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How Much Does a Moving Truck Rental Cost?

 
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The cost for renting a moving truck is based on the size of the vehicle. Other variables include the time of year, mileage to be traveled and number of days needed.

Typical costs:

  • A 14-foot rental truck designed to move household goods from a two bedroom unit usually costs $20-$30 for eight hours plus 68 cents-$1.10 per mile.
  • An eight-hour in-town rental for a 24-foot truck that holds furnishings for a three to four bedroom home usually runs $40-$70 per day plus 68 cents-$1.10 cents per mile.
  • A 10 or 11 day 14-foot rental for a truck traveling across the country and holding the contents of a one or two bedroom home can cost $1,800-$2,000.
  • Moving furnishings from a three home over 10 or 11 days cross the country costs $1,900-$3,080 and may include either unlimited mileage or the first 3,450 miles.
What should be included:
  • Tip: To find the amount of packing supplies needed for a move, Boxkits.com offers an online box calculator.
Additional costs:
  • Summer month rentals can increase costs 20%-100%more than the cost during winter months.
  • Extra miles beyond the contract limit are around 40 cents per mile.
  • Extra days may be added to the contract prior to pickup at around $40 per day.
  • A trailer hitch to tow a car behind the rental truck can cost around $150.
  • Insurance costs about $20 per day.
  • Dolly rentals run $5-$10 per day.
Discounts:
  • A 10% AAA discount is available at some locations.
  • Some companies offer 8-10% discounts for ordering online.
  • Tip: Prices change regularly to keep up with supply and demand so reserve early for the lowest rate.
Shopping for a moving truck rental:
  • U-Haul Rates and reservations are available online.
  • Hertz Truck and Van Rentals offers a truck size estimator[1]
  • Budget Truck Rental has an online locator[2] to help find the nearest store.
  • Penske offers moving and packing tips alongside a store locator.
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Posted by: Linda Leahy in Montgomery, NY.Posted: March 4th, 2011 05:03AM
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We where told by a sales person at Budget that because so many people are moving South that it is much cheaper to rent a truck one way coming North than one way going South...We paid $256 Going from NC to NY and paid over $800 going from NY to NC a year later !
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Posted by: trisha walls in anderson, IN.Posted: January 20th, 2010 07:01AM
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They were not good. Broke legs off furniture, refused to fix, refused to replace. Left dents and scratches on walls
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