Moving Truck Rental
Looking for ways to save money during your next move? Consider
renting a moving truck with Penske
Truck Rentals and save 10% from Mover MAX. Renting
a moving truck is one of the more cost-effective ways to relocate
a whole household or even a small office. Just like renting
a car, you can rent a truck or van to personally transport
your articles and belongings anywhere within the continental
The rental cost of a self-move truck depends on the size
of the truck and the distance traveled. Most moving truck
rental companies maintain branches in almost all of the major
cities in America, which allows them to offer one-way truck
rentals for the renters’ convenience.
1. Inquire about the rental prices to gauge which moving
truck rental company best meets your budget. Truck rental
rates are often on a per-day basis. Some truck rental companies,
however, quote higher than others because they have new and
well-maintained trucks, offer free unlimited mileage, or provide
special services and conveniences. Some truck rentals come
with a standard free mileage plus charges per additional mile.
Estimate the number of miles you will need to travel, so that
you can have an idea of your total rental expense.
2. Make reservations at the truck rental office, online,
or over the phone, preferably a week or two before the day
of the move. Make reservations for towing equipment and accessories,
too, if you will need them.
3. Present the required documents. The moving truck rental
company will need to see some documents before they release
their vehicle to you. These documents include: a valid driver's
license (to see if your are an authorized and legally qualified
driver); a major credit card (for payment or as a form of
security); proof of insurance (to see if you are personally
covered in case of untoward incidents).
4. Give information about your intended move. The moving
rental company will also ask you about some details about
your trip and use of their vehicle. You will need to tell
them where your destination is, when you will pick up the
truck and when you will return it, and what cargo you are
loading (household items, office equipment, or other goods).
5. Consider truck rental insurance options. You will also
be offered optional insurance plans that you may want to avail
of, such as personal accident insurance, cargo insurance,
and limited loss and damage waver. Inquire about the coverage
and decide if you want to add any to your rental package.
6. Consider moving supplies and packing
materials. Packing cartons, adhesive tape, bubble wraps,
cords, and protection bags are all available at the rental
office. You may want to purchase them before you start packing.
Furniture pads, hand trucks and towing equipment are also
available for rent.
7. Pay the deposit. As part of the reservation process, you
will be asked for an initial deposit on the estimated total
charges. You may always opt to pay the full amount for convenience.
8. Inspect the rental truck. Before you drive away with the
rental truck, inspect the vehicle closely. The rental company
usually has a standard form, the Truck Inspection Report,
to fill up. Note all existing scratches or damage that could
otherwise be attributed to your use when you return the vehicle.
Confirm the accuracy of the fuel gauge and odometer readings.
9. Secure copies of all the pertinent documents of the your
rental, i.e., the Truck Rental Agreement, the Truck Inspection
Report, and Driver Trip Report. You will need these documents
when you go through weigh stations along the highways, and
when you return the vehicle.
10. Load and drive. Load your items into the truck and drive
safely. For information on how to pack a truck visit our moving
11. Return the truck to the designated location and close
your account with the rental company. Settle all additional
charges or collect refunds.