Rented Truck Driver Blog: The Open Road

Vulnerable And Victimized By Her Movers

You often hear horror stories about the moving industry, and you may think that the story is anecdotal or that it couldn’t possibly happen to you.  Think again. The other day I witnessed the underhanded and deceitful way in which the traditional moving industry operates.  Read on. A woman hired who she thought was a moving company to complete the mover of her 900 sq. ft. home from Southern NY to Northern FL.  In actuality, she had reached and was […]

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Can I trust my moving truck driver?

I am often asked by clients “how do I know that I can trust your driver, he is taking all of my stuff?” It is a fair question; you are turning over your possessions many of which may have sentimental value and can’t be replaced.  I am confident in our drivers.  They have all undergone a complete background check and I have spent countless hours talking to each and when the opportunity arises meeting them.  We share stories about our […]

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Winter Driving

Congratulations, you’re going to move! You’ve rented your truck and are thinking about the driving route for your move. Questions to consider. Will it be snowing?  Will there be ice on the road? Will you be crossing a mountain pass? Picture yourself going over a mountain pass and when you get to the top and start down, you realize that the truck is going to speed up and your only means of slowing down is the brake pedal. Then you […]

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Can Someone Else Drive my U-Haul?

Moving from one home to another is always stressful. This is true even when the new place offers an exciting environment and new personal and professional opportunities. You may think that a do-it-yourself move is the way to go. You decide that renting a U-Haul moving truck and getting U-Haul moving help will work for you. You have a lot of questions about how that works and whether you can hire a professional driver if you rent the truck, or […]

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Can Anyone Drive a Rental Moving Truck?

Most of us move homes at some point in our lives. Whether for college, a job, or to just try out someplace new, moving can be an exciting experience. However, the process is never easy. From packing boxes to dealing with the finances, there’s a lot think about. Before setting off on your new journey, there are a few considerations you’ll need to make. One of the most important factors involves using a rental moving truck or not. If you […]

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3600 Text Books shipped to Africa by Connecticut High School Charity

This year when the Unite for Africa Club at Darien High in Connecticut started to plan a new fundraiser, their leader Colette Quinn decided they would run a book drive. She thought they might be able to gather enough books to fit into a few boxes and combine them with another local Africa non-profit organization. But what happened next was more inspiring than expected. The Unite for Africa Club Saw a Need and Took Action In previous years, the Darien […]

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Why Hire A Professional To Drive Your Uhaul Truck?

Save money and time are two big reasons to hire a professional truck driver to drive your Uhaul moving truck. When moving from one place to another there are many things that suddenly get on your “to-do” list. Create a list of which of your possessions you will actually need at your new place, and which items you may want to buy new. You have to get boxes, bins, packing supplies, and rent a Uhaul truck. Some people take months […]

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When a Cross Country Move Goes Bad, Rented Truck Driver Saves the Day

What happens when moving, an already stressful life event, turns into a total nightmare? A recent Rented Truck Driver client had a moving experience so terrible and outrageous that she wanted to share her story with other consumers who are in the process of selecting a moving company. Katie is a married mother of one who planned to move her family from Sacramento, California to Western Connecticut last year. She contacted a moving company that billed itself as “full service” […]

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Before Your Move: What You Need To Know About Rental Truck Shortages

It’s every potential mover’s nightmare; your boxes are packed, your home is sold or your lease is up, your loaders are on the way, and you arrive at the rental company at your reserved pickup time only to be told that the truck that you’ve reserved isn’t available. You might be informed that you have to travel long distances to retrieve an available truck, or worse, that there simply aren’t any in a feasible distance. Many moving families are finding […]

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Moving Horror Stories

Moving is stressful when all goes to plan, but when you’ve made the mistake of choosing a disreputable moving company to move your belongings, your move can quickly become an all-out nightmare. In this series, we’ll take an in-depth look at those moving horror story scenarios and provide you with the knowledge to avoid your own moving horror story. A recent client engaged Rented Truck Driver in the midst of her moving nightmare, but this story actually begins weeks prior […]

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