6 Tips for Driving a Moving Truck

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Driving a Moving TruckWhen you think about moving, your thoughts may focus mostly on the preparation that you need to complete, from packing to making arrangements for utilities in your next housing situation.

With this focus, you may get to the point where you actually need to start moving your belongings and realize that you don’t feel confident going from your current house to your new home in your chosen rental vehicle.

Unless you drive large vehicles on a regular basis, operating a moving truck could be an intimidating prospect for you. In this blog, we list six tips to help you conquer this task regardless of your previous experience with oversized vehicles.

Dos and Don’ts for Moving a Small Business on Your Own

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businessSmall businesses have been described as the heartbeat of the American economy, and rightly so. Local business owners help the economy and the community itself. However, it can be challenging to own and run a small business, and sometimes the need to move your business from one place to another is inevitable.

It takes a lot of physical, mental, and emotional energy to be in charge of moving your own company to a new location. The rewards may be worth it, though, when you save time and money doing it yourself. If you are considering a do-it-yourself move for your business, keep the following dos and don’ts in mind.

5 Reasons Why Your Band Should Rent Rather Than Own a Touring Van

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If your band is about to hit the road for a tour, you’re definitely considering how you’re going to transport your band and your gear. You may be dreaming of finding a used van you can call your own. However, most experts agree that buying your own band van really isn’t economically wise until your band is touring frequently.

It’s best to rent a touring van until you’re doing shows at least one weekend a month for a year or more. There are five other key reasons why a novice touring band should rent rather than own a band van.

5 Things You Should Know About Tax Deductions for Business and Job-Related Relocations

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Boxes used for relocationThe IRS allows you to deduct a generous variety of moving expenses when you’re relocating to start a new job or business. Your state may also have similar relocation deductions in its income tax code. You should always consult a qualified accountant or tax attorney to make certain your deductions are allowable, but the following guide will give you an idea of how moving-expense deductions are handled by the IRS.

Timing Is Everything

You can only deduct personal and business moving expenses that you incurred within one year from the start of your job or business venture in the new location. So, if you start a new job in another area but don’t move your household to the new location until 15 months later, you can’t deduct your moving expenses.

Five Tips for Traveling With Your Dog in a Rental Vehicle

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Traveling DogIf your canine is your constant companion and your best friend, you probably don’t want to leave them at home for your next vacation. Luckily, you can bring domestic pets in most Hertz rental cars. However, the company levies an extra fee if you leave excessive dog hair or messes in the vehicle.

To have a great journey without worrying about messes or fees, you may want to check out these tips for trips with your pooch.

How to Move Your Small Business Without Losing Business

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smallbusinessboxFor many small businesses, location is a major factor in staying profitable and relevant in specific industries. In our previous blog, “The Why and How of Relocating Your Business,” we discussed the reasons to move and the basics of business moving logistics.

In this blog, we’ll discuss several business sectors that can suffer during and after a location change, including profitability, productivity, and customer loyalty. In each section, we provide the information you need to keep your business moving forward.

Your Guide to a Successful Winter Move

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pic1Summer is the most popular season for moving. The weather and the roads are clear, school is out, employees take vacations, and long weekends are plentiful. Sometimes, however, necessity dictates a winter move.

Moving in winter is definitely possible, but you’ll need to prepare a little more in order to make the move as safe and as warm as possible. If you’re moving your home or business during the winter months, this guide will help you know what to plan for.

Make Your Rental Dates Flexible

A major part of planning ahead is keeping track of the weather forecast for your moving date. Ideally, you’ll move on a clear day with no snow or winter rain in the forecast.

When you call your moving truck rental company to reserve a vehicle, express your concerns about the unpredictability of winter driving. Plan to rent on the appointed day, but ask the rental company how they handle moving reservations for bad weather, and if you can set up a “back up” date just in case a winter storm hits.

It’s also best to ask for and attend any tutorials available on driving a rental truck, especially in the winter time.

8 Tips for Loading and Driving Your Moving Truck in Wet Conditions

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movingwetconditionsWhether you need to pack up your moving truck rental in drizzling rain or blowing snow, wet conditions can complicate any move. Not only does precipitation make it more difficult to keep your belongings dry and undamaged but moisture can also create hazardous driving conditions.

If your moving day forecast predicts rain, sleet, or snow, use these eight tips for loading and driving your moving truck in inclement weather.

1. Mark the Most Vulnerable Containers

As you pack, think about which items are most vulnerable to water damage. Label your boxes containing important documents, books, and electronics with “keep dry” the same way you’d label a box “heavy” or “fragile.”

You’ll want to take these containers out to the truck when the precipitation is lightest. You may also want to put these boxes on top of other items in case there’s water on the floor of the truck.

The Why and How of Relocating Your Business

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If you want to improve business revenue, relocating your business might do the trick. But relocating isn’t the best option for everyone. You want to make surepic1 that relocating is the right decision and that it will improve your profitability.

Is Relocating Right for Your Business?

Consider the following questions to find out if relocating is right for you.

1. Can You Find a Better Workforce Elsewhere?

Some businesses relocate because they want to tap into an increased workforce. Workers with similar skillsets congregrate where companies need their skills. Many designers and editors work in New York City, while tech experts often move to Silicon Valley.

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