Group A – Small Van
£25 + vat
£120 + vat
Length: 43800 mm
Load Capacity: 625kg
Internal : 1800 x 1230 x 1250
Group B – Medium Van
£30 + vat
£45 + vat
£155 + vat
Length: 48600 mm
Load Capacity: 1098kg
Internal : 24300 x 13900 x 15300
Group C – LWB Vans
£35 + vat
£55 + vat
£100 + vat
£180 + vat
Load Capacity: 1050kg
Internal : 32500 x 17800 x 18500
Luton Van Hire
Luton vans are the large vans that have a chassis with a ‘box’ on. ‘Luton’ refers to the style of the box. Making vans in this way maximises the load space available for the size of van. So a Luton van has an enclosed cabin that has three seats and are normally quite comfortable. The box is normally about 3.7m long, 2m wide and 2m high, giving a load area of 15m, or nearly a third more than a long wheel base van. The extra width achieved is also very useful, particularly if you are transporting a large item. The allowed weight is about 1.5kg, about the same as a LWB van. Because the box is on a chassis, the load floor is quite a bit higher than a normal van. To overcome this Luton vans come with a tail lift. Simply press a button to lower the tail, stack it with your goods and then press a button to lift them up to the load floor. This feature is very appealing for many customers who have a lot of things to move, especially if you are moving house and have lots of bulky furniture.
Luton vans are tricky to drive if you are not used to them and you have to check for any height restrictions on the roads, such as when you go under a low bridge. Luton vans do not have rear view mirrors so you must be more reliant on your wing mirrors when reversing, especially as you also have a tail lift protruding at the back of the vehicle. In some instances it is recommended to have someone to guide you when going backwards.
At weekends, especially at the end of a month, Luton vans become in short supply as that is when lots of people move homes, so we would advise to book early.
Small Van Hire
A small, car-based van is perfect when you are moving items such as a washing machine or other household goods. These vans are designed to take a pallet onboard so their internal dimensions are approximately 1.7m long,1.2m wide and 1.1m high. This gives a load volume of 2.8m. The maximum allowed weight of the load is 625 kg.
They are easy to drive, manoeuvre and park whilst giving adequate loading area. They are cheap to run and operate and so the daily rate price is quite reasonable.
Information you need to know
- The van hire rates quoted are typical rates for these type of vans and may be subject to change.
- Other vehicles may be offered subject to availability.
- Rates include the first 125 miles of hire for free (fuel not included), thereafter 15p per hire mile will be charged or you can opt for £10 unlimited mileage charge at time of booking.
- Rate includes insurance and RAC cover.
- The deposit of £50 must be paid in cash.
- Credit and Debit cards accepted, cash can not be accepted for the balance of the hire.
- Please view full list of Terms and Conditions, prior to hiring a vehicle from us.
What you need to hire a van from us
When you hire a van from Bishop Auckland Car and Van Hire, you will be asked for evidence of what vehicles you can drive or confirmation of any penalty points.
You can request a unique code fromwww.viewdrivingrecord.service.gov.uk which allows you to share your driving licence details or you can download a summary of your driving licence record. You will also be required to bring your Photo Driving License and your National Insurance Number when you hire your vehicle.
The code lasts for up to 21 days and will enable us to make any necessary checks.
Please do not generate the code more than 21 days in advance of your vehicle hire.
If you cannot generate a code online then you can call 0300 083 0013 and the DVLA will provide you with a code. Alternatively, you can call DVLA on 0300 790 6801 and leave permission for your driving record to be checked verbally by Bishop Auckland Car and Van Hire.