Are looking for alternative methods of transporting your goods? If yes, know the volume or weight of goods and the distance. Once you have decided the load, choose the vehicle for yourself. This could be a car, truck or a van. Car is more preferred for personal use, truck for very heavy loads. When we need something in between them, van rental is the best option. There are 4 variables in the cost of the trip, these are
1. Size of the Hire Vehicle.
3. Service selected
4. Time of Year.
You need to be careful when you plan your vacation or relocation or any other transportation. You should plan in advance like:
How much luggage will you be carrying? Be realistic in deciding what really need to be transported and what could be left behind. If after loading, some important stuff is still left and you do not want a trip back, call the hiring company at once and ask for a larger van. Also be aware of the weight limit of the van if you are moving heavy objects.
Check before hiring that the van has enough seating capacity. All passengers are well accommodated. This is best to check before you go for van rental. Also it is illegal and unsafe to carry passengers in the back unless there are seats with fitted seat belts provided.
Decide in advance, whether you will be driving or you are going to hire a driver or other people along with you are going to drive also. For this you need to be ensured that all of the people who will be driving the van are insured. Some firms will ask for a surcharge if you are under a certain age or have recent convictions. Read other driving tips section beforehand as this will give you an idea of the difficulties.
In the document, read the insurance section. Check if they have included Collision Damage Waiver (CDW). Check if VAT is added to the quoted price. Re-Check the vehicle before you move out of the hiring company concessions. If company is providing you with a full tank, check that it is full as promised. Understand the jargon and read terms and conditions carefully.
This all is important to know what you can do and what you can not. This is to remain safe from the hefty van rental bill in the end. Ask if you are unsure about any of the terminology.