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Truck Rental

What companies compare to Penske®?
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Christina Google+
9/4/2012
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.

Here’s what Penske® has to offer:
Penske® offers unlimited mileage on four sizes of rental trucks for moving household goods one-way: 12 ft., 16. ft., 22 ft., & 26 ft. The smaller two are powered by gasoline and the larger two by diesel. The customer must pick up and return these rental trucks to a Penske rental location.   
 

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Category: Truck Rental
What is the gas mileage of a Budget truck?
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
8/13/2012
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.

Truck size. Gas mileage depends on truck size. A 10’ or a 16’ Budget truck is expected to get 6-10 miles per gallon. A 24’ truck is expected to get 8-10 mpg (but the engine is diesel).

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Category: Truck Rental
The Truth About Moving Truck Gas Mileage
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Christina Google+
7/30/2012
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.

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Category: Truck Rental
Cheap Rental Trucks
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Christina Google+
7/27/2012
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
When most people choose a rental truck for their long distance move, they think that a complete Do-It-Yourself move is the cheapest moving option. You go get the rental truck, load it, drive it, unload it, and take it back—complete DIY. But what if I told you that complete DIY is not the cheapest moving option? While rental trucks are great for moves within a state, they are definitely not the best option for moves out of state. In my opinion, the phrase “cheap rental trucks” is a myth. Here’s why:

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Cheap Truck Rentals for Moving
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
6/12/2012
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.


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Category: Truck Rental
Truck Rental Prices: A Breakdown and Comparison
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
6/4/2012
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:

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Category: Truck Rental
What is the cheapest moving truck rental company?
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Autumnn Google+
3/30/2012
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!

It takes some planning to coordinate a move – it can also take a chunk of your savings if you're not careful. For those of us who don't want to break the bank, trying to find the cheapest moving truck rental seems like a natural solution. However, there are a few budget-breakers that you should consider before locking down a rental truck.

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Category: Truck Rental
How Rental Truck Insurance Works
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Derek 1/5/2012
9:28 AM

You’re moving, right? Does it sometimes feel like there’s no end to your “to do” list?  I hate to add to your already hectic day, but if you’re considering a rental truck for your move, there’s one more thing you’ll need to think about (if you haven’t already)—INSURANCE.  Ugh.  Not really what you want to deal with on top of everything else, but it’s definitely necessary.  If you haven’t talked to your agent in a while, now’s the time. 

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How My U-Pack® Move Compared to Truck Rental Moving
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Josh K 12/12/2011
2:43 PM

A while back you may have read about my original experience moving with U-Pack.  I moved from Fort Smith, AR to Phoenix, AZ in a ReloCube.  Today I thought I would talk about why I decided on U-Pack instead of renting a truck and driving it myself.

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Compare Budget Rental Trucks to U-Pack
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Autumnn Google+
9/9/2011
10:11 AM

It's Flashback Friday— each week, U-Pack will revisit a blog topic that's been helpful and fun for our readers. Be sure to check the comments section of each post for even more valuable moving advice!

How Budget rental trucks compare to U-Pack
There are a few obvious distinctions between rental truck services like Budget® and "you pack, we drive" services like U-Pack – like the size of the equipment and the fact that you do the driving with a rental truck service and you don't with U-Pack. Here are some other differences that may not be quite so obvious:

You pick the truck up at a Budget rental truck location and return it to a Budget rental location. U-Pack brings the moving trailer right to your door at both locations and you never have to drive.

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