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Relocation involves not just moving your self with your family but also moving your household goods including perhaps a piano, a boat and even your personal car. Today, relocation is big business – there are plenty of companies offering a myriad of features and benefits including self-moving, truck rentals, discounted storage space and many more. For those of you who believe in doing it yourself, moving truck rental is a good option, where you hire the truck and drive it yourself. You could even hire the services of a professional driver, if you so desire. Here are a few thoughts on the subject of moving truck rental, which can make you more knowledgeable about the process:

The biggest advantage of a moving truck rental is that you are in complete control of the entire relocation process. You pack your items at your own pace, load them when it is convenient and move when it is convenient for you and your family. When you pack your own things, it is a great money-saving activity as the same activity done by a moving company may cost you a package. You simply have to master the art of loading, which is not at all difficult, as there are plenty of websites which offer you free tuition on how to load and unload a truck, so that moving is smooth and stress-free. In case you are driving across town or across the country, you can do the entire driving at your own pace. If you have a co-driver beside you, it is advisable to share the driving as this way none of you will be stressed out. when you are driving your own moving truck, you know exactly where the items are and this can give a new feeling of security, opposed to loading your things on to a truck of a moving company and bidding farewell to your belongings.

The concept of moving truck rental is not without its risks and disadvantages. Since the rental charges are directly proportional to the number of days the truck is on the road, you might have to pack your belongings in a hurry. You also might not get the right type of truck if you have booked it in a hurry or during peak season. Loading the moving truck may also be bit of a problem, if you do have a few helpers around. Because the heavy packing boxes have to be carried along a ramp to be placed inside the truck, it might be prove to be cumbersome where too much hard work is needed. Of course if you can hire the services of a few young boys who are students keen on doing a day’s good work, then there is really no problem. Driving a heavy truck along the highway may also prove to be dangerous if you are not used to it nor have prior experience. Unless you have another car or van following your car, you would not have adequate space for your family members. You also have to bear in mind that you have to pay for the gas expenses of the other vehicle too

If you have a boat or a snowmobile to tug along and need trailer service along with your moving truck, not only will this increase your cost but will also require requisite expertise of driving a trailer truck. There are many road restrictions for highway trucks and you need to be completely thorough about such traffic rules and regulations. Everything said and done, a moving truck rental can be both fun and exciting, if only you are your family members are full prepared prior to taking the journey ahead
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Cargo Van 10' Truck 16' Truck 24' Truck
Capacity 1-2 rooms 1-2 rooms 3-4 rooms 5-8 rooms
Cubic Feet 309 380 800 1,380
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) 7,200 lbs. 8,600 lbs. 11,500 lbs. 25,500 lbs.
Payload Weight 2,200 lbs. 3,100 lbs. 3,400 lbs. 12,000 lbs.
Clearance 8 6" 9 0" 11 6" 13 6"
Interior (Length)
5 0"
4 4"
6 3"
6 0"
15 7"
7 5"
6 5"
7 5"
7 5"
Rear Door (Height)
4 0"
4 6"
5 5"
5 9"
6 5"
7 3"
7 0"
7 3"
Load Ramp Width NA NA 2 3" 2 4"
Load Ramps    
Air Conditioning
Automatic Transmission
Power Steering
Power Brakes
AM/FM Stereo
No Wheel Wells  
Dual Faced Mirrors  
Tie Down Slats  
Seat Belts / Seats 2 2 2 3
Fuel Tank 35 Gallon 35 Gallon 35 Gallon 55 Gallon
Lift-gate     Business use only Business use only