Everything You Need to Know About Luton Vans

For those new to hiring vans, or those just trying to learn more about them, there is a wide range of options available. One of these options are Luton Vans, these are a very popular and useful option used by many people and professionals alike. But what makes them so good?

In this blog, we will tell you everything you need to know about Luton Vans.

North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd is here to provide solutions for you. With over 30 years of experience under our belts, our services are valued and recognised in North London and beyond. Our expertise is to help you find the right van, for the right job.

Our fleet includes small, medium and large vans, in addition to mini buses, automatic vans, electric vans and more! We also provide the ability to purchase vans.

Do I need a different licence to drive a Luton Van?

Do I need a different licence to drive a Luton Van?

Although Luton Vans may seem large and imposing, and capable of carrying heavier loads, which they are, in most cases, they do not require anything more than a standard driving licence.

However, if the gross weight is above 3.5 tons, you would require a C1 Licence.

According to GOV, it stipulates that a C1 licence allows you to “drive vehicles between 3,500–7,500 KG maximum authorised mass, with a trailer up to 750KG.”

When it comes to our fleet, we ensure that our vehicles are below the weight limit that would require you to have anything other than a standard driving licence. However, in accordance with our specifications, we may require other official documentation in order to process and complete a hire booking.

Everything you need to know about Luton Vans

Everything you need to know about Luton Vans

Luton Vans, also known as Box Vans, are a common sight on UK roads, whether it’s on a motorway, a busy main road, residential areas, and more. They are literally everywhere! As a van hiring provider based in Enfield, not far from Luton, it is only natural we provide a Luton Van amongst our fleet. So what makes them so special?

  • They have a distinctive Box shaped body. This large enclosed box to the back of the van has a large amount of room for cargo in comparison to standard vans.
  • The flat roof also extends onto the driver’s cab of the van. This gives a further capacity for storage.
  • Some Luton Vans have a tail lift. This is an integrated lift at the back of the van, which can greatly and safely assist the loading and unloading of heavy cargo.
  • As a result of the large capacity, they can be used by various businesses such as removals, deliveries, and more.
  • Luton Vans also make an excellent option for transporting equipment, this includes some building materials, or even equipment/items for events!
  • Despite the larger size, Luton Vans are still generally easy to manoeuvre in a multitude of environments.

Key considerations for Luton Vans

There are two key concerns you should always be aware of when using a Luton Van, especially when hiring one. These are…

  • Height issues. In some instances, a Luton van may not be appropriate to drive through some tunnels or bridges. To avoid this, plan your journey well in advance.
  • Although they are easy to manoeuvre, the size and likely additional cargo can result in the van being less fuel efficient than some other options.

Where can I hire the best Luton Vans?

When looking for van hire in and around the Luton Area, North London Van and Truck Hire is one of the best and competitively priced options you can find. Here is everything you need to know about the fleet of vans and trucks we supply.

  • Our fleet is maintained to the highest standard. This means our fleet is checked internally and externally and treated if necessary. This means every driver’s hired vehicle will feel as good as new!
  • Our fleet has a daily limit of 150 miles (ca. 241 km). This provides more than enough mileage for driving in and amongst the local area and further afield. For example, you can drive to Coventry and back in a single day and still remain under the mileage limit.
  • We have the ability to offer deals on some long-term or extended hiring periods.
  • Our fleet ranges from manual to automatic and electric vehicles, all of which are ULEZ friendly. Meaning you can drive in your preferred method with no worries about your emission output.
  • Our fleet of vans come in multiple sizes, from small vans, all the way to 7.5 ton trucks, Luton Box vans, and more.

Are Luton Vans dangerous?

Luton Vans can be just as dangerous as any other vehicle on the road. The key factors to consider are the state of the vehicle being driven, and the driver themselves. When it comes to North London Van and Truck Hire Ltd, we ensure that both the vehicle and the driver are in the best possible state to hire and drive our vans.

Our vans are maintained to a high standard and are not available for use if they have any critical problems at all, as this poses a risk to you and other road users. If you experience any issues during your hiring period, contacting us immediately is the best way to resolve the issue ASAP.

In truth, our vans would only be dangerous if a driver was being careless on the road. Or if they are at the mercy of a reckless driver. The only thing you can control on the road is how you drive, and how you respond.

We hope that if you are ever unfortunately caught in an incident, that our superiorly maintained fleet will compliment your reactions, and keep you and other road users from harm.

How to hire a Luton Van

With North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd, our hiring process is incredibly efficient and simple. Here is what you need to do.

  1. Head to our website
  2. Select your pick-up location, followed by return location, pick-up date, pick-up time, drop-off date, and drop-off time. Then press enter.
  3. Select the van you require. (Please note that availability will change as other people are making/have made bookings).
  4. After choosing the van, follow on to the next page, where you can select any add-ons you may require.
  5. After selecting add-ons, follow on to the next page, where you need to enter personal details.
  6. If your details comply with our requirements, we will present a quote, which you can decide to pay, or try another service.
  7. If you are happy with this quote, we arrange a time for you to come to the showroom, view the van, and complete the rental process by verifying the required documentation.

For peace of mind, all the vans we provide for hire are maintained to the best standard. They are checked regularly to ensure there are no issues that would impact you in any way. After each customer has used our vans, we conduct our checks.

Find a van to hire today

Find a van to hire today

North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd has over 30 years of experience, which has allowed us to provide a varied fleet of vans suitable for a variety of needs. We encourage you to get in contact with us today to see how we can help you. Below, you can find our opening hours, address, and contact details.

We hope to have provided information regarding everything you need to know about Luton Vans. Whilst providing supplementary information to help you make an informed choice when it comes to van hire.

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