Hire a Moving Truck


If you are moving house in the near future and don’t want to pay the ridiculously high costs that come with hiring a removals company why not look into hiring a moving truck?  There are a variety of companies in the UK that specialise in this type of vehicle and the costs are a whole lot lower than the costs of a removal van.

Why Hire a Moving Truck?

Hiring a moving truck has many advantages.  As an individual, it allows you to move all your belongings from one home to another without too much hassle and at an affordable price.  And even businesses can benefit from hiring a moving truck.  Businesses might want to hire a moving truck for two reasons – either for an office to office move, or for their actual business, if they run a removals company for example.

What Types of Trucks Can You Choose from if You Want to Hire a Moving Truck?

There are two main types of moving trucks:
  • The DIY type, where you hire a truck that can be driven on a standard UK drivers’ license.  This means that you can drive the truck yourself and have a hassle free moving experience.
  • The type that is used by removals companies.  These are generally of the much larger variety and require a trucker’s drivers’ license.  They are generally provided with a driver as well as a team of people to help you move.  This is an even more hassle free moving experience, but also a much more expensive one.

Where to Hire a Moving Truck From

There are so many companies across the United Kingdom that offer you the ability to hire a moving truck that there are too many to list here.  This should however enable you to rest assured that there will be a company within your local area that offers this service so you shouldn’t be hit by high pickup and delivery charges.  Both local companies and national corporations offer moving trucks for hire and the company that is best for you will depend on your personal preferences and your available budget.

How Much Should You Pay to Hire a Moving Truck?

The cost of hiring a moving truck varies depending on a number of factors.  Firstly, each company will be able to set their own hire prices so there is no absolute minimum or maximum that you should pay.  Furthermore, the type of truck you want to hire and the service that comes with it will influence the price.  Things such as how long you want to hire the truck for and whether you require optional extras will further influence the price.

Clearly, if you want to hire a moving truck, you have a lot of choice.  Take some time to first decide what sort of truck you want to go for and also make sure that you read all the fine print, including the sections concerning insurance, tax and any additional costs that may not be obvious.


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