A rental truck with a lift gate is the perfect option for lifting heavy items up to the bed of the truck. The steel lift gate lowers to the ground with an electric hydraulic system. With a push of a button, the lift gate rises up to the back of the truck or lowers to the ground for ease of loading and unloading your items.
For moving truck purposes, you would likely rent either a truck with a cantilever lift or a tuck-away lift. A cantilever lift can tilt and provide a ramp to quickly load items into the back of a truck. Using this type of fate is simple. For some information for a novice, one should know that there are typically three buttons that are used to tilt, lower and lift the gate. Lift gate trucks are popular in United States Of America as there are hundreds of thousands of people moving in-state and cross-country per year.
Whether you rent a truck with a cantilever lift or a tuck away lift, you will have to ensure you are properly instructed on how to use this feature before you drive away from the rental location. If you aren’t comfortable using a truck with a lift gate feature, several of the rental truck companies offer trucks with manual load ramps. But getting along with the modern technology and generation, one must go for lift gate truck rental.
Requirements for renting a truck
All rental companies require the renter, who most probably will drive the lift gate truck by himself to have a driver’s license. Second thing they check after getting their hands on your license card is it’s validity. Your card must be valid from and till the time when you rent the lift gate truck. It’s not for your safety. They think of their safety and insurance. Because if anything happens to you, or take for instance, a traffic policeman stops you and check your license. The company from whom you rented the lift gate truck will get in trouble more than you’ll be.
Age requirements may vary by company so check the information from the rental company’s brochure or call them to verify age requirements and potential surcharges for younger driver mostly categorized as under the age of 18 or in some companies even under 25.
Be free from fraud
Customer satisfaction ratings are based on an average of all reviews found online from Yelp and Google Reviews will help you get the inner reality of rental company’s care and support from honest reviews. Getting reviews from people who have rented a lift gate truck in the past is better than wandering company to company looking at their equipment and support. As you know people wear masks in this world. So if you go to the rental company by yourself and believe that they will show you their real self and support as they’d give you after you make payment, you’re wrong.
Checking for license and allowance
Note that many lift gate truck rental companies don’t have the allowance of one-way rentals. Even if it’s normal company policy to allow them. That’s also a big step in staying away from fraud. Call your location or go through its online booking process to make sure that specific location allows one way rentals. Another thing you must check before renting a lift gate truck from a company is their license. There are many people who face fraud over and over but making certain precautions and keeping at least one eye open, you can stay away from frauds.
Things to check in the truck
There are certain things you need to check in the lift gate truck before renting it but these checks are made according to your needs.
If you live in a hot city or have summer on your head at the time when you are about to go on the rented truck then Air conditioning is something you must take into consideration before renting your lift gate truck.
If you are a driver of a vehicle with automatic transmission having your hands and mind set on it, then you should consider renting a lift gate truck which has automatic transmission as driving a large truck of more than 20 foot isn’t easy. So you must have your driving mind relaxed at the time of driving that big monster.
Seating capacity in lift gate trucks is usually two to three passengers but it shouldn’t be a issue if you have nobody to take with you on the bumpy ride.
Power brakes, power steering, AM/FM stereo should be checked according to your needs.
Trucks rental period
Lift gate trucks can be rented for as long as needed but you will pay a daily rental fee agreed upon when you sign the contract with the company. Make sure the dates of your truck’s renting period cause amount of Alexander Hamilton flowing out of your pocket per day of renting the monster will have a huge impact on your mind. Your estimated return date will also be noted in the contract. If a truck isn’t returned on that day, company may put a hold on your credit card until the truck is returned. So you better keep track of time.
On the driving day
When you go through all the above-mentioned steps and precautions, you can hire your favorite lift gate truck. On the driving day, it’s again your duty to make some precautions before going on the ride. Even the company assures you with the common goods’ quality and safety, you must check It by yourself. Make sure the wheels are nicely buffed and the diesel or any other mineral consumption your truck wants has it to the full value.