Are Rental Vans Tracked

Are rental vans tracked? If they are, why? Learn more about rental vans and what NLVTH can offer you if you need a vehicle for moving or any other purpose.

Vans are valuable pieces of property for rental companies, which means that they need to be protected – but how? Are rental vans tracked by companies?

It makes sense to think so, and you wouldn’t be wrong. At North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd, we do everything we can to make sure our vans and other vehicles come back in one piece and in good nick, and a part of that is keeping tabs on them when they are on the road. 

Here, we will go through what you need to know about rental vans. You will find out what you need in order to hire them, and some general pieces of information and guidance that can make things go smoothly if you ever need to hire one of our fantastic vans.

What You Need to Know About Rental Vans

What You Need to Know About Rental Vans

There are all finds of vans to choose from at reputable rental companies, and certainly North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd. Whatever you need, we can provide it, so picking the perfect vehicle should be easy. All you need is the right maths and measurements.

As long as you have the correct licence, we can help you. Luckily, you can hire a van with a standard UK driving licence. With a normal licence, you can rent a 7.5 tonne box van with a 20ft (6.1 m) body, which is typically more than enough to get most jobs done. For larger vehicles, you will need the appropriate experience and paperwork.

Are Rental Vans Tracked?

The most common way to gather data on vehicles is to install a black box. This can be hidden away so that a driver doesn’t even know it’s there, and will work behind the scenes to document how a vehicle is used.

Even if it isn’t specified, you can assume that all rental vans and rental vehicles are tracked. Depending on the system that different companies use, various data will be collected to keep, with one of the most important pieces of information being the vehicle location.

Other data that might be gathered could include:

  • Speed
  • Cornering
  • Braking
  • Acceleration
  • Time the vehicle is used
  • Distance travelled

Why Would We Track Rental Vans?

The information gathered from tracking rental vans will help to protect the van, the drivers, and the company. Data can be used to help determine how incidents took place, and for general security in case of theft and broken down vehicles.

Who Can Rent a Van in the UK?

Who Can Rent a Van in the UK?

It is not possible for just anyone to hire a car or rental van. Throughout the UK and other countries, there are rules in place that all companies need to adhere to in guidance with the law. However, it is also possible for companies to have additional rules in place within their policies to restrict who is eligible for van rental.

Here at North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd, our requirements for van rentals are in place to protect everyone. While most of our rules are set in stone, the one thing we can negotiate is the minimum age requirement for driving. At an additional cost, we can lower the required age from 25 to 21 years old – but this may be on a case by case basis.

Our Rules and Policies for Renting a Van

At North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd, we have rules set in place to protect both our vehicles, and you – the person renting them. As set out in our terms and conditions, anyone who collects our vehicles needs to provide a valid driving licence, proof of address, a credit or debit card, and a DVLA Check Code for the driver.

In order to hire a vehicle, you will need to meet these conditions:

  • Rentals will be used for UK mainland only unless agreed upon previously
  • Drivers and hirers must be between the age of 25–70 and have a valid driving licence, which must have been held for a minimum of 12 months and free from serious endorsements. The minimum age we accept is 21, but this comes at an extra cost
  • Documentation to confirm the address on the driving licence (such as a utility bill or bank statement)
  • A credit card is needed on our files to secure the booking
  • DVLA Check Code is needed
  • Only the driver and hirer are allowed to drive the rental vehicle

For legal and security reasons, we do not allow our vans to be driven outside of mainland UK to other parts of Europe or anywhere else. We run our business in accordance with the regulations set out by the BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association) to make sure that everyone involved in the rental process is protected, and everything we do is up to scratch.

If your rented van from North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd breaks down, you should contact us immediately. Every vehicle we rent out has passed tests to be driven on the road, so we will need to discuss further steps.

Are Rental Vans Expensive?

Are Rental Vans Expensive?

So, how much will it cost to rent a car or van in the UK, and which is cheaper? The answer depends on the company you want to rent from. We can break down the daily rental cost, or even have a look at how much it would cost for half a day, depending on your needs.

You can learn more about the cost and process of renting a van, such as whether you need to pay for fuel, how to advance your booking, and even extend it if you need to. We cover everything you could possibly want to know.

At North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd, we include the VAT (value added tax) in the price we give you. That way, there are no hidden costs that you need to worry about, and you can rest easy. After all, renting a van can be stressful enough – we don’t need to add to it.

What Determines the Price of Rental Vans?

Things like the type of vehicle, the size, how long you’re renting it for, and seasonality will all come into play when looking at cost. Where you live, need to use the van, and the location of the company you are renting from will also play a role in determining the price of your rental.

Remember that every company can run things differently. So long as they work within the law and follow the guidelines set out, they have the freedom to come up with their own prices.

To find out how much renting a van from North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd would cost you, be sure to get in touch so that we can work something out.

Hire Rental Vans With Us Today

Hire Rental Vans With Us Today

Whether you need to hire a van for several months for a job, or just half a day, we will be able to work something out that works for you. With our variety of vehicles, including cars, cans, and even minibuses, we have something that will suit everyone’s needs.

If you want to hire a vehicle from us, why not get in touch to find out more? If you want to learn more other than ‘are rental vans tracked’, we have plenty for you to peruse. 

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Mon – Fri: 07:30 am to 05:00 pm

Saturday: 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

Sunday: Closed


North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd,

1320 Mollison Avenue,





020 3031 1097