Category: Van Hire News

Burnt Tree bought by Commercial Vehicle giant Enterprise

Image of Enterprise Rent-A-CarEnterprise Rent-A-Car is known as one of the largest vehicle rental companies in the world with thousands of locations based in numerous countries. Since Enterprise was first introduced in the UK their popularity has gone from strength to strength, making it a multi-billion dollar company. Now, the car rental giant has acquired commercial vehicle rental specialist Burnt Tree in their mission to dominate the sector.

Northgate predicts demand for commercial vehicles to increase by 8%

It has been a difficult time for the commercial vehicle industry recently, which has led to many manufacturers trying to come up with new ways to protect their businesses. For instance, at the Commercial Vehicle Show earlier this year organisers met with the Secretary of Transport to discuss the future of the commercial vehicles industry and to tackle the difficulties many manufacturers were facing.

Europcar advises fleet managers to hire vans

It has been reported today that the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has recently found that nearly half of all vans that are on the road which are over three years old are actually unroadworthy, meaning that not only are the unsafe but can actually cost more to run than newer vehicles. This is why Europcar has now urged commercial vehicle fleet managers to hire their vans instead of purchasing vehicles as it can be a safe and cost-effective alternative to running a fleet of […]

January Snowfall increased business for Van Hire Company

On Monday we published an article discussing how Jolly Good Van Hire had an eventful festive period after their Christmas themed vans became so popular on social media sites that they decided to donate £1 to a local charity for every tweet they received. Now they are back in the news showing that their popularity has carried over into the New Year, as yesterday it was announced that Jolly Good Van Hire doubled their profits in January because of the heavy snowfall.
Owner of the […]

Van hire Company raises money for Charity

Generally, van hire companies are always on the lookout for ways to save money for not only themselves but also their customers, as customers that want to hire out vans generally pick the company that offers the cheapest deals. Most van hire companies offer competitive prices, and some even include van insurance and break-down cover as part of their pricing plans. However, one van hire company has recently been trying to raise money for charity due to the fact that their Christmas themed […]

Van hire company Northgate planning on Expansion

One of the leading providers in the van hire market, Northgate, are planning on expanding their company despite the fact that market conditions are currently proving challenging to the company. Northgate are planning on growing its regional sales team by fifty per cent and are planning on keeping its branch opening strategy on track.
The Darlington-based firm, which also has operations in Spain and Ireland, currently have a UK fleet of fifty one thousand. They recently reported a net reduction of hires of 1,400 […]

Major UK Van Rental Company Under Investigation

It has been reported that A1 National Car and Van Rental Ltd is under investigation due to claims that they are failing to return customer’s deposits. The company offers van, car and minibus rentals to customers for low prices with the promise to pick up and drop off the vehicles for free. However, it was revealed on the BBC Radio 4 programme You and Yours that the Leicester based company is now under investigations by trading standards.
Customers are complaining that hiring commercial vehicles […]