All About Moving Truck Rentals

Written By

Machaela Casey

What’s The Best Way for Renting A Truck?

One of the most important aspects of moving day is your truck rental. Most people have enough belongings that they rent a truck or maybe a van in the case of smaller moves to transport them. If you’re not sure where to begin, you can just give us a call. We will let you know what the options are for moving truck cost and size. Keep reading to find out more!

What Size Moving Truck Do I Need?

The size of truck you will need depends on the size of your home. As experts with over 110 years of experience in the relocation industry, we have the experience to know what usually works for certain sized homes. A small truck of 10 feet or even a cargo van can be used for small studio and 1 bedroom apartments, especially for those who do not have many belongings. However, most people end up using a 15′ or 16′ foot truck for larger studios, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom apartments, and small 2 bedroom homes. Those are some of the most popular sizes for rentals. However, the vehicles can go on up to 26′ long for larger 2, 3, and 4 bedroom homes. If you have a 4 bedroom home or greater, you may need to utilize multiple trucks or make multiple trips.

Tips for Working With Moving Truck Companies

Follow these tips to make sure that your rental experience goes off without a hitch.

  • Refill the gas tank before you return the truck to save money on gas fees.
  • Truck rentals are often cheaper in the colder months between September and April because fewer people move at that time.
  • Consider any special features you may want like a moving truck with lift gate or ramp.
  • Make sure to rent moving supplies like hand trucks and moving blankets if possible.
  • Don’t want to do all that heavy lifting? Hire a team to do it all for you. We offer full service moves including truck packing and unloading.

How to Pack a Moving Truck?

When packing a truck for moving, always make sure that you put the heaviest and largest items in first. That way they won’t crush the lighter and more delicate things. Make sure to secure things with moving straps and use moving blankets, packing paper, and bubble wrap to stop things from getting scratched or dented. Make sure to disassemble furniture and roll up rugs to make them easier to handle and manage.

Are you ready to start your move with a moving vehicle rental? Contact us to find out more.