How to Pick the Right Vehicle for Your Move
Picking a vehicle for your personal stuff may turn out an important part of your removal process. After all of the time you spend in packing and arranging stuff inside the boxes, if the transport itself is not reliable and safe - you had lost your time. So - no matter if you want to do it by yourself or to hire professionals, the transport of your precious is always important.
The type of the vehicle you need is to be determined by the type and the total quantity of the goods to be transported. If the weather is good, and you own some huge stuff that you also need to move, I would advice you to hire an open truck. In the open trucks you can load good that have bigger height than the average, and you can store more stuff in such truck. But it is good to know that using this type of truck can be risky and dangerous. It may always start raining or some unexpected objects may fell from above (like, for example some branches of the trees around the road) and damage your goods.
Also, if you have bigger boxes, you can use a tent truck for the transport. Besides the thick tent cover, it has wooden boards on the sides. Usually this is enough to secure the goods for distance to be travelled. Boxes could be arranged inside in a way, comfortable for you and it can be uncovered on the side. This may make the loading and unloading processes faster, because more men could load/unload in the same time. But still, it is still risky, because despite all of the good sides, if your boxes are to be pushed one to another, some of the boards can crack, or the tent can tear down, and this will damage all of your goods.
That is why it is the best for you to use a container truck for your removal. That is because for that particular purpose, the hard-walled truck has many advantages before than the tent or opened truck. The "shell" of the container truck allow you to store inside all type of goods in every way you wish to, because there is no danger of its walls to be broken somehow. The main advantage of that truck is that your goods are secured inside. The loading room inside is always set and you can know what quantity of good you could gather inside, without the danger of damaging it. Although you can load it only from behind, the safety is above all, right?
If you don't use a removal company, you will have to think for the transport more carefully. No matter the type of the vehicle you will pick - you better know the total amount of space you will need for your luggage. This will help you calculate if you can gather all of them in the vehicle you have so you can transport them all in one course or not. To save some money, if you know how much place your stuff will take in a truck, and the truck that you have do not offer you that space , you'd better hire a truck that will gather them all, instead of making more than one course. It will look better financially, believe me.
Or to be maximum sure, you can leave a removal company do it for you. Its employees will know all of the details and will move your stuff faster, smarter and safer. But of course, this will cost you some cash.