Three Things To Consider Before You Rent A Moving Truck

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Renting a truck and moving is a lot of work, but the effort is worth it when you calculate how much money you save. There are a few things to know about renting a truck if you want to get the best value for your money and have the best experience. You'll especially want to think about the following things if you've never rented a truck before:

Book The Right Size

You can rent trucks in various sizes so you can move your entire home or just a dorm room full of belongings and furniture. Choosing the right size is important because you may have to pay more for larger trucks. Plus, large trucks are more challenging to drive. The rental place can help you decide on the size of truck to rent, but if you want to be exact, you can stack what you want to move in a garage or spare room and then measure the dimensions of the space you need. If it turns out you don't have all that much to move, you might get by with a van or small truck, which would be the most convenient. However, if you want the largest truck you can rent, you want to know that in advance so all your things will fit.

Plan How To Load The Truck

Since you'll pay for the truck by the day or hour, you'll want to have everything boxed up, dismantled, and ready to load before you bring the truck home. It's good to have a plan ahead of time for how you'll load the truck so you don't waste time loading and unloading to get everything to fit. You want to put large and heavy items in first so they fit against the wall. That includes things like mattresses and bed boards. Also, be sure to buy moving boxes so the boxes are of the same size and sturdy so they stack well.

Think About Driving Skills

If you've never driven a truck before, you'll want to be very cautious about how you drive until you get the hang of it. A truck carries a lot of weight, especially if you tow a car behind it. You'll need a lot more distance for braking than you are used to in a car. Also, think about other conditions you may encounter such as snow, rain, or steep hills that will require even more cautious driving. Once you've been on the road and become used to how a truck handles, you should have no problem, but you still want to err on the side of caution and drive slower than normal and leave plenty of space between the car ahead for stopping.

You'll also want to read through your rental contract carefully so you understand all the terms. There may be conditions concerning other drivers and insurance coverage that you want to know about. Renting a truck is as easy as renting a car. The hard work begins when it's time to load the truck with your furniture and belongings, but as long as you're organized and have thought out things in advance, moving day should go much easier.

Contact a company like Elite Truck Rental for more information and assistance. 


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