I’ve never driven a van before. Is that a problem?
Not usually, no. Most of the smaller commercial vehicles we hire out drive like cars – so if you’re planning on hiring a small van, SWB van or panel van, you’ll find there’s very little difference between them and the car you regularly drive.
If you’re hiring a Luton tail lift van or Jumbo van, you’ll need to be aware that you’re driving a considerably heavier, bulkier vehicle. Restraining straps prevent loads from sliding around during transit, but be aware that the weight you’re carrying may affect stopping distances. Also, the size of the vehicle may mean reversing and other manoeuvers take a little getting used to.
Our largest trucks and minibuses require category C1 or D1 to be able to drive them. You can find out more about vehicle categories here.
Hire your car or van from TJS now. Complete the booking form or find your local branch on the right of this page.