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Frequently Asked Questions
If you are thinking about renting a truck for your upcoming move, you probably have a lot of questions. We’ve tried to answer some of the most frequently asked questions below to help you understand the moving process better.
How far ahead of my moving date should I rent the truck?
The short answer is as soon as you know you are going to move. The more time you give yourself to find and rent a moving truck, the more likely you are to get the exact truck you want at the best price. A good rule of thumb is to have the truck rented about two to three months before your move.
Wouldn’t hiring a full service moving company be easier?
If money is not a problem, and you need to keep your time free for work or other aspects of your life, a full service moving company is a good idea. But full service moving has many drawbacks as well. It is much more expensive, you will be at the whim of the moving company’s schedule, and you will not have control over how your furnishings and valuable possessions are treated during the move.
I’m considering renting a self-service moving truck. What should I know?
While self-service moving involves more work on your part, it will also save you a lot of money. Self-service truck rentals are more popular than ever, and the market is very competitive. You can compare prices and services between companies to find the best deal for your needs. Many moving truck rental companies now also offer their customers the options of hiring loaders and drivers as part of their self-service packages.
How do I find a moving truck rental company that I can trust?
You can ask for recommendations from family and friends, but only if they have recently been through a similar move. A good idea is to use our Truck Rental Quotes tool. Just by entering some basic information about your move, you will receive cost estimates within a matter of hours. And you can rest assured that each of these companies has been pre-qualified to meet our professional standards. You can use this short list to start calling companies about the specifics of what services and prices they offer.
Though taking on the task of packing and loading a moving truck may seem overwhelming, we have taken care to provide a selection of helpful articles to guide you throughout the process.
How much will renting a truck cost me?
The cost of a rental truck depends on many factors, some of which are:
- The size of the truck.
- The length of time you will keep the truck.
- How far you will drive the truck.
- If you need to purchase extra insurance.
- If you will be negotiating for extra services, such as a professional driver to drive the truck to your final location.
Other factors that can affect the overall cost of your move, are if the rental company provides packing supplies free or discounted with your rental, and whether or not they give you access to moving equipment, such as two-wheelers and ramps. These are important questions to ask before you sign a rental agreement.
Will I need to purchase special insurance?
Maybe. Start by checking with your personal insurance carrier to see if your current coverage insures you in rental situations. If not, see if you can purchase a temporary rider to cover you during the move. You may also be able to purchase insurance through the truck rental company. They may offer this as part of the rental package, or you may be able to buy it separately from the rental.
What if the truck breaks down while I’m driving it?
Before you sign a rental agreement, ask if roadside assistance is available in case of a break down. Make sure you know who to call, what services are provided, and if you will be charged any damage or late fees if you turn the truck in late due to the break down.