Moving to another location entails costs including hiring a moving truck. Prior to booking for one online, it is important to know which company can serve your needs at a reasonable cost, including price quotations, types of vehicle and insurance options. So, here are three of the leading moving truck rental companies for you to choose from.
This truck rental company is the largest and most experienced in the field, having over 15,000 locations nationwide and services the most number of truck rentals. Online reviews say that booking online must be done with careful checking as their online reservation system tends to auto-add items in the order and changes in the pick-up location is sometimes changed. Yet, when these glitches happen, U-Haul provides proper compensation.
Their types of vehicles range from 10’-15’-17’-20’-24’-26’ trucks, cargo vans and pick-ups, cargo and car trailers, and U-Box containers.
These are their average moving prices:
- $125 for local move of up to 50 miles
- $320 for medium move ranging from 50-250 miles
- $1053 for long-distance move of over 250 miles
U-Haul’s insurance options include:
Safemove – the most basic and widely claimed insurance plan covering accidental damage of the rental truck and protection of your cargo, driver and any passenger included.
Safemove Plus – has the same coverage inclusions as Safemove, plus liability coverage of $1M. But this is not readily available everywhere.
Collision Damage Waiver – only available for in-town van and pick-up rentals. Accidental damage after the first $150 only covers the vehicle.
Penske is relatively smaller than U-Haul, but online reviews note this company for good customer service and consumer safety. It partnered with Home Depot for more available pick-up and drop-off points. The company also takes part in environmental advocacy by joining the SmartWay Transport Partnership of the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Their service vehicle types are 12’-16’-22’-26’ trucks and towing units like tow dolly and car carrier.
Below are their moving prices:
- $192 for local move of up to 50 miles
- $345 for medium move ranging from 50-250 miles
- $1193 for long distance move of over 250 miles
Their insurance coverage options are:
Limited Damage Waiver (LDW) – covers accidental damage to the vehicle or towing unit unless recklessly used
Personal Accidental Insurance (PAI) – accidental damage protection for the driver and vehicle passengers covering medical needs and accidental deaths
Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) – protects the renter and driver from third party damage claims in cases of accidents
Cargo Insurance (CAI) – covers content from damage or loss while in transit, but excludes loading and unloading
Towing Insurance (TWI) – covers damage to cars towed by, attached to, or detached from a rented Penske towing equipment.
Budget is mostly known for car rental services, but they also offer moving truck rentals. They have a good reputation of giving discounts and promos for budget-conscious clients. They have good customer service and their online site is user friendly.
Their choices of vehicles for rent include 12’-16’-24’ trucks and a tow dolly or car carrier.
Budget’s moving truck rental prices are:
- $156 for local move of up to 50 miles
- $255 for medium move covering 50-250 miles
- $920 for long distance move covering over 250 miles
The following are Budget’s insurance options:
Damage Waivers (PDW and LDW) – PDW or Physical Damage Waiver covers loss an accidental damage to the rental vehicle or towing unit, while LDW or Limited Damage Waiver covers damage and loss after the first $500.
Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) – protection covers from claims made by a third party due to damage
Personal Accident and Cargo Insurance (PAC) – covers protection from damage to the driver and renter in cases of injury or accidents as well as loss and damage to the inventory
Roadside Assistance – roadside services including lockout service, tire replacement, glass damage and delivery of fuel