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Cargo Van
10' truck
Capacity 1-2 rooms 1-2 rooms 3-4 rooms 5-8 rooms
Cubic Feet 309 380 800 1,380
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) 7,200 lbs. 8,600 lbs. 11,500 lbs. 25,500 lbs.
Payload Weight 2,200 lbs. 3,100 lbs. 3,400 lbs. 12,000 lbs.
Clearance 8’ 6" 9’ 0" 11’ 6" 13’ 6"
Interior (Length)
Interior (Width)
Interior (Height)
5’ 0"
4’ 4"
6’ 3"
6’ 0"
15’ 7"
7’ 5"
6’ 5"
7’ 5"
7’ 5"
Rear Door (Height)
Rear Door (Width)
4’ 0"
4’ 6"
5’ 5"
5’ 9"
6’ 5"
7’ 3"
7’ 0"
7’ 3"
Load Ramp Width NA NA 2’ 3" 2’ 4"
Load Ramps    
Air Conditioning
Automatic Transmission
Power Steering
Power Brakes
AM/FM Stereo
No Wheel Wells  
Dual Faced Mirrors  
Tie Down Slats  
Seat Belts / Seats 2 2 2 3
Fuel Tank 35 Gallon 35 Gallon 35 Gallon 55 Gallon
Lift-gate     Business use only Business use only

Top Truck Rental Tips

If you are planning to make a move, then there are a couple of truck rental tips that will help you to go for the best offered deal. So here we go…

Your first job incurs in choosing a truck

• If you rent a moving truck followed by a self move then you are in a way saving quite a few than you would have done by opting for the services of a full service moving company.

• Avoid making a move during peak seasons as you may end paying too much during these times.
• In order to maintain a safe distance from delays, avoid arriving at the truck rental companies well in advance.
• Be sure to get hold of different price quotes from different moving truck rental companies.
• Understand the rental agreement thoroughly. You may ask your moving helpers to help you in explaining the details. It is only after you go through the insurance policy, prefer purchasing it.
• After you have completed with the paper works, ensure going for a test drive for around 30 to 40 minutes. When it comes to testing the truck, make sure to pay attention to:

1. oil leaks
2. tires
3. brakes
4. directional signals, lights, speedometer windshield wipers, and odometer

• If you need storing your appliances, ensure consulting your truck rental companies and find whether they provide a free storage or not.

Of all truck rental tips, pricing is an important one. However, this pricing may differ from one company to the other. Moreover, the pricing may also differ within the same country. Hence, rental fees may differ based on the peak seasons as well as non-peak seasons. Renting a trailer truck is a bit expensive during weekends, warmer months.
There are some local rental agencies that offer trucks by per mile rate or a daily rate. Moreover, this may differ based on the demand as well as availability. Hence, it would be advisable to place an order well in advance in order to get hold of a budget rental truck.

There are a couple of rental agencies that offer one way truck rentals based on the availability of the trucks. You need to pay an amount as deposit fee prior to renting truck.

There are quite a few requirements that one needs to take into consideration when renting a truck. These are as follows:

• The requirements that come with renting a truck differ from company to company. However, all renters need to have an authentic driver’ licenses.
• Certain truck rental companies need the driver to be or 25 years old, 21 years old or 18 years old.
Well friends, this isn’t all, there are other issues as well when it comes to rent a moving truck. These are as follows:
• Opt for moving truck company that offers the provision of insurance coverage
• In addition to moving vans, look for other equipments such as dolly or hand truck. These equipments are sure to speed up your moving venture. In addition to these, the rental truck companies rent as well as sell other moving supplies like dollies, moving pads as well as hand trucks.

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