What is the cheapest one-way moving truck rental?
It doesn’t take long to figure out that if you want to move long distance without breaking the bank, it will mean doing all or most of the work yourself. Even though moving trucks cater to those on tight budgets, it can be hard to find the cheapest one that will get you from point A to point B. Let’s take a look at the leading truck rental companies and which one is truly the cheapest one way moving truck rental.
If you are looking for a cheap one-way move, without the hassle of driving a moving truck, check out U-Pack’s prices with a free moving quote. Or keep reading to compare one-way moving truck prices.
Comparing the cheapest moving trucks
To best compare prices, let’s look at a fictional move. Play along with me here.
Let’s say you’re moving long distance from Phoenix, AZ to Memphis, TN. That’s 1,425 miles to be exact. Because the leading truck rental companies (U-Haul, Penske, and Budget) have varying truck sizes, we’ll pretend you’re moving 1-2 bedrooms in 10 ft. Budget and U-Haul trucks and a 12 ft. Penske truck (their smallest size) on 3/12/2013.
With U-Haul, you get 6 days of use and 1,742 miles. The price of the moving truck is $1,405. Add to that the cost of the tow dolly ($155), truck rental coverage ($95), trailer rental coverage ($56), the cost of gas ($400), and sales tax at 9.3% in Phoenix ($145.17). Total= $2,256.17
With Budget, you get 6 days and unlimited miles. The price of the moving truck is $818.55. Because the 10 ft. Budget truck does not allow towing of your vehicle, you’ll have to get a friend/family member to drive it for you ($200 gas). Gas for the truck will go at about $450 because the fuel tank is larger than the U-Haul truck. Damage coverage will be $462.30. Sales tax will be $119.12. Total= $2,049.97
With Penske, you get 8 days and unlimited miles for your one way moving truck rental. The price of the moving truck is $1,019.70. The 12 ft. Penske truck does not allow towing, so add $200 for gas for your personal vehicle. Gas for the truck will go for about $450 (same fuel tanks size as Budget). Damage coverage will be $316.75 and sales tax will be $125.13. Total= $2,111.58
A better alternative to moving trucks
That’s a lot of money when you have to do all of the work! If you prefer a better option where you can pay a rate similar to or less than the ones above but not have to do the hardest part of moving—the driving—Go U-Pack!
Here’s the scoop:
- You don’t do the driving with U-Pack.
- No extra fees for fuel, sales tax, road tolls, or liability coverage because is all included in your U-Pack quote.
- You pay a rate comparable to truck rental, but you save your time by not having to drive.
Taking the same parameters above, you would pay $1,567 to move the same amount of stuff in a U-Pack moving trailer (8 linear feet of space) or $1,927 using two U-Pack ReloCubes® from Phoenix to Memphis. Now that’s saving major money! So the cheapest one-way moving truck rental is to not use a moving truck – but use U-Pack instead!
Because U-Pack charges you by the amount of space you use in the 28 ft. moving trailer or the number of Cubes you use, you control the price of your move.
What are you waiting for? Click to get a free moving quote from U-Pack or call 800-413-4799 and start comparing your quote to the cheapest one way moving truck rental company you can find! It’s likely you’ll find that U-Pack is the cheapest way to move cross country, and you don’t have to drive! We drive. You save. ®
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