Can you hire movers just to load a truck?
The quick answer to this question is yes! And, if loading or unloading a moving truck is all the help you’ll need, then you may experience a few benefits from having the professionals help with this service.
This may especially be the case if you’ve exhausted your pals’ goodwill when it comes to helping you reduce costs associated with your move. Before you sign on the dotted line and hire movers for this task, there are some factors to consider as you make your choice about who and how your belongings will be handled on or off the truck.
Benefits of hiring movers to load or unload a truck
A simple sigh of relief of not having to load a moving truck yourself can suffice as a benefit for some. But, you’ll be happy to know that you’ll get quite a lot for your money spent when hiring movers for this task, including:
- Speed: Professional movers know how to load and unload a truck — it’s their bread and butter, so to speak. As such, they can lean on their previous experience to get the job done quickly.
- Using space efficiently: If you want to maximize the space in the back of a moving truck, hiring professional movers to load it can help you realize that goal. Using their moving expertise, they can stack and maneuver your belongings safely with an eye for getting all your items in by utilizing as much usable space in the cargo area of your truck as possible.
- A reduced risk of damage: Again, with their know-how, professional movers have come across a lot of moving challenges — and they have many solutions for how to minimize damage to people’s belongings when loading or unloading your truck.
- Being cost-effective… if you only need help with this moving task. If you’ve got the other parts of your moving plan covered, then you could potentially reduce your overall moving costs by only hiring professional movers for the part of your move that requires assistance (like loading or unloading).
Factors to consider before hiring movers
With the possibility of handing off this task to the professionals on the horizon, you may be eager to make arrangements with your movers. However, it’s good to pause before deciding to get answers to a few questions, such as:
- How will they charge you for their services? Are the movers charging by the hour? What sort of information do they need in order to assess the charges, such as volume of items or whether stairs are involved in the loading or unloading process? Do they provide quotes? Are they liable for any damages for items as they are loading on your hired truck, not theirs?
- Are they licensed and credentialed? Even though this job you’re looking to hire movers for may not be full-service, you’ll still want to be on the lookout for signs of a reputable moving company. This includes whether they are licensed and credentialed. If you can’t find this information in their online presence or they don’t provide documentation for you to review, you may run the risk of being liable for any damage. Or, you could be subject to unreliable movers who don’t take their work seriously, costing you even more in time, money, and stress than anticipated.
- How have they been reviewed by previous customers? When you search around for more information about the movers you’d like to hire, are you finding reviews from previous customers? Are the reviews (overwhelmingly) positive? You may decide to take a cue from others who’ve worked with these movers before you and heed their advice or warnings. If you’re not seeing any reviews, you may also consider how well you can determine whether the movers are reputable and trustworthy.
There’s some key information to assess before hiring movers for any task related to your relocation. Check out our blog posts on 5 risks of hiring the cheapest movers and Is it safe to hire movers from Craigslist? to brush up on what to be asking as you make a decision about any hired professional moving help.
When it comes to getting answers to make a decision about movers you can be confident in, don’t hesitate to reach out to Piece of Cake. There’s no job too small when it comes to providing excellent service in support of your next move.
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