POD’s vs Moving Trucks

Moving is one of those huge projects that requires great precision to ensure that everything runs smoothly. You may have already selected professional movers to assist you with moving from one location to the other or you may have a friend with a reliable vehicle who can move you. Whatever the case, the next decision you would have to make is to decide whether you would be choosing a moving truck or container for the storage and delivery of your items.

Some people choose to rent a moving truck and drive themselves to their new location. They think by doing things this way; they would not only be saving on money but would also be able to keep a watchful eye on their personal items. But since the advent of containers, more and more people are choosing this convenient moving vehicle. When it comes down to making a decision between a moving truck and a container there are pros and cons that you should look at carefully.

Your moving vehicle choice may somewhat lean towards renting a moving trucks. As you evaluate the many items that you have in your current location, you are of the opinion that renting a truck will give you enough room to hold everything. While this may be true, always bear in mind that the larger the truck, the more difficult it is to maneuver on the roadways. In addition, larger trucks also mean that you would have to pay more for gas as well. Be prepared to spend a lot of money on refilling your gas should you be moving to another location that is far away.

If you must rent a moving truck, while a smaller truck may be your best bet, it also means that you won’t be able to pack all your personal items and take them to the new location without having to make at least two or three trips. The condition of the truck should also be an important factor and should be clarified with the moving truck rental company before you take it on the road. The last thing you need is to be all packed and no place to go because of a truck malfunction or the other. Ask the moving company about the last date of maintenance of the vehicle and ensure that the vehicle is running well before you leave the office.

When you are looking at containers on the other hand, it is cheaper to rent a truck, but rental offices are few and far between. However, for those who do find a container moving company, you would find that there are a lot of advantages in renting a moving container. Unlike a moving truck that has loading platforms that are high off the ground, they are easy to load to unload since they are mere inches from the ground. This is really a plus especially when you have to move larger items. Also when moving truck companies may give you a same day time to return their vehicle after you have moved, most shipping companies allow their customers to rent the vehicle for a month or enough time to unpack without being rushed.