There are many options available to you when it comes to the right vehicle to move all your goods into your new home/office. There’s always that friend who says, “don’t worry, you can use my bakkie”. Those bakkies are more often than not pretty unreliable, too small and they smell like your granny’s feet. You are better off renting a truck or hiring a moving company.
When you are looking at renting a moving vehicle you need to make sure the vehicle is reliable and of course, big enough so that you minimise the number of trips in he move and in turn, minimise the costs of the move. You can get a quote from a moving company on the size of the vehicle they would use. Movers are expert packers though so to be safe, you should hire a vehicle slightly bigger than they would use, just to cover yourself.Also bear in mind the costs of fuel for the vehicle, the bigger the vehicle, the more the fuel will cost.
If you are looking at driving the truck yourself, you will need a special driver’s license. As the size of the vehicles go up, the licensing requirements change and more specialised licenses are required.
Types of vehicles
The most popular vehicle is the Transit van because it’s a decent size and is good value for money. A transit van can transportwardrobes (not stood up), couches, kitchen appliances, etc and averages about 11km per litre of petrol.
If you need that bit of extra space, then the long wheel base high top transit is perfect for you because it addsan extra meter to the length of the standard transit.It also has a higher roof which adds a lot more space for taller items like stand up wardrobes. They carry around 1400kgs and will average around 8km per litre of petrol. It is tough to carry furniture in panel vans because of the curved roof.
You could also use a combination of a van and a trailer if you have quite a bit of stuff to move. The most common lengths of trailers are 6m and 9m trailers. Both of these trailers are pretty big and should fit everything you want to move. If this is still not big enough, you will have to rent a big truck which will mean hiring a driver, unless you have the correct license.
With professional movers like Bettermoves you will not have to worry about a thing. Everything will be taken care of for you. Visit www.bettermoves.co.za today for solutions to all your moving needs.