It’s back-to-school season here in New Jersey and soon your school will be planning trips in and around the state. Whether it’s a trip for a band or ensemble performance or a sporting event, proper planning is required for a successful trip. That’s why our team at Value Van and Car Rental has put together this list of three tips to plan a great out-of-town performance.
1. Plan Ahead
Even if your trip is still months away, the best way to make sure it is positive and memorable is to plan well and plan ahead. Begin with a timeline and checklist of particular tasks that need to be completed by specific dates. You’ll likely need to make sure each of the students turns in a permission slip, you may need to secure hotel reservations, and you’ll need to rent a van or two to make the trip. With all those details to organize, you’ll be thankful you made a checklist.
2. Prioritize Quality and Space
Every school has a budget to stick to, and compromises usually need to be made to ensure you don’t overspend. However, one area where you should not cut corners is the quality of your rental vehicle. Renting a clean, comfortable, and reliable passenger van can make all the difference for your students. Not only will they have enough space to stretch out, you also won’t have to worry about breaking down on the road.
3. Consider a Passenger and Cargo Van
Finally, if you need to bring a lot of equipment or luggage on your trip, go ahead and include a cargo van in your rental plans. Your students will be miserable if they have to squeeze into a van along with their instruments or football gear. Instead, rent a passenger van for the students, and a cargo van for the equipment. Renting two separate vehicles will make the trip easier and more comfortable for everyone.