When many people are faced with the daunting task of moving, they
chose to rent a moving truck rather than use other modes of
transportation. While a moving truck provides more space for an
individual’s possessions, it also gets horrible gas mileage. If an
individual is moving a short distance, or has relatively few
possessions, the best way to move is to use a moving van.
get much better gas mileage than rental trucks and they provide the same
benefit of a rental truck in that all the possessions are enclosed and
not exposed to the weather. Additionally, driving a cargo van is much
easier than attempting to drive a large truck.
If you decide to move using a cargo van rental, check the internet for
the best available rates from local rental agencies. The easiest way to
find cargo van rentals in your area is to do an online search for “cargo
van rentals,“ or “moving vans for rent.” These two searches should
reveal all of the local rental agencies in your area. If you cannot find
a good deal online, check the newspaper and phone book; these are two
other useful resources. Also, make sure to look for coupons before
booking any moving van.
Once you have rented a cargo van, there is some special equipment that
is recommended for your move. In most cargo vans, the front of the van
is completely exposed to the rear of the van. When driving with a full
load, it is quite possible that items may slide to the front of the van.
For this reason, it is necessary to either obtain a hard surface that
can protect the front portion of the van, or purchase a net that can
block items from sliding to the front. Sliding items do not only slide
along the floor, they can also slide at higher levels possibly causing
injury to an individual’s head.
Once the front of the cargo van has been quarantined from the back of
the van, the next step is to load the van with your possessions. When
loading a cargo van, it is important to place heavier items closer to
the front portion of the van, and lighter items towards the back of the
van. Additionally, if you are moving with framed items, try to keep the
framed pieces upright rather than laying them flat. Also, make sure to
wrap the framed pieces in padded blankets. This practice will eliminate
any chance of damage that may be experienced when driving your cargo van
cargo van is loaded and all items are safely secured, the
only thing left to do is drive to your new residence. The move will be
relatively easy if it is simply across town. However, if your move is
all the way across the country, it is very important that all drivers
take frequent breaks from driving in order to eliminate the onset of
fatigue. Stopping every three or four hours for a quick walk and snack
will go a long way towards keeping all drivers awake and attentive. All
of these suggestions will lead to a smooth cargo van moving experience.