Moving vans may prove hard to drive considering the size and the weight you’re moving. Here are tips on how to drive the moving van from the movers.
1. Being a self mover and renting a moving van can save you a lot of money at the end of the day. However, if the move is not well planned to you drive the moving van without adhering to a few rules, you might get entangled in a financial mess and legal handles costlier than opting for a full service mover.
2. Moving trucks are not like your personal cars. They are larger and their operations may be different. By operations I mean gear systems and placement of various switches on the ‘switch board’.
3. So, the first thing you do when you get your moving van from the moving company is to familiarize yourself with the van. Adjust the seat to fit your comfort, adjust the mirrors and know where the location of vital controls like turning indicators switches, wipers, horns etc are. After this, you should take your van for a test drive to have a general feel of it.
4. When you hit the road, you should remember that moving vans are bigger than cars and so while turning, you should take wider turns. And should I remind you that you need to obey ALL traffic rules? Common sense.
5. Parkways can save you some distance but you should avoid them. Moving trucks and moving vans are not allowed on parkways and you might be fined heavily or get stuck on low height parkways. Care should be taken when passing under bridges to avoid hitting low height bridges.
6. Don’t over speed. This can cause accidents or may be problematic while stopping the moving van. Don’t back up unless there is enough space for that.
7. Always have some refreshments in the van especially if you are a state to state mover. If you must rest for the night, book hotels in advance. In fact, you should include this in your moving checklist.
8. Lastly, and not the least, keep checking the gas level to avoid getting stuck in the middle of nowhere with a gasless powerful moving van!