November 29th, 2013
Packing up and moving your belongs, whether it’s across the street or across the country, is one of life’s most frustrating tasks. Not only is it time consuming and labor-intensive, it can also become quite costly, what with hiring professional packers and movers.
If a relocation is in your future, why not try and cut your costs by opting to drive your own Massachusetts moving van rental? Driving a rental moving van yourself is a great way to balance your budget and avoid unnecessary expenses. That being said, it’s not always an easy task. Driving this type of oversized vehicle is much different than maneuvering your average family van. Massachusetts moving van rentals require special operating attention in comparison to a standard vehicle in order to ensure the safety of you, your occupants, and other drivers on the road. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you handle a moving van like a pro. Read the rest of this entry »
November 28th, 2013
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Storm Watch? What causes a Nor’easter and when does a wind advisory come in effect? These are all important questions, especially if you’re planning to travel anywhere in Massachusetts in the coming winter months. Before you hop behind the wheel of a Plymouth rental car, take the time to educate yourself on winter driving in the area. While winter is a beautiful time of year in Massachusetts, it can also be a dangerous one. The following some winter safety tips and terms that every Plymouth rental car travelers should know before they gas up and go. Read the rest of this entry »
November 26th, 2013
Some trips take months to plan. Between calls to the travel agent, hours spent scouring flight itineraries and afternoons rifling through hotel reviews, some vacations require quite a bit of time and effort to pull together.
And then there’s the last minute road trip. Read the rest of this entry »
November 25th, 2013
Hitting the road this long weekend for some family fun with your four-legged friend? Traveling with your dog can be an enjoyable experience… or a frustrating undertaking – it all depends on how you prepare your Massachusetts car rental for the job. Luckily, the MSPCA has plenty of tips to help you prep your vehicle so that it’s safe for both you and man’s best friend. Read the rest of this entry »
October 31st, 2013
Traffic congestion is about as Boston as Red Sox baseball. Whether you’re traveling into or out of the city, chances of making your way through traffic unscathed is next to none. This is especially true on Boston freeways both the Southeast Expressway and I-93 North of Boston are often brought to a standstill for much of the morning and evening rush hours. And yet, in both cases an alternative to the gridlock is sitting just a few feet away in the high occupancy lane. If you’re traveling with at least two people in your car rental Boston vehicle, there’s no better way to avoid the crush of traffic than by traveling in the HOV.
Developed by MassHighway to encourage ridesharing and improve traffic flow during peak travel periods, the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Program is surprisingly underutilized by both car rental Boston travelers and local residents. In fact, according to a recent report in the Patriot Ledger, lane use makes up for just 5 percent of traffic on the Southeast Expressway. Nearly 15 years after its construction, the Southeast Expressway HOV lane attracts an average of 9,000 vehicles each day based on statistics from the Department of Transportation. And while peak hour usage appears to be reasonable, compared to other HOV an carpool lanes in the country, officials are still becoming increasingly concerned that the lanes are more costly than convenient. Read the rest of this entry »