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Enterprise Truck Rental Comparison

January 21st, 2019 - 2:14 PM

Should I rent an Enterprise® truck for my move? 

Are you considering renting an Enterprise truck for your long-distance move? While it can be great for car rental, the truck rental service may not work for every move. Check out the following information about Enterprise moving trucks to see if it’s an option for your move. 

Enterprise rental truck parked on the side of the road

Details about Enterprise rental trucks and service 

For the most part, Enterprise works like any other truck rental company: You pick up the truck, load it, drive it to the destination, unload and return it. But there are some important differentiators to note. 

Enterprise one-way truck rentals 

The primary difference between Enterprise and other rental truck companies is that Enterprise trucks are typically only available for round-trip moves. This means you pick up and return the equipment to the same location — a difficult (and costly) option for a long-distance state-to-state move. Limited locations do allow one-way rentals. Contact the local Enterprise to see if it’s available in your area.  

Moving truck sizes 

Enterprise offers several equipment options, including pickup trucks, cargo vans and straight trucks. The straight trucks (which range from 15 feet to 26 feet) are most commonly used for moving household goods. Take a look: 

Note: Enterprise states that the actual size and payload of each truck can vary based on the year, make, model and location. A payload is the weight of a vehicle’s load (which includes the cargo and passengers).  

15’ parcel van

  • Holds the contents of 1-3 rooms 
  • Dimensions: 15’L x 96”W x 84”H 
  • Maximum payload capacity: 5,000 pounds 
  • Comes with a pull out ramp for loading 
  • Has two-person seating 
  • Requires gasoline fuel 

16’ cabover truck 

  • Holds the contents of 3-4 rooms 
  • Dimensions: 16’L x 96”W x 90”H 
  • Maximum payload capacity: 7,500 pounds
  • Has a lift gate for loading 
  • Has three-person seating 
  • Requires diesel fuel 

24’ box truck 

  • Holds the contents of 5+ rooms 
  • Dimensions: 24’L x 102”W x 102”H 
  • Maximum payload capacity: 10,000 pounds
  • Has a lift gate for loading 
  • Has three-person seating 
  • Requires diesel fuel 

26’ box truck 

  • Holds the contents of 5+ rooms 
  • Dimensions: 26’L x 102”W x 102”H 
  • Maximum payload capacity: 10,000 pounds
  • Has a lift gate for loading 
  • Has three-person seating 
  • Requires diesel fuel 

Towing availability 

Enterprise does not offer the option of towing a vehicle behind one of their rental trucks. Towing equipment is only available with their ¾-ton and 1-ton pickup trucks rentals at certain locations. 

Cost

Price is one of the biggest concerns of moving. Enterprise rental truck costs are based on the equipment you choose, the timeframe for the rental and the miles driven. For example, a sample move for 24’ box truck with a lift gate in Dallas, Texas, was quoted at: 

  • $499.96 for one week
  • $0.22 per mile  
  • $124.99 per day (if you don’t need the truck for an entire week) 

This quote doesn’t include fuel, taxes or other fees. 

Locations 

Enterprise has 270 locations in a variety of major cities across 44 states, Puerto Rico and nine Canadian provinces. If you live in a smaller city or more rural area, it’s likely the closest Enterprise truck rental location will be a couple of hours away. 

Renter qualifications 

While you won’t need a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to drive an Enterprise truck, there are a few requirements. You must: 

  • Be 21 years or older (or 18 in New York and Michigan for an extra fee) 
  • Present a valid, unexpired government-issued driver’s license 
  • Provide proof of insurance  

How Enterprise compares to U-Pack®

Not sure that renting a truck from Enterprise is the best option for you? Consider using a “you pack, we drive” solution like U-Pack®. We provide one-way, door-to-door moving services to all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico, and you don’t have to drive! Instead, you load the equipment, we pick it up and transport it to your new home (while you travel however you want), you unload, and then we pick up the empty equipment. 

U-Pack offers two types of equipment: a moving trailer or a moving container. The trailers measure 28’ x 8’ x 9’ and can hold anywhere from a studio apartment to a four-bedroom home. The containers are 6’ x 7’ x 8’ and hold the contents of about one room. You can use as many containers or as much space in the trailer as needed, and only pay for what you use! 

Our rates are based on where you’re moving to/from, the amount of space you use and the move date. All quotes include the price of the equipment, transportation, basic liability coverage, fuel and taxes — so there are no surprise charges. Get a free moving quote online to see how much your move will cost. 

Learn more about using a rental truck for a one-way move and how U-Pack compares. 

Questions? 

If you have questions about Enterprise moving trucks or how U-Pack works, leave a comment below or call 800-413-4799. We’re happy to help! 


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