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Pickup Truck Rentals

Posted on October 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

Pickup trucks are very useful in moving luggage and other household goods while moving from one house to another. Though originally designed to haul cargo, pickup trucks have become immensely popular for luggage transport also.

There are many companies who rent out pickup trucks, depending on individual requirements. Before deciding which company to hire the pickup truck from, you need to be sure of the services they provide. There are companies that provide ‘self-service moving,’ which means that instead of paying the mover to come and pack your luggage, you can do the packing and haul the luggage into the truck. This will reduce your expenses; otherwise, you will have to pay the packing and loading charges also.

Pickup truck rental companies also provide accessories such as loading ramps, blankets, and furniture pads, tie-down straps, and a dolly. You can use them to off load your luggage when you reach your destination. The rates are based on the actual distance traveled, space taken by the luggage, and its weight. You do not have to drive the truck, as the company provides a driver.

If you are not fully aware of the rules of the game, you may be hoodwinked into paying more freight charges than you actually need to pay. Since rents are based on the space your luggage occupies, you should see to it that it is accurately measured. Space should be measured on the floor, and not on the roof. Some companies may charge you for 24 cubic feet of space, including the roof, whereas your luggage occupies only 20 feet.

Besides being overcharged due to inaccurate space measurements, you may also be overcharged on the basis of the distance covered to reach your destination. Usually, the rental companies charge you for two ways, to and from the destination, on the plea that they spend fuel on the back journey as well. There are, however, some big companies whose offices may be located near your destination. So, in such cases, they may be charging you for a return journey they are not going to make.

Chicago Transportation Tips for the Corporate Traveler

Posted on October 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

In general Windy City business travel can be a pleasurable and lucrative experience. The key to the successful trip often lies in preparation. As a large metropolitan area Chicago can present transportation challenges to even most experienced corporate travelers. Traffic, highway construction as well as scores of major events happening around the Chicagoland can considerably extend visitor’s travel.

Most businessmen will enter Chicago through one of its two major airports O’Hare or Midway. Every year over 13.5 million passengers pass through O’Hare making this northwestern Chicago airport one of the nation’s busiest. Fortunately plenty of transportation options are available. Visitors on the budget can always count on the city’s subway trains. CTA Blue Line is always a good choice to inexpensively travel to the loop. Taxis, shuttle vans and limos are also available. Most major hotels and limousine companies can be accessed through a network of airport phones conveniently located throughout the terminals. Business travelers arriving at O’Hare airport need to be aware of the rules and regulations governing the passenger pickup. Chicago Airport Transportation Authorities devised a Chicago Limousine Passenger Pickup Procedures.

It is always recommended that corporate travelers visiting the city on regular basis will establish a relationship with on of the Chicago limousine companies. Major Chicago limo corporations offer low flat rates, expert knowledge of the city and usually guarantee their services. Large vehicle pools provide choices from sedans to stretch limos. Major companies also supply vans, shuttles, busses and taxis; becoming a top transportation choice for flight crews and businessmen. Expert and courteous limo drivers act as valuable guides during city’s sporting, cultural, and professional events; offering a real glimpse into the city’s rich night life. A cost of an average trip from O’Hare to Downtown should not excide $45 dollars. Corporate travelers visiting the Windy City regularly can negotiate better monthly rates depending on vehicle used.

Clients looking to enhance their sales process through a luxurious limousine trip combined with the sampling of Chicago’s countless entertainment options will not be disappointed. With six major league teams, theaters, concert halls, museums and fine restaurants the city has a lot to offer.

Chicago is also a host to many convention and expos including The Chicago Auto Show. Boating and motorcycle expos as well as other industry specific trade shows offer plenty of business development opportunities. Major Exposition Centers like McCormick or O’Hare Expo Center are conveniently located near major express ways offering plenty of parking space, as well as access via public transportation.

Which Aftermarket Pickup Truck Parts Are Best For You?

Posted on October 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

Ranging from exterior accessories, to performance parts, off-road wheels and interior accessories, aftermarket pickup truck parts have become a common must have additions for most pickup owners. Besides their aesthetic value, they also offer that extra needed functionality for a better, more comfortable ride. Most aftermarket parts make you stand out from the crowd. They make your truck look hip and stylish, while at the same time giving you the extra added advantage of better performance.

Some notable exterior accessories you may want to have for your truck include grille guards. These together with bull bars and brush guards add the comfort of having a protected front end for your pickup truck. There are also the ladder racks which increase your capacity to carry large loads on your truck. If you are a fun person, you may also need to carry your bike for that outdoor fun trip. A bike carrier is the perfect aftermarket accessory to facilitate this.

When it comes to performance, there are many performance aftermarket parts you can have to increase your truck’s efficiency. Top of this list are the performance exhaust accessories. These include mufflers, cat back exhaust systems and headers to mention a few. The mufflers give your truck that power sound. This without taking off the truck’s thrust power. If used together with the headers, this combination guarantees maximum horsepower that shoots right at the top of optimum power curve.

The interior of your truck speaks volumes about you and your car. However, a quick look at and addition of some Interior truck accessories can take your plain old-looking truck and turn it into one awesome custom cruising machine. These interior accessories include dash kits, digital gauges, consoles and mobile video. By adding new floor mats and seat covers you also end up with that perfect look that you have been yearning. To complete this look, an addition of shift knobs and steering wheel covers is in order. If you have some pets, getting that pet tent keeps the style in check while keeping your ride all clean.

A ride is not complete without cool tires and awesome lighting. Depending on where your typical trips land you in, it is wise to invest in some aftermarket lighting accessories and tires for the occasion. If your truck will be an off-road rider, then you may need to have lighter tires with well spaced treads. Again, depending on season, you should have the appropriate tires, be they winter snow tires, or all-weather tires. The wide treads eases the removal of mud from the tires during cleaning.

For the lighting, choose appropriate extra lighting. For instance, if you regularly travel on low grounds where fog converges, then fog lights would be an appropriate addition. You can also chose to have driving lights, spot lights and tail end lights appropriate for your night travel. Remember that with these extra lighting, you should follow the laws of your state or country on top of avoiding using them in the city. Their brightness can easily blind oncoming motorists causing accidents.

Remember, a “souped up” and stylish old truck, with awesome productivity stands out than a new “ordinary-looking” truck. Even better is if the stylish ride is a new truck loaded with awesome accessories. So, where does yours stand? Pimp it up with some aftermarket pickup truck parts which are, by the way, very affordable.