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Truck Rental Coupons May Cost You More

February 25th, 2011 - 10:43 AM

Truck rental coupons end up costing more than they save
Most people associate rental trucks with cheap moving. But even with truck rental coupons, the cost of driving a rental yourself adds up pretty quickly. Here's how:

  • Gas cost. With all the hustle and bustle of moving, you may not think about how much extra cash you'll have to shell out for gas when driving a rental truck. Most rental trucks will get between 6 to 10 MPG— at the current national average of $3.53 per gallon of gas, you'll face over $600 in fuel costs for a 1,500-mile move. U-Pack Moving rates already include the fuel, taxes, road tolls, and the driver, so there are no hidden fees. Remember— truck rental coupons don't apply at the pump!
  • Extra hotel stays. I know what you're thinking: "but won't I probably need to stay in a hotel anyway, even if U-Pack does the driving?" Did you know that the recommended maximum driving speed for a rental truck is 55 MPH (and even slower if you're towing a vehicle)? A slower trek means more frequent stops, adding additional nights in a hotel to your moving budget. U-Pack allows you to travel in the comfort of your own vehicle, at a pace that you choose, so you'll arrive at your new home in no time. 
  • Safety. When it comes right down to it, you can't put a price tag on security. No one wants to peek out of a hotel room window every few minutes to check on the rental truck out in the parking lot (that's holding all of your personal belongings). ABF Freight, the premier carrier for moving U-Pack household goods, is the only six-time winner of the American Trucking Association's President's Trophy for Safety. Added security and peace of mind are another reason to avoid using truck rental coupons and let U-Pack do the driving.

If you have any questions about how moving with U-Pack works, leave a comment or call us at 800-413-4799