You are required to bring the card part of your UK driving licence. If you hold a foreign driving licence, you must present this together with an International Driving Licence. In addition to your driving licence, you will need to present two other means of identification. We recommend you bring either a recent utility bill, bank statement or an official letter, showing your current address.
We also require your National Insurance Number.
Yes, we do offer continental hire. Special terms apply for taking vehicles outside the UK. Please call 01202 295599 for (Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset) or 01425 477442 (for Hampshire, Southampton & Winchester) for full details.
In the unlikely event of a breakdown, all our vehicles are covered by our RAC breakdown policy. With your rental pack, you will be provided with our 24-hour emergency telephone number to call in case of breakdown or emergency. All efforts will be made to get you back on the road as soon as possible. A replacement vehicle will be provided if necessary.
With a normal UK driving licence you are permitted to drive vehicles up to 7.5 tons. For any vehicle 7.5 tons and above you require a relevant licence. (shown as C1 or C1e) If in any doubt please call 01202 295599 or 01425 477442.
We can provide a meet-and-greet service for our clients in Dorset, Hampshire & Wiltshire. Please call 01202 295599 or 01425 477442 for more details about this service and it’s availability.
Yes we do. Although please call us ahead so that we can make the necessary arrangements.
There are a number of ways to pay the London Congestion Charge:
Online: pay by credit or debit card via the website at www.cclondon.com. Always check your vehicle registration details are entered correctly.
Telephone: pay by credit or debit card via the TFL Call Centre on 0845 900 1234 which is open from 6am till midnight Sunday to Friday and from 6am till 10pm on Saturday. Always check your vehicle registration details are entered correctly.
Mobile phone text message: You can pay the charge on your day of travel by sending a simple text message from your mobile phone (you need to pre register for the SMS service), with your credit or debit card details. Please visit the website at www.cclondon.com or contact TFL on 0845 900 1234 for further details.
Retail outlets: pay in cash at newsagents, convenience stores and petrol stations where you see the congestion charging sign or the PayPoint logo (some retailers may also accept payment by cheque and credit or debit card at their discretion). Always check your vehicle registration details are entered correctly.
Self-service machines: pay by credit or debit card at self-service machines in major public car parks within charging zone and other selected locations. Always check your vehicle registration details are entered correctly.
When you collect your hire vehicle please ensure you bring the following documentation with you, as it is a legal requirement:
1. The card part of your UK driving licence.
2. If you hold a foreign driving licence, you must present this together with an International Driving Licence.
3. Two other means of identification. We recommend you bring either a recent utility bill, bank statement or an official letter, showing your current address.
4. Your National Insurance Number.
Many van hire companies do not provide high spec vehicles, which have extra functionality such as a heated front windscreen to make driving in the winter safer.
We all know what it’s like and how treacherous it can be to drive in icy conditions in our own vehicles, so when hiring a van or lorry it can often be a nerve wracking experience. When hiring a van we all want as much comfort as possible to keep our van hire experience as comfortable and as safe as possible, so finding vans and lorries to hire which have a heated front windscreen and other comforts is not always easy.
With van rental company Callvan Hire, all vehicles (post 2007) have been given a higher specification to give you the comfort and luxury you have when driving your car: These items include heated front screens, CD player, electric windows, air con, electric and heated mirrors, and front fog lights. In 2008 Callvan Hire added reversing sensors to all their new vehicles to make driving easier.
All rental vehicles at Callvan Hire are Ford and the reason their vans are the most common make to have heated front windscreens is that they own the patent on the tiny wires embedded in the screen
The winter weather is likely to highlight many motorists’ lack of knowledge of how to drive in icy conditions, says motoring organisation RAC.
When sub-zero temperatures are forecast and ice or black ice is inevitable, motorists should:
This press article has been written by Callvan Hire. Callvan Hire offers a comprehensive and diverse range of modern vans, trucks, refrigerated vans, chillers and minibuses ready for rental/contract hire at a minutes notice. Coupled with Callvan Hire’s regular maintenance checks we provide you with a faultless vehicle and an efficient service, leaving you safe in the knowledge that no matter how large or small the job, and whatever the distance, a Callvan hire vehicle won’t let you down.
Please read the following safety tips. Callvan Hire values your safety when on the road.
Callvan Hire offers you the following advice on driving a van safely. It might be the first time you have ever driven a large vehicle and it is very different to driving a car.
The following safety tips provide practical van driving advice to ensure your journey is safe for you, your passengers and the other people using the road.
BEFORE YOU START YOUR JOURNEY
When you pick up your van from the rental station listen carefully to the advice and explanations regarding general operation. Ensure you know where all controls are and how to use them, if you are unsure ask.
VAN DRIVING ADVICE
GENERAL DRIVING ADVICE
Plan your route and allowed sufficient time to complete your journey.
In winter listen to weather forecasts and take extra care in windy or wet conditions.
Ensure the vehicle has sufficient fuel before commencing your journey, if you need to refill check in advance where the petrol cap is located and which type of fuel is required.
Remember to lock your vehicle when it is not attended.
CORRECT DRIVING POSITION