The Price Of Renting A Truck

The price of renting a truck varies from company to company and from day to day within the same company because it is based on availability and demand of trucks. Therefore, rental fees can change depending on the days of the week, the times of the month and the time of the year. It is usually more expensive to rent on weekends, at the end of the month and during warmer months.

Trucks can be rented for do-it-yourself moving for local, in-town moves where the truck is picked up and returned to the same facility, and one-way moves, where it is picked up from one location and dropped off at another.

Local Rentals
Locally, some companies rent by the day for a flat rate per size of truck. Other companies rent by a daily rate and a per-mile rate. Again, this can vary depending on availability and demand so it is advised to make a reservation and lock in a price.

One Way Long Distance Rentals
One way rentals are also based on availability on trucks where the consumer is picking it up and the demand where they will be dropping it off, so prices can vary a lot. The number of days and miles the truck is rented are established by the destination, with extra days and miles charged.

A deposit is required before renting a truck. Some companies insist upon a credit card deposit, others will accept a cash deposit.

To avoid penalties, clean out the truck and make sure the tank is refueled when you have reached your destination.