Benefits of renting a moving truck

A successful move requires a trust-worthy vehicle and no shortage of planning. A small mistake can lead to significant costs and unnecessary stress. Therefore, it's important to consider whether you're willing to pay up money to hire a moving company to assist you, or whether you want to do the work yourself.

In this article, we look at the advantages of renting your own truck, as well as a cost comparison between truck rentals and professional removalist companies.

Advantages of moving interstate or local with a truck rental

When it comes to transporting furniture from one location to another at affordable rates, then a rental moving truck's benefits aren't something to be ignored. We outline the advantages of renting a truck for relocation purposes.

You have full control of the vehicle

Moving home is a stressful process in itself. Throwing unreliable movers and expensive hourly rates into the mix can skyrocket anxiety. Unlike hiring professional movers, choosing a rental truck gives you complete control over the move. Whether you're moving to a new suburb or even planning a cross country move, you have full control in both cases- right from the pick up and drop off of the vehicle to choosing convenient and flexible times that work with your schedule.

Manage your time on your terms

There's always the possibility of movers being delayed and arriving late on the job. This could be traffic related, closed roads or completing another moving job prior to yours. If you're dedicated to transporting your belongings to your new home in a set time frame, or have no fixed date for commencing the move, opting for a DIY move with a truck rental may be a more logical, and cost-effective solution. You don't have to deal with hourly costs and can perform needed tasks with full freedom and finish them on the dot.

Affordable with a range of options

So, how much does a moving truck cost? On average, most removalists in Sydney will charge between $585 - $845 just to pack and move a small two bedroom apartment? This includes the truck hire and the hourly rate (roughly 4-6 hours) of moving time. This usually includes a $65 call out/travel charge assuming you are only moving within the local metro area.

With such a hefty amount, why shoulder moving responsibilities to moving companies?

With a moving truck rental company like Orana Car & Truck, you have freedom to browse a fleet of vehicles to find the best truck that meets your moving requirements. Have only a few belongings? You can opt for a comparatively smaller truck at a much cheaper price than choosing the largest truck available. This way, you can save money on moving costs.

At Orana Car & Truck, you can rent a 1 tonne van for as low as $84 a day, or our Hino truck at $99 a day, and move at your own pace and travel times.

Fully maintained vehicles

No matter the size truck that you require, you can always guarantee the best quality vehicle when renting out a truck. You will never deal with a truck rental riddled with damage, dents or dirt. At Orana Car & Truck for example, our fleet of moving trucks are no more than two years old and our staff put in all their efforts to ensure that it's in great condition before use.

All trucks are insured by a vehicle-specific insurance

Whether you're renting a moving truck for a few hours or the entire day, all rentals are insured if you get into an accident.

You set the terms & the booking requirements

With a moving company, you run the risk of being locked into the date and time that's inconvenient to you. Even then, there's the possibility of delays. At Orana Car & Truck, we put flexibility and customer satisfaction at the forefront. Which is why we have developed a booking system that allows you to set the rental term, choose the vehicle that best meets your moving requirements and convenient pick-up, and drop off times. No need to book weeks in advance.

Furthermore, we are home to Brisbane and Sydney's newest and largest van and truck fleet. With an impressive 10 cubic metres of storage space and optimal manoeuvrability, our 1.5 tonne vans are the ultimate Sydney and Brisbane van rental choice for moving locally or interstate. Meanwhile, our spacious Hino Trucks will certainly meet your long distance travel needs.

If you're interested about which moving trucks or vans that we have on offer, or have any questions about our long-term rentals, don't hesitate to call our friendly team on 1300 067 262. With over 45+ years of experience in truck and van rental experience, Orana Car & Truck provides the vehicle solutions you need to make a move.

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