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the Price of In Town Truck Rentals

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$ 80
Dec 2007
Jackson, MI
Moving truck rental including boxes and dollies  more... close row
$ 150
Feb 2007
King of Prussia, PA
24 Foot rental truck from big name company  more... close row
$ 85
May 2007
Athens, GA
14 Foot truck for moving home after college  more... close row
$ 82
Apr 2008
West Sacramento, CA
Price includes moving truck, dolly and insurance  more... close row
$ 126
May 2008
Dallas, TX
24 hours of a 10 foot box truck rental  more... close row
$ 60
Nov 2007
Indianapolis IN
Hidden fees and bad service for truck rental  more... close row
$ 20
Feb 2006
Mesa, Arizona
Call ahead for truck rental  more... close row
$ 70
Aug 2007
Phoenix, AZ
17 foot truck with mileage charges  more... close row

Description of service

The service included the use of a 17 foot truck at $30 for a weekend, plus insurance at $15 (with a $1000 deductible), a dolly at $11, and mileage at about $0.25 per mile in town. For an extra cost, moving/packing assistance was available, it ranged from $75 for two guys for two hours, to $500 for four guys for four hours. A variety of other truck sizes are available from small trailers to trucks that are just small enough to not need a commercial driver's license.

Review of service

The truck was in excellent condition: no debris in the cab or the load bay, the truck ran smoothly, and the A/C was ice cold (important in the Phoenix summer heat). The dolly was all but useless as it proved to be too awkward to maneuver around the tight stairwell I lived at the top of. I never ended up needing the insurance, fortunately, but it was cheaper than buying a new truck.

One bit of weirdness, though: I dropped off the truck on a Sunday, when the rental office was closed, putting my key in the mail slot as requested. Half a week later I got a call from the rental office saying I'd not returned the truck, but by the time I'd gotten back to them, the problem had fixed itself.


The big name truck rental companies can vary in money outlaid by a lot once you get down to deposits and estimated mileage costs, but once all the numbers are tallied and all the deposits have been returned, they're about equal in cost. There is a variety of services from small to large companies that do everything from just truck rental, to driving a truck you pack yourself, to full service moves, and the decision about which service to use comes down to how much your time is worth because moving can be very stressful and time-consuming for some people.

$ 100
Oct 2007
Tempe, AZ
Weekend rental for 17 foot truck  more... close row
$ 54
Mar 2008
St.Louis, Missouri
10 foot truck to move some smaller items  more... close row
$ 30
Apr 2008
DeWitt, MI
Transporting lumber made easy with truck  more... close row
$ 65
Feb 2008
Warren, AR
No frills service for renting medium sized moving van  more... close row
$ 60
Nov 2007
Ft. Washington, MD
One day rental of small truck  more... close row
$ 89
Apr 2007
Dallas, TX
Truck rental for moving a TV  more... close row
$ 34
May 2008
East Lansing, MI.
6 hour rental of van for moving  more... close row