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Media Information: 28th October 2010
MyLocalVanHire.co.uk has found that 60% of van hire customers want a short wheelbase panel van and the most popular location for van rental is London.
Specialist van hire website MyLocalVanHire.co.uk has found that medium-sized panel vans such as the Ford Transit SWB and Renault Trafic are the choice of 60% of UK van hire customers. It has analysed the van type and location requirements of its visitors to learn more about what customers want and where they want it.
MyLocalVanHire.co.uk is the UK's leading specialist van hire website and draws visitors looking for van hire all over the UK. The website specialises in allowing visitors to search for all of the van hire companies in a certain location, helping them find the cheapest van hire deals.
Medium-sized vans are the most popular by far, meeting the requirements of 60% of renters who appreciated the ability of these vans to swallow up a small removals job but be little different to a car to drive. Just 9% of renters opted for car-derived small vans and Luton box vans - the smallest and largest vans commonly available - while the remaining 22% of renters opted for a long wheelbase panel van, boosting available load space without compromising on driveability.
Based on an analysis of 164,384 user searches on the MyLocalVanHire.co.uk website, the top location for van hire is London, with the search term including the word 'London' being used 2.5 times more often than the next most popular van hire location, Birmingham.
However, specialist website MyLocalVanHire.co.uk's search data shows that van hire is a universal requirement - wherever you live. The website's search history contains 1,726 locations that have been searched for at least three times.
MyLocalVanHire.co.uk founder Roland Head says "Van hire is an occasional necessity for the vast majority of people. Whether it's moving house, transporting goods or running a mobile business, vans are a part of our life and successful van hire companies recognise this, focusing on providing flexible, low cost van rental without unnecessary frills."
In July 2011, MyLocalVanHire.co.uk was rebranded as VanRental.co.uk. Its new web address is www.vanrental.co.uk.
MyLocalVanHire.co.uk is the leading UK van hire portal and lists more than 700 rental branches in over 370 UK locations. Visitors can search for van hire companies in their area and see the results displayed on an interactive map. The site has grown rapidly since its launch in May 2007 and now attracts more than 50,000 search engine visitors each month.
MyLocalVanHire.co.uk also provides a minibus hire search service and a wide range of free information guides on all aspects of hiring, driving and loading vans. For more details, visit www.vanrental.co.uk.
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