For those do-it-yourself movers, truck rental is one way to get you and your stuff moved across town or across the country without the expense of paying a moving company. But, you have probably heard the horror stories about people who have used a truck rental company and the truck was not available when they went to pick it up, or the truck broke down on the road, etc. How do you find a good truck rental company? What kind of truck should you use? What accessories will you need for your move? Do you need more insurance for your move?.Finding a reputable truck rental company is not as easy as opening up the phone book and looking for a name that you recognize. It is important to find out about the customer service record of any truck rental company that you use.
One way to do that is to go online and do a search for rental company reviews or customer satisfaction surveys. Do not go on the company's website for this information, because it will not be impartial.You may even find that a small local truck rental company will give you the best service and price-especially if you are moving in town.
Remember to find out if there are additional charges if you are taking the truck out of state-because this can drive the cost up considerably.The truck you choose should obviously be big enough to carry whatever you need to move. Some of the rental companies will have guidelines as to which truck will fit a certain number of rooms. But, if you are moving some extremely tall or bulky items, you may want a bigger truck.
Ask the truck rental company for assistance in choosing a truck if you are worried.Accessories you might need for your move include boxes, furniture blankets, a hand truck or dolly, and even packing tape. You can buy or rent these from the rental company but you may want to plan ahead so that you can buy them somewhere else. Just be sure that your items will be covered if they are not in company boxes.
Your credit card or car insurance policy may cover you when you are driving a rental moving truck, so you should check that before you purchase a policy from the rental agency. Just make sure that your coverage is adequate for the truck and all of your belongings..Eriani Doyel writes articles about Trucks. If you would like more information about truck rental visit daytruck.com.
By: Eriani Doyel