How to Choose the Right Moving Truck for You

March 28, 2017, 8:00

A Top Hammond Rental Truck Company Will Help You Pick The Right Moving Truck

Moving is usually a very exciting process, and brings with it a fresh start in a new location. But everyone who has ever moved knows that moving can be a hassle, too; from lifting heavy furniture to large boxes, moving can take hours and be very stressful. This is especially true if you do not have a vehicle fit for the move – most smaller cars can only handle a couple of boxes, but aren’t equipped to manage furniture. If this is the case for you, renting a moving truck may be the right decision, but how to choose which type of truck is right for you?

The Different Types of Truck Available for Rent

The first thing to know is that there are a number of different vehicles – trucks and vans alike – that are available for rent that can assist you during your move. Some of the most common vehicle types that are rented specifically with moving in mind include:

  • Cargo vans;
  • Box trucks/vans;
  • Pickup trucks; and
  • Extended cab pickup trucks.

Each vehicle type is unique in its size and capabilities.

Which Type of Moving Truck Do I Need?

The first thing that you should consider when choosing a moving truck is size. How much space do you really need?

If you are moving a single bedroom or a small apartment’s worth of space, then a cargo van or pickup truck is probably enough room for you. If you have a lot to move – i.e. multiple pieces of furniture, boxes upon boxes of personal items, etc., then a larger box van is probably best. At Marcus/Allard Truck Rental, we offer a 14’ box van that is ideal for moves.

When Do I Need to Move?

After you have an idea of how much space you will need, the next step is picking dates. Know precisely which day you plan to move, and how much time the move will take – this will allow you to determine when you should pickup your moving truck, and for how long you will require rental. The earlier that you know when you’ll need the truck, the better – many truck and van rental companies are booked for last-minute rentals.

Do I Need Another Driver?

If you will need another driver for your move, make sure that the truck rental company you choose allows for an additional driver to be added to your policy, and doesn’t charge an arm and a leg for this service. Also talk to the trucking company about pricing in general, insurance, and what happens if something goes wrong. You want to work with a company that is fair and experienced.

We Are Your Moving Solution!

At Marcus/Allard Truck Rental, we have provided vehicles to help customers for decades. Founded in 1958, we have the reputation, experience, and history of client trust that you expect when working with a truck rental company in Illinois or Indiana. To learn more about our services and our line of vans and trucks for rent, contact us today online, by phone, or by email.