When it comes to moving from one home to another, whether you’re moving across town or across the country, there are a few checklist items that must be completed to make the relocation possible. One of those checklist items is a moving truck. Most of us don’t have vehicles large enough to haul all of our belongings in a single trip, so when we move we rent massive trucks in order to make moving day as convenient as possible. If a move is in your future, review the following tips for renting a moving truck:  

Consider Size Requirements

Most of us would rather pay a little bit extra and have too much space than be required to take several trips back and forth to complete the move because the rental truck is simply too small. Research common truck sizes and capacity capabilities before booking your rental. Some moving truck companies have size calculators and similar tools available online. Take advantage of these resources to ensure that you can make your move in one convenient drive.

Consider Truck Capabilities

Not all moving trucks are the same. Some trucks are equipped to handle towing vehicles, but not all of them can. Some trucks come equipped with powered lift gates, which can be very helpful in loading especially heavy furniture, but others only have loading ramps. Research your truck before booking to ensure that it can do everything you need it to do to make your move successful.

For more tips on renting a moving truck, see part two, where we’ll discuss the importance of checking for damage prior to signing, truck drivability, and insurance. For professional help with your next move, contact Ocean Moving and Storage. We provide trusted and reliable moving services for local moves, corporate moves, and long distance moves.