Do Rental Companies Track Speed

Do rental companies track speed? Read this to learn about everything you need to know about North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd’s vehicles for hire.

If you have never hired a car before, you might be wondering – do rental companies track speed? If they do, what else do they track? At North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd, we have a wide range of rental vehicles to choose from to suit your needs, and we’re upfront about the fine print.

To learn more about rental companies and NLVTH and cover all the burning questions you have about vehicle hire, stick with us. You might just learn a thing or two.

Vehicles and Rental Companies: What You Need to Know

Vehicles and Rental Companies: What You Need to Know

You should always take your time when deciding on a rental company for a vehicle. More than that, you need to know what you are going to be walking into if you sign an agreement with one!

Depending on the rental company, there could be all kinds of vehicles available to use. You can decide whether a van or car rental is cheaper for your needs, and ask all the right people.

Picking the right vehicle for your needs can be tough, but there’s a logical way to look at it. With all the right maths and measurements, you can determine what van you’re going to need – but what do you need to know about licences?

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 usually more than enough to get the job done. For larger vehicles, you’re going to need the suitable paperwork

Every company might have different policies in place when it comes to their vehicles, so always do your research and ask the right questions. Prices will always vary depending on where you are, and you need to know what is and isn’t reasonable for the van you want.

How Much Does it Cost to Rent Vehicles?

So, how much will it cost to rent a car or van in the UK? The answer depends on the company you want to rent from. Here, 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.

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. To find out how much renting a van from us would cost you, be sure to get in touch.

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.

Do Rental Companies Track Speed?

Do Rental Companies Track Speed?

For safety and legal purposes, you can assume that all rental vehicles track movement and use. Tracking devices might vary, and all kinds of tools can be put to use to make sure that companies get their vehicles back at the end of the day.

The most common is the handy black box, which will track your location and speed. Black boxes are very common in vehicles, and are used as a means of keeping everyone safe and keeping data on how a car or van is used. 

What Else do Rental Companies Track?

Depending on what kind of system is being used to track a rental vehicle, other things that rental companies could track besides speed and location include the following:

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

This information can all be gathered to ensure that drivers are being responsible with vehicles that they are in charge of. It’s also a useful way to determine how and why incidents can happen – whether it’s an accident, the vehicle breaking down, or something else.

Can Anyone Hire a Rental Car or Van?

Can Anyone Hire a Rental Car or Van?

No, not just anyone can hire a rental car or van, and there are rules in place around the UK that companies must adhere to. However, individual companies might have different rules in place to protect themselves and others, so there isn’t necessarily a one-size-fits-all.

Here, we have specific requirements for anyone who wants to rent and drive one of our vehicles. While there are some cases where we can make exceptions at an added cost (like lowering the driver age from 25 to 21 years old), most rules are set in stone.

Our Rules and Regulations

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

We do not allow our trucks or 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 will have passed its tests to be driven on the road, so we will need to talk things out.

How Vehicle Hire Works at North London Van & Truck Hire

Since we like to keep things as simple as possible for you, we lay everything out, so you don’t need to worry. At North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd, we go through what you need to know about van rental before you sign any papers.

In addition to the information given above, we have plenty of other blogs and pages to check out regarding the process for renting a vehicle. You can learn more about paying for fuel, advance booking, extending your rental, and much more.

Hire a Van With Us Today

Hire a Van With Us Today

If you need to hire a van for half a day or several months, we can work something out. With our various vans, minibuses, and cars, we cater to everyone’s needs.

Feel free to get in touch with us today, or learn more about what we have to offer now that your question of ‘do rental companies track speed’ – because the answer is a resounding ‘yes’.

Opening Hours:

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