As you start packing up your house and research how to transport everything for your move, you may find yourself with an inbox full of quotes and estimates, and you may begin to think that you could probably do this move yourself. What’s to stop you from renting a truck, loading and unloading everything yourself, and returning the truck at the end of the day? The truth is, if you have a valid driver’s license you can rent anything from a cargo van to a 26-foot box truck from a companies like U-Haul, Penske, or Enterprise. Before you saddle up and jump behind the wheel of a large box truck, however, you may want to take a minute to think about all the different variables and expenses that come with undertaking the move on your own.
Generally, the cost of a rental truck is calculated based upon dates, availability, the truck’s size, and what locations you will be picking up and returning the truck. Every company will charge you a security deposit that will be held until after the truck is returned and inspected. You are responsible for the security deposit, rental fees, any moving equipment you may need, fuel surcharges, and any other hidden fees. Don’t forget to the insurance policy, because if a car runs a red light and crashes into the truck, you may be 100% liable for the cost of repairs if the at-fault party is uninsured, if you are not covered by your insurance plan, or if you have no insurance at all. You are taking full responsibility for a truck that could cost up to $100,000. Different rules apply to driving a truck than a personal vehicle, and depending on the circumstances, you may be determined to be at fault in an accident.
When you hire a professional moving company, they take full responsibility for the truck, your belongings, and the properties where your move is taking place. If this peace of mind isn’t enough to convince you, here is a quick list of the benefits that come with hiring a professionals like Moving Kings:
- 24/7 customer service and support
- Fully licensed and insured
- 26-foot box trucks
- Moving tools and equipment included
(Hand trucks, ratchet straps, and more)
- Packing and unpacking services available
- Wrapping and padding of all furniture included
- Disassembly and reassembly of furniture included
- Certificate of Liability Insurance available for properties, buildings, and associations
When hiring a moving company like Moving Kings, you can trust that your belongings are being handled by full-time, fully trained furniture movers. Our 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 out of state. 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.
Talk to one of our moving coordinators for more information on the benefits of choosing our family-owned business instead of renting a truck. We’ll give you a free estimate and break down in detail how choosing Moving Kings is the best choice for you and your wallet. Our team of moving professional do the heavy lifting so you can focus on organizing, packing, and working through your moving to do list. Call us today!