Are you considering to perform a long distance move by yourself? Is the idea of renting a truck from a truck rental company attractive because you could save several hundred dollars? Well, you are not alone in that feeling!
Forty to fifty million people move every year, out of which 66% (≈30 million) of them prefer to “rent a truck“. Nonetheless, there are some details to take into account when putting on the scale to either rent or hire movers.
Warnings When Renting a Truck to Move Across the Country
First and foremost, if driving a truck for a long while is something you are not used to doing, please don’t do it! You might put yourself and others (including your goods) at risk, only do it if you feel comfortable doing it. Not to mention that you need, at least, a crew of two people to organize, pack, load, unload, unpack, settle everything in your destination, safely.
Moreover, there are a lot of assumptions that people usually make with insurance that costs them a lot of hassle, time and money. Here I enlist a few of these overlooked or even dangerous warnings:
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Are you having a hard time finding a reliable moving company that will be in charge of your long distance move? You’ve been shopping online but they are charging you fortune for your move? Or you suspect that they will come up with hidden charges, surcharges, gas, extra hours, and any conceivable fee moving companies usually bill you for, and if not paid, they will hold your goods hostage?
Moreover, you don’t feel 100% confident that managing the relocation by yourself is something that you are willing to go through (investing hours [if not days of work], paying for fuel, renting the truck or trailer, getting expensive insurance, driving, loading, unloading, packing, unpacking, and so on..) or you have no other option because you are on a budget.
Then I recommend to seek for a moving company that is small enough to offer a transparent and reasonable quote for your move but experienced enough to guarantee and exceptional delivery on the job. At State to State Move we have decades of experience in the moving world, starting to work for major van lines and moving companies, to setting up our own business to take over the jobs that cannot afford one of these big moving players.