Truck Hire Twickenham
All you need to know about hiring a truck in Twickenham
Located on the River Thames, Twickenham is known for its riverside location. This area of London is part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames since 1965 and has a rich historical heritage with buildings and a street pattern dating back to the 1600s.
Great history and architecture are significant to Twickenham and the surrounding area. York House is one of the most impressive buildings in the area, with beautiful grounds and gardens. Marble Hill is a Grade I listed building open to visitors and has over 60 acres of parkland, gardens, and woods to explore. Strawberry Hill House is currently leased by the Strawberry Hill Trust, which manages the 120-year lease to restore Horace Walpole's Gothic villa and open it up to the public for events, festivals, and tours.
Famously though, Twickenham is the home of Rugby Football Union and has been since 1909. The stadium seats 75,000 (second largest only to Wembley), and the museum sits beneath the east stand. The 30-acre site hosts music concerts, conventions, and the visiting NFL. As if that wasn't enough, Twickenham is home to the Harlequins rugby union club, who play at the Twickenham Stoop just down the road from the stadium.
If it's bars and retail you are looking for, then neighbouring Kingston or Richmond has more to offer, as the area's commercial centre is probably the least appealing aspect. However, Twickenham, with its stunning properties and leafy outlook, is seen as a desirable place to live, and the riverside is undoubtedly Twickenham's highlight. More development of the riverside area is also in progress, so this is set to be an even more lovely place to spend time.
For those driving through Twickenham, avoiding certain areas, like the Chertsey Road, at peak times is best. With few direct rail links, buses provide an essential service for the many who commute into central London daily, making the roads busier. Twickenham is currently not in the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) but is in the Low Emission Zone (LEZ). This means diesel vehicles larger than a car may have to pay the LEZ charge, so truck and Lorry drivers must check to see if their vehicle is exempt or pay the tariff. Operators of lorries over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight will need the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and safety permit for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) before entering and operating in most of Greater London. Otherwise, you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).
Truck hire in Twickenham
Renting an HGV is a suitable option for business owners, especially those operating on a seasonal basis, who must cater to seasonal requirements. It makes sense to rent rather than purchase a larger vehicle if you need it only at certain times of the year. This can also save money on further ongoing costs, such as servicing and maintenance.
Truck hire in Twickenham from Nationwide Hire UK
If your business operates in or around the Twickenham area and you need to hire a truck (or lorry)*, Nationwide Hire can help. Our vast network means we can access many 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. In the UK, we categorise a lorry (or truck) as a heavy goods vehicle (HGV). These types of vehicles fall into one of three classes:
• Smaller 2-Axle – over 3.5 up to 7.5 tonnes
• Bigger 2-Axle – over 7.5 up to 18 tonnes
• Multi-Axle (3 to 6 axles) – ranging from 25 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.
Nationwide Hire can accommodate most HGV hire requests for the day and longer term. We have a fleet of trucks to choose from, and our flexible contract ensures that we can accommodate requirements, regardless of how long you need the vehicle. We provide a FREE drop-off and pick-up service wherever possible and a 10% discount for business customers insuring the vehicle through a current company policy. In addition, truck hire also benefits from any seasonal discounts we offer.
Our fleet includes:
We can provide you with a wide range of vehicles to suit your individual needs. With so many options, we're sure you'll find the perfect vehicle. All our vehicles are serviced and checked regularly to ensure they're kept in top condition. Comprehensive insurance and UK roadside assistance are included, so no matter what happens on the road, we'll take care of it. You can travel abroad with any of our trucks. If you plan to use the vehicle for business out of the UK, let one of our team members know when you book, and they'll ensure everything's organised for your trip.
If you have any questions regarding lorry and truck hire in Twickenham, we're happy to help. We can advise on everything from the perfect vehicle for your needs to immediate advice on delivery and drop-off options. So, if your business requires a truck hire in Twickenham, 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.