Hiring vehicles for outings has always been common, but with more and more people deciding to hire buses for outings with large gatherings, a number of mistakes about hiring these vehicles have become obvious. If you are also planning to hire a bus for your next outing, be careful not to commit the following mistakes:
- Waiting until the last moment – yes, there are many bus rental price in Singapore And yes, they also have many vehicles each. However, you can be sure that none of the companies will be willing to accept your specific request to hire a vehicle the day before the trip! A very important point about hiring buses – or any rental vehicle for that case – is to always inform the rental service in time of your wish to hire a specific vehicle. The company has to consider schedules, and there is always the possibility of all vehicles being fully booked for your desired date. Accordingly, do not make the mistake of waiting until the last moment to hire your bus. It is always a good idea to hire your vehicle as soon as you have the itinerary and the number of members decided.
- Not deciding the itinerary or the number of members – the opposite of the above mistake would be to hire a bus without having a proper route selected, or without knowing the exact number of members that would be travelling. Bus services require you to state properly where you would be going, and how many people will be travelling with you. If you are still undecided about where to go on the day of the trip itself, you will easily find yourself wasting precious time and fuel; if you are unsure of the party members, you might find yourself with a bus too big or too small for your needs.
- Not asking about company policies – you do not want to open a bag of snacks on the bus to have the driver warn you that it is against company policies! This is the fault of not clearing the policies with the company beforehand. Make sure to ask the rental service about their rules and regulations, as well as what amenities they provide for their rides. Also make sure to ask the policies with regards to the driver if you will be travelling for more than a day – do the fees include hotel reservation fees for the driver? Or do you have to book a room for your driver as well? Asking every detail about the rental can protect you from any unwanted surprises on the day of the trip.