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Calculating Fuel Costs for Truck Rental Moves

Use a Gas Calculator to Estimate Costs

Finding fuel costs for a rental truck is simple with this gas price calculator. No math skills required — just enter your locations and click “Calculate”:

Fuel Cost Calculator

This easy-to-use tool is a quick way to discover the impact fuel will have on the price of your move. Add this cost to your truck rental rate (along with fees like taxes and damage protection) to make sure your long-distance move won’t break the bank.

Watch this video to learn more:

Want to move without paying extra for fuel? Get a free quote from U-Pack®. We handle the driving, but our prices are comparable to truck rental.

How to Calculate Gas Cost 

If you want to do your own gas cost estimate, you’ll need to know three things: the trip distance, the average price of fuel, and how many miles per gallon (mpg) the moving truck gets. Once you know those numbers, calculate gas costs in two steps:

  1. Divide the total distance of the trip by the truck’s mpg
  2. Multiply that answer by the average gas price

For example, if you’re planning on driving 850 miles in a U-Haul® truck that gets 10 miles to the gallon, and gas averages $2.50, you should budget $212.50 for gas.

Use the charts below to find the average gas mileage of U-Haul®, Penske®and Budget® rental trucks:


Chart comparing ruel type, tank size and MPG for each rental truck size




Budget gas calculator




Penske Gas Calculator

Move without Paying Extra for Fuel

Don’t worry about budgeting for gas — go U-Pack! Our rates include transportation, taxes and fuel, making it an affordable choice for long-distance moves.

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