Compare Truck Rental Quotes and Save Your Cash
Compare truck rental quotes and save yourself a little money and a
lot of effort and energy during your relocation. Keep in mind that a
good truck rental company will have a wide range of truck sizes, and
offer the options of self-move or full service move, as well as
local and long-distance relocation.
The cost of renting a truck is determined by a combination of factors: how far you will relocate; who will do the packing, loading and driving; the size of your household; how long you will use the truck for; and the need for extra services. These factors go into the process of giving you a truck rental quote.
The distance of relocation is important as it will show the type of engine that you will require on the truck. Local moving and long distance moving are the two main types of distances that moving trucks operate in. The truck rental company should be able to explain any differences or preferences for particular engines and mechanics of their trucks according to the distance you will relocate, and seek clarification if need be.
Another factor that contributes to the truck rental quote is the type of move, that is, self service, full service and auto transport. If you choose self service, the truck rental company will deliver a truck to your home, where you will pack and load your household items yourself. If you choose full service, the truck rental company will not only deliver the truck but will also provide people to pack, load and deliver your items to your new home. You can use auto transport if you need to move your car without having to drive it all the way to your new home, in which case the truck rental company will bring a truck specifically to transport your car to your destination.
A major factor that will determine your quote is the size of your household. Every truck rental company has a list of estimated size of trucks against the number of bedrooms in a household. Ask to check out the list and compare the truck size to your own household to determine whether their quote is fair enough.
Truck rental services are also charged according to the amount of time you will use the truck for. Some charge on a 24 hour basis, while others charge a fixed amount according to how long it will take to arrive at your destination, in which case you will sign a contract with the truck rental company for leasing the truck. For local moves, truck rental is charged by the hour, while for long distance moves you can lease the truck for a fixed number of days.
Extra services as well will contribute to determining the cost of renting a truck. If you will need special equipment such as ropes and covers for your items, the truck rental moving company can provide them at a price.
Comparing different truck rental companies quotes will help you choose the most cost effective relocation plan.