|Truck Rental||Moving Truck Rental||Self Moving||Storage Companies||Auto Movers||International Movers|
|Find the moving truck that's
right for you!
|Capacity||1-2 rooms||1-2 rooms||3-4 rooms||5-8 rooms|
|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"|
|Rear Door (Height)
Rear Door (Width)
|Load Ramp Width||NA||NA||2 3"||2 4"|
|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|
Once you have decided to drive a rental truck, there are certain things to keep in mind prior to getting behind the steering wheel.
The first important thing you need to keep in mind is that a rental truck differs in many ways in comparison to any other vehicle or your own vehicle.
1. Get acquainted with the rental truck: You need to get familiar with the rental driving before getting into the drivers seat. Get familiar with the location of the switches and controls inside the rental truck including the horn, turn signals, lights and windshield wipers. After you get familiar with all these things, test-drive the rental truck. Take a drive in an empty space such as a parking lot to get a hang of handling the truck.
2. Adhere to the traffic norms strictly: Make use of the turn indicators, headlights and speed controls of the truck. Take special care, while passing through highways and always wear the seatbelt, while driving.
3. Do not drive on the parkways. The trucks are mainly not permitted to drive on parkways. Plan the route in such a way that you do not have to make use of parkways. If you are caught driving a rented truck on the parkway, you will have to pay a huge fine and there are high chances of truck being towed away.
4. Speed: The assigned speed for rented trucks is slower in comparison to other vehicles. Always choose to drive your rented truck in the correct lane, where there are slow traffic movements.
5. Stops: It takes more time to halt the truck in comparison to cars. Therefore, apply brakes a little early in the rented truck.
6. Turns: You will need to take wider turns with a truck.
7. Changing Lanes: Adjust the side view mirrors of your rental truck properly to change lanes safely.
8. Low Bridges and Clearance: Check the size of the truck, how tall it is and accordingly be watchful of canopies, bridges and underpasses at hotels, banks and gas stations. Be careful of low bridges and as far as possible avoid them.
9. Understand your coverage: Know the coverage limit of bodily injury, cargo damage and truck damage that your present policy covers. Insurance companies generally avoid covering truck rentals in comparison to car rentals.
10. Moving back: Do not attempt a reverse move on your own judgments. Instead, try taking help for directions from a person outside the rental truck.