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Compare Budget Rental Trucks to U-Pack

September 9th, 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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Compare Penske Truck Rental Coupons to U-Pack's Value

May 17th, 2011 - 3:31 PM

Compare Penske Truck Rental Coupons to U-Pack's Value
This isn't the first time we've discussed driving a rental vs. moving with U-Pack. But what about Penske truck rental coupons? Anytime there's a discount mentioned, of course it makes sense to research what your best options truly are. To make it a little easier, I'll break down a few of the specifics that go along with using a Penske truck for moving.

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Ryder's Truck Rental Compared to U-Pack

May 10th, 2011 - 1:15 PM

How does Ryder's truck rental compare to a U-Pack move?

It's important for anyone who's moving to do a little research on the various moving options out there to determine which one best fits their situation and moving budget. If you're looking for an inexpensive way to move long distance, you've probably considered renting a truck— but how does something like Ryder's truck rental compare to making a U-Pack move? You may be surprised at the differences— read on!

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How Much Do Truck Rental Discounts Really Save?

March 28th, 2011 - 2:19 PM

How much do truck rental discounts really save?

Let's be honest, everyone loves a discount.  If you're moving, you're probably no exception!  While truck rental discounts may seem like a good deal, keep in mind the extra costs in addition to the basic rental rate when you're getting moving quotes.

Even with a truck rental discount, what's the full price?
Truck rental prices typically will not include fuel, taxes, or a collision damage waiver to protect the driver of the truck.  Make sure to add these costs in, so that you can determine your overall cost.

The gas mileage for most rental trucks is about 8 – 10 miles per gallon.  Here's an easy way to determine a conservative estimate of what your fuel costs will be:

x cost per gallon in your area

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Ryder Truck vs. a U-Pack Moving Trailer

March 7th, 2011 - 2:05 PM

Compare Ryder truck moving to U-Pack

Moving with a Ryder truck?  Keep in mind that there might be other options to consider that you haven't thought of yet.  U-Pack offers a service that's comparable to truck rental, but with some extra benefits that will make your move much easier.

So what are the differences between a Ryder truck and U-Pack moving trailers? Here's a look at what you'll get with each service.

Ryder Truck

  • You do all of the driving behind the wheel of a cumbersome rental truck— the entire distance from point A to point B.
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Truck Rental Coupons May Cost You More

February 25th, 2011 - 10:43 AM

Truck rental coupons end up costing more than they save
Most people associate rental trucks with cheap moving. But even with truck rental coupons, the cost of driving a rental yourself adds up pretty quickly. Here's how:

  • Gas cost. With all the hustle and bustle of moving, you may not think about how much extra cash you'll have to shell out for gas when driving a rental truck. Most rental trucks will get between 6 to 10 MPG— at the current national average of $3.53 per gallon of gas, you'll face over $600 in fuel costs for a 1,500-mile move. U-Pack Moving rates already include the fuel, taxes, road tolls, and the driver, so there are no hidden fees. Remember— truck rental coupons don't apply at the pump!
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Penske Truck tental Compared to U-Pack Moving

December 17th, 2010 - 2:03 PM

Compare Penske truck rental rates to a U-Pack quote
Practically everyone has heard moving horror stories where someone ends up "broken down on the side of the highway".  I'm not going to re-tell one of those stories because in truth, they don't happen to every single person that drives a rental truck. What I will tell you has to do with one very important aspect of moving— the cost. Penske truck rentals are known for seeming fairly inexpensive, but what many people may not consider are the 'extras'; things like fuel, meals on the road, extra hotel stays, etc. 

Here's something new to consider: what if you could find a way to move at a cost that compares to Penske truck rental rates, without having to actually drive the rental truck yourself? 

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Rental Trucks for Moving: A Recap

August 13th, 2010 - 11:00 AM

It's official— you're moving.  If you're like me, I'll bet the panic is already setting in as you envision yourself bumping along a winding road in a rental truck.  What happens if it breaks down? What do I do with the truck when it's time to stop at a hotel for the night?  And another thing— how am I going to get my car to my new place if I have to drive the rental? 

Rental trucks for moving mean paying for gas separately— and since most rental trucks get an average of 6 to 10 miles per gallon, the cost adds up pretty quickly.  Using rental trucks for moving also means you'll pay for the entire truck, regardless of whether it's too much space or not enough. 

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A Question About One Way Truck Rental

March 8th, 2010 - 10:54 AM

Today while I was looking around on the web, I ran across a question someone who is moving from Nevada to Wisconsin posted on a website. I think questioning the best way to move is a legitimate concern, so it prompted me to write this post about alternatives to one way truck rental. Here's what I read:

We're Moving to Nevada From Wisconsin...Help?!?
Ok, so heres the story. My fiance's mom is going to be putting her house up for sale and is interested in moving to Neveda . My fiance's sister lives there, and we've been there a few times and agreed we'd go with his mom to keep her company.