Driver Requirements

WHEN HIRING A TRAILER – It is the responsibility of the hirer to satisfy all legal requirement such as suitable licence . Number plate, weight limitations . Safe loading and trailer safety .

Deposit required if booked at peak times or for 1 week or more: –

£100 deposit for Trailer Hire

£250 deposit for Van Hire

The hirer needs to have held a driver’s licence for a minimum of 2 years

Aged between 21 – 75

Driver’s aged between 21-25 will incur a young driver’s daily surcharge

No more than 6 penalty points under 5 years and no bans under 10 years

No more than 1 accident within the last 3 years

All UK licence holders must go on to the DVLA website within 21 days of your reservation and create a share code (Click HERE for more details)

All foreign licence holders must produce their driver’s licence, passport and return confirmation (flight number) or if you have UK residence you will need 2 Utility Bills dated within the last 3 months


As of the 8th June 2015 DVLA have abolished the paper counter part to the UK licence. All customers must go on to the DVLA website within 21 days of your reservation.

You will need your drivers licence number, national insurance number and postcode to where the licence is registered to. Once logged in you will see 4 tabs at the top of the page. Click on the 4th tab that reads “share your licence information”. You will then need to click “create my code” and this will generate a 1 time passcode that you will need to share via email to along with your driver licence number for Fitch Hire to carry out the relevant licence qualification. Please note this code is only valid for 21 days, so please do not carry out this procedure more than 21 days until your reservation date. Please note you will still need to produce your photo card licence at point of pickup.

If you are unable to carry out this procedure it will cost £10.00 for Fitch Hire to obtain the relevant information from the DVLA.