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Moving is often a lot to handle if you do it yourself. This is why most people recommend the services of a moving truck hire when moving your properties to a new location. Indeed, a moving truck can help to ease the stress and make the whole process more efficient. However, renting a truck, in itself, can be stressful too, especially if you do not have adequate information to guide you. 

Renting a truck can prove to be a cumbersome task. Like moving by yourself isn’t one already. It can be less stressful, but it could also be time-consuming and expensive. However, with the tips in this article, truck hire for your move will be much easier.

Step 1

Choose a date: you need to determine a convenient day for your move. But this is not enough. Rather than picking one day, it is preferable to have a range of days available. This gives you more options and prevents you from having anxiety when the day you have in mind isn’t comfortable anymore. 

The day you pick determines the truck’s availability and the charges you incur.

Below are guidelines for picking dates

  • Weekends with events like memorial days and labor days are the most expensive and challenging times to rent. You typically need to reserve months in advance.
  • Weekends are harder to book compared to weekdays.
  • The first and last weeks of the month are harder to reserve than the middle weeks.

Step 2

Identify how large you want the truck

Before settling for the truck hire size, you need to consider the items you need to move. How large is your furniture? How many is it? Do you have large boxes? What is the number of boxes you intend to take?

After answering all these questions, you can decide whether you want a large, medium or small truck hire

Also, you will do well to consider the availability and prices of trucks available on the day you have picked to move. Most importantly, your comfort in driving large vehicles if you decide to proceed with a large truck.

Step 3

Pick your Agency

Research on truck hire agencies near you and car rental firms that als0 offer large vans or trucks. Draw a list of these agencies ad makes calls to enquire or make reservations.

When inquiring, the following questions are necessary

  • What trucks are available during your scheduled moving period?
  • What payment options are accepted?
  • The opening hours, especially the time when the truck needs to be returned and the extra fees attached with non-compliance
  • Charge per mile
  • Gas costs
  • Additional fees like insurance, twine, moving pads, etc.

Step 4

The moving day: the day you move is a busy one, and to avoid the extra stress that comes with it, utilize these tips

  • Get to the rental location early, at least ten to fifteen minutes before time. This spars you time to conclude lengthy paperwork and get it done earlier.
  • Take your insurance card with you.
  • Inspect the truck for prior damages, and indicate forms the level of initial damage, if any
  • Before moving the truck to your home, try driving it around the rental company’s premises to ensure you are comfortable behind the vehicle’s wheel. 

Conclusion 

This article has discussed some of the steps involved in renting a moving truck.