January 9, 2018
Whether you are moving home or transporting large goods, hiring a van can seem daunting for those that have never done it before. In the latest blog post from Sky Van hire, we take a look at how to hire a van and the things you’ll need to know.
Firstly, there are certain rules about who can hire a van. In the UK, anyone with a standard UK (category B) driving license is able to drive a van weighing no more than 3500Kg and carrying no more than eight passengers.
Some companies may not allow you to drive a van if you have endorsements, so it is worth checking before making a booking.
Many people assume that driving a van will be tough, mainly because of how big they can seem in comparison to cars. In fact, most modern vans have a very similar layout to cars, with typical features such as a dashboard and gear stick, as well as power steering, so once you get going, it’s unlikely to feel drastically different.
It is worth taking a little time to get used to the higher driving position, as well as all the controls in the van before you set off. Certain actions, such as cleaning the window screen or turning the headlights to full beam may be in a different place to what you are used to.
Many vans come complete with side rails that you can attach your possessions to in order to keep them secure throughout the drive. You may also require ties, blankets and even a sack barrow to manoeuvre heavy goods safely.
At Sky Van Hire, we make van rental easy. If you have any questions regarding our service, please click over to our frequently asked questions page, where you’ll find some handy information. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, give us a call today on 0208 550 8800 or fill out our online enquiry form.