Posted on December 20th, 2010 by Paulina Aguilera
Are you wondering what the moving estimator means when they suggest the idea of a straight truck? Want to know the difference between a parcel van and a panel van? Aside from having its own lingo, the moving industry also features a bunch of different moving vehicles for your relocation. Without further ado, here is your guide to the vans and trucks that you will come across during your relocation plans:
These are small moving vans that are ideal for compact moves. Panel vans carry the bare minimum of household goods and are also the cheapest rental out there. If you live in a studio apartment, this is the van you would rent from the moving company.
Parcel vans are used for small to medium households. They hold about 3,000 pounds of goods in their storage holds. These vehicles look like mini trucks, stretching to about 15 feet in length. Many parcel vans feature a cab that opens to the storage part of the truck.
Just as their name implies, city vans are used during relocation within a big city. They are customized specifically for city driving, which means that they come with a broader windshield, lower cab, and adjustable steering wheel.
These trucks are used during local moves for medium to large-sized homes. Straight trucks are definitely the perfect size for homes between 1,500 and 2,000 square feet. Their storage units hold about 10,000 pounds.
Otherwise known as big rigs, tractor-trailers are usually around 50 feet. They can hold the goods of a larger household as well as that of a small business. Tractor-trailers are usually used for long distance relocations, and are the pricier option for your move. The best part: If the mover runs into any problems on the road, your cargo can be hitched to an entirely new tractor with minimal delays.
This concludes your guide to moving vans and trucks. Remember, you can always get free estimates for the use of any of these trucks by calling MovingCost.com!
- A Look at the Wide World of Wheels of Your Movers
- Rental Trucks vs. Professional Movers: What’s My Best Option?
- Gas Guzzlers! Looking to Save on Gas? These 5 Vehicles Won’t Do
This entry was posted on Monday, December 20th, 2010 at 10:06 am and is filed under Moving Experts. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
Leave a Reply