Important Questions to Ask When Renting a Moving Truck or Van 

August 06, 2019, 2:02

There are numerous reasons why you may need to rent a moving truck or van – perhaps you’re planning a big family or group outing that requires the use of a large passenger van, or maybe you’re moving from Indiana to Illinois or vice versa. Before you select a truck rental company and sign your rental vehicle paperwork, though, it’s important that you know the answers to some very important rental vehicle questions. Here are some of the top questions to ask when renting a moving truck or van in Indiana or Illinois–

Can I Add Another Driver to My Policy?

If you’re planning on driving a distance that’s longer than a few hours (and perhaps even if you’re taking a short-distance trip), adding another driver to your policy may be something you really want to do. However, don’t just assume that anyone can drive the rental truck; more likely than not, you’ll need to get permission from the rental vehicle company to add another driver, and will probably need to pay a fee to do so, too. 

Does My Insurance Cover the Rental Vehicle, Too?

It’s not uncommon for a person’s personal vehicle insurance to offer some coverage should the policyholder drive a rental vehicle, but this isn’t always the case. Be sure to ask your insurer if you have rental coverage. Even if you do have coverage, purchasing supplemental coverage from the rental truck company isn’t a bad idea. 

For How Long Can I Rent this Vehicle? What Happens if I Return the Vehicle Late?

Your rental policy will likely be created for a set amount of time – find out how the rental company charges should you bring your vehicle back late. Sometimes, rental companies will rent by the hour; other times, rental companies will rent by the 24-hour period, offering a little bit more flexibility. 

Where Can I Drive the Rental Vehicle?

Of course, where you’re allowed to drive the rental vehicle is an important consideration, especially if you’re planning a trip where the precise route hasn’t yet been specified. In addition to asking where you can drive the vehicle, be sure to ask if there are additional charges for extra miles added to the vehicle during your rental period. 

How Often Are Rental Trucks/Vans Serviced and Maintained?

Finally, in order to ensure you’re driving a vehicle that’s safe, don’t hesitate to ask the rental company how often rental trucks or vans are serviced and maintained, as well as what year model the vehicle you’re renting is. 

Call Marcus/Allard Truck Rental Today for More Information

To learn more about rental trucks and vans from a trusted company with decades of experience, call Marcus/Allard Truck Rental today. We pride ourselves on maintaining flexible, customer-friendly rental policies. Reach us today by phone or online to learn more.