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U-Haul It vs. We Drive It

July 29th, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Compare U-Haul It vs. We Drive It Moving Services

When you think of cheap moving, do you think of a rental truck? No matter what company you picture, you probably think a do-it-yourself move is the cheapest way to move. One option that might not come to mind is U-Pack, a “you pack it, we drive it” moving option that is comparable in price to truck rental.

Let’s compare “U-Haul® It” services to a “We Drive It” service like U-Pack. The main difference is who does the driving.  If you don’t want to drive, then a “we drive it” service might be ideal for you. What else is different between these two types of moving services?

U-Haul It vs. We Drive It: What to Compare?

Price. You might be surprised to find out that prices are competitive between truck rental and U-Pack. It’s actually amazing how you can get a comparable price and not have to drive! Want to see how much it will cost you to move with U-Pack? Get a free moving quote. Just a couple clicks and you can see your total price.

When you use a rental truck, you have to also factor in additional costs such as fuel, taxes, tolls, mileage, insurance and more! No worries about exceeding your moving budget with U-Pack because there will be no extra costs – all of those things are built into your U-Pack price. Of course, we can add on extras like storage or guaranteed delivery for an extra cost, but those extras are all up to you.

Work load. With “you haul it” services like truck rental, you do all the work: packing, loading, driving, unloading. With U-Pack, you pack and load your belongings (the same as truck rental). Then, U-Pack arranges all the driving. You don’t have to worry about driving a bulky, cumbersome rental truck full of all your stuff across the country. If you want a little lighter workload, let U-Pack handle all the driving so you can safely and comfortably travel with your family.

With a rental truck, a breakdown on the side of the road could mean not only a delay in your trip and a dangerous situation; it could also mean that you have to unload the faulty rental truck to load into a new one. That’s one less thing you have to worry about with U-Pack.

Visiting service centers. U-Pack offers door-to-door moving. We bring the equipment to you, we drive it to your new home, and we pick it up. This is much more convenient than visiting a service center. One time (in a moment of poor judgment), I used truck rental to move. I picked up the truck, and my dad carefully drove it to my new hometown. I was too scared to maneuver heavy traffic, high speeds, and bumpy roads in a huge box truck. When we got to this fairly unfamiliar town, we had to find the service center to drop off the rental truck. In order to return the truck, we drove around for 2 hours trying to find the obscure gas station that was also the truck rental store. Trust me when I say that not having to return equipment is a HUGE plus for U-Pack!

Compare! Go ahead. Compare U-Pack to truck rental. Get a free moving quote and see how U-Pack, a “we drive it” service stacks up to “U-Haul it” services. While truck rental may be your first thought for DIY moving, you can choose the easier, affordable moving option – U-Pack! Leave us a comment with any questions. We’re happy to help!


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