which is quite a big saving.

How to Find Furniture Truck Hire

Because almost everybody has moved house at least once in their lives, one of the best ways to find a good company that offers furniture truck hire is by finding a recommendation.  This way, you will know what to expect from the truck, but also from the company in terms of customer service.  And you never know, you may even receive a discount if you were referred by a previous customer.

Clearly, whether you are moving home yourself or helping someone else move home, furniture truck hire is a great solution.  It is much cheaper than enlisting the services of a removals company and far more economical than using your own car or a small van.

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