Sunday, March 24, 2013

What Not to Move with a Moving Truck

Some items shouldn't go in your moving truck, either because they are hazardous, or because they are irreplaceable. In the first category are many paints and cleaners. Drain oil and gasoline from your lawnmower before moving, and ask a professional seal any propane containers. In the second category are any personal, invaluable items. Some of these may be practical -- birth certificates, Social Security cards, tax records -- but also be sure to keep priceless items such as photo albums close at hand. You'll also want to supervise the moving of valuable items such as jewelry, silver, and coin or stamp collections.

Before your things are packed and loaded, please take some time to look over the items that we cannot put on a truck or in a container. Hazardous and perishable materials are not allowed, and we recommend that you keep sentimental or personally important items with you.
Get a moving companies agent to help you decide what to pack and what to leave!

Once you have your valuables, paperwork and personal item boxes all packed, go put them in a safe place … like in your car or wherever you know the movers won’t accidentally take it.

Oh and one last thing we have to add to our list. Something you’ll definitely want to take with you when you’re packing up for your move … And yes, we’re talking about the keys to your new home!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Choosing a Moving Truck Company

Here's an excellent idea for finding a relocation truck rental outlet - Our saviour, the Internet! Hop online and you can easily hunt for moving truck rental companies and also compare prices. You are bound to find some valuable pricing information about various truck rental services out there! If you do a proper zip-code search, you can even find out if there is a truck rental company near you.

Once you short list few truck rental companies, you need to compare what services they offer. Here are some points that you can consider.

Select and compare three well-known or recommended companies. Your comparison should include prices, services and policies. Ask the company representative for company literature (which is free), moving tips, a free estimate and references of satisfied clients.

A Moving Companies Agent is the right place to start when you need a moving truck!

Call these clients and ask them about the company's professionalism, dependability and care of household goods.

If at any point in conversation with any company regarding your move you begin to feel uneasy, or something does not sound right, ask questions. If you do not find satisfying answers, look elsewhere. If you are still not satisfied, even after explaining your concerns to the company, move on to a different company.

If asked, companies should provide their regulating agencies and licensing boards. Also, check with the local Better Business Bureau in the city of the company's headquarters.

You must be satisfied with the company chosen. Once your belongings are on the moving van, you will ultimately suffer if something goes wrong.

Take your time in this process because you will be entrusting all your worldly possessions to the company that you choose.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Moving Truck Options

Take good care of your belongings, and make your move a safer and easier one with Budget Truck Rental towing equipment, hand trucks and furniture pads. Use our professional and dependable equipment to do the job right!!

When you are moving to a new home, you generally have three options: using truck rental services, hiring a full-service moving company, or using your own vehicle to transport items. When you use your own vehicle, you may use a lot of gas transporting one load after another and the process is practically impossible for long-distance moves.
On top of that, many people cannot move their furniture because they do not own or have access to a van or pickup truck. Full service-rentals are a convenient and stress-free option, but the price can often be astronomical. By using truck rental services, you can pay for only the services you need while getting the job done as efficiently as possible.
Make moving simple; A Moving Companies Agent can work for you today!

Whether it’s a delivery across town or a trip across the country, many companies have the truck, tractor, trailer or light-duty van you need, when and where you need it. With some 30,000 new and late-model commercial vehicles and more than 500 locations across North America, you can be confident that the right truck for the job is ready to roll.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Renting a Moving Truck

The first step is to determine how far you're moving and what size of truck you need. Some rental agencies will charge a flat daily rate, including a determined amount of miles, while others will charge an inclusive rate. Know your mileage and size of truck you'll need before you start your research so you can shop around and compare prices.

Remember, your truck should be large enough to accommodate 10-15% more than what you own. This is just to ensure you're going to have enough room. Too much room is better than too little.

It's also a good idea to determine how long you'll need the truck (how many days), when you want to pick it up and whether it's a one-way or two-way move. Many companies charge a premium price for one-way moves; this is to cover the cost or retrieving the truck.

Familiarize yourself with the truck’s switches and gauges. Properly adjust the side mirrors for maximum visibility.  Give yourself enough time.

Trucks are taller, wider and may weigh up to 10 times more than the average car. Typically, truck rental agreements contain language from the U.S. Department of Transportation, prohibiting the “carrying or hauling of explosives and other dangerous articles.”  That means you should avoid packing flammable items such as paint, chemicals and cleaning materials, flammable solvents, propane, gasoline, etc.  Your rental agent can clarify the list further.