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April 10th, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Details about Hertz® moving truck rental

If you’re looking for a truck to rent for your move, you may be considering Hertz. But chances are, you've had trouble finding information about Hertz moving truck rentals — that's because the company doesn't offer this option. They primarily offer passenger and commercial cars, trucks and vans for rental, and refer moving truck rental customers to another company. Let's look at the options available when looking to rent a truck from Hertz and at alternatives to driving a truck yourself.

Questions about Hertz truck rental

How Hertz handles truck rental

For this post we're referring to enclosed trucked used for moving, and as mentioned, while Hertz rents pick-up trucks, there's not an option for actual moving truck rental.

While there may still be some independent Hertz operators with rental trucks available, Hertz, as a company, doesn't  offer their own fleet of rental trucks. Instead, they refer customers to Penske Truck Rental.

Here are a few things to note if you're referred to Penske from Hertz:

  • Rental trucks are normally not available for pickup at Hertz locations. If your interest in Hertz truck rental is due to a convenient pick up or drop off location, then you'll want to determine where the closest Penske location is — that's where it will need to be picked up from.
  • Hertz coupons normally don't apply to Penske rentals. If you have loyalty points, coupons, or discounts for Hertz car rentals, they don't apply to for a truck rental through Penske (this may be important information for corporate, government, and military customers).
  • Mileage for one-way moves is unlimited, but the number of days is limited. Penske offers two types of truck rental: one-way and round-trip. One-way moves are typically for moving long distance — customers pick the truck up at one location and drop it off at another. Unlimited mileage is normally offered for one way moves, but a limited number of days are normally included with the rental. Additional days can be purchased for $50 a day if they're added before the move, and $100 if they're added after the move. Round-trip moves are typically more local in nature. Customers pick up and return the truck at the same location. For round-trip moving truck rentals, you pay per mile along with the cost to rent the truck each day.

How to move without driving a rental truck

Now that you know that Hertz moving truck rental isn't an option, here's a great alternative. With U-Pack®, you get the benefits of truck rental (low cost) without doing the driving. You pack and load, and we'll handle the driving. It works like this:

  • We bring the moving equipment right to you (instead of you having to drive and pick up a truck).
  • You have three business days to load your belongings inside — no rushing.
  • We pick up the moving equipment and drive it to your new home. Typical transit time is just 2-5 business days.
  • When your belongings arrive at destination, we deliver right to your door at your new home.
  • You have three business days to unload.
  • When you’re finished, we pick up the empty equipment (no refueling and returning a truck!).

U-Pack offers two types of moving equipment: moving trailers and ReloCube moving containers. Both options include door to door delivery, which is available in most locations. If you’re looking to save money on your move, there are also options where you can load, unload, or both at a local service center.

Get a free moving quote online! Have questions about how U-Pack compares to truck rental? Leave a comment below, or call us at 800-413-4799.

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