Best Tips for Renting a Lorry
Lorries are a common sight on the roads of Singapore. They’re one of the main vehicles that is used to transport goods and services, and even people. Chinese New Year is one of those yearly festivals where people, who are part of the lion dance troupes, are transported using a lorry to perform from one house to another. Furthermore, having a large space to transport a large group of people along with the equipment will give you a peace of mind knowing that they’ll arrive at their destination in one piece.
In the business sector, lorries are commonly used by those in the transportation and logistics industry to move items like furniture, household appliances, livestock, light vehicles, consumer goods, and more. While it’s common for Singaporean businesses to have their own fleet of lorries to cater for their operations, some businesses can’t afford the entire fleet given the cost of maintenance. Depending on the nature of your business, having a lorry could be an asset or a liability. This is where lorry rental services like Edmund Vehicle Rental can be of great help to small and medium businesses in Singapore.
If you’re planning a house move, the first thing that’ll come to mind is hiring professional movers for their efficiency and convenience. Besides, you won’t need to lift a finger to move all your things. But, if you’re worried about the high cost of hiring and the possibility of the movers breaking some of your fragile items, doing the moving yourself may be a better option. First, you’ll be able to control the stress of having to ensure that all your items are being moved in one piece. Secondly, you’ll be moving things at your own pace. You’ll also get to bond with your family members if they help you with the moving. So, if you intend to DIY (Do-It-Yourself), why not rent a lorry and gain some experience in driving a lorry? But before you click that ‘Rent’ button, here are some tips to renting a lorry.
Tips for renting a lorry
Knowing the amount of things you have – By overestimating the amount of things you have, you’d be able to rent a lorry that can fit all your things with some extra space. Besides, it’ll save you the trouble of having to make several trips to complete the move.
Research your lorry rental – It’s normal to do some research on the lorry rental services available in Singapore before you actually rent one. It’s like how you’d read the reviews for an item on an online shopping site before you make the purchase. This is so that you’ll get your money’s worth and gain good experience.
Make the booking early – When the demand for lorry rental is high, it’s more likely that you’d have to pay more to secure your choice of lorry. So, it’s best to make your reservations early to ensure that you’ll have a lorry for your moving day as well as to avoid any disappointment.
Compare rental cost – The cost of renting a lorry will vary according to rental duration, moving distance and your choice of lorry. If you’re worried about going out of budget, you can request for a quote or get some advice from the rental company before making your decision. You can also compare the rates between various rental companies using an online aggregator so that you’ll get the best deals.
Know your driving ability – In order to drive a lorry, you’d need to have the correct driving licence and the basic know-how. It can be a tricky feat if you’ve never driven one. Before hitting the roads of Singapore, you should take some time to familiarise yourself with every aspect of the lorry. You’ll also need to put in extra effort to research your route so that you won’t run into trouble with height clearance. Having someone familiar with driving a lorry to accompany you, will also help so that you have a backup driver.
Inspect your lorry before driving off – Most people forget to do this as they get excited about driving a different vehicle and moving to a new place. If you want to prevent from paying for damages you didn’t cause, it’s best to inspect the vehicle beforehand. Take pictures or videos of the vehicle so that you’ll have solid evidence in hand in times of need.
Edmund Vehicle Rental provides a variety of lorry to suit your rental purposes. You can choose between a 10ft or 14ft lorry with box, or those with/without canopy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.