Aug. 15, 2012
-- Moving anywhere is a hassle. There are boxes to buy, items to pack, and then the dreaded truck rental. Deciding on the size can be very difficult. If you rent one too big then you risk damaging your items, or if you choose one too small you will end up with multiple trips. In the end it all adds up to spending too much money for an already stressful event in your life.
Each household is unique in the amount of belongings it may need to move. Pay special attention when reserving your rental online, or in person, that you ask how many rooms each truck will hold on a typical basis, and don't forget that a garage and attic count as rooms too. The last thing anyone wants is to get the truck rental home and not have enough space.
Truck size doesn't account for everything that needs to be hauled. As an example, if you need to move a vehicle then you would also need to tow a trailer behind your rental. Some trucks can only tow vehicles of a certain weight or wheel base, so if your vehicle doesn't meet within the specifications you might find yourself stuck with a larger moving truck than needed. Though it is rare to have a vehicle not suitable for tow it is a possibility.
Once you have settled on a rental, that will accommodate your move, the next step is make sure you're covered if anything goes wrong. It doesn't matter if your move is around the corner or across the country. Make sure the rental company you have chosen has a truck repair service, insurance options, and road side assistance. The last problem anyone in the middle of a move wants to worry about is breaking down or getting into an accident.
The best way to choose truck rentals (http://www.truckrite.com.au/
) is to know what you're moving and how much. Chose the smallest rental possible as larger trucks will not only cost more, but they will also cost more to fuel up, with some even requiring diesel fuel. Also be sure to learn about what is covered in your contract, and read all fine print before you sign anything.
In the end the most important part of moving is the truck size. While many carry standard sizes, a few companies do offer a better selection in sizes of their trucks. Apart from that, you will want to do business with a company who takes the time to maintain their equipment. These companies typically have an in-house truck repair service (http://www.truckrite.com.au/services/mechanical-and-servi...
), or they use a local repair shop.