8 Things You Must Know Before Renting A Lorry
When it comes to moving large furnishings from one place to another, renting a lorry is your best option. With proper planning and time management, you won’t have to rack your brains when it’s time to move. If you’re moving out from your current house to another location, you’ll need to rent a lorry that’s big enough to fit all of your belongings. Similarly, if you’re planning for an office relocation, opting for a lorry rental service is ideal given the current situation plaguing our beloved island.
Lorry rental services are also common among businesses in Singapore as logistics are part and parcel of their operations. While it’s common for big businesses to have their own fleet of lorries, some businesses can’t afford to have a fleet given the high cost of maintenance. Moreover, it depends on the nature of your business. But, in times of need, you can look to rent a lorry from vehicle rental providers like Edmund Vehicle Rental. They offer various vehicle rental services to be used across Singapore.
So you’ve decided to rent a lorry to help move all your stuff, but you’re unsure of the things that you need to know before renting one. Ahead, we’re sharing some tips to help enlighten you about lorry rental whilst planning your move according to your schedule.
Compare rental companies
Before you decide on one rental company, it’s best to contact a few rental providers in Singapore and compare their services and price quotes. Bear in mind that the estimated rental cost of your selected lorry is determined by its size, duration of lease, and travel distance. Once you’ve gotten hold of the quotes, be sure to ask about any extra charges you may incur on your moving day.
Determine the right size truck
Getting the right size truck is crucial to ensuring that your move goes smoothly without a hitch. You can start with the amount of stuff you have or the number of rooms in your house. Either way, you’ll need to rent a lorry that’s big enough to fit all your stuff, given that you intend to make as few trips as possible. Edmund Vehicle Rental offers two sizes of lorries which comes in three different types of make – open, canopy and box. If you’re still unsure of the size, speak to the rental company to ask about the sizes.
Ask about the truck’s insurance
Depending on your lorry rental service provider, some may provide roadside assistance in the event of the truck’s sudden breakdown. Be sure to also check for any coverage of your goods offered by the company. Additionally, you may want to check your auto insurance policy for possible coverage in case of an accident.
Check for additional equipment
If you need additional equipment such as the moving pads, hand truck and straps to move the big stuff, be sure to check with the rental company to see if they offer these equipment to make your moving easier. Besides, you’ll need some accessories to protect your goods, furnishings and home appliances from potential damages incurred during the move.
Book your lorry rental early
You should make your lorry rental reservation early to avoid any disappointment. If you intend to move during the holidays, it’s best to make your reservations at least one month in advance. The earlier you book, the more likely you’ll be able to secure your choice of lorry. Besides, you won’t have to fork out extra money if you book early.
Familiarise yourself with the truck
If you’ve never driven a lorry, you may want to take a step further and ask for prior lessons before hitting the road, provided that you have a valid driver’s license. But, if you’re still unsure of driving the lorry by yourself, you can perhaps enlist the help of a friend who’s comfortable with driving a lorry or ask the rental company to recommend you a driver.
Plan your moving day route
Once you’ve confirmed your lorry rental reservation, it’s time to plan your route for the moving day so that you won’t spend so much time on the road, searching for the best route to reach your destination. Besides, you’ll spend less time racking your brains while on the road should there be any disruption to your planned route.
Inspect your rented lorry
Before you drive the lorry away, be sure to inspect the lorry together with a representative of the rental company. If they don’t carry out the inspection, you may want to take pictures of every side of the rented lorry to prove that you didn’t cause any damage before, during and after your moving journey. Once you’re done with moving all your stuff, you should return the lorry in the same condition that you received. Refuel the tank if possible, to avoid paying extra to the company.
Be sure to refer to these tips when the time comes for you to move. Edmund Vehicle Rental provides a variety of lorry to suit your moving purposes. You can choose between a 10ft or 14ft lorry with box, or those with/without canopy. For your ease of driving, the lorries are either fitted with an automatic or manual transmission. If you intend to save cost on fuel, you can also choose between renting a lorry that either runs on petrol or diesel.
Keen to move your things with a rented lorry from Edmund Vehicle Rental? Get an instant quote by contacting us at (65) 6250 3339 or emailing email@example.com.