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Removal Vans

Removal Lorries and vans are a practical and competitiveer way of moving large household items such as wardrobes, beds, kitchen utilities and other large or heavy items from your home for domestic removals . Some lorries and vans can be hired and depending on size, driven by anyone with a full UK license, although larger vehicles such as a articulated lorries and lorries over 7.5 tonnes may require someone with a HGV license, therefore a rental of both a man and van, would probably be an advised suggestion. Depending on the terms and conditions of some rental companies some companies may expect you have held you license for more than 2 years or be at least 25+.

What is a removal van or lorry?

A truck is a large cargo item carrying vehicle. The word "truck" comes from the Greek "trochos", meaning "wheel". In America, the big wheels of wagons were called trucks. When petrol driven trucks came into fashion they became known as "motortrucks" and the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV)) lorry is a British name for a truck but it is only used for the medium and heavy types.

Removal Services

Removal companies are companies that help people relocate their possessions from one place to another. Typically removal companies use vans and trucks for national and regional relocation, but for international movers or where storage is required, they may use storage containers, crates or trailered lorries.

National companies are typically organised with local affiliates. That affiliation may be in the form of a franchise. There are many small independent moving companies who operate within any given local area, from a depot they would plan an outer radius of where they can operate or rent out a vehicle to a customer.

Whilst moving home be careful when wrapping and packing items to avoid damage to furniture and effects. Use bubble wrap and cardboard boxes and dust sheets to stop marks on furniture. As there are many household insurance policies that do not cover goods in transit unless they are being packed, removed and unpacked by a professional removal firm. In the moving industry, when a customer packs and unpacks his own boxes it is referred to as packed by owner and policies do not insure these goods. On PBO moves it can become a point of huge problem between the removal firm and the customer as to who is at fault regarding damaged items within a box.