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What Are The Best Deals In Moving Truck Rental?

December 5th, 2013 - 1:12 PM

Are you looking for a good deal on a rental truck?

You’re not the only one! If you type “rental truck deals” into your favorite search engine, you’ll likely see all the top rental truck companies offering their best discounts and promotions in hopes that you’ll choose to move with them. But you’re not looking for just any deal or discount; you’re looking for the best deal in moving truck rental.


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The Best Deal Is Another Way to Move

What if I told you that the best deal in truck rental isn’t a coupon, discount, or promotion, but an entirely better way to move? And by better, I mean no driving a rental truck. Have I piqued your interest? The deal I’m talking about is U-Pack, we're a “you pack, we drive” moving company.

Hold up. You said “you pack, we drive.” With truck rental, I do the driving plus all the packing, loading, and unloading. How is U-Pack the better deal if they do the driving?

Glad you asked. For most moves, U-Pack prices are comparable to truck rental prices (and sometimes even cheaper). Because we’re always on the move from one service center to the next, we pass the savings directly to you. U-Pack is a total game-changer. Imagine paying the rental truck price for your long-distance move, but instead of driving a rental truck, you get to drive your personal vehicle (or fly the open skies) to your new home. Oh, and the equipment is delivered direct to your door for loading/unloading, and picked up when you’re done. Sounds ideal, right?

Click here to get a free U-Pack moving quote or call us at 800-413-4799. We’d love to help you move to your new home for an affordable price (and without driving a rental truck). And, use coupon code BLOG25 when you reserve your move to get $25 off!

Is U-Pack really the better deal?

Okay, I get that some things can be too good to be true. But not U-Pack. Let’s take an example move to see if U-Pack is really a good deal.

Let’s say you got a quote today for moving a small three-bedroom home from Salt Lake City, UT to Raleigh, NC. That’s 2,148 miles – quite a long trip. With U-Pack, a door-to-door move would cost around $2,630 in a U-Pack, using 17 linear feet of a moving trailer (comparable to a 20 ft. rental truck).That price includes fuel, taxes, the driver, and standard liability coverage. Now, if you get a quote for the same move with U-Haul®, the quote would be around $2,290 for a 20 ft. truck. But wait – there’s more to it than that. Tack on another $990 for fuel and $135 for damage protection, bringing your total to around $3,400 (not including tax).

That’s a price difference of almost $800! Just think of what you could do with all that money (like buying some new furniture for your new place!). If you’re curious to see how U-Pack compares to other truck rental companies for your move, get a free quote from U-Pack.

More ways to shed dollars off your U-Pack price

One thing U-Pack knows is that most people who are moving long distance are doing it on a tight budget. That’s why there are even more ways to save with U-Pack:

  • Move on an off-peak day. If your moving dates aren’t set in stone, you can score a great deal just by moving on an off-peak day. Off-peak days are typically weekdays at the start of the month.
  • Move less stuff. Sounds simple, but the reality is that moving makes you super busy, and you may end up just packing everything and sorting it out when you move in. But remember, with U-Pack, the less you move, the less you pay. So consider hosting a garage sale or donating items you no longer need or want before you move.
  •  Brush up on your packing/loading tips. With U-Pack, you only pay for the space you use inside the trailer or the number of ReloCube moving containers you use. Take a look at our packing tips and loading tips so you can make the most of the space and spend less on your move.
  • Do a Terminal-to-Terminal move. This type of move is by far the cheapest moving option U-Pack offers. Basically, you do your loading and unloading at the service center closest to your origin and destination. This move requires more work on your part, but the savings can be significant. On average, a terminal-to-terminal move costs $300 less than a door-to-door move.

Which option has the best deals in moving truck rental?

If you’re having trouble deciding which option is best for you, why not go ahead and get a quote from U-Pack to compare to the truck rental options you’re considering? You might just find that U-Pack is the better, more affordable, and easier way to move for you and your family.  Click here to get a free quote, or call 800-413-4799 and a helpful U-Pack moving representative will be glad to assist you. If you have any questions, leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you!