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Tips for driving with a trailer

Tips for driving with a trailer Driving any articulated vehicle requires specialist skills and a special drivers licence, unless you’re towing a small trailer with a car or ute.  At Rentco, we’ve identified some basic rules for driving a truck with a trailer, in this article we’ve covered the most essential. What’s in a name…
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Driving tired costs lives

Driving tired costs lives According to the Australian Road Safety Commission, fatigue could be responsible for up to 30 % of all road deaths every year, and an even greater proportion of serious injury crashes. Most of these events are single-vehicle crashes, which include run-off road incidents.  Driving an unfamiliar vehicle like a rental truck adds…
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I’ve crashed my rental truck, what should I do?

I’VE CRASHED MY RENTAL TRUCK, WHAT SHOULD I DO? Accidents can and do happen especially if you’re driving an unfamiliar hire truck.  Common sense tells us a truck handles differently to the average car or van.  Because they’re larger they’re harder to manoeuvre, especially in tight spaces and traffic. You also have restricted visibility when…
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Taking care of your rented truck

Taking care of your rented truck We understand the last thing you’re thinking of when you pick a rental vehicle is checking it back in. Even so, it’s worth taking time to read through the agreement to understand your obligations. Here are our top tips for taking care of your hire vehicle, preserving your bond…
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