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Frequently Asked Questions about Budget Trucks


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2/7/2013
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As you may know, many customers compare U-Pack to truck rental (since prices are often similar). Because of that, people regularly have questions about Budget trucks and how they measure up against U-Pack. With a little research, we found the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have questions about how U-Pack can help you move, or if you would like to see your price for moving with U-Pack, get a free moving quote online 24/7, or call us at 800-413-4799.

Frequently Asked Questions about Budget Trucks

Questions about People Riding in Budget Trucks

How many people can fit in a Budget truck?

That depends on which Budget truck you use. The Budget cargo van, 10’ truck and 16’ truck can all seat two passengers. The 24’ truck is equipped to seat three passengers. There are no 4-passenger or 5-passenger Budget trucks.

Do Budget trucks have a backseat?

No. Budget trucks do not have backseats.  

Can you put a car seat in a Budget truck?

Because most state laws required child restraint seats to be installed the back seat, and Budget trucks do not have a back seat, putting a car seat in a Budget truck is not recommended; this is especially true with infant rear-facing car seats.

Questions about Fuel Usage in a Budget Truck

How many MPG does a Budget truck get?

Budget truck fuel usage varies by truck size. A Budget cargo van gets 8-14 MPG. A 10’ Budget truck gets 6-10 MPG. A 16’ Budget truck gets 6-10 MPG, and a 24’ Budget truck gets 8-10 MPG. Note that these estimates are for empty trucks, so a loaded truck will use more fuel.

Do Budget trucks use gas or diesel?

The cargo van, 10’ Budget truck, and 16’ Budget truck use gasoline. The 24’ Budget truck uses diesel.

What is the fuel tank size of a Budget truck?

All the gasoline vehicles (cargo van, 10’ Budget truck, 16’ Budget truck) have a 35 gallon tank, while the 24’ Budget truck has a 55 gallon tank.

How much will gas cost in my Budget truck?

Use our handy rental truck fuel calculator to determine your fuel cost. This calculator figures how far you are traveling combined with the MPG of the rental truck. If you don’t want to pay for fuel during your move, check out U-Pack! U-Pack does all the driving, so you won’t have to fill up a Budget truck! Get a free moving quote to see your price. The price includes all fuel, the professional driver, and liability coverage – it’s a great moving option.

Questions about the Size of a Budget Truck

What is the largest Budget truck?

The largest Budget truck is the 24’ truck. Budget says it can hold the contents of 5-8 rooms and up to 12,000 lbs. If you need more space or more weight allowance, check out U-Pack. U-Pack offers a 28’ moving trailer, which is equivalent to the 24’ truck PLUS a 10’ truck (with space left over!).

What is the smallest Budget truck?

Budget offers a 10’ truck for small moves of 1-2 rooms.

What size Budget truck do I need?

A 10’ Budget truck holds 1-2 rooms. A 16’ Budget truck holds 3-4 rooms. A 24’ Budget truck holds 5-8 rooms.

How much does a loaded Budget truck weigh?

The weight limit varies by truck. A 10’ truck has a 3,100 lb. weight limit. A 16’ truck has a 3,400lb. weight limit. A 24’ Budget truck has 12,000 lb. weight limit. To determine the weight of a loaded truck, you have to look at the gross vehicle weight, or the maximum weight of the truck and payload. Total weight for loaded Budget trucks is: 10’ truck- 8,600 lbs., 16’ truck- 11,500 lbs., 24’ truck- 25,500 lbs.

Other Frequently Asked Questions about Budget Trucks

What is the Budget truck rental age requirement?

In most states, Budget will rent to customers 24 years and older. Some locations will rent to customers between the ages of 18-23 with two forms of identification, one being a valid driver’s license. There is also a surcharge of $25 per day for drivers 18-23.

How much does it cost to rent a Budget truck?

Budget rates depend on your truck size and where you are moving to and from. You will have to get a quote from a Budget rental location to determine your cost. But be sure and compare your Budget truck rental cost with U-Pack! U-Pack’s prices are comparable to the cost of truck rental and fuel, but you don’t have to drive. Compare U-Pack’s prices with a moving quote.

Can I rent a Budget truck without a driver’s license?

No. Budget requires a valid driver’s license in order to rent a truck.

Do Budget trucks have to stop at weigh stations?

Each state has different requirements for weight stations. You should pay attention to signs as you approach the station. Main factors that determine whether you have to stop will be gross vehicle weight and vehicle class. If you are unsure, it is best to pull into the weigh station. Rental trucks are technically commercial vehicles, and most have the gross vehicle weight printed on the side door. If you don’t stop at a required weigh station, you can be pulled over and directed back to the station. It is always best to stop if you are doubt. Check with your state’s department of transportation about the requirements in your state (and any states you will pass through on the trip).

How far can you drive in one day in a Budget truck?

The Department of Motor Vehicles recommends driving about 600 miles a day on a trip. In your Budget truck, traveling at 55 mph, it would take you about 11 hours of drive time. That is pushing it for most people. I would recommend you drive only about 500 miles a day in a Budget truck.

How fast can you drive in a Budget truck?

Most Budget trucks max speed is 75 mph. If you are towing a vehicle, the maximum recommended speed is 55 mph.

Do I have to pay a deposit to rent a Budget truck?

Yes. Budget requires a deposit. The deposit amount and payment method vary by Budget location.

Do I need a credit card to rent a Budget truck?

Budget requires a credit card hold for rentals, but you can pay with cash. So, you must be able to have a $150 hold placed on a credit card to rent a Budget truck.

What are the tolls on a Budget truck?

Most tolls are charged per axle. Budget trucks are 2-axle vehicles and will be tolled as such. If you are towing a car, you will add another two axles, for a 4 axle toll.

Does Budget offer insurance and protection?

Budget offers Damage Waivers, Supplemental Liability Insurance, Personal and Cargo Coverage and Auto Tow Protection. The purchase of these plans is optional.

Do you have other questions about Budget truck rental? Leave us a comment and we will do our best to find the answer for you! If Budget truck rental doesn’t quite fit your needs, get a free moving quote online or by calling 800-413-4799.
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