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Van Hire for Tradesmen and Business

Many businesses that rely on vans for transportation of either goods and/or people and here at Clarkson Vehicle Rental we’re no stranger to tradesmen and business owners who need the right van for the right job, for a day or for a year.

We hire our vans for both the short term and long term; very convenient if you need the right van at short notice and could really get you out of a tight spot or if you need a hire van for a couple of years to help you keep costs down.

We’ve had plenty of tradesmen and small business owners come to us in their hour of need!

Short Term Van Hire for Tradesmen

Luton box van for hire

Tell us your requirements and we’ll find the right size van for you.

Some people say size isn’t everything but when it comes to van hire sometimes size IS everything!

We have a printer who has large machinery to move and he likes to use our LWB High Roof Citroen Relay van as it has 6ft 5’ in height to accommodate the size of his machinery. He only requires it for short delivery trips and so his hires are only for one or two days and the excellent short term van hire rates here at Clarksons make perfect sense to him.

Recently a Glasgow carpet fitter contacted us as his one and only van had broken down and would take his garage a week to get spare parts. Immediately we knew the van he needed to hire; a Jumbo transit van so that he can fit in 4 meter rolls of carpet.

We also had a mobile bar company need an additional van for an especially big outdoor, weekend marquee event they were supplying bars for in Paisley. We suggested they hire a Luton van with tail lift as the tail lift could lift all their equipment and booze in as well as fitting in the mobile bar.

Long Term Van Hire For Businesses

Long wheelbase high roof Transit van for hire

Long wheelbase Transit van – ideal for larger loads.

Some businesses find long term van hire more cost effective for them; they don’t have the overheads of buying a new van, insurance, tax, vehicle value depreciating, etc and we often talk to businesses small and large about how our long term van rental service can help them.

For example, we were asked by a solar energy startup business if they could hire long wheel base vans to cope with the length of their solar panels. They had everything in place for them to start trading except for their vans but were looking for a cost efficient alternative to shelling out for a new van. We listened to their requirements and within a week they were in business!

We also have a number of roofing companies use our vans fitted with roof racks for carrying their ladders.

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Barry Clarkson

Car and van hire Scotland
Contact us for more information about hiring a van for tradesmen and business:
Locations: Glasgow Airport / Edinburgh Airport / Glasgow city centre / Glasgow east/west / Lanarkshire


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Clarkson Vehicle Hire are proud to now offer a 15% Armed Forces discount on all vehicle hires*. Please call 0141 771 3990 for more details.
*Proof of eligibility and Photo ID required when collecting the vehicle.
*Valid for current serving Armed Forces personnel only

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