Truck Hire Battersea
All you need to know about hiring a truck in Battersea
Battersea is a well-known, large area of south London. Extending along the banks of the River Thames, it's home to the 200-acre Battersea Park and the famous Battersea Power Station. With a population of around 73,345 residents (2011 Census), it is most certainly a desirable place to live with its abundance of open green space, trendy bars and proximity to Clapham.
Taking its name from the old village of Battersea, the name means marshy island and the area was once famous for growing asparagus. As with many other former Thames island settlements, Battersea was reclaimed by draining the marshland. Since its boggier times, Battersea has changed from an industrial hub to the popular place it is today. Much of the area has changed since being destroyed after the bombing in WW2. And rebuilding and regeneration after the war mean that this fantastic riverside location is now overflowing with things to do.
From long walks in the park, exploring the market on Northcote Road or shopping in the newly re-developed power station, you’ll never be short of places to visit in Battersea. It's a popular area of London to not only live but visit too. Its bustling nightlife and café bars draw young professionals whilst the huge green spaces are a major attraction for families, nature and sports enthusiasts alike. And, as Battersea also benefits from some of the lowest council tax rates in London, it also makes the area a popular place to live and own a business.
If you drive in or around Battersea, you should be aware that, like most areas in London, it can get snarled up with traffic, especially at peak times. Although Battersea is outside the congestion zone, it is within the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone. So although you won’t have to pay one charge, most HGV drivers will incur some cost for their vehicle whilst driving around.
As with many areas in and around London, parking is widely limited to permit holders in the more residential areas. Car parks are available – the new Power Station redevelopment has one – and several sites allow HGV access. Many of them funnel charges through companies like Ringo or Pay by Phone, so it’s good to have these apps downloaded and vehicles registered so you can park easily and without hassle.
Truck (or lorry)* hire in Battersea
Rental of HGVs has become significantly more popular in recent years. For many businesses renting a vehicle is a much more viable option than purchasing one. There are many benefits to hiring a vehicle. For example, it’s far easier to adapt to seasonal demand if you can lease a truck. Leasing also helps cut overheads as you only spend when that vehicle is needed. A leased vehicle means fewer ongoing costs in other areas too. For example, hired vehicle servicing and upkeep costs are the owner's responsibility. Another reason vehicle leasing can be a financially sound choice for many businesses.
Truck hire in Battersea from Nationwide Hire UK
If your business operates in or around the Battersea area and you need a truck, Nationwide Hire is here to help. A vast network means we can access all types of trucks and lorries meeting most timing requirements. Our range of vehicles covers the smaller 3.5 Tonne Tipper Transit Truck (or similar) for refuse removals to the 44 Tonne Sleeper Truck for sizeable loads and longer hauls.
Knowing which vehicle suits your needs is your first decision. A lorry (or truck) in the UK is categorised as a heavy goods vehicle (HGV). These types of vehicles fall into one of three classes:
• Smaller 2-Axle – over 3.5 and up to 7.5 tonnes
• Bigger 2-Axle – over 7.5 and up to 18 tonnes
• Multi-Axle (3 to 6 axles) – ranging from 25 tonnes to 44 tonnes.
* If you’re wondering whether to refer to one as a lorry or a truck, it's worth knowing that lorries in UK classification also qualify as trucks. However, for the same reason, not all trucks are lorries, as some do not meet the UK lorry specifications.
At Nationwide Hire, we can accommodate most HGV hires. All our leases are flexible, and we try to accommodate most requests, whether you need a vehicle for the day, a month, or longer. We provide a FREE drop-off and pick-up service where possible and a 10% discount to business customers insuring the vehicle through a current company policy. In addition, truck hire is included in any seasonal discounts we run.
Our fleet includes:
All our vehicles are serviced and checked regularly. Comprehensive insurance and UK roadside assistance are also included in case something were to happen. Travel to EU countries is also permitted. If you need the vehicle for business abroad, just speak to a member of our team when making a booking and let them know you plan to take the vehicle out of the UK.
For further assistance or any questions regarding lorry and truck hire in Battersea, just get in touch. We can advise on everything from the best vehicle for your requirements to more specific requests. We can also help with any delivery and drop-off needs alongside many other aspects of vehicle hire.
So, if your business requires a truck hire in Battersea, we would love to hear from you. The team at Nationwide Hire is available seven days a week. Call freephone on 0800 5244 780, or talk to us on our website during opening hours (8 am-6 pm) via our online chat.