Whether you're in an office, a warehouse or even at home, transporting shipping and moving boxes safely and quickly can be a difficult task. Heavy furniture, computer and AV equipment and other supplies need to be moved from area to area, so having one or more moving dollies or hand trucks can help make the job much easier and faster. Make sure to keep replacement wheels and other parts close at hand, so you're prepared to make minor repairs that help you stay in motion.
When selecting a dolly, think about the items that will be transported most often. A stack of boxes can be moved with a standard hand truck, but if you're usually moving furniture, a hand truck with a large deck will make your task much easier. Specialized hand trucks for folding tables and chairs can fit multiple items to reduce the number of trips you need to make.
Hand trucks and dollies are rated for a certain amount of weight, so be sure to select one that suits your needs. A 200-lb rating is great for light-duty work with boxes or a single piece of furniture, while a heavy-duty 1,000-lb rating is more suited for moving multiple cabinets, tables or other heavy items.
Your hand truck or dolly should be as easy to store as it is to use. If your space is limited and you need to maximize every inch, consider a folding or collapsible design that reduces overall size and lets you quickly stow away your hand truck when not in use. You can also find designs with telescoping handles, retractable wheels and fold-up toe plates to conserve even more space.