If you have large items that won’t fit in your car and can’t find a friend to help haul them, you may need to think about renting a moving truck. With our FREE moving truck offering at Access Self Storage, moving your things into a storage unit has never been easier. Make fewer trips and spend less time loading and unloading with our free truck use — available with every storage unit rental.
Why Rent a Moving Truck?
When you use the free truck service, you get four hours and 30 miles for free (this may vary by location). Plus, gas is included and no special license is needed. In addition, our moving trucks come with the following features:
- Ramps for easy loading of your belongings (may differ by location)
- Automatic transmission
- Air conditioning
Free moving trucks are available at most of our locations. To learn more about availability, insurance, and deposit requirements, contact your nearest Access Self Storage facility or our main office at 888.780.5400.
How Much Space Do Your Moving Trucks Provide?
The free moving truck will typically hold the contents of a 10×10 storage unit. This size of storage unit is generally acceptable for storing items from a single room (think a mid-size bedroom, family room or office). It can even accommodate things like smaller pieces of furniture, boxes, lamps, and a few large boxes. If you have a single room to move, that’s all it takes. If you need to move even more items, you can divide them up by rooms or sections of your home. Just be sure to load the truck in an efficient way to maximize space and make fewer trips!
How Do Your Moving Truck Rentals Work?
If you plan on taking advantage of the free truck use, you’ll need to reserve the truck in advance. This can be done while renting your storage unit. In addition to providing free use of the moving truck when moving into your storage unit, we also offer inexpensive truck rental for additional trips. When renting the truck, we’ll do a physical inspection to ensure it’s in great shape. We’ll also review paperwork related to insurance and required refundable deposits. Finally, we’ll talk about the duration of your rental and when we can expect to have it back from you.
Note: Our Green Brook, NJ location rents trucks from a national company.
*Varies by location. Additional fees may apply.
Tips for Loading Your Moving Truck
When loading the truck with your belongings, be efficient and smart about how you pack. Think about the belongings you’re wanting to store. What kinds of things are you moving? Will you need to access them frequently? How long do you plan on renting the unit? By following these guidelines, you can make the process easier:
- Load the truck in sections, making sure to put the heaviest items like appliances or furniture in there first. Remember, mattresses and tabletops can slide along the sides to save space.
- Boxes and items to which you need easy or frequent access should be loaded next.
- Don’t forget blankets and cardboard to protect your furniture and valuables.
- Sandwich mirrors and pictures between a mattress and box springs.
- Always be safe! Lift with your legs and never try to push handtrucks or dollies in front of you up the ramp.
Get a Free Truck Rental with Your Storage Unit Today
Moving is an exhausting process, especially when you need to transport a lot of large, bulky items. That’s why, from start to finish, we make moving your belongings into self storage a simple process. Our free truck use, in addition to other convenient benefits like boxes and supplies, can help make your move as smooth and effortless as possible. Save time and money during your next transition, and take advantage of our free truck when renting a storage unit today!