Choosing a Moving Truck Rental Company
It is not very often that you need a moving truck
. If you do need one, however, unfamiliarity with renting moving trucks should not be a reason to get poor-quality service at the least optimal price. Follow the following tips and I guarantee that youd get a quality moving vehicle at the best possible price.
Close by and Reputable
It is recommended that you use a web directory of truck rental companies. A phone book is also a good option. Narrow your search down to your locality. List down the phone numbers and email address of each company that serves your area and visit their website if they have one.
It would be best if you rank them according to proximity so you wont have to go far to pick up your truck. Before you even start calling each company, search around the web for customer reviews so you could cross out from your list those companies that have a lot of negative feedback.
After youve only credible companies left in your list, start calling each one beginning from the nearest company to the farthest one. Ask for the price of rental some companies usually have a mix of per-day rental and package rental (say, a discounted rate for a one-week moving truck rental) options. You should also ask each company if they have any promotions ongoing. Most importantly, dont take the rates youre quoted at face value. There are usually additional and miscellaneous fees that you should ask about and take note of. These small amounts can add up and contribute a substantial amount to your rental bill.
Get Their Policies Right
Nearly every company has a set of policies regarding where you bring their vehicle and how far its going to travel. Some even charge you extra for mileage beyond what is expected.
One thing to watch out for is their policy with one-way trips. Most companies charge considerably more for one-way trips because the trip back to the point of origin must be paid for as well. Get their rates and their policy on that clear from the get-go so that you can anticipate the cost and, if possible, avoid it.
Furthermore, you should ask if the moving truck rental
company provides in-house service for road troubles. If your truck sputters and dies at the middle of the Interstate can you count on the truck rental company to send you help?
Make the Cut
At this point, you should have a fair idea on which company in your list is best. To reiterate, the best one is a reputable company near you (so you wont have to go far to get the truck) that charges the least and has a clear policy laying out the necessary services.