Renting a Moving Truck

5 Tips on How to Rent a Moving Truck

Tamara E. Holmes

When you need to transport a lot of possessions to a self-storage unit or to a new home, hiring movers to do the job can be expensive. In fact, according to the American Moving & Storage Association, the average professional moving job within the same state costs about $1,170. On the other hand, you can rent a moving truck for less than $100 a day, according to price comparison site

If money’s a major concern, doing it yourself could be your best option, but it’s important to develop a plan, said Dave Baptisti, director of national consumer sales and programs at Penske Truck Leasing. Here’s what you need to know to get the best deal on a moving truck and take charge of your move.
Moving van — Moving & Storage in Overland, MO

1. Estimate the Size.

2. Plan and Book Early.

3. Compare Prices and Other Factors.

4. Consider Logistics.

5. Make Sure You’re Insured.