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Ryder Truck Rental

December 5th, 2012 - 9:10 AM

What you need to know about Ryder Truck Rental
Let’s face it, there are a lot of rental truck companies out there, and they all differ from each other in one way or another. Today, I’m taking a look at Ryder Truck Rental and explaining the things you need to know about this truck rental service.

How does Ryder Truck Rental Work?
If you need to do a long-distance one-way move, Ryder probably isn’t the service for you. They don’t offer one-way moves. In other words, you must return the Ryder truck to the same location you picked it up at. It can be a great alternative for local moves, but if you’re moving cross country, it can be a problem.


What truck sizes does Ryder offer?
In most locations Ryder rental trucks are available in 26 ft. trucks. Some locations offer 16 ft. 22. ft. and 24 ft. trucks.

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U-Haul Rentals

December 4th, 2012 - 3:48 PM

U-Haul Rentals

Most people think U-Haul when they think truck rental. But is U-Haul truck rental the best moving option for you? Let’s explore some specifics about U-Haul rentals including equipment options, extra costs, and customer reviews, along with some alternatives

U-Haul Rentals – Equipment Options

U-Haul offers options from truck rentals to extra equipment. Let me break it down.

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Budget Rental Trucks vs. U-Pack Moving

November 27th, 2012 - 10:35 AM

If you’re moving long distance and searching for an economical yet easy way to move across the country, Budget Rental Trucks vs. U-Pack is a great comparison. It’s good to note at the get-go that while Budget and U-Pack prices are comparable , the services do differ. Budget is a “do-it-yourself” service—you pick it up, load it, drive it, unload it, and return it. U-Pack is a “you pack, we drive” service—U-Pack delivers it, you load it, U-Pack drives it, you unload it, U-Pack picks it up.

If you haven’t gotten moving quotes from Budget and U-Pack, that’s what I recommend doing first. Just make sure you’re comparing similar sizes.

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U-Haul Prices

November 19th, 2012 - 1:52 PM

I’m sure you are looking for the most affordable way to move, so understanding more about what goes into U-Haul prices will help you decide which moving option to use. Let’s take a peek into what goes into U-Haul prices, along with extra costs to consider.

What determines U-Haul prices?

If you attempt to get a quote from U-Haul, you will see several things help determine your UHaul price. These things include:

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U-Pack vs. Budget

November 19th, 2012 - 10:34 AM

What's the Best Option for Your Long-Distance Move? U-Pack or Budget?

A successful move requires a lot of research, so if you want to learn how U-Pack Moving compares to Budget truck rental, keep reading! Each section will help you decide which moving option will be better for your upcoming move.

We Drive or You Drive?

As you know, when you move with Budget, you do the loading, unloading and the driving. With U-Pack, we deliver the trailer or container right to your door so you can make the trip to your new home in the comfort of your own vehicle. That's the way moving should be! 

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Uhaul Truck Rental Gas Mileage

November 15th, 2012 - 9:31 AM

Rental trucks in general are known for costing a pretty penny at the pump, especially if you’re moving long distance. In this post, I’ll specifically look at Uhaul Truck Rental gas mileage for moving long distance. Here’s what you need to know.

Uhaul truck rental offers six rental truck sizes:

  • The 10’ truck has a 31 gal. tank, gets 12 MPG, and 372 miles per fuel tank.
  • The 14’, 17’, and 20’ trucks all have 40 gal. tanks, get 10 MPG, and 400 miles per fuel tank.
  • The 24’ truck has a 60 gal. tank, gets 8 MPG, and 480 miles per fuel tank.
  • The 26’ truck has a 57 gal. tank, gets 9 MPG, and 513 miles per fuel tank.

How to calculate your fuel cost for a Uhaul truck:

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Penske Truck Rental Compared to U-Pack Moving

October 12th, 2012 - 11:29 AM

Today’s Flashback Friday takes a look back at a post that compares U-Pack to Penske rental trucks. Happy Friday!

Compare Penske Truck Rental to U-Pack
Let this question sit with you for a minute: What if you could move for a price that was similar to Penske truck rental's but you didn't have to drive the truck yourself?

You’re in luck! U-Pack Moving fits that bill. You pack, load, and unload. U-Pack does the driving. What makes it even better? When you’re moving long distance, the price compares to truck rental. It’s the perfect alternative—especially when the thought of driving a rental truck across the country makes you cringe a little.

Here’s how Penske truck rental compares to U-Pack:

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U-Haul Rates

October 10th, 2012 - 2:12 PM

U-Haul Rates: Information and Comparisons

Moving soon? I have a few questions for you. How much are you moving? Where are you moving to? When are you moving? Your answers will help determine both your U-Haul rate and your U-Pack rate. Though U-Haul and U-Pack are completely different types of services, customers tend to compare the two when they find that the prices are typically very similar. So, let’s start by exploring what you get with your U-Haul rate , then move on to how it compares to U-Pack.

U-Haul rates vary based on truck size.

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How much does a one-way truck rental cost?

October 4th, 2012 - 3:27 PM

As soon as The Hunger Games came out on DVD, I decided to channel my inner Katniss and aim for the best price. After doing some research, I found the lowest price and bought the movie. It’s great knowing I found the best price possible!

If you’re planning a one-way truck rental move, you probably want to find the best price you possibly can. Saving money is always in style! So, if you’re wondering how much a one-way truck rental costs, here’s your answer:

More than you think.

Wait, what? You were expecting me to say something like “not a lot,” right? Well, I’m bursting the bubble. Truck rental companies have long been called the cheapest way to move cross country, but that just isn’t the case anymore. So, what’s the first step to determine the cost?

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October 3rd, 2012 - 9:53 AM

U-Haul Comparisons
Despite the fact that U-Haul is obviously different from U-Pack , customers still often compare the two when they’re moving long distance. And it’s all because of one BIG similarity—PRICE. U-Pack rates are comparable to truck rental—even though you don’t have to drive. I’ve compiled some frequently asked questions and helpful links about U-Haul below. Check them out, then compare to U-Pack!

How many truck sizes does UHaul offer?
U-Haul offers six truck sizes: 10’, 14’, 17’, 20’, 24’, and 26’, and you pay for the entire truck regardless of the space you use. They also offer a moving container called a U-Box. It’s made of wood, covered with a vinyl tarp, and sits 6 inches off the ground.