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Truck hire can be daunting at the best of times, but when it comes to moving interstate it can get even trickier. Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks that can help you get the most out of your moving experience.
Here’s a countdown of the top tips for truck hire for interstate moves…

4. Plan plenty of rest stops

Australia’s a big place. Moving interstate, then, can be a daunting prospect if only for the kilometres you need to cover. Planning your journey with your rental truck should involve plenty of time for rest stops along the way. This will prevent driver fatigue and ensure you get to your new home safe and sound. Arriving behind schedule is better than not arriving at all.

3. Choose a provider with convenient pickup and dropoff points

When you hire a moving truck, you’re paying for the time you have it. And you have a lot of distance to cover. You want to make every hour count. Choosing a hire company with pickup and dropoff spots near your starting point and destination will ensure you’re not spending more money than you have to. Further, it means there’s less logistics involving moving YOU around after you’ve dropped off the rental truck.

2. The value of a trusted and reliable truck hire company

When it comes to renting any vehicle, you want to ensure you’re going with a trusted company. This goes double when the vehicle has all your worldly possessions on board. It goes triple when you’re hauling that stuff interstate. In choosing a provider, prioritise the maintenance and quality of the vehicle that’s going to relocate your life from point A to point B. Breaking down halfway between Brisbane and Sydney is never fun. Especially if you take the hot, dry and empty inland route!
When in doubt, look for a rental company that has plenty of testimonials and accreditations. Don’t be afraid to ask them what their servicing schedule is. If in doubt, ask a mechanic what’s what.

1. Stick to a checklist

Moving is a tricky business. Lots of moving parts. It helps, then, to break those steps down into manageable chunks. Creating a checklist for your move will help you keep things under control. Here are a few example points you might consider including:

  • Tell all of your banks you’re moving
  • Set up a mail redirect
  • Update your insurance details
  • Update your car registration
  • Take meter readings at your old and new houses
  • Update your electoral details
  • Arrange phone and broadband transfer.

Luckily, most of this lot can be done well in advance. The thing is, the more comprehensive your list, the better prepared you’ll be for your move.

Truck hire – it’s easy to hit the highway

Now you’re armed with a little more knowledge to better tackle your interstate move. Next step: hiring the right truck.
Southern Cross Truck Rentals is one of the most trusted truck hire companies in Australia. We can help you get from point A to point B with all your valuables safe and sound. Get in touch today to see how we can help you tick at least one thing off your moving checklist.