How to move with four or more people
When choosing a moving company, you have to think about how your furniture and belongings will get to the new home and how your family (or roommates) will travel. Because of limited seating capacity, rental trucks may not be a great option for families or groups with more than two people. Let's take a closer look at the seating arrangements in different rental trucks and find out how you can keep everyone together during the move.
Explore seating in U-Haul®, Penske® and Budget® trucks
Having trouble finding a moving truck to seat four people? That's because they don't exist! Equipment from the three biggest rental companies – U-Haul, Penske and Budget — have, at most, three seats. And before you cram three full-size adults in there, make sure you want to sit knee-to-knee for a drive across the country.
We've found answers to some common questions about passenger capacity if you're trying to choose the right size moving truck:
Do U-Hauls have a back seat?
No, U-Haul rentals don't have back seats. All passengers sit upfront in either bench-style seating or two captain's chairs, depending on the specific truck.
How many people can sit in a U-Haul?
The 10' U-Haul truck can seat two people, and the rest of their vehicles can hold three people on a bench seat.
How many seats are there in a Penske truck?
The Penske van, 12' and 16' trucks seat two, and the 22' and 26' can seat three.
How many people can ride in a Budget truck?
The 26' Budget truck has three seats, and all other equipment sizes have two.
Options for moving 4 people without a moving truck
So, what can you do if you can't find a truck to fit your whole crew? Of course, you could split up and drive separately, either in your own vehicle or in a rental. But that means having multiple drivers willing to go the distance and paying for twice the fuel. It's not ideal.
Another option is moving with U-Pack®. It's a DIY moving service with prices similar to truck rental, except you don't have to drive. You pack your belongings in the equipment, and then we deliver them to your door. So, you're free to travel together in the comfort of a car instead of piled into a truck. You don't have to worry about deciding who'll ride in the rental truck and who'll drive behind it. Instead, everyone can travel together while U-Pack handles the move.
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