There are many decisions to make during the moving process. A very important one is how you plan on transporting your items to your new home.  Fortunately, there are several reasons that reserving your moving truck with U-Haul could make your move easier. Here are some advantages of a U-Haul truck rental.

Various Sizes

U-Haul trucks come in several forms and sizes. Depending on the size of your move, you have options ranging from an 8′ pickup truck to a 26′ moving truck. Each vehicle is meant for a specific type of move, so there’s no guessing when you reserve your truck.

Here are the typical types of moves each truck serves:

  • 9′ Cargo Van
    • College dorms
    • Studio and small apartments
    • Small loads and deliveries
  • 10′ Moving Truck
    • College dorms
    • Studio and small apartments
    • For college/apartment moves with more furniture

Unique Features

For Convenience

U-Haul trucks designed to make your move easier.  All moving trucks are engineered so the loading deck is as low to the ground as possible, making loading 50% easier than with a freight truck. Also, trucks 15′ and up come with a wide, sturdy loading ramp. This way, you can simply roll things up into your truck using a dolly, rather than lifting them in.

For Safety

Cargo vans, as well as every size box truck, are equipped with tie downs and rub rails to ensure your belongings stay secure in transit. U-Haul trucks 15′ and up come with a Mom’s atticĀ®, which is a convenient compartment that rests above the cab of the truck. It is meant to hold your fragile items, such as electronics, so they aren’t on the same level as your heavier items. U-Haul trucks also have large mirrors and cabs for better driving visibility, as well as seat belts.

 Affordability

It’s important to pay attention to your budget during a move. Fortunately, U-Haul truck rentals start at just $19.95, plus mileage and fuel for in-town moves. If you have a long-distance move, you can get an overall rate that includes mileage with a one-way rental! U-Haul trucks use unleaded gasoline and have fuel-efficient V-8 engines, which is good news for your wallet. Their low-profile design with enhanced aerodynamics also saves on fuel.

Other Advantages

  1. Your U-Haul truck rental is guaranteed. Whether you are moving in-town or one-way, you’ll have your equipment, location and pickup time as agreed, or you’ll get $50.
  2. Free self-storage with a one-way rental. When you rent a one-way U-Haul truck, you receive one month of free self-storage at participating U-Haul locations. That includes a storage unit near your original location and the destination you are moving to. It’s the perfect solution if you are downsizing and need to get some things out of the house during or after a move.
  3. Towing capabilities. All U-Haul box trucks and pickup trucks are capable of towing a vehicle or any size U-Haul trailer. If you need that extra space outside of your truck, or you’d like to tow your vehicle for easier travel, take advantage of what your truck can do!

Whether you are a college student or a parent of a large family, a U-Haul truck rental has advantages that can make your move easier!

 

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