How much do moving trucks cost?
I’m thinking about renting a moving truck, but I’m not sure how much they cost.
You have lots of options for your upcoming long-distance move, including renting a moving truck. For local moves, moving trucks are usually easy on the wallet. But you can’t always say the same for long-distance moves. When you start adding on additional costs like fuel, damage coverage and sales tax, the price starts going up; sometimes even doubling your quoted price.
Let’s look at an example of how much moving trucks cost
- Truck rate: $1,409.00
Now, let’s add on the extras…
- Towing dolly: $113.00
- Truck rental protection: $98.00
- Trailer Rental protection: $56.00
- Fuel: $752.00 (using our rental truck fuel calculator)
- Sales Tax: $140.00 (based on Phoenix sales tax rate)
That brings your grand total to…$2,568! That’s a $1,159 difference from the original rate to rent the truck! Plus, you have to drive.
As you can see, the cost of a moving truck isn’t always what it seems. What started out as a low price quickly increased after adding on the “extras.”
The good news is that there’s a way to get around paying for all those extras. And you don’t have to drive (and most people consider that an awesome perk!)
U-Pack Moving is the low-cost alternative to renting a moving truck and driving it yourself.
Let’s take the same move and see how much it would cost with U-Pack
- $2,472 (for 14 ft. of trailer space – which is comparable to a 20 ft. rental truck).
That’s a savings of $96 and you don’t have to drive! I call that a win-win!
What’s even better is that U-Pack includes fuel, taxes, and standard liability coverage in your price moving quote! Now that’s a deal worth bragging about!
*Rates with both U-Pack and U-Haul can fluctuate based on when, how much, and where you’re moving. This is just an example of how you can save money with U-Pack.
Have you gotten a moving quote from U-Pack yet? Call us at 800-413-4799 and we’ll be happy to help!
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