A Guide to Arranging Man and Van Delivery

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When it comes to large deliveries it's hard to beat a man and van service.

A man with a van is an affordable option to get your items from one place to another and depending on the company you choose, you may benefit from an even more complete man and van service.  For example, some firms offer assistance with handling, loading and unloading large and awkward goods which sets them aside from small package operators.

With man and van hire you can have large goods such as furniture delivered.  If your items are particularly bulky then the man and van may even be able to bring along a colleague for assistance although this will usually result in an extra charge.  Be sure to check into the services offered - for example, will the man and van company arrange collection from a flat, house or office?  Does it provide any storage facilities in case you need to keep your items out of the way for a set period?  And what are its costs for packaging and unpacking?

It's important to prepare for your man and van delivery too.  For example, take photographs of any items before collection - then you will be able to provide proof just in case there is any damage in transit.  Similarly, you should make sure your items are well packaged and protected to help ensure a safe passage - it can be worth consulting the man and van operators to see if they offer any padding or blankets that will give your goods extra protection while in cargo area.

So how do you decide which of the many man and van companies is right for you?  Simply use 'MrCarrier.com'.  Here you can list the job that needs to be carried out for free, while man and van companies compete for your business by offering competitive quotes.


It's well worth looking beyond price alone, however, and checking out the feedback and company information to ensure man and van service will meet your expectations.  Look for customer references and also consider the level of insurance available.  Typically, man and van operators should include insurance for public and employer's liability; and goods in transit.  Also check the excess levels in any insurance cover as this will be payable by the customer.

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