September 4th, 2012 - 3:19 PM
Your decision to compare moving options before deciding on a company is a smart move! The information below was designed to help you compare the services offered by Penske® to other similar do-it-yourself services and U-Pack Moving – a “You Pack, We Drive” service offering log-distance moving at prices that compare to truck rental (but you don’t have to drive). Keep reading to compare.
August 13th, 2012 - 3:50 PM
Picture this: you are moving from Boston to Dallas. You rent a Budget truck. You have to fill it up before your trip. It is a 35 gallon tank. You spend $130 on your first tank of gas. 280 miles down the road, you have to stop and fill up again. Repeat every 280 miles. That is about 7 stops on your 1768 mile route! That is almost $1000 in gasoline!
Before you embark on your rental truck journey, find out what to expect for the gas mileage of your Budget truck.
July 30th, 2012 - 3:01 PM
It seems like as soon as gas prices lower just a smidge, they’re back up again. Most people consider rental trucks the cheapest way to move because it is completely DIY, but what they sometimes forget to consider is that the fluctuating price of gas has a significant impact on the cost of a long-distance move in a rental truck. Here’s the real truth about moving truck gas mileage:
Who pays for the fuel?
You do. Your truck rental quote doesn’t include fuel. It also doesn’t include sales tax, road tolls, or insurance.
July 27th, 2012 - 3:51 PM
It's Double Flashback Friday again! Today we're revisiting a favorite about cheap rental trucks. We hope you like it just as much the second time around. Happy Friday!
Cheap rental trucks: Getting Started
June 12th, 2012 - 3:52 PM
If you’re looking for cheap truck rentals for moving, I have good news and bad news. The bad news first? Cheap truck rentals rarely really exist. Yup. More about that in a second. The good news? There is a cheap moving alternative that I would love to tell you about.
June 4th, 2012 - 2:42 PM
If you’re like a majority of the people who move, you may think that using a rental truck is the easiest and cheapest moving option available. That could be the case if you’re moving in-town, or even in-state. But when you’re moving long distance, you may want to do a little more research. Here are a few things to consider when you’re looking at truck rental prices:
March 30th, 2012 - 3:33 PM
Where can I find the cheapest moving truck rental?
It’s Flashback Friday! Each week, U-Pack revisits a blog topic that’s been helpful to our readers in the past. Today’s flashback is: Where can I find the cheapest moving truck rental? It’s a great post for folks looking for ways to save on a long-distance move. Happy Friday!
December 12th, 2011 - 2:43 PM
A while back you may have read about my original experience moving with U-Pack. I moved from Fort Smith, AR to Phoenix, AZ in a ReloCube. Today I thought I would talk about why I decided on U-Pack instead of renting a truck and driving it myself.
September 9th, 2011 - 10:11 AM
It's Flashback Friday— each week, U-Pack will revisit a blog topic that's been helpful and fun for our readers. Be sure to check the comments section of each post for even more valuable moving advice!
How Budget rental trucks compare to U-Pack
There are a few obvious distinctions between rental truck services like Budget® and "you pack, we drive" services like U-Pack – like the size of the equipment and the fact that you do the driving with a rental truck service and you don't with U-Pack. Here are some other differences that may not be quite so obvious:
May 17th, 2011 - 3:31 PM
Compare Penske Truck Rental Coupons to U-Pack's Value
This isn't the first time we've discussed driving a rental vs. moving with U-Pack. But what about Penske truck rental coupons? Anytime there's a discount mentioned, of course it makes sense to research what your best options truly are. To make it a little easier, I'll break down a few of the specifics that go along with using a Penske truck for moving.