Truck Hire Fulham
All you need to know about hiring a truck in Fulham
Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, Fulham is an area in southwest London which is part of the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Bordering Hammersmith, Kensington and Chelsea, Fulham lies across the river from Putney, Wandsworth and Battersea this leafy, suburban area has its fair share of open spaces, wine bars and river views.
Today, Fulham is one of the most expensive and sought-after areas in London and is a destination for shopping, days and nights out alike. Fulham Town Hall also offers music lovers a packed schedule of concerts throughout the year.
Fulham is also a major destination for sports lovers. With two high-profile professional football clubs, Fulham (Craven Cottage) and Chelsea (Stamford Bridge), football season brings many supporters to the area. Just down the road from both Stamford Bridge and Craven Cottage is The Hurlingham. This exclusive sports and social club is famous for polo, golf and croquet and its Georgian clubhouse is located amidst its stunning 42-acre estate. But if you’re not already a member, then you’ll need to have some patience – there is currently a fifteen-year-plus waiting list for membership.
If you’re driving in and around Fulham, then it is worth knowing that it is a busy area of London, with certain locations being pinch points for traffic at peak times. The main Fulham Road can get busy as does Fulham Palace Road, especially on match days with fan traffic and crowd control restrictions in place. Fulham sits outside the main Congestion Charging Zone but within the Ultra-Low Emission Zone. It’s also part of the Traffic, Congestion and Pollution Reduction (TCPR) scheme, a pioneering plan to keep streets open to residents only to stop out-of-borough ‘rat running’. These streets are dedicated to residents and their visitors using the latest smart camera technology. Cameras allow only residents, their visitors, deliveries, and contractors, to access all areas freely, whilst those using roads as a shortcut will be subject to financial penalties. The scheme has been so successful in cutting the numbers of out-of-borough drivers and reducing traffic and CO2. When driving around the area, you’ll need to keep an eye out for any road signs showing where you are and are not allowed to go. Although the scheme is due to be extended, rest assured, 99% of the area remains accessible without crossing any camera control points.
Truck (or lorry)* hire in Fulham
Truck rental has become significantly more popular in the last couple of years. Companies in the haulage industry, especially, are opting to rent vehicles where they once owned a fleet. Hiring vehicles brings many benefits. For example, it is easier to adapt to seasonal demand when you can lease a vehicle, and leased vehicles mean less service and upkeep costs.
With these advantages in mind, it is easy to see why a vehicle lease can be a financially sound choice for many businesses. And why many depend on organisations like ours, Nationwide Hire.
In the UK, a lorry (or truck) is a heavy goods vehicle (HGV). These types of vehicles fall into one of three categories:
• 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 a bit confused about whether to refer to one as a lorry or a truck, know that lorries in the 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.
Truck hire in Fulham from Nationwide Hire UK
If you operate a business in or around Fulham and you need a truck, Nationwide Hire can help. We can access a large fleet of vehicles to meet your requirements. Our range of vehicles covers the smaller 3.5 Tonne Tipper Transit Truck (or similar) for removals to the 44 Tonne Sleeper Truck for sizeable loads and longer hauls.
Hire is flexible, and we can accommodate most requests – whether you need a vehicle for a day, month, or longer. We also 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 when they run.
Our fleet includes:
Every Nationwide Hire vehicle is serviced regularly and includes comprehensive insurance and UK roadside assistance. We do permit travel to EU countries. Please speak to our team when making a booking and let them know if you plan to take the vehicle out of the UK.
Should you have further questions about lorry and truck hire with us, please feel free to get in touch. We are happy to help and can advise on everything from the type of vehicle you need to special requirements and requests. We can also help with delivery and drop-off as well as other aspects of vehicle hire.
So, if you’re looking for a truck hire in Fulham, please get in touch. The team at Nationwide Hire is available seven days a week. Call our freephone number on 0800 5244 780, or, if you prefer, you can talk to us on our website during opening hours via our online chat.