This week we're going to mix it up a little. Instead of Flashback Friday, how about Flashback Thursday? It doesn't quite have the same ring, but I'll be out of the office tomorrow, so we're going to get a little crazy and post this one early. It's a great post too; 24 Ft. Truck – Just How much Does it Hold? Both the 24 ft. and 26 ft. rental trucks are popular sizes for moving three to four-bedroom homes, so this has been an extremely helpful post for a lot of customers. We hope you find it helpful too! Happy Thursday!
You're moving a large 3-bedroom home. Using a 24 ft. truck sounds like a reasonable plan, right? Unfortunately, there could be a problem: how do you know your belongings will fit? For some, it's more than enough room; for others, it's not nearly enough. But there's a company that solves that problem— U-Pack Moving. You pay only for the space you use, and it's always available if you need more.
Here's how U-Pack works:
ABF delivers an empty 28 ft. moving trailer to your home. You load into the amount of space you need, and install a secure divider wall when you're done. Just indicate on your Bill of Lading how much space you loaded into, and that's what you pay for. Simple. And getting an instant moving quote from U-Pack is easy too. Just call or click— 800-413-4799.
If you're still deciding between a 24 ft. truck and services like U-Pack, here are a few details you may want to consider:
How much space am I actually getting with a 24 ft. truck?
The inside dimensions of most 24 ft. trucks are around 24' x 7' 5" x 8' (lwh), and have a capacity of around 1380-1400 cubic feet.
The inside dimensions of an ABF moving trailer are 27' x 8' x 9' (lwh), and have a capacity of 1,944 cubic feet. Since U-Pack trailers are wider and taller, 19-20 linear feet is equivalent to the 24 ft. truck.
How much will fit into a 24 ft. truck?
Since moves differ from household to household, and everyone packs and loads differently, it's difficult to say exactly what will fit into a 24 ft. rental trucks. But U-Pack's space estimators (especially the room-by-room estimator) do a great job of providing a good approximation— very helpful for knowing what to expect. We estimate that a typical large 3-bedroom home will fit into a 24 ft. rental truck— or 19 linear feet of a U-Pack moving trailer.
What happens if I don't use the whole 24 ft. truck?
That's the problem with rental trucks: If you don't quite fill the entire 24 ft truck, you still pay for it. And if it gets down to the end, and you discover everything won't fit, you may have to leave stuff behind. Not ideal, either way.
It's not a problem with U-Pack though. You only pay for what you use, and more space is always available.
How much does it cost to fuel a 24 ft. truck?
Though this question isn't related to the truck's size, it is important info to know before you make a decision. Most 24 ft. trucks get around 8 mpg. That means, on a 1200 mile move your price to fuel the truck will be around $550-$600. If you're driving your own vehicle, that gets 26 mpg, fuel for the same trip would be around $150-$200. That can make a difference.
Get a free moving quote to compare your 24ft truck charges to U-Pack rates. You'll likely be surprised at how much you could save!