What to consider when hiring a truck to move house

September 6, 2017
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If you’re thinking about hiring a truck to move house in Adelaide or interstate, there are a few things to consider. Whether it’s one person or a large family, moving house can be a very stressful event. To take the pressure off, making sure you choose the right hire truck to move you, your family and your possessions is a good start. Here are some things to consider:


What size truck do you need to move house?

Of course, the size of the truck you need to move house will depend how much stuff you’ve got, so it’s important to take an inventory of all your boxes and belongings before you book your vehicle. Don’t forget things like trampolines, barbeques and other awkward things that might take up a lot of room in the truck. If you hire a vehicle that’s too small, you might have to do a few trips, which is gong to cost you time, money and add to your stress. However, if you book a truck that is too large, you will be wasting money on the hire of the truck because you’ll be shifting empty space. Make a map with measurements of all your belongings so you know what you’re looking for. It’s a little like 3D Tetris!


Cut Price Auto Rentals have moving trucks between 3 tonne and 9 tonne, with or without lifters and starting from only $69 per day. So when you are considering truck hire for moving house in Adelaide, Cut Price have what you need.


Who’s going to drive the rental truck?

Driving a hire truck can be tricky, even in sleepy old Adelaide! But it’s not impossible. You just have to keep a few things in mind.

Check what kind of licence you need. Many of the vehicles at Cut Price Auto Rentals only require a standard car licence, but the larger vehicles might need you to have an LR (Light Rigid) or MR (Medium Rigid) class of licence. Choose the one that suits your licence and that you’re comfortable driving. At Cut Price Auto Rentals, drivers of hire trucks must be over 25 years. Drivers 21-24 POA.


What should you bring?

Your Cut Price Auto Rental will have air conditioning, a stereo and all the mod cons, but you will probably need to bring a few things to ensure belongings arrive safely. As well as furniture pads, boxes, bubble wrap and tape for packing, you might need things like blankets, bungee cords, straps, octopus straps and a sack truck or trolley for transporting and moving.


Get to know the hire truck

Familiarise yourself with the truck, its features and the route you’ll be taking. Make sure you know the limits of the vehicle, including the turning circle and any height restrictions. Keep clearance in mind and be aware of bridges and underpasses. While your Cut Price Auto Rental comes with insurance, you don’t want to be dealing with a damaged truck on moving day.


Getting to your destination

Map out your destination carefully. It’s best to stay on main roads, due to the size of some moving vans. You don’t want to find yourself having to negotiate a narrow one-way thoroughfare when you could have just taken a wider street.

Keep your distance from other cars and observe the speed limit. Heavy vehicles take longer to stop, especially when they are laden with your home’s contents, so take it easy.

Chat with Cut Price Auto Rentals for the best advice for your hire truck in Adelaide. The friendly, professional staff are happy to help to get you moving.



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