At TONKS 2000 LIMITED, we've done our best to create a Web site that anticipates and satisfies our customers' needs. With that goal in mind, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you do not find an answer to your question here, contact us at 0191 5693200 or

What type of vehicles are available for hire?
We operate an all DAF fleet of 18 tonne gvw skiploaders, and 32 tonne gvw hookloaders.

Do you have any trailers for hire?
We have triaxle hookloader trailers for hire, with or without the vehicle to pull them.

Do your vehicles have automatic sheeting systems?
Yes. All of our hookloaders have Boughton sheeting systems. Most of our skiploaders have Boughton sheeting systems too.

Can I hire the vehicle, and use my driver to drive it?
Yes. You would need to put the vehicle on your insurance, and on your Operators Licence. Fuel, drivers wages etc. are not included in the hire, and you would be responsible for any damage to the vehicle due to negligence or mis-use.

I have an unexpected, extra workload, and need an extra vehicle to manage my work. I don’t want to have to take on another driver. How can you help?
We can supply a vehicle and a driver to your depot, to assist you in carrying out your skip movements. Our drivers have many years of experience, and are fully Driver CPC qualified. The hire includes fuel, drivers wages, insurance etc., and any damage to vehicle or property is our responsibility

To save me getting into bother with the DVSA, can you maintain and inspect my vehicles for me?
Yes. We can schedule and carry out regular maintenance, book test appointments, and present your vehicle to the testing station. We have an exceptionally high pass rate, and this is reflected in our OCRS rating.

My vehicle is having problems, can you fix it for me, without having to sign up to a maintenance contract?
Yes. We can handle all types of repair work, from replacing a headlight bulb, to removing and replacing clutches, or gearboxes. All work is carried out by highly skilled, experienced and qualified HGV mechanics.

My hookgear and sheeting system on my vehicle in inoperative, can you repair them too?
Yes. As we operate such vehicles, our mechanics have loads of experience in all types of problems relating to hookgear and sheeting systems. We are an authorised Boughton repair agent and carry out repairs on their behalf.

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