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CAN I PICK UP A RENTAL TRUCK IN ONE STATE AND DROP IT OFF IN ANOTHER?

  • The short answer is: yes, this is possible.
  • However, due to certain factors, you could be looking at paying extra in fees in order to do this.
  • You’ll likely be paying a mileage fee anyway for the use of driving the truck, so depending on where you want to return it, your rate could increase.
  • If you are looking to return your moving truck to a location that is unpopular, you will probably be assessed an additional fee for the mileage it will take for the moving company to transfer the truck to a more popular location.
  • You will be responsible for the price of the fuel in the truck no matter what, so this is something to keep in mind when you are selecting the size of truck you want. Bigger may be better, but if you don’t need to extra size, you can be stuck paying a lot extra in fuel costs.

Why Mail Forwarding Is a Small Task That You CAN’T Forget

  • When you move to a new place, there are so many little tasks that blend in with the big ones.
  • Aside from packing up everything you own and maybe living out of boxes for a few days while you’re catching your bearings, you need to remember to have your mail forwarded.
  • This seemingly small task comes with some huge consequences if it happens to slip your mind.
  • Not only will you not get your mail, but it will potentially fall into the wrong hands.
  • Someone may open a letter without looking at the label, and accidentally commit the crime of opening another person’s mail.
  • Make totally certain that you’re not putting your security at risk by forgetting this tiny task during your move!







Did You Know

QuestionIn 2009, the book 'Trucking Country: The Road to America's Walmart Economy' debuted, written by author Shane Hamilton. This novel explores the interesting history of trucking and connects certain developments.Particularly how such development in the trucking industry have helped the so-called big-box stored. Examples of these would include Walmart or Target, they dominate the retail sector of the U.S. economy. Yet, Hamilton connects historical and present-day evidence that connects such correlations.

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As the American Interstate Highway System began to expand in the 1950's, the trucking industry began to take over a large market share. That is, a large share of the transportation of goods throughout the country. Before this era, trains hadbeen reliedon to transport the bulk of the goods cross country or state to state.The Interstate Highway System was influential as it allows for merchandise to travel door to door with ease.Since then, truckload carriers have taken advantage of the interstate system, especially when performing a long distance move.Typically, they bring the merchandise from one distribution center of the country to another part of the country.The increase in truckload freight transportation has reduced the time it takes to transport the goods.Whether the freightwas manufacturedor produced for the different areasinternationally, the time it takes to transport goods has decreased dramatically.

QuestionThe main purpose of the HOS regulation is to prevent accidents due to driver fatigue. To do this, the number of driving hours per day, as well as the number of driving hours per week, havebeen limited.Another measure to prevent fatigue is to keep drivers on a 21 to 24-hour schedulein order tomaintain a natural sleep/wake cycle. Drivers must take a dailyminimumperiod of rest andare allowedlonger "weekend" rest periods. This is in hopes to combat cumulative fatigue effects thataccrueon a weekly basis.

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The year of 1977 marked the release of the infamous Smokey and the Bandit.It went on to be the third highest grossing film that year, following tough competitors like Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.Burt Reynolds plays the protagonist, or "The Bandit", who escorts "The Snowman"in order todeliver bootleg beer.Reynolds once stated he envisioned trucking as a "hedonistic joyrideentirelydevoid from economic reality"
Another action film in 1977 also focused on truck drivers, as was the trend it seems. Breaker! Breaker! starring infamous Chuck Norris also focused on truck drivers. They were also displaying movie posters with the catch phrase "... he's got a CB radio and a hundred friends whojustmight get mad!"

QuestionThe term "lorry" has an ambiguous origin, but it is likely that its roots were in the rail transport industry.This is where the wordis knownto havebeen usedin 1838 to refer to a type of truck (a freight car as in British usage)specificallya large flat wagon. It may derive from the verb lurry, which means to pull or tug, of uncertain origin.It's expanded meaning was much more exciting as "self-propelled vehicle for carrying goods", and has been in usage since 1911.Previously, unbeknownst to most, the word "lorry"was usedfor a fashion of big horse-drawn goods wagon.

QuestionTracing the origins of particular words can be quite different with so many words in the English Dictionary.Some say the word "truck" might have come from a back-formation of "truckle", meaning "small wheel" or "pulley". In turn, both sources emanate from the Greektrokhos(τροχός), meaning "wheel", fromtrekhein(τρέχειν, "to run").