How does U-Pack compare to U-Haul?
If you have questions about how U-Pack compares to U-Haul®, you’ve come to the right place. Not only does every moving service differ in price, but also in service, equipment, and other moving factors. Below you’ll find U-Pack vs. U-Haul comparisons to help in your research:
Compare the price
When you’re moving long distance, U-Pack prices are comparable to truck rental, but you don’t have to drive. It’s a win-win that influenced 78% of U-Pack customers in 2011 to choose U-Pack because of the price! Your price includes the driver, fuel, sales tax, road tolls and liability coverage. There’s never a down-payment or deposit with U-Pack, and you pay for your move during transit, never before we start moving your shipment. Online moving quotes are free and instant!
- U-Haul prices include an allowed mileage and set number of days to move. In other words, you’ll need to add the cost of fuel, sales tax, road tolls, and damage coverage to calculate your final price. You’ll need to pay for the total estimated charges of your rental when you pick up the truck, and if you’re paying with cash, you’ll need to pay a deposit. Just remember to return the truck with the same amount of fuel it had when you picked it up and if you end up needing additional days or miles, they’re available for purchase.
If you're interested in how U-Pack's prices compare to U-Haul's, you can get a free instant moving quote online or call 800-413-4799 to talk to a helpful moving coordinator.
Compare the Service Area
- U-Pack offers a “you pack, they drive” moving service to all 50 states (including Alaska and Hawaii), Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada. ABF Freight℠ is U-Pack’s primary transportation provider, and there are close to 290 ABF Freight service centers nationwide.
- U-Haul offers local and long distance truck rental moving services. They service the U.S. and Canada with 15,000 locations for rental truck drop off and pick up.
Compare Transit Time
- U-Pack averages cross-country transit times of 2 to 5 business days – your moving quote includes the estimated transit time for your move. U-Pack also offers a Guaranteed Transit option.
- Most rental trucks top out at 65 mph, and will be even slower if you’re towing a vehicle or rental trailer (recommended top speed for towing with a U-Haul is 55 mph). With low gas mileage, you will stop more for hotel stays, meals, and snacks, prolonging the move even more.
Compare Equipment Options
- U-Pack offers two types of equipment: the 28 ft. moving trailer and the ReloCube®; just choose the equipment option that works best for your needs. You control the price by paying only for the space (or number of ReloCubes) you use – a perk U-Pack customers love.
- U-Haul offers six rental truck sizes, each varying with tank size and mpg. Check out my recent post on the gas mileage of U-Haul rental trucks for more info about each truck.
Compare the Service
U-Pack brings the moving trailer or ReloCube(s) direct to you. You load it within three business days, and then call us to pick it up. We drive your shipment to your new home. Then, you have three business days to unload. You can add moving help to one or both ends of your move, and storage options are available for both the trailer and Cube.
With U-Haul, you pick up the rental truck from a U-Haul location, drive it to your home and load it, drive it to your new destination and unload it. Then, you bring it back to the U-Haul location. There are no storage options available with U-Haul rental trucks. (Note: you cannot tow a U-Haul trailer with a Ford Explorer.)
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