Types of Transportation
1. CHOOSING THE MANNER OF TRANSPORTATION
There are many ways to transport your belongings-big or small from your old property to your new one regardless if you are using the services of a moving company or not. Some are more expensive than others and some are easier to use than others. There are many options available for you but you can find the best one only after careful investigation of your own situation and needs. You have to be fully aware of what you can afford and what the distance through which you will have to transport your possessions is. If you choose the wrong way the transportation may be too costly. If you choose too poorly it wouldn’t be surprise if your belongings get damaged on the road. Finally, if you pick a transportation type that is too expensive for you, you will end up with too little money when you arrive in your new property or you may find it difficult to pay to the moving company for their services. This article will present to you the basic things about the two most popular and frequently used transportation methods.
2. VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION
The two most preferred and widespread transportation methods are through a vehicle and through shipping containers. The first one is quite simple and familiar. You hire a vehicle-a truck or a van depending on the combined amount and size of your belongings and you load it up with your possessions. After that you or a specially hired driver working for the moving company sits behind the wheel and drives the vehicle with your stuff to your new property. Regardless if you choose this option or the container one you will have to contact a moving company. Renting a van or especially a truck separately from the moving company is far too expensive even if it is for a short period of time. It would be a priority if you are licensed to drive a van or a truck. You could try to negotiate with the company to replace their driver and pay only for the vehicle and not for the company’s driver’s services although it is unlikely for the company to agree to that.
3. MOVING PODS TRANSPORTATION
The second method is when you use moving pods. These are big shipping containers which are extremely safe and almost always do a great job of protecting and safely transporting your stuff to your new home. Even if the weather is bad and dangerous for driving there is still no chance for your possessions to get damaged. This is also an easier and less tiring option for you. You just fill the container with your stuff and inform the moving company that it is okay for them to begin the transportation. Then you go to your new living place and it won’t be long before the shipping container arrives with your stuff. No matter which one of the two transportation methods you choose to use remember that you have the option to be fully insured so that you can be compensated properly for every damaged or lost belonging if some kind of accident happens on the way to your home. Transportation is usually the most expensive part of a move and that is why the self-service option stands securely on its own-with it the only thing that the company takes responsibility for is the transportation.
Both transportation methods are safe and equally expensive so it is up to you to choose which one you will trust.