Moving Truck Rentals

Written by Linda Alexander
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Just like renting a car or van for leisure travel, you can rent a moving truck to haul your household goods from one residence to another. The price you will pay depends on the size of the truck you need and the distance you are traveling. The larger moving rental companies have branches in different cities so you can do a one-way rental if you are moving a long distance, like across the country or between states.

To rent a truck, you just have to call the company and reserve a truck for your specified date. Or you can go in person, since they will likely want to see some documents. A valid driver's license and a major credit card for payment or security are usually required. The company representative might also want to see proof of auto insurance to make sure you are covered under your own policy in case of an accident or other unfortunate incident.

Inspecting the Truck

Before you take the truck, you should give it a thorough inspection. Check to see if there are any dents or scratches and any other damage for which you might be blamed later. Make a note of it and fill out the inspection report--most companies will have a standard form they use just for this purpose.

Be sure to read the terms of your rental agreement thoroughly. Know exactly what you will be paying for and who is responsible for filling up the gas tank. Before you drive away, make sure you are comfortable driving a truck of that size, and get to know how the headlights and windshield wipers work, for safety.


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