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Truck Rental Prices: A Breakdown and Comparison

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:

  • Truck rental prices don’t include extras. Typically your truck rental quote is limited to use of the truck from point A to point B. You’ll still need to add the cost for fuel, insurance, taxes, tolls and hotel and food along the way. Truck rental prices don’t automatically include any of these things, and sometimes also include costs for exceeding the mileage. Of course, if you don’t want to pay for the extras, you could use a moving option that includes it all. With U-Pack Moving, your moving quote is comprehensive. There are no hidden fees. And, we do the driving; an added benefit customers love. Get a free moving quote to see how U-Pack prices compare to truck rental prices.
  • Rental trucks can be scary to drive.  How often are you in a big, bulky truck, full of your belongings, driving 55 mph? If you’re like me, you’re comfortable driving your own vehicle, but a big rental truck is a completely different story. And that’s another reason customers like U-Pack so much: you don’t have to stress about driving a huge truck. Similar to truck rental, you pack and load. But we differ where it matters; U-Pack drives!   
  • How do you get YOUR car there?  Of course, some rental trucks are equipped to tow vehicles. But if driving a box truck isn’t scary enough, try towing a car behind it. If you’re planning to have a family member or friend drive your car while you drive the rental truck, be sure you add in fuel costs for your vehicle (in addition to rental truck fuel). If you plan to tow it, check the price, and add to your total. It’s also important to check with your auto insurance company to verify coverage while it’s being towed. You never know. With U-Pack, since we drive the moving truck, you’re free to drive in your own vehicle. Goodness, you’re free to do whatever you want while your belongings are in transit. Take a vacation, visit family, arrive at your new home early to clean... the options are endless!

So go ahead.  Compare U-Pack to truck rental.  The rates are similar, but the service is not.  Get the added value of letting professionals do the driving. Get a free moving quote today to see how U-Pack makes moving easy and affordable!

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