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the Price of One Way Long Distance Truck Rentals

Price 
Location 
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$ 600
Jun 2008
Chula Vista, CA
Rental truck prices change with seasons  more... close row
$ 280
Apr 2007
Hilliard, Ohio
Call around to find cheapest quote  more... close row
$ 325
Jan 2008
Huntington, Wv
Very dirty truck for moving  more... close row
$ 296
Aug 2007
Washington DC
Overpriced but cheapest option around  more... close row
$ 363
Jun 2007
San Francisco, CA
One way rental of a 14' truck, including 200 free  more... close row

Description of service

One way rental of a 14' truck, including 200 free miles and full coverage insurance.


Review of service

I wasn't overwhelmed by the quality of this service. I used a company which I had utilized for a previous move very happily, and the company sent me to a major hub in the San Francisco area, where the service was atrocious because so many customers and trucks were being handled.

I ended up waiting in the parking lot for almost an hour totally unattended before a truck was finally brought out for me, and it hadn't been cleaned properly after use. Fortunately, the truck was in good shape other than that, and it worked fine for my move.

On the drop off end of things, service was great because it was a small, local business which handles truck rental on the side. He even let me get by with a gas tank which was a little short, and I really appreciated that.


Tips

When you rent trucks for moving, shop around with multiple providers, and offer a flexible moving date if you can. Some places offer a discount for renting a truck on a weird day, or if you're willing to take a slightly bigger or smaller truck.

Make sure to pack moving trucks well, and take it easy while driving because they do not handle like a regular truck or car. They have a much longer stopping distance and huge blind spots, as I learned on the freeway in San Francisco. (Which brings me to another tip; move at off-peak hours!)

Always opt for insurance. Always. It usually costs around $40, and it's so worth it if anything happens to the moving truck. $40 is way better than $30-40,000 for a replacement truck!


$ 800
Aug 2006
Tulsa, OK
Moving from Oklahoma to California  more... close row
$ 575
Jun 2006
Miami Beach, FL
Extra fee to drop off truck in different state  more... close row
$ 934
Feb 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Moving stuff from Phoenix to Dallas  more... close row
$ 612
May 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Rental truck had AC problems  more... close row
$ 250
Nov 2007
East Greenville, PA
One day one way  more... close row
$ 290
Jan 2008
Camarillo, California
One way rental  more... close row