Thrifty Van Rental

The use of a van for a short term purpose is often required in the UK and can be for reasons including picking up a large item from purchased from eBay or taking some rubbish to the local tip; the list of uses is endless. Vans are hired regularly for both domestic and commercial tasks and because of this, van rental companies are in high demand. Each town and city in the UK will have access to van rental with both local family run businesses trading alongside larger nationwide franchise companies; Thrifty van rental is one of these larger companies and they are one of the market leaders.

About Thrifty

The Thrifty van rental service is run by Scot Group Ltd which is a family run business; this allows Thrifty to provide all of the benefits of a nationwide company with local and friendly business feel. Scot Group was formed in 1971 as a car and van rental business under the name Scot Hire; those early beginnings are in stark contrast to the company’s current empire. Having started out with a fleet of five vans which were all second hand, Scot Group is now able to boost a fleet containing hundreds of modern and low mileage vehicles and over 90 locations in the UK.

Having acquired the already popular and well respected Thrifty franchise in 2005, Scot Group intend to continue growing the business until they become outright market leader in the UK.

Thrifty vans for rent

Thrifty van rental is able to offer customers a suitable sized van for any purpose, sizes start with small economy vans such as the Peugeot Partner which is ideal for small domestic and commercial needs.

Moving up in size is the short wheel base Ford Transit which has five doors and room for three passengers; these vans are excellent for heavier domestic and commercial purposes and give the user much more load capacity than the economy van. A long wheel base Transit is also available and drives and manoeuvres much the same as the SWB version but gives 7.1 cubic metres of load capacity compared to 4.2 cubic metres.

An extra-long wheel base van such as the Mercedes Sprinter is an excellent option for house moves and has the ability to match heavy-duty domestic and commercial requirements, 14.0 cubic metres load capacity make almost double that of the LWB Transit.

The Mercedes Luton is seen at the ultimate vehicle for house moves and its box design mean the 15.5 cubic metres of load capacity are available along with the added tail-lift for loading and un-loading.

Booking a van from Thrifty

Booking Thrifty van rental couldn’t be easier an all that is required is internet access. Booking online at is quick and easy with a quote given just seconds after travel details have been entered. There is also the option for one-way rental and European travel which will appeal to many people. Thrifty also provide a worldwide rental service where it is possible to hire a vehicle prior in another country prior to your visit.




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