Renting a Truck vs. Hiring Professional Moving Service
As you are start packing up your house and beginning to do your research on how to transport everything for your move, you may find yourself with an inbox full of quotes and estimates thinking you could probably do this move yourself. What’s to stop you from renting a truck, loading everything up, driving it over, unloading everything and returning the truck? The truth is, if you have a valid drivers license you can rent anything from a cargo van to a 26-foot box truck from a companies like U-Haul, Penske or Enterprise. But before you saddle up and jump behind the wheel of a large box truck, you may want to take a minute to think about al the different variables and expenses that come with undertaking the move on your own.
Generally the cost of a rental truck is calculated upon dates, availability, size of the truck and what locations you will be picking up and returning the truck. Every company will have you place down a security deposit that will be withdrawn and held until after the truck is returned and inspected. You are responsible for the security deposit, the fees associated with renting the truck, any moving equipment you will need to rent to perform the move, fuel surcharges and any other hidden fees. Don’t forget to take out the insurance policy because if a car runs a red light and crashes into the truck, you are 100% liable to bear the cost of repairs if you do not have or are not covered by the insurance plan. Keep in mind that you are taking full responsibility for a truck that could cost up to $100,000. Since you may not be familiar with all of the Department of Transportation Rules and Regulations, even if you get into an accident you may be at fault because different rules apply to driving a truck than your personal vehicle.
When you hire a professional moving service, they take full responsibility for the truck, your belongings and the properties where your move is taking place. This peace of mind should be enough to steer you in the right direction of choosing a professional moving service, but if you still aren’t convinced, here is a quick list of the benefits that come with hiring a professional moving service like Moving Kings:
- Family owned and operated with 24/7 customer service and support
- Fully licensed and insured
- 26-foot box trucks
- Moving tools and equipment included (hand trucks, 4 wheelers, ratchet straps, etc.)
- Wrapping and padding of all furniture included
- Disassembly and reassembly of furniture included
- Packing and unpacking services available
- Certificate of Liability Insurance available for properties, communities, buildings and associations
When hiring a professional moving service like Moving Kings you can have the peace of mind that your belongings are being handled by full time, fully trained furniture handlers. Our moving professionals complete moves day in and day out and they are extremely experienced in every aspect of moving whether you are staying local or moving long distance. Not having to deal with the contracts and bear all of the responsibilities associated with renting a truck should be a big factor in your consideration when making a decision to rent a truck or hire professional movers. In our experience we find it is always more beneficial to hire professional movers and to help them with the move than to rent a truck and paying your buddies in beer and pizza.
Feel free to give one of our moving coordinators at Moving Kings a call at (844) 561-KING for some more information on the benefits of choosing a moving professional versus renting a truck. Let our team of moving professional do the heavy lifting and take the burden of responsibilities off your shoulders so you can focus on organizing, packing and working through your Moving To Do List. We offer free estimates and can break down in detail how choosing Moving Kings is the responsible and financially wise decision.