Trailer Hire Terms

Hirers

For your first hire, we require your Driving Licence (must be a UK license showing your current address) and a deposit payment by Credit/Debit Card (name and address to match the driving licence). All bookings require pre-payment.

All hire trailer rates include all taxes and contribution to our UK mainland insurance premium. Claims are subject to an excess which is equal to 10% of the replacement value of the trailer hired, with a minimum of £50.00 up to a maximum of £400.00.

The trailer must be left in a locked compound overnight, locked on to the towing vehicle or locked to a fixed structure (tree, gate post or similar). Failure to do so will result in an increase of the insurance excess to 20% of the total cost of the trailer. All accidents, losses, thefts must be reported to the police and Hampshire Trailer & Plant within 8 hours of the incident.

Hirer must return in person to Hampshire Trailer & Plant to report the accident, loss or theft and must have a crime reference number. It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has adequate recovery cover for example (e.g. AA, RAC) to recover the trailer in event of accident or breakdown.

The trailer must not leave UK mainland without the written authority of Hampshire Trailer & Plant, foreign travel is subject to a different insurance rate. Please contact us for a quotation.

Bookings

1.Online Bookings

1(a) All bookings should be made online on our website and fully paid prior to collection.

1(b) Availability on our website is live, an online booking secures your preferred collection and return dates.

2.Booking Terms

2(a) Bookings can be fully refunded up until 14 days prior to your collection date.

2(b) Booking dates can be amended one time with no extra charges (assuming the duration of the hire is no longer than the original booking) up to 7 days prior to the original collection date.

2(c) On the date of collection, bookings cannot be cancelled or refunded due to issues with your towing vehicle or suitability of the trailer for your requirements or towing vehicle.

Care, use and custody of the trailer

The hirer shall tow the trailer only while qualified to drive a motor car and whilst holding all necessary UK licenses and permits and shall at all times drive the said motor car when towing the trailer in a careful and skillful manner and in accordance with all legal requirements.

The hirer shall not take the trailer outside UK Mainland without the written consent of Hampshire Trailer & Plant and shall keep the same at all times in his possession and custody and do not part with possession or custody to any other person.

The hirer shall notify the owner of any change in the hirer’s address and upon request by the owner promptly inform the owner of the whereabouts of the trailer.

Accidents

The hirer shall report any accidents or damage involving the trailer to the owner within eight hours of the occurrence of the accident and also to the police or other proper authority within the time prescribed by the law. The hirer shall supply such information, drawings and assistance in connection with the accident as the owner or his insurers may require.

The hirer shall not without prior consent of the owner give instructions for any repair to the trailer or for the replacement of any parts thereo rendered necessary by the accident.

Exclusion of liability

The owner shall not under any circumstances be liable to make any payments to the hirer in respect of or to indemnify to the hirer against any loss, injury or damage sustained by the hirer or by any third party as a result of the presence or use of the trailer or as a result of any defect therein and in taking delivery of the trailer the hirer shall be deemed to have satisfied himself that is it in all respects roadworthy and in proper and safe condition.

Generally

In this agreement "the trailer" includes all replacements and renewals, including all additions and accessories whether made before or after the date of this agreement. No relaxation forbearance or indulgence by the owner in enforcing any of the terms and conditions of the agreement shall prejudice or affect the rights and powers of the owner hereunder nor shall any waiver of any subsequent or continuing breach.

Trailer checklist

Prior to departing on hire, the hirer should;

Verify that the trailer is adequate for the proposed use; That the trailer is compatible with the towing vehicle.

Check the engagement of the coupling-safety features-wear limit indicators etc. The attachment of the Secondary Coupling / Breakaway cable; The attachment / function of the electrical connections, lights etc. ;The stowage of the jockey-wheel anti-vibration / locking features; The stowage of any accessories (spare wheel, ramps etc); The provision and securing of a number plate.

Advice prior to departing

Use of the handbrake; Adequate Nose-weight; Adequate Load restraint; Adequate Tyre pressure; Adequate wheel fixing Torque’s; Adequate marking / lighting of overhanging loads; Allowable towing speeds; Use of fast-lane on Motorways; Applicability of Tachograph, MAFF (etc) legislation; Trailer Insurance / Security.

Important

It is essential that the goods hired be returned to the owner not later than the end of the period of hire. As stated on the rental agreement.

Hire trailers must be collected and returned between the opening hours within the company information page. The hirer must contact us between these hours if this is not possible. There is a charge for late return. Trailers must be reasonably cleaned after-use otherwise a cleaning charge will be levied. You will be charged for any damage including punctures and blowouts. Hire charges will continue to accrue until the trailer is signed off-hire.

Plant and Equipment Hire Terms

All plant and other equipment is hired under the Construction & Plant Hire Association standard terms.

Download the CPA Hire Terms