About Us

Since it`s birth, Cool Running has evolved and adapted to the requirements of it`s vast range of clientèle, and now have vans capable of heating as well as refrigerating. This diversity allows the company to service customers, not only within the food chain, but also within catering, hospitality, and more recently the pharmaceutical industry.

The fleet has grown at an impressive rate, and now boasts over 100 vehicles, from VW Caddy vans, up to 3.5 tonne Mercedes Sprinters. All vehicles are equipped with overnight electrical standby and Transcan temperature readers, and the vast majority have the capability, by means of a moveable bulkhead, to split in to dual compartmency capable of 2 separate temperatures.

All refrigeration units have been subject to a comprehensive repair and maintenance package since the day they went on the road, and in the unlikely event of a refrigeration unit malfunction, an engineer is at the end of a phone line 24/7/365.

With it`s handy location to the North of Manchester, with easy access to the country`s infrastructure, Cool Running are able to offer nationwide delivery and collection (subject to restrictions).

Customers looking for a more permanent rental solution, can be serviced by our Contract Hire and Leasing department, better known as TCVL (Temperature Controlled Vehicle Leasing)

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 120 vehicles used for short-term hire and long-term lease throughout Rochdale and the surrounding areas.

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.

*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!