5 Important Dos for Renting a Moving Truck

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Renting a moving truck for your commercial move is easy if you prepare ahead of time. Below are five important dos that will help make the rental experience the best it can be.

  1. Do Reserve Your Truck Early

    As with a lot of things in life, the earlier you make a reservation the better to insure that it will be available when you want to use it.

    Since you rent vehicles on a first-come-first-served basis, you may be stuck renting a vehicle that doesn’t meet your needs or wishes. That’s why you should make contact with a rental truck agency as soon as you know you will need a truck.

Tips for Renting a Dump Truck

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A dump truck is among the most important pieces of equipment at a construction or job site. A dump truck eliminates the need for manual material hauling, allowing contractors to save on labor costs, boost productivity and efficiency, and minimize job site hazards.

One way to save on construction costs is to rent a dump truck. Renting is a smart choice especially for short-term construction projects. While purchasing a new dump truck can set you back $100,000 or more, renting a dump truck might be a more cost-effective option for short-term needs. Renting further eliminates maintenance and repair expenses, which can add up quickly over time.

Read on to find out how to make the most of your dump truck rental.

Steps for Budgeting During Your Business’s Local Move

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Moving your business yourself may cost much less than hiring professional movers, but the part where you get yourself to another location still isn’t free. A budget and some other steps can help you financially prepare for a move and keep your costs manageable. Here’s how to make a budget for your local business move.

Step 1: Price a Moving Truck

Start by pricing how much a moving truck will cost you as soon as you know you’ll be moving. Truck rental companies provide quotes months out, and you’ll definitely need a truck since you can’t fit everything your business needs in your personal vehicle. By pricing a truck in advance, you might be able to save on the rental costs.

Tips for Planning and Executing an Eco-Friendly Move

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Between packing, planning, and finding friends willing to help lug boxes, moving can be very stressful. If you’re an environmentally conscious homeowner, you’ll also want to plan are location that doesn’t waste any of Mother Nature’s resources. Luckily, you can do several simple things to plan an environmentally friendly move.

Here are a few tips to help you plan and execute an eco-friendly move.

Moving Rentals That Aren’t a Truck

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Your business is expanding, which means you need to move into a bigger space. Just because profits are up, the money is coming in, and you’re on top of your game, doesn’t mean you should spend extra money on new furnishings when you move into your new property.

Being practical and a savvy business-person means taking your old office furniture, fixtures and everything else with you. Unfortunately, it also means that the move into your new space suddenly becomes a bigger challenge, but not a challenge you can’t handle.

Renting a truck is the first step in your move, but the truck is not the only rental that can make the trek from one place to another easier. What else do you need to move your commercial office, retail or other business space? Take a look at how to make your business-related move almost painless.

4 Ways to Save Money During a Move

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Moving is a costly process on its own, but with poor planning before a move, relocating can be a highly stressful and financially draining experience, both during and after the move. Fortunately, you can move while staying on budget. Use this guide to learn more about the things you can do to save money on your upcoming move.

8 Tips for Driving a Moving Truck

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Driving a moving truck may sound daunting. The vehicle is big and heavy, and maybe you’ve never driven anything like it. But if you apply the following eight tips, you can make the trip confidently, whether it’s a few blocks away or across the country.

1. Rent the Right Size Truck

You need to make sure you rent the right size truck for the amount of belongings you pack. If you rent a truck too small, you can’t fit everything. If you rent a truck too big, the contents of the truck could shift in transit. Shifting makes the drive more difficult and could also result in your belongings getting broken or damaged.

2. Check Your Insurance Coverage

While you don’t typically need a special license to drive a moving truck, your insurance might not have adequate coverage. Call your insurance company or take a close look at your policy. If driving a moving truck is not covered, go ahead and update your policy now.

3. Know the Truck’s Specs

There are three main things about the moving truck you need to know before setting out. One, you need to know its maximum weight capacity. If you come across any weigh stations, you may need to report this information. Secondly, you need to know what kind of fuel the truck takes. Some trucks take diesel, some do not.

And finally, you need to know the truck’s height. Low bridges or underpasses have a sign that tells you exactly how tall they are so you know if you can make it. If it’s too close, don’t attempt it. Find another route.

4. Drive Around the Block First

Take the truck for a short drive around the block once it’s loaded up and ready to go. Find all the controls: turn signals, windshield wipers, climate controls, and other devices. Get accustomed to the side mirrors and lack of rear view mirror, and be aware of the blind spots. You need a feel for driving the vehicle fully loaded before you’re on the freeway.

5. Plot Your Route

Plan your route carefully, especially on longer trips. Any stops you make will need to have adequate parking. If your trip is going to last more than a day, find hotels that have parking specifically for trucks. Do keep in mind as you plan your route that ETAs, unless they’re calculated for trucks in particular, will not be met.

6. Keep the Size of the Truck in Mind

This truck may be significantly larger than anything you’ve ever driven before. Acceleration takes much longer than you’re accustomed to, as does deceleration. Keep a good distance from the car in front of you at all times. Turning also takes up more space than you’re used to, so give yourself plenty of room.

7. Take It Slow

Because acceleration and deceleration take longer, don’t to go too fast. Don’t try to pass another car going just about as fast as you are: it’ll take too long. In some areas, your speed limit is actually lower than other vehicles’. Follow the rules of the road. An accident with a moving truck will be much worse than with your everyday vehicle.

8. Know How and Where to Park

Some hotels have truck parking as do most rest stops along the interstate. Remember to park in those provided areas instead of the normal parking. For other locations, pay attention to where parking is allowed and find somewhere that has enough space, is out of the way, and is easily accessible.

Take it slow and take it easy. Be extra cautious. If weather gets out of hand, stop. Take breaks when you need them. Driving a moving truck may be daunting, but if you use your head and keep these tips in mind, you’ll be fine.

Moving This Summer? 6 Tips to Make the Transition Easier

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Whether you need to relocate for a new job, for school, or simply because you want a change of scenery, the transition alone can be quite stressful. And if you have to move during the summertime, you know that this busy time of year may make the experience even more difficult.

However, you can make your next move go much smoother if you follow the tips in this blog. Read on to learn how your next move can be easier to manage.

1. Know the Least Busy Time to Move During Summer

As previously mentioned, summertime is the busiest time of year for moves. Many people use vacation time in the summer to move, and movers are often booked through to the end of the summer months. This busy time makes it more difficult for you to rent a large enough truck or efficient movers when you need them.

When you consider moving during the summer, know the best times to move during the season. You should avoid moving at the end of the month and or on weekends. These times are busy during any season, but particularly in the summer.

Also avoid moving on holiday weekends, like Memorial Day, because hundreds of people use this day off to execute their moves. Instead, move in the middle of the month on a weekday. You should also move in the earlier part of the summer if you can control when you’ll move. Using these tips ensures you have all the help you need come moving day.

2. Reserve Your Moving Truck As Soon As Possible

Once you determine when you want to move, book your moving truck and other moving services well in advance. Even if your move is several months away, call around to different movers to find the best deal. After you choose the company you want to hire, reserve your truck, movers, and materials.

Again, because most people move in the summer, you want to make sure you have everything you need on moving day. Some companies will ask you to put down a deposit when you book your rental, but this money ensures you have the proper vehicle, materials, and services when moving day arrives.

As an additional tip, be flexible about when you can move if possible. This flexibility may get you cheaper rates depending on the moving company. When you call around to different moving companies, ask them if they offer discounts or deals on the days surrounding your move. If they do, take advantage of those deals.

3. Invest in Packing Supplies Early On

Whether your moving company offers moving supplies or not, you’ll want to purchase these materials as soon as you know you’re going to move. You’ll want to purchase or collect supplies such as:

  • Boxes
  • Crates or tubs
  • Bubble wrap
  • Box tape
  • Permanent markers
  • Newspaper
  • Trash bags

All of these materials will allow you to store and keep track of your items as you pack them up. You can also use these items during clean up as well.

Additionally, you may want to create an inventory list in a notebook or on your smartphone or tablet. This list simply ensures you know what items are in each box and which room each box belongs in once you arrive at your new home.

4. Start Packing Well in Advance

After you collect all of your packing supplies, start packing. It doesn’t matter if your move is a few months away. The sooner you start packing, the less you have to do last minute-and the smoother your move will go on moving day.

Start slow. For example, pack up your stored items first. Tuck away winter coats, shoes, and clothing, and box up all of your unused holiday decorations. As the move draws nearer, start packing up items you use more often, but still not frequently. Continue this process until you have all of your belongings packed. Remember to pack your moving day survival kit as well.

5. Pack in the Evenings

Since the summertime is usually hot and humid, any extra exertion may cause you to feel too hot or sticky. Instead of risking dehydration and getting overheated, pack in the evenings. The nights are often cooler, so you won’t overheat as you pack up.

6. Take Breaks as You Load and Unload Your Truck

When moving day arrives, remember to take a few breaks as you load your moving truck and unload it at your new place. Drink plenty of water and eat a couple of small snacks to replenish your energy. If you have movers doing this task, make sure they take breaks as well.

Ready for Your Upcoming Move?

Use the tips above as you plan for your summertime move. Don’t forget to call your local movers early on and schedule their services in advance. The last thing you want on moving day is to find out that you don’t have a moving truck rental available.

If you have any other questions about your upcoming move, or you need more tips to prepare for the transition, talk to your moving professionals. These experts have years of experience in the industry and can address all of your concerns and provide you with sound tips you need to have a smooth and efficient move.

Del's Truck Rentals

19545 Woodinville Snohomish Road NE,
Woodinville, WA 98072
Phone: 425.485.9189
Email: delstrucks@gmail.com