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Rent a Moving Truck

 Sometimes moving to a new place and relocating becomes imperative.  It could be due to a change in job or a transfer order in your present job.  In this case you have two alternatives either you hire an agency who will take care of all your needs like packing, loading, moving, unloading, unpacking and arranging your furniture etc. in your new destination or you plan moving your belongings on your own and hire agency only for packing and loading.  In case you are planning to move your stuff to your new destination by yourself, you will need to hire a mobile van, trailer or a truck for transportation.  The size of the vehicle depends on how much material you have.  You need to consider a few points.

 Working out the cost of transportation

 Everything depends on where and how far you are going.  In case you are moving within the city, normally rental agencies can help you out.  In case your move is inter-state then you may not be able to do a back and forth trip.  Agencies normally charge you for both ways that means you will be charged for the return of the truck too.  You have to therefore be clear about the terms of payment before hand.


Choosing the right size of truck

Next thing to decide on is the size of the Truck you will require.  Normally the rental companies have a guide that will tell you the size of the truck you need depending on the stuff you have.   For example, if you have a four bedroom house you will need a 26-foot truck but if yours is a smaller apartment then a 10-foot mini truck is sufficient.  The rental agency will guide you in this regard, but it is always safer to go for slightly bigger truck than realizing last minute that you are short of space.  Calling for another truck at that juncture may disturb and delay your planning.  Moreover, you may not be able to move everything at one go and will have to make two trips which will increase your expense.

Choosing your time of relocation

 If you planning on moving during vacation i.e. between May and September, you may have to book a truck well in advance. During this season, you will also have to pay more than what you would have paid if you had moved off-season that is between September and April.  Another point to consider is your vehicle. 

 Do you have an additional vehicle and if so, how are you planning to take it. You have a couple of alternatives either you can drive down or tow it behind the truck.  In case you have a motorcycle or a snowmobile then you may have to hire a trailer that means your expenses will increase.  Check with the agency on what they have to offer and choose the best option.

 Rental agents normally offer insurance on per day basis for the truck on road.  Before you finalize with your agent on paying for insurance, check with your credit card provider.  Normally, credit card providers have built-in insurance protection.  Before taking any decision, please clarify all the details with both your Credit Card Company as well as the rental agency.





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Cargo Van 10' Truck 16' Truck 24' Truck
Capacity 1-2 rooms 1-2 rooms 3-4 rooms 5-8 rooms
Cubic Feet 309 380 800 1,380
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) 7,200 lbs. 8,600 lbs. 11,500 lbs. 25,500 lbs.
Payload Weight 2,200 lbs. 3,100 lbs. 3,400 lbs. 12,000 lbs.
Clearance 8 6" 9 0" 11 6" 13 6"
Interior (Length)
5 0"
4 4"
6 3"
6 0"
15 7"
7 5"
6 5"
7 5"
7 5"
Rear Door (Height)
4 0"
4 6"
5 5"
5 9"
6 5"
7 3"
7 0"
7 3"
Load Ramp Width NA NA 2 3" 2 4"
Load Ramps    
Air Conditioning
Automatic Transmission
Power Steering
Power Brakes
AM/FM Stereo
No Wheel Wells  
Dual Faced Mirrors  
Tie Down Slats  
Seat Belts / Seats 2 2 2 3
Fuel Tank 35 Gallon 35 Gallon 35 Gallon 55 Gallon
Lift-gate     Business use only Business use only