Depending on what stage you’re at in life, you may have a lot of things to haul in your upcoming move. The question for some may be, “Should I rent a moving truck for all my stuff, or will my friend’s van work?” While for others the answer to that is obvious, and the real mystery is whether even a moving truck will be able to haul it all in one trip. After all, every machine has it’s limits!

For the most part, any moving truck that can fit all of your household items should have no problem handling their combined weight. However, if you’re hauling heavier than average items such as workout equipment, you may want to double check to make sure your rental truck can handle it. Here’s the total weight you can haul in a moving truck.

The Size of the Truck in the Haul

There’s a popular quote by Mark Twain that goes, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” While that quote may be inspirational for dogs and other small mammals all over the world, it doesn’t really hold true for moving trucks.

Basically, the amount of weight a truck can handle will increase as the size of the truck does (with a few exceptions). For instance, U-Haul’s 10′ truck can carry a total of 2,810 pounds, meanwhile a 26′ truck can carry up to 7,400 pounds. Here’s a breakdown of the different size trucks that U-Haul offers, and how much weight each one can haul.

Total Weight You Can Haul in a Moving Truck

If you need further information about the capabilities of each truck, you can find the details here. Simply click on the photo of the size you want more information on. Last but not least, check out these packing tips to help get the process started once you’ve found the right size equipment!

Do you have any tips we didn’t mention above? Share them in the comments!

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