Five Tips To Help You On The Road To Your New Home
North American Precis Syndicate
Making your move can be easier when you prepare properly and take the time to understand the truck you're driving. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Whenever you rent a truck to move yourself from one home to
another, keeping these five facts in mind can help you and your furniture all
arrive in good order and good time.
1. Let time be on your side.
When planning your trip, take into account the time of day you intend to
travel and likely traffic patterns. Always leave lots of extra time and be
aware of possible bottlenecks along the way.
2. Read the agreement. Most
truck rental agreements say something like the language from the U.S.
Department of Transportation that prohibits the "carrying or hauling of
explosives and other dangerous articles." That means you can't pack
paint, chemicals and cleaning materials, flammable solvents, propane,
gasoline and the like. Check with your rental agent if you're not sure about
a particular item.
3. Don't be blindsided. Trucks
have big blind spots, what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
calls the "No-Zone." You should know where these areas are,
especially when changing lanes or coming to a stop.
4. Know what you're driving.
Make sure you can find and understand the use of all the truck's switches and
gauges. Adjust the seat and side mirrors so they match your height and comfort
zone. Also, remember, trucks are taller, wider and may weigh up to 10 times
more than the average car, explain the experts on truck rental at Penske, so
you have to be extra vigilant.
5. Be sure to insure. Most
insurance and credit card companies won't cover truck rentals under existing
policies. If your insurance company is among them, consider signing up for
additional coverage options to protect yourself and your belongings. You may
feel more confident knowing there is a company that offers free 24/7 emergency
For further moving facts and tips, go to www.PenskeTruckRental.com or call (800)
“Trucks are taller, wider and may weigh up to 10 times
more than the average car, point out the experts on truck rental at Penske,
so you have to be extra vigilant. http://bit.ly/2wIkZOo”
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