There are many people who prefer to move themselves instead of hiring the services of a professional moving company. For these people truck rental becomes inevitable, though many moving companies have adequate facilities to help self-movers with trucks, vans or even trailers, depending on the volume of load the person has to transport. There are a few guidelines which can help you organize a self-move with the help of truck rentals. This article aims to brief you on some of these guidelines on truck rental:
If you are planning to move short distance, most truck rental companies would easily accommodate your order and organize a one-way trip. If you are moving long distance however, though most truck rental agencies assure you of one-way fare, it is always better to check this out and get confirmation, as most truck renters end up paying for two way fares.
One of the most important questions which crop up when you rent a truck is what size of truck would be enough to accommodate your goods. Here most truck rental agencies offer a guide to its customers, but here are some ready references: 26 feet truck can accommodate goods of a 4 bedroom apartment, even larger. 10 feet truck can hold goods of a small apartment. Regarding choosing the right size of truck, it is always wise to choose a slightly bigger sizes truck rather than a small one as last minute changes in the size would surely disrupt all moving schedules.
When renting trucks, remember there are peak seasons for
. Most people prefer to move between end May to early September and also during the last or first weeks of those months. This means that you must decide when you need the truck and avoid these peak months. Planning and scheduling the time when you require the truck is important to avoid last minute disappointments. Peak seasons are when demand is high and the prices too. Choosing to move in the middle of any month barring the peak months would then be the right timing.
When hiring a truck for moving, you must be very clear whether you need any additional vehicles like your car, motorcycles or boats. If you were to rent a trailer, it could cost you an extra $150 to $300 depending on the duration of your rent. Your rental agency can advise you whether you need additional vehicles and the best option for you in terms of transportation of these extras.
When you are hiring a truck for relocation, insurance of your goods during transit is critical. Most rental agencies offer you extra insurance which works out to approximately $30 per day of all the days the truck is on the road. Since most high-end credit cards offer insurance for such exigencies, check out with your current insurance company as well as your credit card company whether any additional insurance policy has to be purchased for your goods.
One of the critical components of moving is packing. The
agencies will also give dollies and padding on rent, which are of great help during packing and loading your goods on to the truck.
Thus, with a little bit of planning and organization, your truck rental exercise can be as smooth as your relocation.