What Do I Need to Hire a Van?

Since opening our doors all those years ago, we have assisted customers from all walks of life, providing car and van hire for both corporate and personal reasons. Our van hire service is an integral part of our vehicle rental offering. As a result, we hire a large selection of vans at the most competitive prices. But what do you need to hire a van? 

In this blog post, we take a closer look at our van hire service to answer this all-important question and many others.

Why might I need to hire a van?

Hiring a van provides a great solution for so many occasions, especially in instances where the space available in your regular runaround just isn’t enough. Moving home or office is perhaps the most common reason customers hire our vans. Moving property is after all notoriously expensive, but when compared with enlisting a professional removals service, self-drive van hire provides the most affordable, flexible and convenient solution.

Parents of children who are heading to university after the summer break will also benefit from hiring a van. Moving your child and their belongings to university could require multiple car journeys, which may not be possible if they’re attending a university that’s based out of town. By hiring a van to take on that journey to your child’s new student digs, you can save time, money and a lot of hassle as well as transport all their belongings in one convenient trip.

With the borders expected to reopen again soon, a long overdue/much needed holiday may be your reason for considering van hire. Holidaymakers looking to make up for lost time may want to extend their time away, but how can you take on those luggage-heavy holidays with ease? Whether you’re heading off on an extended vacation, round the world tour or a skiing holiday, you can easily get your bulky luggage to and from the airport by hiring a van with us.

I’m a business, can I hire a van?

Hiring a van to take care of the needs of your business is another reason why people come to us for cost effective and efficient vehicle rental. Here at Collison, we understand that the reputation of your company is important to you, that’s why we hire the vans you need to put your best foot forward. 

Whether you need to hire a van to tackle a one-off office move, attend the occasional conference or corporate event, or represent your company on a daily basis, we can assist. We deliver specialist corporate van hire throughout Hampshire allowing you to take advantage of the best rates, whatever your professional needs. 

Our corporate van hire packages are completely bespoke, which means you’ll receive a tariff that suits your unique requirements. To discuss your corporate van hire needs, please call 023 9225 9322, or email Rob@CollisonGroup.co.uk or Becky@CollisonGroup.co.uk

What do I need to hire a van?

Whatever your reason for renting a van, the hire process is very straightforward. In fact, you don’t need any additional driving qualifications or licence categories to qualify for driving a van that weighs up to 3,500kg. All you need is a full, clean standard UK car driving licence. Drivers looking to hire with Collison Vehicle Rental must be between 21 and 75 years of age, and should have held their licence for a minimum of two years. Customers aged over 75 may be able to hire with us but will need to allow extra time to secure additional insurance clearance. This can take up to two hours during office hours. If you hold a non-UK driving licence, additional details and clearance will need to be obtained too.

As part of the hire process and before we can confirm your rental, our team will require further details regarding any declined motor insurance proposals, physical or mental health conditions that may affect your driving ability (such as diabetes, seizures and heart problems), motoring accidents within the last three years, and motoring offences where applicable.

To hire a vehicle, you will need four forms of identification, namely your driving licence, passport or employment card, a recent utility bill or bank statement, and your National Insurance (NI) number. These will all be used to confirm your eligibility to drive, residential address and of course your identity.

You’ll need to leave a deposit for your vehicle too. Most vehicles require a deposit of £250, which will be held from a debit or credit card for the length of your hire period and reinstated upon the vehicle’s return.

Why should I hire a van from Collison?

Now you know what you need to hire, here’s why you should hire a van from us! We’re proud to be a small local business with national links, it’s how we provide a professional yet personal service as well as a simple, tailor-made hire process. At Collison Vehicle Rental, we only offer transparent packages, providing one rental quotation to cover the rental cost, insurance, breakdown cover and VAT. We also deliver a range of additional extras to make your hire even more convenient and comfortable.

Our rates are unbeatable, whether you’re hiring for business or leisure, and you’ll find the most competitive car and van hire prices right here. Our range of vehicles also can’t be beat. Those looking for van or car hire will be spoilt for choice. Our van range boasts small runarounds that are perfect for local deliveries and 3.5 tonne Lutons with electric tail lifts, which are made for big house and office moves.

Ready to hire a van from us? Check out our van range today, get in touch with our team for further information, or go ahead and reserve your van online.