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U-Pack vs. Budget

November 19th, 2012 - 10:34 AM

What's the Best Option for Your Long-Distance Move? U-Pack or Budget?

A successful move requires a lot of research, so if you want to learn how U-Pack Moving compares to Budget truck rental, keep reading! Each section will help you decide which moving option will be better for your upcoming move.

We Drive or You Drive?

As you know, when you move with Budget, you do the loading, unloading and the driving. With U-Pack, we deliver the trailer or container right to your door so you can make the trip to your new home in the comfort of your own vehicle. That's the way moving should be! 

Low-Cost or Costly?

Did you know that U-Pack prices are comparable to truck rental? In fact, 78% of U-Pack customers chose U-Pack because of price! The cost of renting a truck can add up fast when you factor in paying extra for fuel, hotel stays, and meals along the way. Because U-Pack does the driving, you don’t have to worry about extra costs. Get a free U-Pack moving quote to compare to your Budget quote!

Moving Trailer or Rental Truck?

When comparing Budget truck rental sizes to U-Pack’s moving trailer size, you’ll see that U-Pack’s moving trailer is longer, wider, and taller than the largest Budget rental truck. Check out this chart converting Budget truck rental sizes to U-Pack’s moving trailer.

Budget rental truck compared to U-Pack trailers

Convenience or Hassle?

With U-Pack, we bring the moving trailer directly to your door for loading and unloading. We call it door-to-door moving. With Budget, you pick up the rental truck, drive it to your new home, and return it to a Budget rental location. That’s true do-it-yourself moving.

Up-Front Costs or Extra Costs?

When you move with U-Pack, you know your exact price as you load. Your quote includes a per-foot adjustment rate so you can calculate the price if you need more or less space in the trailer. And, there are no additional charges for things like fuel, liability coverage, highway tolls, taxes or the driver! Your Budget quote doesn't include fuel, taxes, highway tolls or damage protection; they're all additional costs.

Pay for Fuel or Don’t Pay for Fuel?

Fuel isn't included in the price of a Budget move, but it is with U-Pack! Depending on where you're moving from and to, if you rent a truck and drive it yourself, your price could as much as double. This post about Budget Truck Rental Gas Mileage can help you determine how much you could expect to spend to fuel a Budget rental truck.

Deposit or No Deposit?

With Budget a $150 deposit is required to rent a truck. U-Pack never requires a deposit! You can wait to pay after your belongings are loaded and you know exactly how much space you've used.

Go U-Pack!

If you're moving locally, Budget is a great choice, but if you're moving long-distance, U-Pack just makes sense! Get a free moving quote and start planning your move today!

Call 800-413-4799 to talk to a helpful U-Pack moving specialist about your upcoming move, or leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to respond!