Thrifty Commercial Hire in Australia

Thrifty operate one of Australia's largest Commercial Vehicle rental fleets including delivery vans, dual and single cab Utes, 4WDs, moving trucks, Tipper trucks, small and large trucks, specialised refrigerated trucks and 20 - 26 seater bus rentals. Whether you're a tradie, small or large business looking for an extra set of wheels or moving to a new house, Thrifty's diverse range of commercial vehicles will have the rental to meet your needs.

Backed by more than 40 years’ experience in the Australian market and with more than 170 locations across regional and city locations Thrifty are the perfect partner when it comes to hiring a truck, ute or van.

The Thrifty Commercial Fleet

When it comes to Thrifty Ute hire, there's a great choice of Single and Dual Cab utes with 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive and equipped with manual and automatic transmission. Typically, the Thrifty Ute fleet is supported by Toyota's Hilux and the Mitsubishi Triton with both petrol and diesel models. In selected locations there are adapted variations of these Utes for the Mining industry with the addition of larger heavy duty flat tray Landcruiser utes. Due to the specialised nature of these Utes, contact the DriveNow Reservations team on 1300 547 214 with your specific requirements.

Thrifty 4 Wheel Drive rental - the 4WD fleet encompasses luxury and sports 4 Wheel Drive Wagons alongside more substantial variations for commercial work. Models come fuelled by petrol or diesel and with automatic and manual transmission. This rental class is dominated by a range of Mitsubishi Pajero and Landcruiser models or similar vehicles. As with Utes, Thrifty provide specialised Mine Industry 4WDs in selected locations.

Delivery van hire by Thrifty - if you're looking to move house, need a larger van for that outsized piece of furniture or looking to hire a van for business, you'll find Thrifty has all the bases covered. Their wide selection of easy to drive rental vans typically includes Toyota's HiAce and the Hyundai iLoad with both automatic and manual transmission. For high roof delivery vans, Thrifty use Ford Transits, Mercedes Sprinters or similar vehicles.

The Thrifty Truck rental fleet is one of the largest on the road in Australia. Whilst many of the larger trucks require a specific Truck License, vehicles up to 4.2 tonnes, such as the Fuso Canter can be driven on car license. Due to the more specialised nature of the truck fleet, not all vehicles will be listed nor available at all locations. If you cannot find the vehicle of your choice please contact the DriveNow Reservations team with your requirements and we will source the vehicle to fulfill your needs.

Thrifty will always endeavour to match the vehicle booked with the vehicle you collect and in most instances this is the case, however, as with all rental providers, please note that all vehicles are booked by Vehicle Category and Thrifty do not guarantee a specific make or model, vehicles offered within the same rental category may vary by location.

Frequently asked Questions on hiring a Thrifty Commercial Vehicle

What license is required to hire a Thrifty commercial?

Utes, Vans and smaller trucks up to 4.5 tonnes GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) and 4.2 metres long can all be rented and driven using a car license. Gross Vehicle Mass refers to the maximum weight when fully loaded - so the actual standalone vehicle weight will be less, 3 and 4.2 tonners being common sized small trucks. Trucks longer than 4.2 metres require a Medium or Heavy Rigid license whilst larger buses requires a Light Rigid license.

What credit card can I use with Thrifty?

Thrifty accept all major credit and debit cards; the latter must be endorsed with either the Visa or Mastercard logo. The credit card needs to be in the name of the renter. In order to cover merchant fee processing costs, Thrifty charge a processing fee across all cards, the more expensive being for Diners, JCB and American Express cards. Debit cards can only be used at selected locations. Cash is not accepted.

Do Thrifty Trucks come with Hydraulic Lifters?

Not all vehicles are fitted with lifters. When making your booking include this requirement in the comments section to allow confirmation prior to vehicle collection.

Does my Thrifty insurance cover Overhead Roof damage?

No. Even with the purchase of Thrifty's Collision Damage Waiver protection, overhead damage is not covered. Some 3rd party insurance options may include cover. To avoid damage costs be extra vigilant on clearances particularly when driving around tunnels, bridges, trees or other low hanging objects. As overhead collisions are a common cause of damage, it’s a good idea to confirm your truck or van's height clearance before leaving the Thrifty branch.

Does my Thrifty insurance cover damage to the undercarriage of a vehicle?

No. Any damage incurred to undercarriage of a rented vehicle is not covered even with the purchase of Thrifty's Collision Damage Waiver protection. Some 3rd party insurance options may include cover.

Can I transport domestic pets or other animals in a Thrifty Commercial vehicle?


What fuel should I use in a Thrifty Van or Truck?

Thrifty's commercial fleet come with both diesel and petrol fuelled vehicles, the majority being diesel. Check with Thrifty staff before leaving the branch as to the fuel requirements of your particular vehicle.

Do I need to clean my Truck, Ute or Van before returning to Thrifty?

Yes. To avoid cleaning fees it is strongly advisable to return your vehicle with a clean and emptied cargo area.

Please note that this vehicle guide should be read as indicative of the make and model that Thrifty provide in each Commercial Vehicle Class. Images are for illustration purposes only.

Thrifty Commercial Hire Fleet

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