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Rental trucks are some of Auckland’s most in-demand rental vehicles thanks to their huge range of applications: furniture moving, deliveries, event support vehicles – almost everyone has a use for one at some point. However, perhaps our most commonly asked question is:

“I have a car licence – what’s the biggest truck I can rent?”

Many people are surprised to learn that the maximum limit in NZ was raised to 6000kg gross vehicle mass several years ago. This law change plus the ease of operating modern trucks (automatic transmissions, reverse cameras etc) means that many Auckland car licence holders can drive and hire larger trucks than they thought.

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Rental trucks display loading certificates on the windscreen which will tell you if it can be driven on a Class 1 licence.

Tare Weight is the vehicle weight, fuel only, no occupants. In Auckland, rental trucks are often described as a 2-tonne or 3-tonne based loosely on this figure, but in practice the description usually reflects the box size rather than the technical weight, as this is really what customers want to know.

Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) is the weight of the vehicle including its maximum legal load it is rated to carry. A vehicle with a GVM under 6000kg can be driven on a car licence.

GVM minus the tare weight tells you the maximum load the truck is allowed to carry.

Need an Auckland Truck Rental?

At Auckland Vehicle Rentals we hire both the handy 2-tonne trucks,

2 tonne furniture truck for hire

and their more spacious 3-tonne sisters.

3 tonne furniture truck with tail lift for hire

Click here for a quote on the size of your choice, or contact us here to find out how we can help with your move!

Rental trucks in Auckland are in high demand, and the busiest ones are without a doubt the small car-licence furniture types. These are a swiss army knife among vehicles, a versatile tool that is the smart solution to a broad range of challenges. Here’s how a truck rental might be your solution!

Moving House In Auckland?

An obvious one, as these rental trucks are built for exactly this purpose. By renting a furniture truck you won’t have to depend on unreliable third parties to get the job done, you can stay on schedule and in control of every cost. Using a rental truck for a local move could save hundreds, but if you’re moving out of Auckland the savings from not using a furniture removal service could be much more.

The Helper

Even if you prefer (or need) to let the professionals shift your furniture, they are often not interested in packing the odds and ends you may have accumulated in sheds, gardens and garages. A smaller rental truck is ideal for cleaning out a workshop, transporting pot plants, taking rubbish to the recycle centre, or donating surplus items to family or charity.

The Storage Unit Shuttle

Renting storage space? If your house is on the market, or just overflowing, renting a storage unit is a popular solution in Auckland. Shuffle boxes and furniture back and forth as you need them with a quick, convenient truck rental.

Bought, Begged, or Borrowed?

Larger items sold through auction sites are usually “pick up only”, and retail stores that offer deliveries may have a waiting list that doesn’t appeal. Although trailers are handy for some jobs, it’s hard to beat a rental truck when you need a weather-proof, secure, easy to manoeuvre option, especially ones that come with handy options like hydraulic lifts, hand trollies, furniture blankets and straps to protect your precious cargo.

You Have A Truck, It Doesn’t Work

Maybe your company delivery vehicle is off the road for servicing, or worse – a more major repair. Don’t turn away business that you may never get back, simply grab a rental truck and it’s business as usual!

You Don’t Have A Truck, But Are Thinking About It

Maybe your business is thinking of offering deliveries as added value for your customers in Auckland’s cutthroat market. Test the waters without making a huge financial commitment by hiring a rental truck as needed. Special discounts usually apply to longer hires, too.

The Mobile Port-A-Com

At a trade fair, construction site, or anywhere within extension cord reach of a power supply, a truck rental can provide a dry, secure work space or pop-up store. And unlike the traditional work-site caravan, they can be shifted easily, and of course collect supplies when you’re low on stock.

Temporary Storage

Having guests for the weekend? Having an open home or property inspection? Book a truck rental for a couple of days and store the untidy realities of your life out of sight!

What do you need a truck rental for? Choose from our range!

When you need to take the team to an away game, VIP’s on a corporate tour, staff to a boozy function, or extended family out of Auckland, a minibus rental is often far more practical (and sociable) than taking multiple cars. But faced with the number of unfamiliar vehicles available many people get anxious. Do I choose the cheapest? Can I drive something that big? Will it fit our needs?

At Auckland Vehicle Rentals we have three choices in our fleet, so matching a suitable rental minibus to suit each customer is usually no problem. Where customers often struggle is choosing between them, as they can look very similar at a glance.

Premium 12 Seater Rental Minibus

These are our newest minibuses, all 2017 or newer Toyota Hiaces. They have several points of difference over other types, the most significant is the 3 litre turbo diesel powerplant – less consumption, less emissions, and cheaper pump prices. They are the perfect complement to these Premium vans, and a far cry from the noisy, smelly diesels of old.

Premium rental vans also run dual air conditioning/heating, which can make a big difference to a packed van in the summer months. They also have separate, full-height seats for all passengers, plus three-point seat belts throughout and a luggage barrier for the utmost in safety.

On the tech front, these vans are equipped with up to date Bluetooth stereos, and reverse cameras which make parking far less stressful.

Premium minibuses are our most expensive van type, but thanks to their modern diesel engines the further you travel the more you’ll save over a petrol vehicle. You may even completely offset the cost difference. And it goes without saying that we recommend the Premium rental vehicles for any corporate or social occasion where you want to make the best impression possible.

Standard 12 Seater Rental Minibus

Our most popular minibuses without question are the 12-seat Standard type. The same jumbo Toyota body as the Premiums, they come with all the space and flexibility of their newer cousins. Although a few years older than Premium minibuses, they are still the same fifth-generation Hiaces that are globally revered for reliability and driving comfort.

Luggage barriers are fitted to most Standard 12 seaters, seating is typically a bench style with a mix of three-point and lap belts. These vans are all petrol 2.7 litre motors, hooked to automatic transmissions for the easiest operation possible.Air conditioning is fitted, but in most cases is vented from the front of the cabin only.

Due to their pricing and size, our standard 12-seater vans are the first choice for many schools, sports teams, and families looking to hire a minibus in Auckland.

Budget 10-11 Seater Rental Minibus

These budget minibuses are ideal for customers who don’t need a great amount of luggage space, and are looking for the most affordable rental minibus in our fleet. They seat 10 comfortably, but there’s an 11th in the centre front if you need to separate troublemakers.

Although these are fifth-gen Hiaces like the rest of our minibus range, they are not jumbo bodies – hence the minimal luggage space. However, the lower roof lets them fit into more undercover parking lots than the 12-seaters, and they are generally easier to park and drive.

Single air conditioning and automatic transmissions are standard on all Budget 10-seater minibuses.

Which one suits you? Get a quote for your dates, or email us to enquire.