Is U-Haul the right truck rental for your move?
U-Haul is one of the best-known moving truck companies across the country. Whether you're tackling your first move or the tenth, U-Haul has the Right Equipment at the Lowest Cost for whatever your moving needs are. The following offers information about both customer service to pricing, in order to ensure you’re prepared to make the best choice for your move. There are pros and cons to renting from U-Haul, and we feel that knowing these ahead of time will help you decide if U-Haul services are right for your upcoming move?
We have the Right Equipment
U-Haul is the only truck rental company that works with manufacturers to design a truck specifically for household moving. This means U-Haul trucks are built lower to the ground, have rounded corners, chassis skirts, comfort cabs and a multitude of other special options to make each truck easy to load, comfortable to drive and efficient on fuel.
U-Haul Trucks vs. The Other Guy's:
At Rob Roy Storage, we know you have a choice on whom you choose to do business with, considering your options is a a prudent thing to do. Taking this into consideration, not all moving companies are alike, not all U-Haul affiliates are alike. At Rob Roy Storage, we strive to make your experience a pleasant one. We encourage you do do some research on our competition. What set's us apart is our commitment to provide our customers the best experience possible. We encourage you to review out past customer comments on the U-Haul website at: https://www.uhaul.com/Locations/Customer-reviews-for-Rob-Roy-Storage/012560/
If you are looking for Information on how U-Haul vehicles stack up against the competition, please visit the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_R86iVVrAo
Our close-up look at moving with U-Haul
Customers typically go online to the U-Haul website to get a basic quote for their rental services. U-Haul does not cap the number of reservations that U-Haul centers can accept, so a customer’s pickup time or equipment size may be rearranged last minute if their preferred location runs out of inventory. Because of this, U-Haul may not be the best fit for a move with little room for flexibility.
Where is U-Haul available?
U-Haul is a recognized brand not only because they’ve been around for so long, but because of their broad availability. U-Haul has franchises in all 50 states and Canada. You can rent a U-Haul truck at any time. You don’t need to schedule your move weeks or months ahead of time, like with most professional movers. This can be super convenient, but if you’re not open to having your truck size switched up or having to pick up your truck at a different location, then U-Haul’s flexible booking process may add more stress than relief to your moving day. (More on this in our customer service section) Get moving truck rental rates from a nearby U-Haul location today! Get Rates or visit https://www.uhaul.com/
What move types can I use U-Haul for?
To get the best quote from U-Haul you’ll need to define your move into one of two categories.
One-Way Truck Rentals
Use U-Haul truck rentals to help you with your one-way move. With over 20,000 U-Haul rental locations spread out across the US and Canada, you can bet there is a U-Haul location near you. This saves you time and money when planning a one-way move.
In-Town® (Local) Truck Rentals
With local moving truck rentals, you pick up and drop off at the same location. This makes it a convenient option for a local move or local delivery. Truck rates start as low as $19.95 and if you need extended miles or days, we offer a best rate guarantee and special truck rental rates on our Cargo Vans and Pickup Trucks.
Choosing the Right Size Moving TruckU-Haul offers everything from a pickup truck rental for a local delivery from 8' Pickup truck to the 26' moving truck rental for a large family move. With every phase of your life, come moments when you can rely on U-Haul trucks to help you get the job done.
Small Moves: Rent a 8' Pickup truck, 9' Cargo Van, or 10' truck when tackling a small move. Maybe you're moving out of a shared home or a small studio apartment. Or maybe you just need to pick up a new purchase from a local big box store.
Medium to Large Moves: Depending on the size of your home and the amount of furniture you have, you'll need to decide between the 15', 20', or 26' moving truck rental. These vehicles all come equipped with low-decks, wide loading ramps, Mom's Attic and comfort cabs to make moving easier on you and safe for your furniture. Our 26' truck is the largest moving truck in the industry.
Customers can select between six U-Haul truck sizes:
On average, these trucks fit up to three people and are not kid-seat friendly. You don’t need a special driver’s license to drive U-Haul rentals, but you do need to be at least 18 years old to make a reservation and sign off on the rental contract. Because U-Haul operates under a franchise business model, many of their centers will have different hours and varied upkeep standards.
Here's what you can expect when it comes to U-Haul prices:
· First of all, BEWARE The $19.99 or $29.99 pricing you see advertised is rarely the bottom line If you’ve seen a U-Haul truck advertise a flat rate of $19.99 or $29.99 for a move, you should know the following:
· This price is rarely the bottom line.
- On average, only pick-up trucks and cargo vans come out to $19.99. If you need a larger moving truck then the price goes up to at least $29.99 or $39.95—per day.
- While this is still a steal, you also need to add in mileage charges. Depending on many factors, this fee ranges from $0.59 to $1.29 per mile.
Additional Costs: · CAUTION! If you don’t specify that you intend to return your rental truck to a different location then where you rented it while making your reservation and the vehicle you rented is listed as a local vehicle to the rental location, then you can be charged upwards of $124.95 in addition to what you’re already paying.
Check Your Fuel Level Before Returning. You’ll be required to fill the tank back to what it was when you picked up your truck. If you run out of time, U-Haul can fill it up at a higher rate than the average cost of gas, along with a service fee and your final bill will reflect this. ·
Insurance Option (see below): If you choose to go with U-Haul’s most comprehensive rental insurance (which we highly recommend) then there will be an additional fee per day, depending on the type of insurance you select. · Don’t forget about taxes and U-Haul’s environmental fee (either $1 or $5 depending on your driving distance).
Ultimately, your final bill comes out looking like this: Rental truck & Mileage & Liability coverage & Gas refill & Environmental fee & Taxes = Tot
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Fortunately, when you need U-Haul for a long-distance move that spans over days or over 30 miles, U-Haul’s quote generator can give you a good estimate, as long as you specify that you plan on returning your rental truck to a different location. For example, if you specify that you will be picking up your rental truck in Salt Lake City, UT and dropping it off in Mesa, AZ, then U-Haul will calculate a mileage and time frame allowance to give you a better idea of how much you are likely to pay.
Your U-Haul truck rental reservation guaranteed!
Whether you're renting a one-way truck rental or a local truck rental, you get the equipment, location and pick up time as agreed or we will give you $50. Bottom line Assessment: The affordability of U-Haul is undeniable. We recommend U-Haul if you’re on a do-it yourselfer, on a budget, flexible with your moving date and especially if you’re moving a short distance. If you are doing a long-distance move, who doesn’t mind navigating to roads on their own, then U-Haul is still a great choice as long as you feel comfortable handling a large truck across highways you may not be familiar with. We thank you for taking the time to review this information. If you are in the process of evaluating U-Haul affiliates, we welcome the opportunity to serve you. If you’ve used U-Haul services from Rob Roy Storage, we thank you and ask if you could please assist us by offering your feedback on how we did. You can Leave us a comment on the U-Haul website portal which is offered with each digital closeout receipt, or drop us an email at email@example.com. Sincerely, Rob Roy Storage Management.