Moving loads of stuff, especially across a long distance, can be a little too much to handle by yourself, even if you have a few friends and family over to help. There’s just so much they can do. Renting a truck, however, can make your moving process faster and even less stressful. You’ll have to pay for their services, but it can be worth it. However, there are some basic things you should consider before you choose to hire a moving truck, and some of them will be discussed in this article. So, please read to the end if you want to discover them. 

  1. How do you find a rental company?

If you know anyone who has recently moved somewhere, be it a friend, family member, or colleague at work, you can ask them if they have any information on the best place to rent a truck. You can also check for rental truck companies online. You’ll find a lot, so make sure to read reviews or ask for expert advice 

  1. Where’s the new location?

If you live close to where you’re moving, and you have a lot of stuff, you may have to rent a truck, especially if you don’t want to move multiple times. The same goes for a distant location. If you’re moving interstate, you should request that the truck be taken on a one-way trip. Always ask if there’ll be any additional costs for this rental.

  1. What size of the rental truck do you need?

Trucks come in sizes from 10’ to about 26’ depending on the size of your apartment. Determine if you’ll need large-sized trucks or smaller ones by comparing the size of your home apartment. If you’re still not sure which size to pick, it’ll be best if you go with larger sizes trucks.

  1. Do they offer insurance?

You need to find out if the rental company offers insurance to their clients. Some companies give insurance per day for a few, while others add it as an extra cost. Before you make any form of payment, make sure you understand what the insurance covers exactly and if you’ll be able to afford it. Some questions you should ask include:

  •  Does it cover large theft and damage?
  •  Is there collision protection?
  1. Any extra information?

Use protective padding when packing your items to prevent damage. Ask if the rental company charges extra for moving equipment. If you’re going to be traveling a long distance, never forget to ask about the cost of mileage charges. Some companies add mileage charges as an additional cost. While considering all these, it is important that you also factor in the cost of a tank of gas. This is because you’ll be required to return the truck with a tank full of gas.


Now that you have basic knowledge of how to rent a truck, estimate the expenses you’re expected to make. If you think it’s a lot of money and want to save up on some cash, it’ll be best to ask your family and friends for help since that costs less. If you think the cash you’ll spend is worth the stress of moving all by yourself, by all means, rent a truck.

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