3 Critical Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Drive A Moving Truck

17 October 2016
 Categories: Business, Blog


Although people have the option of moving their belongings via moving pods, airplane, or even the mail, most still depend on moving truck companies to transport their valuable belongings. Many people choose to secure moving truck rentals because it is the most convenient and inexpensive means of relocating households. Before you turn on the ignition of your moving truck, be certain that you ask yourself these three critical questions so that your big move goes along as planned.

1. Do You Have Adequate Moving Truck Insurance Coverage?

When you're trying to figure out how much it's going to cost for a box truck rental, you have to consider how long you plan to keep the truck, add in fuel costs and of course, determine insurance coverage. Unfortunately, this is where some people choose to save money and opt for the minimal amount of moving truck rental insurance.

Even if you're doing a short distance move, realize that anything can happen to your rented moving truck along the way, and if you don't have enough coverage you will be responsible for the charges. Get your moving truck covered from top to bottom, inside and out, so that you can feel safe and confident during your household transition. 

2. What Parking Considerations Will You Have When You Move?

Box moving trucks take up a considerable amount of space, so you may have to make special arrangements if you're planning to move to or from an area that has limited parking availability. If you live in or are moving to an apartment complex or another private community, you should find out if you will need permission to park your moving truck overnight in advance.

You should also think about how close the designated parking areas are to your front door. Although a dolly can help, you don't want to have to lug furniture and moving boxes a far distance from where your moving truck is parked.

3. Do You Have The Ability To Drive A Moving Truck?

Be honest with yourself: do you have the skills, patience and confidence needed to maneuver a moving truck from one destination to the next? You may want to practice driving your moving truck in an empty parking lot so that you have a better sense of control, and see if you can safely handle being behind the wheel.

Realize that the moving truck will be considerably more difficult to handle while it is packed to capacity, so be careful and drive cautiously. You can always ask a friend who has more experience operating a box truck to drive your rental so long as he or she is added as an authorized driver.