If you have antiques that need to be transported, you must consider the cheapest and safest way to do it. You could always hire a moving company to do all of the work for you. However, many moving companies usually deal with modern items, and they might not give your antiques the careful and delicate treatment they require.
You have the option of renting a truck and driving the items where they need to go yourself. However, it can be hard to keep things slow and steady when you're driving a truck that you're not familiar with. It's also hard to focus on driving while you're worrying about the precious cargo in the back of the truck. It's best to either dedicate yourself as the driver or the mover.
You Get to Decide How Everything Is Packed Up
You want to be in charge of packing everything yourself so that nothing goes wrong. If you rent a truck with a driver, you can position everything precisely the way you want it to be. Properly arranging the antiques will greatly lessen the chances that something will be damaged during the drive. With everything secured, there is less pressure on the driver to be perfect, as well.
You Can Move Everything with the Help of People You Trust (Or Professionals)
Just because you've hired a driver to drive the rental truck doesn't mean you have to do all the moving on your own. If you need help moving all of the antiques on and off the truck, you can use people that you trust. Rather than having strangers handling the valuable antiques, they can be in the hands of you and your chosen helpers. Make sure you choose people who are strong enough to lift the heavy items, but delicate enough not to damage fragile pieces. If you think it's necessary, you can even hire professionals to help with moving the antiques on and off the truck. You may be able to find someone who specialized in loading and unloading valuable antiques.
All the Driver Does Is Provide the Truck and Drive It Safely
The driver comes from the rental company. They have likely driven the truck that you're renting many times before, and they know how to drive it smoothly and gently. Their driving experience will come in handy in making sure things don't get too bumpy. Too much turbulence can cause your antiques to shift in the back of the truck and get damaged. You can focus all your attention on positioning and securing everything, and let the driver worry about the driving.
For more information, contact a rental truck driver.