December 5th, 2018 - 9:35 AM
Options for towing a car
One of the things you have to figure out during a move is how to get your vehicle to your new home. If you’re using a service where someone else drives the moving truck, it’s simple — you’re free to drive the vehicle yourself. But, if you’re considering a self-move in a rental truck, towing the vehicle may be your only option. Before taking on this challenge, be sure you’re prepared to drive an unfamiliar truck with a trailer or dolly attached and that your budget can handle the additional costs (fuel usage, liability coverage, tow gear). Explore the towing options below:
December 3rd, 2018 - 10:56 AM
U-Haul® Truck gas mileage
One of the most common questions people have with a U-Haul rental is the fuel usage. Compared to a personal vehicle, trucks get poor gas mileage — but what MPG do they actually get? Each truck gets different gas mileage, and several factors can play a role in the actual fuel efficiency (towing, driving habits, etc.). And since fuel costs aren’t included in the rental fee, it can be a big concern. Find out the gas mileage of each truck, along with some factors that may also play a role in fuel use during a move.
November 30th, 2018 - 8:23 AM
Breaking down coupons for U-Haul®
It’s always smart to search for coupon codes and discounts when buying anything online. But while coupons are great for saving money on a particular item, they don’t always guarantee you the cheapest price on the product or service you’re actually looking for. This is especially true when it comes to moving: not all savings are created equal. If you’re looking to get the lowest rate on a U-Haul truck, take a look at some current U-Haul discounts and then see how those potential savings compare to an alternative like U-Pack®.
November 28th, 2018 - 8:03 AM
Finding a one-way cargo van
If you’re moving from a small apartment or just a few things from a larger home, you may be considering one-way cargo van rental since they’re smaller and easier to drive than a large moving truck. And you might think they would be more affordable as well. However, finding one to rent for a long-distance move may be difficult. Take a look at the offerings for one-way cargo vans, and then take a look at another simple way to move a small amount.
November 27th, 2018 - 11:17 AM
Do you need rental truck insurance?
We’re familiar with purchasing insurance to cover our homes, vehicles and families, but is it something that needs to be added to a rental truck? The answer depends on your needs, which company you choose and the insurance policies you already have in place. First, it’s important to note that most truck rental companies don’t actually offer “insurance.” Instead, they offer liability coverage and waiver options. In some cases, your auto or homeowner’s insurance policy may also provide coverage while your items are packed into the rental truck. Take a look at common options available with truck rental, and read some suggestions for what to ask your personal insurance agent.
November 26th, 2018 - 10:41 AM
Driving across the U.S./Canada border
Planning a long drive can involve a lot of research and coordination — especially if you’re traveling abroad. Since driving to other countries requires certain paperwork and processes, it’s not always possible to plan a last-minute adventure. If you’re planning to drive across the U.S./Canadian border on an upcoming trip, get prepared by learning what to expect at the border and understanding what paperwork you’ll need in order to cross.
November 20th, 2018 - 9:58 AM
Moving in the Marines
Making a permanent change of station (PCS) in the Marine Corps can entail many tasks. Whether it’s your first or fifth PCS, there’s quite a bit to think about and do. To help you get started, we’ve compiled some important information about moving options, government travel charge cards (GTCC), entitlements, housing availability and other details specific to the Marine Corps.
November 19th, 2018 - 8:53 AM
Finding truck rentals with unlimited mileage
If you’ve ever taken a long road trip, you’ve probably noticed that the actual distance is longer than the mileage listed online for the trip. In most cases, the extra distance comes from missed exits, making stops and taking unexpected detours. But when you’re traveling for a move in a rental truck, things like picking up and returning equipment also factor into your total mileage — which makes finding a rental company that offers unlimited miles so appealing.
Take a look at the different mileage policies from each of the big truck rental companies and learn how much extra distance can cost.
November 16th, 2018 - 8:22 AM
A permanent change of station (PCS) means filling out forms, attending meetings and following specific rules. As you navigate this process, don’t forget the updated guidelines that went into effect on May 1, 2014, for moving professional books, papers and equipment – known as “PBP&E” or “pro-gear.” Pro-gear is defined as “the goods in a military member’s possession needed for the performance of official duties at the next or later destination.” Keep reading to find out the current weight limit, what’s considered pro-gear and what’s not, and how you can move without worrying about your PCS weight allowance.
November 14th, 2018 - 10:39 AM
Hawaii: the destination for any reason or season
Whether you’re moving, vacationing, honeymooning or enjoying a long layover on your way to Asia or Australia, any time spent in Hawaii can be an adventure! Hawaii is arguably the most unique and beautiful state in the union, complete with idyllic weather and tons of things to do any time of the year.