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How far in advance should I book transport?
We ask for a minimum of a week's notice when requesting transport, as this leaves plenty of time for us to get it booked. Whilst we try to deal with all last minute requests, you are more likely to be guaranteed transport the earlier you request ...
What is an authorised driver?
Here at LUU, we can hire a car for you that you or a member of your society can drive. To do this, you need to become an authorised driver. This is so you can safely drive under our insurance. To become an authorised driver, you will need to fill ou...
What documents do I need to provide to be able to drive my own vehicle for LUU?
As well as driving a hire vehicle, you can also register your own car. To do this, you will need to fill out this form: https://forms.gle/W3Vy1sRQ9v5SWivt9 that contains questions about your personal vehicle, and you will need to provide proof of ...
How are transport cost charged to our society account?
The company that you hire from will send invoices to one of our team, who will then take them to the Finance department. The cost of hire will then be taken from your society bank account. It is sometimes worth asking for a quote before requesting t...
What companies do you hire from?
Leeds Commercial: The Roundhouse, Wellington Rd, Leeds LS12 1DR Open for picking up and dropping off: Monday-Thursday  07:00 till 17:30, Friday  07:00 till 17:00, Saturday  08:00 till 12:00, Sunday  Closed. Salford Va...
How do I book transport for my society?
If you need to get somewhere, you can hire a car or book a coach to take you there. Use one of the forms below to give us some more information on what you need. Coach Hire Request: https://forms.gle/Zxobhr64u7wTSFDg8 Vehicle Hire Request: http...
What vehicles can I hire?
Cars you can book:   3 x Door, 5 x Door, Compact car, Large car. MPVs and Vans you can book: 7 x seat MPV, 9 x seat MPV, Short Wheel base van (3 seats), Long wheel base van (3 seats), Luton box van (3 seats). To drive any of the MPVs and ...
How much does transport cost?
Coaches can cost from £200 to upwards of £1000, depending on where you are travelling and how big the coach is. The further you are going, the more expensive it will be. To get an exact quote for your journey, please fill out this form...
My vehicle is damaged, what do I do?
If a vehicle is damaged in your possession, it is crucial that you take pictures and/or videos - especially if it was not your fault or was there before the start of your hire. If there is something wrong with your vehicle (e.g. something faulty) ...
What coaches are available?
We hire coaches from Company Coaches, who provide 16, 24, 32/33 and 49/53 seat coaches. If you would like a quote or to make a booking, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Zxobhr64u7wTSFDg8 ...
I need to cancel a transport booking, what do I do?
Should you wish cancel your transport, please let the Student Activities Team (activities@leeds.ac.uk) know as soon as possible. Certain hire companies have a cancellation fee if vehicles are cancelled at short notice. We recommend where possible to...
What is the MiDAS test and do I need it?
MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) is an additional driving test that allows students as young as 21 years old to drive up to a 9 seat MPV, without the requirement of a D1 on their licence.  You need to be 18+ and hold a drivers license ...
How do I return the vehicle I hired?
Instructions for returning vehicles vary per hire company. Both Enterprise and Leeds Commercial require you to return vehicles within opening hours. For Salford Van Hire you can return the vehicle out of hours to the depot. If you return the v...
Can Enterprise deliver the hire vehicle to me?
Enterprise offers delivery of your vehicle to your door for as little as £5 and they pick it up afterwards. If you require the vehicle outside of office hours, the vehicle will be delivered the night before and you will be charged £12.50...
I want to book transport for a trip abroad, what do I do?
Please see our trip section for more information on trips. Leeds Commercial is the only hire company that allows us to take vehicles on to mainland Europe. If you wish to book transport to go to mainland Europe, please make this clear on your boo...
Can I drive with points on my licence?
Ideally, we would prefer a clean licence but you can have three points on your licence to drive hire vehicles on the Union’s insurance (depending on the penalty). If you have more than three points, we will send a copy of your licence to our i...