How do you get cheap rental trucks for moving?


Quick Answer

Discover the cheapest rental truck rates by comparing the prices of independent moving companies and franchise ones. Additionally, try to negotiate for cheaper rates and only rent small trucks.

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How do you get cheap rental trucks for moving?
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Occasionally, popular moving companies, like U-Haul, Penske and Budget, lower price rates to beat their competitors. Therefore, negotiate with a company's salesperson by showing them the lower rates from other companies. Additionally, constantly check the website of your chosen rental truck company because it sometimes lists special discounts.

Other ways to save money on truck rentals is to return the truck to its original location, and be flexible with your moving date. Companies like U-Haul charge you more to return a truck to a different location than the pickup one. If you are moving across country, to save money, ask someone who helped you move to drive the truck back to its original location.

Move on a weekday and not at the end of the month. Most people move on those days, so moving truck companies often increase the rental truck prices on them. For small moving jobs, rent a truck or van from a car rental place, instead of using a moving truck company, because it is a cheaper alternative option.

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