Frequently Asked Questions

Rate, Insurance and Permit

We have tried to cover all common questions about our truck rental services, please feel free to contact the rental office with any additional inquiry.

Why rent a truck from Hand Held Films instead of a truck rental company?

For convenience and specialization. We offer our trucks as a value added service to our equipment rental clients. Trucks are rented as part of the overall rental package, streamlining your production process. Additionally, our trucks are customized for transporting our equipment safely and efficiently.

How much does the truck rental cost?

The rental rate for all our trucks is $200/day or $1000/week. Included in the rate is 100 miles per billed day. Additional mileage is billed at $1/mile. Trucks are rented with a full tank of gas and must be returned with a full tank.

If the truck is not returned with a full tank, a $30 service fee is applied in addition to the cost of gas. NY sales tax may as well be applicable.

What is the policy concerning insurance?

You are required to provide your own production automobile insurance. Ask your insurance company about adding non-owned automobile insurance as part of your policy. In most cases, your personal automobile insurance policy will not cover the rental of a commercial vehicle.

Where can I obtain a permit?

Permits can be obtained from the Mayor’s office for Film, Theatre, and Broadcast.

1697 Broadway @ 53rd St. 6th Floor. (212) 489-6710.

The form is also available online at www.nyc.gov/html/film/

You will need our truck’s license plate numbers in order to obtain a permit.

The 24′ Mitsubishi is New York 20351MB (Commercial)

The 22′ Mitsubishi is New York  85314MA (Commercial)

The 20′ Mitsubishi is New York 10127JV (Commercial).

The 18′ Isuzu is New York 20351MB (Commercial).

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