When you are planning a cross-country or long-distance move, one of the most important details you need to arrange is who will drive the moving truck. Working with a traditional moving company isn’t always ideal because you usually end up paying high prices and you often don’t get the personalized service you deserve. However, you may not want to drive the truck yourself. Maybe it makes you nervous or you would rather fly to your new home. If you find yourself in a situation like this, you can hire a moving truck driver who isn’t connected to a large, traditional moving company to get a better price and better service.
Here are a few things to look for in a moving truck driver before you hire them:
- Adaptable Rates- When you are looking for a moving truck driver, it is a good sign when they are willing to adapt their rates to your specific needs and budget. Drivers that are independent of a large company understand you are looking for affordability, and being flexible with pricing and fees helps them to provide that. On a related note, they should be transparent about each thing they are charging you for.
- Excellent Communication- Because a long-distance trip could take days to complete depending on how far away your destination is, it’s important for your moving truck driver to communicate with you frequently and clearly, so you are always up to date about the whereabouts of your belongings and so you are able to contact your driver when you have questions.
- Great Reviews- If a customer has taken the time to write a positive review, you know that the service was great. Reading reviews will give you a better idea of who your moving truck driver is and what you can expect when you hire them.
- Commercial License- While most rental trucks can be rented and driven by anyone who holds a traditional car license, when you hire someone to drive your rented truck, that truck becomes a commercial truck, and the driver must be commercially licensed. Make sure you hire someone who has the appropriate license and experience to get your load safely where it needs to be.