When you are forced to move out of a place due to relocation, change of your profession or when you want to retire and settle in your favorite place you need to move your belongings in a safe way to the new place. Those cherished bon china dinner set and the heirloom chandelier should be transported safely to the new place to bring the same admiring glances from the guests as they do now. To do this in an apt way is approaching the truck rentals for moving than moving them on your own vehicle or a full service moving company. But there are some fine prints you should go through before doing the same.
Will it suit your purpose? : Most of the rental companies offer their services in a given area or at the most to the neighboring districts. The one way fare and the facility to leave the vehicle at a place near to the area where you are relocating are offered by not all the rentals. Ensure that in the first place. Further it is important to check the documents of the truck such as insurance, fitness and permits to cross borders if necessary are in order. You don’t need to stuck up with some issues at a check post or routine check from the authorities, isn’t it?
Additional Services: While all the rentals offer you a truck only few help you with additional services like loading and unloading, packing things for a safe transport (mind you, you have those designer glass dinner set), self storage, trailer rentals etc. These things are of importance as you cannot do away with your moving with those heavy things to be transported and the need for trailers. Discuss these things in open before you sign a rental agreement. Otherwise you will be spending more for the additional services that you require.
Equipments: Will your truck rentals for moving offer you the equipments of things you require to pack your things and transport them in the right way? Do they offer enough bubble wraps, corrugated boxed, crates, packing materials like self-adhesive tapes and tie downs. Are their trucks having support hooks so that your goods can be safely tied down during the journey? Will they also provide the padded blankets to cover your goods from dust? To move the heavy crates you require a dolly; will they offer one? Questions like these should be satisfactorily answered before you go ahead with the rental.
Price: Another important factor particularly if you have a long distance to cover in your moving. The very idea of going for a rental is to avoid the more expensive full service moving company. So you need to get the best rates to help you save some money. On the first glance a rate quoted the company may seem less, but when you know about the extras like taxes, fuel charges and environmental fees the final rate per mile/kilometer will shoot up more than your expectations. Look all aspects like these when you need a truck for rental.
Customer service: How efficient is their customer service? Do they have facility to help either directly or through their associates when you are stuck with issues like break-downs or a flat tire? Some added benefits like pick up and drop to their office, perhaps?
Looking at the above you will realize that the agency near to your house may not be the best one. The one which offer you best services is the one you should go for even if it is little away from your place.