Van Hire By The Hour
If you have the need of a van for just a few hours then you may not want to pay the rates that come with full day hire. One option is half day van hire which can be useful but is still sometimes a longer or maybe shorter period of time than what is required. Van hire by the hour can be very useful in these situations. If you just need a van to take some waste to the local tip, move some furniture locally or picking up a purchase that can’t be delivered then hiring a van on an hourly basis is ideal.
Although van hire by the hour is as good idea and is extremely useful for many people, it is still rare in the UK and finding a company that offers hourly rentals can be tough. Many companies will offer half day and full day as a minimum hire period. There is one service that does provide hourly rental and is available is most areas of the UK, this company is B&Q.
B&Q Connect is the van hire by the hour scheme that is operated by B&Q in partnership with nationwide van and car hire firm Hertz. B&Q are the UK’s leading DIY and hardware store and they have stores right across the UK; the Connect rental service is available in around 100 branches of the store.
The service was set up to give customers at B&Q an alternative to delivery which can take a couple of days. By hiring the van customers are able to drive away from the store with their purchase and return the van when done. The vans are not limited to collecting B&Q items and can be used for whatever purpose you require.
To be able to hire one of the vans the customer will be required to me certain criteria. First of all you will need to be over the age of 21 and hold a full UK driving licence. The van hire by the hour service will also require that you have a valid debit or credit card. The vans come on a self-drive basis which gives you the freedom to travel where you like and when you like.
Membership for Connect
The membership for the Connect service is free of charge but you will need to meet the criteria set. After this you are able to drive away a large, high roof Ford Transit or similar for a charge of £14 per hour. This fee will cover everything you need to drive the van including:
The van hire by the hour service £14 per hour fee will also cover the London congestion charge should it be necessary. If the 20 mile fuel allowance has been exceeded then there will be a fuel charge of 30p per mile.
- 20 miles of fuel
The membership also gives you the access to over 1000 different vans and cars that can be booked by the hour.
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