November 27th, 2018 - 11:17 AM
Do you need rental truck insurance?
We’re familiar with purchasing insurance to cover our homes, vehicles and families, but is it something that needs to be added to a rental truck? The answer depends on your needs, which company you choose and the insurance policies you already have in place. First, it’s important to note that most truck rental companies don’t actually offer “insurance.” Instead, they offer liability coverage and waiver options. In some cases, your auto or homeowner’s insurance policy may also provide coverage while your items are packed into the rental truck. Take a look at common options available with truck rental, and read some suggestions for what to ask your personal insurance agent.
November 26th, 2018 - 10:41 AM
Driving across the U.S./Canada border
Planning a long drive can involve a lot of research and coordination — and even more so if you're driving through different countries. Since crossing borders requires certain paperwork and processes, it’s not always possible to plan a last-minute adventure. If you’re planning to drive across the U.S./Canadian border on an upcoming trip, get prepared by learning what to expect at the border and understanding what paperwork you’ll need in order to cross.
November 20th, 2018 - 9:58 AM
Moving in the Marines
Making a permanent change of station (PCS) in the Marine Corps can entail many tasks. Whether it’s your first or fifth PCS, there’s quite a bit to think about and do. To help you get started, we’ve compiled some important information about moving options, government travel charge cards (GTCC), entitlements, housing availability and other details specific to the Marine Corps.
November 19th, 2018 - 8:53 AM
Finding truck rentals with unlimited mileage
If you’ve ever taken a long road trip, you’ve probably noticed that the actual distance is longer than the mileage listed online for the trip. In most cases, the extra distance comes from missed exits, making stops and taking unexpected detours. But when you’re traveling for a move in a rental truck, things like picking up and returning equipment also factor into your total mileage — which makes finding a rental company that offers unlimited miles so appealing.
Take a look at the different mileage policies from each of the big truck rental companies and learn how much extra distance can cost.
November 16th, 2018 - 8:22 AM
A permanent change of station (PCS) means filling out forms, attending meetings and following specific rules. As you navigate this process, don’t forget the updated guidelines that went into effect on May 1, 2014, for moving professional books, papers and equipment – known as “PBP&E” or “pro-gear.” Pro-gear is defined as “the goods in a military member’s possession needed for the performance of official duties at the next or later destination.” Keep reading to find out the current weight limit, what’s considered pro-gear and what’s not, and how you can move without worrying about your PCS weight allowance.
November 14th, 2018 - 10:39 AM
Hawaii: the destination for any reason or season
Whether you’re moving, vacationing, honeymooning or enjoying a long layover on your way to Asia or Australia, any time spent in Hawaii can be an adventure! Hawaii is arguably the most unique and beautiful state in the union, complete with idyllic weather and tons of things to do any time of the year.
November 12th, 2018 - 2:47 PM
Navy PCS orders
More than 320,000 men and women actively serve in the U.S. Navy, and thousands of service members receive PCS orders each year. While Navy moves can be exciting — offering the opportunity to live somewhere different and meet new people — they can also be overwhelming if you’re not sure what to do. As you start planning, the following information can help guide you through the process of a Navy PCS. It covers important details about official orders, moving options, weight tickets, advance payments and more.
November 9th, 2018 - 1:59 PM
What’s it like to drive a moving truck?
While it’s not all that different from operating a typical vehicle, driving a moving truck requires a few basic adjustments. It’s bigger, some buttons may be in different places, some controls may not work the same way and the blind spots may not be where you’re used to. Familiarizing yourself with the truck and how to drive it will help you and your belongings arrive safely.
November 8th, 2018 - 3:56 PM
Making a military move with your family
Whether for a new unit assignment, a promotion or to complete a tour of duty, there are a number of reasons why military families move. In fact, statistics show that the average military family moves every two to three years, which accounts to about three times more often than that of a typical civilian family.
Although moving is a way of life for military servicepeople, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders can still be emotional for everyone involved. Use this guide to find resources that can help your family make a successful transition.
November 7th, 2018 - 9:32 AM
Finding military moving discounts
Military members have access to deals and discounts on many services, and long-distance moves are no exception! No matter your duty status or reason for moving — PCS or just into a new home — many moving companies offer military discounts to help you keep costs low. Learn more about available options and find out how to save on your move.