Are you considering renting a truck for your move?
This will almost certainly result in savings. However, to ensure a trouble-free moving day, consider the following factors for tractor trailer rental:
1. What Tractor Trailer Size Is Best for You?
Determine the size of the tractor trailer required to transport your belongings. You’ll need to figure out whether it’ll fit in a cargo van, a 10′, 15′, 20′, or a 26′ truck (common sizes). To make things easier, many truck rental companies provide online diagrams.
2. Will the tractor fit in the space?
Next, consider whether the tractor trailer size will fit in the area where it will be loaded and unloaded. It is not only a matter of parking but also of the tractor trailer’s ability to access the area. If it does not fit, you may have to make several trips with a smaller truck or dolly, which can be time-consuming. This is especially important if you are relocating to a major metropolitan area.
In addition, if you need to park the trailer on the street, some cities may require permits (e.g., parking/street permits).
3. Who Is Going to Drive the tractor trailer?
Examine your driver’s license class to see if it allows you to drive the size of trailer you require. It should be noted that the rules and classes differ by state. Do your homework.
4. How far are you traveling?
If you’re planning a cross-country or interstate move, you’ll most likely need to work with a larger trailer rental company, which may allow you to pick up the tractor-trailer in one state and drop it off in another. Some smaller trailer rental companies may only permit local moves.
The distance you travel will also have an impact on your costs. There is usually a daily rental rate as well as a cost per mile. Estimate the time it will take to pack, drive to your destination, and unload. Inquire about the pick-up and drop-off times. Then consider the mileage and gas you’ll consume. Calculate and compare the prices of various rental companies.
5. Do You Require Insurance?
First, check with your auto insurance and/or homeowner/insurance renter’s provider to see what coverage is available for the type of trailer and desired move you are planning, and what is not.
Keep in mind that exclusions may apply depending on the size of the tractor trailer and your specific needs.
Following that, you may want to think about purchasing additional supplemental insurance.
6. Where can I rent a tractor trailer?
Moving is stressful and difficult, so it’s easy to put off renting a trailer until the last minute if you’re doing it yourself. Not having a truck when you need one, on the other hand, can be disastrous. Plan ahead of time and have the truck ready well before you need it.
Take into account the location of the tractor trailer rental location, the availability of trucks, and the hours of operation.
Why is it called a tractor-trailer?
This simply means that the tractor is moving and tracking the trailer- the same principle applies to the car towing the boat’s trailer- the boat tracks the car. Solid Tracks-As the name implies, solid units are solids.