10 Things You Must Know When You Rent A Moving Truck

I say that this is a guide anyways because only you know how many items you have fitted in your three bedrooms for example.

That is why you should go to your rental agency and provide them a list of large items as well as a number of each small item that you have to move.

This is the best choice that someone who wants to rent a moving truck can make. Because, you might have to move some larger items, that will require the use of bigger trucks.

6. Compare Prices And Other Factors

Straight after determining the size of the truck that you will have the need of, you will have to start comparing the prices and the other factors that affect the overall moving process.

Moreover, in order to determine which the best price for renting a moving truck is, I would advise you to gather three pieces of information.

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Starting from the size for the truck that you will require (which you already did so far), the distance that you will be going as well as the dates that you will be moving.

Yet, most rental truck companies are in general charging a daily rate, which charging comes with a certain amount per mile.

As well, the rates for renting a moving truck can vary based on the day of the week or the time of the year.

So, how can you get a better deal when you want to rent a moving truck?

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Well, the best possible way for you to rent a moving truck is in the period when these trucks are not in high demand of course.

If your moving process is flexible then you can see the rate charges for different dates, and see when the price will be the most suitable for your needs.

Still, there are some truck rental companies that offer free unlimited miles on one-way rentals. But these truck rental companies are really rare in the U.S.

7. Make Sure You Are Insured

When you are in the position to rent a moving truck you will have to make sure that you are insured.

What if it happens that you get involved into an accident with the rental truck or some of the belongings that you have been moving gets stolen?

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You don’t want to get in any unwanted situation!

So, that is the reason why you will need to have supplemental coverage. That is so because if you want to relay on your home and auto insurance, know that they won’t be in the situation to cover the moving truck accident.

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According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, a 10-foot truck might be covered under your policy, but contrary a 24-foot truck might not be.

So take care of the insurance while there is still time!


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On the other hand, getting insurance for the moving truck won’t be a big deal since most truck rental companies are selling insurance that covers the following features:

Damage waiversThis will protect you from spending money to cover damage or theft of the moving truck;
Personal and Cargo PoliciesProtects your property while it is still inside of the rental truck;
Auto Tow ProtectionCovers damage to or theft of personal vehicle if you are towing in on a trailer;
Supplemental liability insuranceStops you from paying for property damage and bodily injury claims filed against you;


8. Consider Logistics

I know that you are in the situation where you will have to move your belongings, and you think that renting a moving truck is the best choice, but believe me, you should as well consider logistics.

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You will have to be aware of the following points:

On the day you rent the truck you will have to have a clean driver’s license as well as a major credit card;
Before taking off you will have to perform check the truck. Get insured not to be blamed and charged for damage that already existed;
Settle on the route that you will be driving. Pay attention to the fact that some roads prohibit trucks;
Keep focus on the ramp- a busted ramp can ruin your moving day;


Use Moving Equipment

When you rent a moving truck you will have to rent a moving equipment as well.

Let’s start from the furniture pads that are protecting your furniture and your floors during the moving process. This moving equipment will help you move your heavy furniture in an easier way.

Remember: Get informed about the moving equipment that you will need!

9. How Much Stuff Are You Moving

The moving process is not easy at all. In order to make it easier for you, I would suggest you to assess how much stuff you have and to sort it in a wise manner.

Never think twice, get rid of the things that you don’t have the need of, or you haven’t used it for a long period of time!

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By getting rid of the things that you don’t have the need of, or you haven’t used it for a longer period of time you will save yourself both time and money.

It has happened to a lot of people to forget how much stuff the areas of their home have and how much they add up to the move.

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So, once you get rid of the things that you don’t have the need of you will have to learn how to pack and load like an expert.

Let’s take a look at the following sub-heading!

10. Pack and Load like An Expert

You are moving for the very first time? And you are a bit confused what to do after you rent a moving truck? How to pack and load like an expert?



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