First of all, load any moving boxes, heaviest at the bottom and always well secured – those are the professional’s basics for loading a van or truck. And that not only applies to large-scale house moves, but also to the smallest of loads.
Every van has a maximum load limit or payload which you must NOT exceed. Our experienced staff at Sixt’s truck and van rental locations will be happy to provide you with the relevant information.
Important notice: The total weight is made up of the load to be carried and any passengers.
Formula: Total Weight – Unladen Weight = Payload in kg
The largest safety risk is to place too many items in the wrong place inside the vehicle, as this can cause the van to become too heavy on one side and unstable, causing it to topple or become impossible to manoeuvre for inexperienced and even experienced drivers. Therefore:
All Sixt’s tips for your safe and successful move: Download Loading a Van/Truck (PDF)
Finally, there remains only one thing to say: avoid damaging your possessions by securing all items correctly.
Tip: You can easily order online from us any packing materials, transport accessories and load securing devices you need, such as moving boxes, sack trucks or lashing straps.
Please remember: If you do not secure the entire load correctly and this results in personal injury or damage to items, you will invalidate your insurance (e.g. fully comprehensive insurance)! If you would like to rent a van, please reserve your removal van and any necessary removal accessories here or call us and we will be happy to help you: 0844 248 66 20.