Answering Your Moving Questions
Do you have moving questions? If so, we have some answers. From finding the perfect new home to packing up all of your belongings, there are a lot of details to keep track of. There are many common moving questions people have, so we have answered some of them below.
Yes, you can hire a Penske truck driver. We specialize in providing professional drivers for moving trucks, and you can hire one of these drivers to handle your move. This can save you time and effort, as well as provide you with peace of mind knowing that your belongings will be transported safely by an experienced driver.
When moving, you might not have the necessary skills or licensing to drive a large moving truck, especially one equipped with towing equipment. In such cases, you can opt to hire a professional driver who has the experience and qualifications to operate a Penske moving truck with towing equipment. Hiring a professional driver can save you time and effort, as well as provide you with peace of mind knowing that your belongings will be transported safely.
The cost of hiring a driver for your U-Haul rental can vary depending on several factors such as the distance of your move, the duration of the drive, if there is a vehicle in tow, etc. Generally speaking, costs could be as low as $500 to upwards of $2000 depending upon conditions.
The biggest difference you feel is with peace of mind. Our customer-centric approach ensures the needs of our clients are met before anything else. That means we operate on your schedule and customize your experience to give you the support you need. With a traditional moving truck company, you are limited by their service offerings, and are limited to their schedule, not yours. Our offerings are completely personalized to your needs. Even better, our unmatched support doesn’t come at the expense of efficiency, so our U-Haul drivers are able to transport your belongings far faster than our competitors.
For more information about how to locate and hire a dependable U-Haul driver nearby, utilize the Finding a UHaul Driver Tips page, connecting you with information and experienced drivers. For immediate action, completing the U-Haul driver request form with your specifics, such as location and moving needs will match you with qualified drivers in your area.
We certainly do! Our professional drivers can tow your vehicle behind the largest of moving trucks like U-Haul or Penske, even behind a 5 bedroom or 26-foot truck. If you are interested in learning more about tow dollys specifically, we have linked several resources that can help:
Location and availability in the area have a massive impact on the best rental truck providers. The good news is that our team of experts can help you coordinate the best moving truck rental. If you would like to do some independent research, below are some resources to help:
We are always sure to take advantage of the National Highway Administration’s resources as part of our proactive planning, and we recommend that same resource to anyone else planning for an adventure on the road. Beyond the National Highway Administration, we have a National Highway System map available as a resource anyone can utilize.
The cost of moving help will vary depending on the types and extent of services you need and the location of the move. On average, moving help services can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 or more depending on the extent of the service and assistance you require.
If the unfortunate were to happen, which we’re grateful we haven’t experienced in our many years of service, our customers would be one of the top priorities. After assuring the safety of the drivers involved in the accident, our customer would be promptly notified of the situation. Additionally, a police report would be filed, information would be exchanged, and the damages would be absorbed by the rental company’s insurance, as outlined in the customer agreement.
We have a strict no-smoking policy.
Not very well known, but very helpful when you rent a moving truck is that the agreement you have includes insurance for the driver as detailed at the time of rental. Whomever you appoint that person to be. This allows our drivers to be covered under the truck rental insurance, which we are glad to help coordinate.
We utilize the online resource found on fueleconomy.gov to identify fuel costs, a site you can also access yourself if you would like. When it comes to moving trucks, we estimate around 8 MPG for smaller trucks and 5 MPG for larger trucks, such as a 22- or 26-foot.
Common mistakes of a DIY move include poor planning, inadequate packing, ignoring weight limits, neglecting insurance, choosing a moving company without research, forgetting to update important parties, overlooking safety precautions, and lacking a contingency plan. These errors can lead to damage, financial loss, and inconvenience. For more infomation, please see our Do's and Don't when Moving blog post.
- Never put off going to a gas station! In fact, don’t let your fuel get lower than a quarter of a tank. In the long country highways of a cross-country road trip, gas stations are hard to come by.
- Keep your eyes protected and prevent dry eye by wearing sunglasses and applying an eye lubricant routinely.
- Check the different routes available ahead of your drive, and take the route with the best weather conditions, for your safety.
- Highways are always faster than city roads, so do what you can to avoid any city routes.
- With bugs quickly accumulating on your windshield, take a few minutes to clean it each time you stop for has. It will make a big difference with your visibility.
- AAA has great resources for long-distance driving, so be sure to check them out.
To ensure that your belongings are protected during the move, you should choose a reputable moving help service and make sure your belongings are properly packed. Be sure to read the fine print of any contract you sign, and make sure you understand the company's policy on damage and loss. For additional information on Moving Help, please see our comprehensive guide.
We can guide you to another excellent truck driving service, offering a dependable choice for those in need of a trustworthy Penske Driver or U-Haul Driver Service.
Beforehand, plan the layout, prioritizing heavy items against the back wall. Protect items with furniture pads, stack lighter boxes on top, and load larger items like mattresses first. Fill gaps to prevent shifting, distribute weight evenly for stability, and label fragile boxes atop the load. Leave an aisle for easy access and secure everything with straps or ropes. For more information - please see our blog post for Tips on Packing for a Move.
Yes, we provide experienced drivers who can safely operate the vehicle and deliver it from state to state, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your move. Costs can vary typically between $500 and $2,000 depending on the variables.