Choosing the best truck for hire can be a daunting task especially if it is your first time. There are a couple of things to consider when choosing the most suitable moving truck. By following these simple tips, it will make the move much easier emotionally, physically and financially.
Size of the truck
When choosing the size of the truck, you should keep in mind the quantity and size of items you own as well as the size of the largest item that needs to be transported. For example, those who have a large couch that cannot be easily disassembled might need to rent a bigger truck. Be careful when packing your truck because overloading a vehicle has been proven to cause accidents and you could be ticketed for exceeding the state weight limit. As a result, it is recommended to look for a truck that fits your possessions comfortably. If the trucks available are small and you are unable to get the next size up anywhere, some people add a trailer for extra space.
Your budget is determined by the type of truck you can comfortably afford. Different companies may have different prices for similar sized trucks. By comparing total costs from company to company, you can identify the right company that is not only affordable, but also has an acceptable terms and conditions agreement. The fees are higher if the company provides their own driver or has a loading and unloading crew. Weigh your options and decide what will work for you. The fees may go down if you work with a company has one-way truck hire services since where you do not have to return a truck to the original location.
Hidden costs of hiring moving trucks
The hiring fees are usually up front, but there are fees that you may not think about beforehand. These include the cost of the fuel, the cost of any insurance coverage purchased for the driver, vehicle, or the cargo during transit, the cost of repairs if the truck breaks down or destroying someone else's property. Preparing for all outcomes helps you avoid situations where you had not foreseen paying any emergency fees, which may derail or delay your move. In the end, it is highly advised that you think and budget for all applicable costs beforehand.
Terms of payment
If you are worried about getting scammed the terms of payment should be one of the initial things to view. Different companies have different policies. Cash, credit and debit card payments are usually accepted at many companies. However, there are some companies that will take checks, money orders, and traveler’s checks. In most cases, you will be expected to pay a certain percentage of the cost and fees beforehand with the intention that you will clear the balance when you return the vehicle. Some companies will accept a full payment later.
Some companies have gone the extra mile to make it easier for the clients with customizable trucks. Some are customized so the trucks include a side railing where different packages can be fastened to prevent displacement as the vehicle maneuvers around. Many also have an installed adjustable ramp to make loading and unloading easy. Customized trucks will generally cost more than the basic truck packages.
To make the best decision, you should get quotes from different rental trucks companies and compare them thoroughly with respects to the aforementioned tips.