Complete Guide to Cheap Truck Rental

Finding the cheapest moving truck rental

It makes complete sense why you’d be looking for cheap rental truck options: moving can be expensive. But there’s a lot to consider when you’re trying to figure out what’s actually the lowest cost. Especially when you see that each company has different truck sizes, rental policies and fees. Let’s take a look at what’s available in terms of cheap rental trucks and what you might expect to pay. And then let’s explore a DIY alternative that lets you move long-distance at an affordable price without having to drive the moving truck (doesn’t that sound great!).

A dresser sitting outside of a cheap moving truck.


The best moving truck rental prices (or are they?)

When it comes down to it, for longer moves, truck rental may not be the cheapest option. Even if the initial rental rate seems reasonable, when you add in extra expenses that come with renting a truck and driving it yourself, like fuel (check out this rental truck fuel calculator), damage protection, travel costs, boxes and supplies, etc., it can get pricey. Especially for a move that you have to do all on your own. 

Check out this one-way truck rental price comparison to see what you might expect to pay. And then, consider getting online quotes for your move to see what prices look like. When you’re finished getting truck rental quotes, add in all the extra costs and rank each company from cheapest to most expensive, then add everything that’s not included in the price. You may be surprised how quickly those costs add up!

A low-cost option when you don't want to drive 

Now that you’ve seen prices from the cheapest truck rental companies, set those aside and get a quote from U-Pack. It’s really easy — just enter where you’re moving from and to, when you’re moving and how much you’re moving in the form at the top of this page.  

Now, compare the U-Pack price (with someone else doing the driving) to truck rental prices (doing it all yourself). What’s the best value? 

Many U-Pack customers find that even in cases where U-Pack does cost a little more, it’s worth it to not have to drive a big truck across the country. In fact, U-Pack® is a favorite among budget-conscious DIYers who were originally looking for a cheap rental truck! With U-Pack, you pack and load, and we do the driving. So you can travel to your new home in the comfort of your own car. And since the price includes the things that cost extra with a rental truck (fuel, liability coverage, taxes), it’s often very competitive with truck rental and other DIY services.  

What makes U-Pack the best cheap truck rental alternative?

When you compare U-Pack to the truck rental companies you’re familiar with, you'll see we simply offer more. More space. More convenience. More availability. And you don't have to drive. Get a free quote online or by calling 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to check rates for your move. 

Trying to keep your rate as low as possible? See how U-Pack savings stack up to the savings offered by rental truck companies:
•    Budget® coupons
•    U-Haul® discounts
•    Penske® coupons

If you have any questions about how U-Pack can help you move affordably without having to drive, leave us a comment below. 

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