What is Distracted Driving?

It’s the first day of April, which means that not only will you be on the lookout for April Fools’ Day pranks and April showers, but also hopefully learning more about a terrible epidemic in America. April is Distracted Driving Awareness month. Whether you are driving your moving truck rental cross-country, or just driving your […]

Trailer Safety Basics

Recently, I had to move all of my belongings from Pennsylvania to Arizona for college. After narrowing down my options, I realized that renting a trailer to tow behind my truck would be the best option. The only problem was, I had never experienced towing a trailer rental before, and I wasn’t sure what to […]

5 Things to Look For in Your Next Self Storage Unit

In most cities, there are several self-storage locations to choose from. So, the question when looking for storage may not be ‘where to find a storage unit’, but rather ‘what features to look for in a storage unit and facility’ when its time to rent. Here are 5 key things to look for in a self storage […]

Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

In our previous post, Distracted Driving = Disaster,  we talked about the risks of distracted driving and how dangerous it is. We want to help you arrive at your destination safely. And to do that, you have to keep both hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Sometimes that can be difficult. […]

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Even though winter is almost over, some areas are still experiencing freezing temperatures, snow and ice. With the combination of extreme cold and wind chill, the winter months are especially hard on pipes. Even the smallest of cracks in a pipe can cause your home to flood in a day, but with careful preparation you […]

Towing a Trailer: Safe Towing Checklist

Whether it’s a rental trailer or one you own, towing a trailer for the first time might be a little daunting. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a million questions. After figuring out what kind of hitch is right for my vehicle and how to safely load a trailer, my next concern would be […]

Distracted Driving = Disaster

Imagine driving the length of a football field blindfolded. That sounds pretty intense, right? Now, imagine you aren’t the only one out there driving on that field. There are other people driving as well. Some blindfolded, some not. Sounds like a recipe for disaster. Well, that’s what it’s like when someone drives distracted. One study […]

Safety Tips for Drivers Conducting a Winter Move

Winter driving conditions can be difficult for any driver. But, if you’re conducting a household move, manning a larger vehicle than you’re accustomed to or towing a trailer behind you, then driving even a short distance in the snow, ice or wind can go from difficult to harrowing. There are precautions you can take, though. […]

5 Moving Day Safety Tips

There are many things that encompass being safe on moving day. While it isn’t necessary to live in fear during the days leading up to your move, you should be prepared to take the basic safety precautions on moving day. In this post, we share the top safety issues you should consider on moving day. […]

Can You Put a Car Seat in a Moving Truck?

Can you put a car seat in a moving truck? – Jennifer M. Seattle, WA Jennifer, this is a very tricky question, thank you for bringing it up. According to NHTSA’s Parents Central recommendation, Young children under the age of 12 and those in car seats are safest seated in the back seat.  Although most moving trucks […]

Does it Matter How I Load the Trailer?

Does it matter how the trailer is loaded? – Delia J. from St. Louis, MO Yes, loading your trailer properly is one of the most fundamental steps to safe towing. Failure to load the trailer properly can result in dangerous whipping. When it comes to leading, remember the mantra: Always load heavier in front. The front of […]

Is Backing up a Trailer Difficult?

Is backing up a trailer difficult? -Michelle S. from Tempe, AZ Great question, and certainly one we receive often. Towing a rental trailer can be different, and backing up with one is no exception. When backing up with a trailer, it is always better to park in pull-through into a parking spot, but sometimes it […]