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Why Some People Will Never Rent a Moving Truck Again

2015 October 21
Written by Go Mini’s

Across the country, people are beginning to realize the risks and drawbacks of using moving trucks. High prices, missed appointments, and dozens of other headaches are being reported more and more.

Meaningless reservations

Everything’s packed up, the kids are distracted, you’re waiting for the truck. And waiting. And waiting. And waiting.

In 2008, a U-Haul executive admitted that on busy days, up to 40% of customers were waiting. This was during a major class action suit where U-Haul was accused of failing to honour their reservations.

With that in mind, think about the lengthy process you have to undergo when you rent a moving truck, from showing your licence, going through customer service reps, and then more paperwork when you return the truck. Imagine going through all that and being told: “Sorry, we’re not going to be able to get to you today.”

It’s risky

According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 300 people are killed and more than 10,000 injured in accidents involving a car pulling a trailer. Unfortunately, Canada does not provide more recent numbers, but an estimated 20% of all road deaths between 2000-2005 were due to a truck accident.

The prospect of driving a truck is daunting for any inexperienced driver. Even a few experienced drivers would have misgivings about getting behind the wheel, especially for long-haul journeys.

It’s expensive

Between the cost of gas, rental, and insurance, the price is never what it seems. Depending on what you’re hauling, “you are likely to get less than 10 mpg in city driving.” Your own insurance may not cover you driving a truck, which adds even more to the cost, ten dollars extra at minimum.

Save Your Money by Renting a Portable Storage Container

Save your money Instead of renting a moving truck for your next move, let us bring you a portable storage container! Go-Minis provides mobile storage for businesses and residents across Ontario and the GTA. We’ll bring the storage container to you then pick it up when you’re ready. They’re safe, weather-proof and very secure. You can even store them at our facility if you’re not comfortable with your own security set-up.

Contact us today for more information or to request a quote.

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