4 Tips For The Best Moving Truck Rental Experience

Moving is one of the most stressful events in one's life. This is because it's expensive and you want to ensure that all of your belongings arrive to your new home intact. On top of this, moving often puts you on a time restriction that can make the whole ordeal even more stressful. To help with a more stress-free experience, you will want to consider the following four tips for choosing your moving truck rental:

  1. Get an In-Home Estimate:  Before you choose a moving truck rental, you will want to have the moving truck company meet you in-home. The reason for this is that they will provide a more accurate estimate. They will base what size moving truck you need off the amount of stuff that you have. If you are going to be hiring movers along with the moving truck rental, they will also be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate based on the amount of hours they believe it will take to pack and haul your belongings and whether or not they will need to charge more based on where the moving truck will have to be parked and whether or not they will have to go up and down any stairs. 
  2. Inspect the Truck: Before you agree to the estimate provided, you will want to go to their site to inspect the moving trucks that are available. This is important to do if you plan on driving and packing up the moving truck on your own. Take pictures of all dents and scratches so that if you plan on renting this truck, you will not be responsible for the damages that are already present. 
  3. Get Insurance: Always rent a moving truck from a company that offers insurance. Of course, purchasing the insurance is optional, but you should definitely consider it, especially if you are going to hire movers, as well to pack your things. This insurance will cover damages done to your belongings during the process of moving. 
  4. Ask for Registration and Insurance:  You cannot legally drive the moving truck rental if the moving company does not have proof of registration and insurance on the truck. If you are involved in an accident while driving the truck and do not have these documents, you can be in some serious trouble. On top of this, it's going to take a huge amount of time out of your move to file a police report and talk with the moving company about dealing with this problem. 

When you consider these four tips, you can be sure that your moving truck rental experience is the best that it can possibly be, which will take a huge weight off your shoulders.