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What to look for when hiring a truck

Posted By Lindores Mobile Cranes  
21:41 PM

Did you know that Lindores Mobile Cranes also has a range of trucks available for hire? When you decide to hire a truck, whether from another company or us, it is essential to know what you are looking for. Starting with a bit of research is the best way to plan for a cost-effective and efficient truck hire. 


Here are a few things to consider when you are planning to hire a truck.


Before you hire a truck

What size truck do you need?

Often people think “the bigger, the better” when it comes to truck hire. But this is not necessarily the case. You need to work out what type of truck is required for the job you are doing. How much are you planning to move? How far do you need to move it? What is the access like? All of these factors will influence the size of truck you need to hire.  

Do you need more than one truck?

Depending on the type of project, you may need to hire multiple vehicles to get the job done in the timeframe you require. Both trucks may also not be required for the same amount of time. It is so important to plan your job so that you can get the best value from your truck hire, especially when you are paying for it by the hour.

Do you need additional equipment?

If you are lifting heavy items, you may need to hire a mini crane along with the truck. Hiring a mini crane can actually save time in loading and unloading the truck if the cargo is amenable. Think through your project to see if there are opportunities to save time with ancillary equipment in the hire.

What insurance does the truck have?

Depending on the company, you may have to take out additional insurance. Check with the hire company. At Lindores Mobile Cranes, our full comprehensive insurance covers all drivers of our trucks that are appropriately licensed.


All our trucks are hired with a driver


All our drivers are thoroughly briefed on each job they do.  They all hold current, applicable licences for what they drive.  Our drivers are some of the safest in the industry, this is something we pride ourselves on.


Before each trip our drivers take a walk around the truck and inspect the tyres before they drive away. Making sure that the tyres have sufficient tread and are in good condition is just one of our daily inspections.

It is essential to plan and book ahead when it comes to hiring a truck. At Lindores Mobile Cranes, our truck fleet is small and very popular, so we often are booked out. Getting in early ensures that you can secure the dates that you require the truck and also guarantees that any ancillary equipment is available at the same time.


For information on the trucks we have available to hire, head here 


For information on our truck and mobile crane hire rates, to book a hire or to discuss your next project, get in touch with the friendly team at Lindores Mobile Cranes on 07 3376 0611.