Truck Hire Wimbledon
All you need to know about hiring a truck in Wimbledon.
There’s so much more to this London district than tennis. From Thames riverside walks to world-famous live music venues and stunning parks, Wimbledon really is a great place to visit.
Lying southwest of central London and within the SW19 postcode, Wimbledon is a large suburban area that comprises two parts. Wimbledon Village is the most desirable part of the Wimbledon area; it’s a beautiful, European-style village with a bustling high street, beautiful period houses and abundant green spaces. It has excellent transport links, too, with underground and overground train links.
Wimbledon Common is a vast area of green that attracts families with young children, dog walkers and couples out for a stroll. The Common is also home to London’s most extensive heathland, which helps preserve natural flora and fauna. And if you love those naughty little Wombles, head to their windmill on the Common – you can pick up a Womble souvenir while you’re there!
Wimbledon has a diverse mix of people from all ages and walks of life. It can be busy sometimes, especially during tennis season, but its atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and full of life. Wimbledon is a lovely area of London to visit too, with plenty to see and do. Visit the All England Lawn Tennis Club and Wimbledon Park, stroll down Wimbledon Village, or head for shops, restaurants and bars. This is an ideal place for commuters with transport links to central London, Surrey, and Kent and easy access to Heathrow Airport via the tube line. The local shops offer all amenities you need, but if you need something more, it’s quick to get into central London. Or if you fancy having a day in the countryside, it’s not far away by train.
Getting around Wimbledon is easy if you want to do it on foot, and if you’re looking for an area with excellent connections, its speedy rail, underground, and tram link services make it perfect. The area is like any other London location for drivers, and traffic jams and snarls are inevitable, especially at peak times. As it is outside the Congestion Zone, there are no charges for this. It is also outside the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone but plans to include it will be in place by the end of 2023. Wimbledon is inside the Low Emission zone, so truck and Lorry drivers must check to see if their vehicle is exempt or pay the tariff. Operators of lorries over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight will need the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and safety permit for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) before entering and operating in most of Greater London. Otherwise, you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).
Truck (or lorry)* hire in Wimbledon
Renting HGVs has become much more convenient than purchasing them in recent years. For business owners requiring a larger vehicle, renting may be more cost-effective than buying. For example, it’s easier to adapt to seasonal demand if you can rent a vehicle. Hiring means fewer ongoing costs in other areas, too; no servicing, maintenance or repair costs are required.
Truck hire in Wimbledon from Nationwide Hire UK
If your business operates in or around the Wimbledon area and you need a truck, Nationwide Hire is here to help. A vast network means we can access all types of trucks and lorries meeting most timing requirements. Our range of vehicles covers the smaller 3.5 Tonne Tipper Transit Truck (or similar) for refuse removals to the 44 Tonne Sleeper Truck for sizeable loads and longer hauls.
Knowing which vehicle suits your needs is your first decision. In the UK, we categorise a lorry (or truck) as a heavy goods vehicle (HGV). These types of vehicles fall into one of three classes:
• Smaller 2-Axle – over 3.5 and up to 7.5 tonnes
• Bigger 2-Axle – over 7.5 and up to 18 tonnes
• Multi-Axle (3 to 6 axles) – ranging from 25 to 44 tonnes.
* If you’re wondering whether to refer to one as a lorry or a truck, it’s worth knowing that lorries in UK classification also qualify as trucks. However, for the same reason, not all trucks are lorries, as some do not meet the UK lorry specifications.
At Nationwide Hire, we can accommodate most HGV hires. All our leases are flexible, and we accommodate most requests, whether you need a vehicle for the day, a month, or longer. We provide a FREE drop-off and pick-up service where possible and a 10% discount to business customers insuring the vehicle through a current company policy. In addition, truck hire is included in any seasonal discounts we run.
Our fleet includes:
We can provide you with a wide range of vehicles to suit your individual needs. With so many options, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect vehicle. All our vehicles are serviced and checked regularly to ensure they’re kept in top condition. Comprehensive insurance and UK roadside assistance are included, so no matter what happens on the road, it will be taken care of. Travelling abroad? No worries! You can travel freely to EU countries with any of our vehicles. If you need the vehicle for business abroad, speak to one of our team members when booking and let them know you plan to take it out of the UK.
We are happy to help with any questions regarding lorry and truck hire in Wimbledon. We can advise on everything from the perfect vehicle for your needs to immediate advice on delivery and drop-off options. So, if your business requires a truck hire in Wimbledon, we would love to hear from you. The team at Nationwide Hire is available seven days a week. Call freephone on 0800 5244 780 or talk to us on our website during opening hours (8 am-6 pm) via our online chat.