Truck and Driver Hire

There are hundreds of conceivable situations where you may need to hire a truck.  You may have a large gardening project for example.  Or maybe you are moving home.  Or perhaps you want to tend to the roof of your home and need a crane.  These are but a few of the many, many situations in which you could need a truck.  However, not all of us have a trucker’s driving licence.  In fact, some of us don’t have a driving licence at all.  Luckily, for those of us who don’t, it is now also possible to find truck and driver hire.

What is a Truck and Driver?

A truck and driver is exactly what it says: a truck that includes a driver.  This has many benefits, because the driver is generally also an extra pair of hands.  It is sometimes even possible to get truck and driver hire with an extra body, known as a driver’s mate.  This is useful not just for those who don’t have a licence to drive a truck themselves, but also for organisations that don’t have the manpower to release someone from work to drive from one place to another and back again.  This is often the case when companies have dealings with other businesses that are abroad.

Where Can You Find Truck and Driver Hire?

There are many companies in the United Kingdom that offer truck and driver hire.  Most of these companies focus either on parcel delivery or on house moves.  Of course, if you have a very different type of job that needs doing, you will be welcome to speak to the hire companies as well.  Some of the companies you could consider include:
  • Driver Hire
  • Fraikin
  • Aylesbury Truck Hire

Estimated Costs of Truck and Driver Hire

The cost of truck and driver hire will depend mainly on the type of job you require.  Rather than paying for the hire, you will usually be charged an hourly rate for the driver, as well as a mileage allowance for the journey you need the truck to take.  The hourly rate for the driver will vary depending on where in the United Kingdom you are, but also on the time of day you want them to work.  If you want them to work outside office hours or on Saturday, you will generally have to pay time and a half and for Sundays and bank holidays it would generally be double time.

How to Find Truck and Driver Hire

One great way of finding truck and driver hire – besides contacting some of the companies listed above – is by speaking to people you know who may have used a similar service in the past.  Perhaps you even know someone who owns a truck and is looking for a quick job.  You never know and it won’t hurt to ask.

Clearly, if you need a truck but are unable to drive it yourself, there is no need to worry.  Truck and driver hire is available specifically for these situations.

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