About Us

Established in 1924 as a haulage business servicing the companies of Lancashire, JR Ashworth & Sons Limited has evolved into a high-quality hire company, now known as Rentruck.

Since 1924 the company has undergone many changes to its structure, but throughout these changes it has never lost sight of the personal touch it was born with and is still a family run business.

Peace of Mind

Rentruck prides itself on the service we offer to our customers – from helping you select the best sized van, to our comprehensive insurance policies and breakdown assistance. When you hire a vehicle from us, you can be sure that you are in safe hands – and should there be a problem we are well equipped to help you with our 24 hour helpline.


We now have a fleet of well over 300 vehicles used for short-term hire and long-term lease throughout Rochdale and the surrounding areas, from small cars to 4×4`s, from VW Caddy vans to Luton box vans equipped with tail-lifts, as well as specialist vehicles such as Glass-Carrier Vans and Welfare Units.

We also specialise in temperature-controlled vans, capable of heating or freezing to + or – 25 degrees c, to supply the food and pharmaceutical industries.

All vehicles are fully valeted before collection, and as they are typically very late models, you can be sure they are in good mechanical condition.

Social Media

For details of our latest discounted offers or new additions to our fleet, why not follow us on LinkedIn ,  join the growing list of Facebook “likers” or “follow” us on Twitter @Rentruck

*Sometimes people think we’re called Rent A Truck, RentATruck or even Renttruck. We’re called Rentruck – though we don’t mind if you spell it incorrectly!