The Right Truck Rental
There are good reasons why people relocate from their homes to new places. They may be moving to a bigger house or a better neighborhood, or getting closer to their work or their children’s schools. This does not mean, however, that moving is not stressful. And it begins to build up the moment you start packing your furniture, appliances, tools, equipment, and clothing; and it will only ease up when you have taken the last item out of the last packing box.
Choosing the wrong truck rental company to help you move your stuff can substantially aggravate your stress. Thus, you will need to be careful when choosing one. Fortunately, there are a few tips you could use.
As when shopping for any other good or service, visit the website or call a number of truck rental companies and compare their rates, terms, and conditions. Typically, movers offer different types of services. If you have plenty of large items you cannot carry on your own, you can ask the company to provide personnel to help you. You can even ask them to do the packing at an additional cost. On the other hand, you may only want them to just haul your luggage.
Find the time to visit the office of the hauler to inspect their trucks. The way their trucks are maintained says a lot about the company. Dents, scratches, peeling paints, rust, and shaky locks and latches are indicators that you might be better off looking elsewhere.
When moving to a distant destination, it is often better to contract a company with an office near where you are going. Some companies may charge you round trip if they do not expect a load coming back. On the other hand, those with a network of offices are likely to be able to pick up loads on their return trip and thus won’t have to charge you for the two trips.
Most truck rental companies require proof of your identity so be ready with one. Your driver’s license or major credit usually suffices. And don’t forget to get a copy of your rental agreement with the company. You never know when you might need to prove that you rented the truck.