October 3rd, 2012 - 9:53 AM
Despite the fact that U-Haul is obviously different from U-Pack (you get a professional driver with U-Pack, you do the driving with U-Haul), 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!
September 12th, 2012 - 3:12 PM
Whether you’re new to moving or you’ve got some moves under your belt, you’ve probably heard that truck rental is the best way to move. If you’re moving locally, yes. If you’re moving long distance, not quite.
In this blog post, you’ll see why more customers prefer U-Pack over Penske® for moving long distance.
Moving Concept. U-Pack’s moving concept is a win-win—you do the loading and unloading, but you don’t have to do the long distance driving (the worst part of moving in my opinion).
September 4th, 2012 - 3:19 PM
Your decision to compare moving options before deciding on a company is a smart move! The information below was designed to help you compare the services offered by Penske® to other similar do-it-yourself services and U-Pack Moving – a “You Pack, We Drive” service offering log-distance moving at prices that compare to truck rental (but you don’t have to drive). Keep reading to compare.
August 13th, 2012 - 3:50 PM
Picture this: you are moving from Boston to Dallas. You rent a Budget truck. You have to fill it up before your trip. It is a 35 gallon tank. You spend $130 on your first tank of gas. 280 miles down the road, you have to stop and fill up again. Repeat every 280 miles. That is about 7 stops on your 1768 mile route! That is almost $1000 in gasoline!
Before you embark on your rental truck journey, find out what to expect for the gas mileage of your Budget truck.
July 30th, 2012 - 3:01 PM
It seems like as soon as gas prices lower just a smidge, they’re back up again. Most people consider rental trucks the cheapest way to move because it is completely DIY, but what they sometimes forget to consider is that the fluctuating price of gas has a significant impact on the cost of a long-distance move in a rental truck. Here’s the real truth about moving truck gas mileage:
Who pays for the fuel?
You do. Your truck rental quote doesn’t include fuel. It also doesn’t include sales tax, road tolls, or insurance.
July 27th, 2012 - 3:51 PM
It's Double Flashback Friday again! Today we're revisiting a favorite about cheap rental trucks. We hope you like it just as much the second time around. Happy Friday!
Cheap rental trucks: Getting Started
June 12th, 2012 - 3:52 PM
If you’re looking for cheap truck rentals for moving, I have good news and bad news. The bad news first? Cheap truck rentals rarely really exist. Yup. More about that in a second. The good news? There is a cheap moving alternative that I would love to tell you about.
June 4th, 2012 - 2:42 PM
If you’re like a majority of the people who move, you may think that using a rental truck is the easiest and cheapest moving option available. That could be the case if you’re moving in-town, or even in-state. But when you’re moving long distance, you may want to do a little more research. Here are a few things to consider when you’re looking at truck rental prices:
March 30th, 2012 - 3:33 PM
Where can I find the cheapest moving truck rental?
It’s Flashback Friday! Each week, U-Pack revisits a blog topic that’s been helpful to our readers in the past. Today’s flashback is: Where can I find the cheapest moving truck rental? It’s a great post for folks looking for ways to save on a long-distance move. Happy Friday!
January 5th, 2012 - 9:28 AM
Youre moving, right? Does it sometimes feel like theres no end to your to do list? I hate to add to your already hectic day, but if youre considering a rental truck for your move, theres one more thing youll need to think about (if you havent already)INSURANCE. Ugh. Not really what you want to deal with on top of everything else, but its definitely necessary. If you havent talked to your agent in a while, nows the time.