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How Rental Truck Insurance Works

November 27th, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Do you need rental truck insurance?

We’re familiar with purchasing insurance to cover our homes, vehicles and families, but is it something that needs to be added to a rental truck? The answer depends on your needs, which company you choose and the insurance policies you already have in place. First, it’s important to note that most truck rental companies don’t actually offer “insurance.” Instead, they offer liability coverage and waiver options. In some cases, your auto or homeowner’s insurance policy may also provide coverage while your items are packed into the rental truck. Take a look at common options available with truck rental, and read some suggestions for what to ask your personal insurance agent.

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Moving Truck Rental Unlimited Mileage

November 19th, 2018 - 8:53 AM
Moving Truck Rental Unlimited Mileage

Finding truck rentals with unlimited mileage

If you’ve ever taken a long road trip, you’ve probably noticed that the actual distance is longer than the mileage listed online for the trip. In most cases, the extra distance comes from missed exits, making stops and taking unexpected detours. But when you’re traveling for a move in a rental truck, things like picking up and returning equipment also factor into your total mileage — which makes finding a rental company that offers unlimited miles so appealing. 

Take a look at the different mileage policies from each of the big truck rental companies and learn how much extra distance can cost.  

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Are Car Seats Allowed in Rental Trucks?

November 6th, 2018 - 9:51 AM
Are Car Seats Allowed in Rental Trucks?

Important information about rental trucks and car seats

Did you know the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends children ride in the back seat? There are a few different reasons for this: it helps reduce the risk of accident-related injury by 33%, and it helps protect children from airbags. But if you’re riding in a rental truck that doesn't have a back seat, you may be wondering if it's OK to put a car seat up front. Keep reading to learn what the government and some rental companies recommend, and get info about alternative moving solutions. 

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U-Haul Rates

October 31st, 2018 - 9:49 AM
U-Haul Rates

How U-Haul® prices add up

As you compare moving options, you might think at first glance that truck rental is the cheapest. However, the price quoted online isn’t the entire picture. Several expenses aren’t included in that initial rate, and adding those in could put you over budget. Keep reading to learn more about what U-Haul® rates include and what those extras are, then compare sample moves to help you choose the right service. 

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How fast can I drive a U-Haul truck?

October 25th, 2018 - 2:10 PM
How fast can I drive a U-Haul truck?

Speed limits for U-Haul equipment 

Planning to rent a U-Haul® truck or trailer for your move? Before getting behind the wheel, it’s important to know the recommended speed limit for driving one of their trucks or towing their trailers. This way you can keep yourself, your passengers and belongings, and other motorists safe. Continue reading for details on the speed limits U-Haul recommends. 

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What moving truck size do I need?

October 22nd, 2018 - 1:07 PM
What moving truck size do I need?

How to determine moving truck sizes

Picking the right size moving truck can be tricky. It’s tough to imagine all the furniture and items scattered around your home packed tightly together — how much space will you need?  Get too small of a truck, and you’ll run out of room.  Get too big of one, and there’s extra room for items to shift (plus, you’re paying for unused space). Sort of like Goldilocks, you have to find the one that’s just right. Take a closer look at the capacities of each piece of equipment to determine your best option.

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What Do I Need to Rent a U-Haul

October 18th, 2018 - 8:43 AM
What Do I Need to Rent a U-Haul

Do you have what you need to rent a U-Haul?

A rental truck is a big, expensive piece of equipment, which is why companies have certain requirements for people to use them. Before attempting to rent a U-Haul®, look through the list below to ensure you can rent a truck. You’ll need to meet their age requirements and have the right license and credit card.

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7 Things You Should Know about U-Haul® before Renting a Truck

October 15th, 2018 - 10:06 AM
7 Things You Should Know about U-Haul® before Renting a Truck

Before renting a U-Haul truck, go over these details

You’ve probably noticed U-Haul® trucks on the road or in rental lots in different cities and wondered if they’re the best option for your upcoming move. The answer is: it depends. While they might be a great option for local moves, long distance trips are an entirely different situation, and there may be some extra things to consider. If you’re thinking about using U-Haul for your move, here are some things to know before making a reservation:

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How much do moving companies usually cost?

September 7th, 2018 - 1:26 PM
How much do moving companies usually cost?

Comparing moving company prices

One of the easiest ways to compare moving service rates is to compare prices from real moving companies. To get an idea of how much a long-distance move can cost, take a look at a 1,850-mile move from Pittsburgh, PA to Salt Lake City, UT. Prices are based on the space or equipment each company recommends for a three-bedroom home. 

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U-Pack vs. Pack-Rat®

August 17th, 2018 - 10:55 AM
U-Pack vs. Pack-Rat®

Comparing 1-800-Pack-Rat and U-Pack

U-Pack® and 1-800-Pack-Rat® work similarly for portable storage. Both bring the equipment to you, have you pack and load it, and then deliver it to your new home or store it in a safe environment until you’re ready for it. But when looking at specific details, there are some notable differences. Let’s take a look!