What to Know About Truck Rentals

by Joe N. Pollifrone 07/29/2019

Renting a one-way moving truck will save you a lot of money when you consider the massive cost of hiring moving professionals. Based on the location of your new home, you could save a substantial amount of money by taking this option.

Fortunately, there are several one-way moving trucks to choose from whenever you are relocating to your new home. Regardless of the location of your new home, there are one-way moving companies that will meet your needs. Below are some about one-way truck rentals that you need to know: 

U-Haul 

The U-Haul rental truck provides a wide range of options to make the truck efficient, easy to load, and drive. The vehicles from U-Haul are lined with ‘rub-nails' for extra protection of your furniture when in transit. The rental rate of U-Haul depends majorly on truck size, the point of origin, place of destination, and the moving date. You are expected to complete your move within a specified number of days. If you have not completed your packing within the set number of days, you can purchase extra days at $40 per day. 

The U-Haul's 10 ft moving trucks are the ideal choice for smaller moves. Students, young couples, and singles moving from one tiny apartment to another can make use of this one-way truck. Some features of U-Hauls rental trucks are:

- Air conditioning

- Automatic Transmission

- Gentle ride suspension

- Fuel Economy

- Driver’s Side Airbag 

Penske 

Penske is a rental company that provides round-the-clock roadside assistance, half-day rentals, flexible cancellation and reservation policies, and unlimited miles on one-way rentals. The company has a reliable, neat, and fuel-efficient truck that is always ready to move at pick-up time. It is worth knowing that they do not require a deposit for one-way reservations. Here are some features of Penske rental trucks:

- Not towing Compatible

- Air conditioning

- Translucent roof and interior lighting

- AM/FM radio, AUX or USB input

- Automatic transmission 

Budget 

If you are tight on budget and you need the rent a one-way truck, the Budget Truck Rental can be your perfect choice. While the cost of renting a truck might be comparatively less, the company does not offer many pick-up and drop-off locations like U-Haul. Budget provides damage waivers, customer’s roadside assistance, and personal accident cargo insurance. Other details of Budget rental truck are:

- Power Steering

- Tie Down Slats

- Power Brakes 

Asides giving you total control, one-way truck rental is also a budget-friendly option. The moving companies and the features of their trucks offered above will provide you with the vital information that you need to know before you opt for one. Call your local trucking company for more details.

About the Author
Author

Joe N. Pollifrone

For over 34 years, Joe Pollifrone has practiced real estate full-time as a licensed Real Estate Broker in California. Joe’s vast sales experience includes duplexes, tri-plexes, four-plexes, apartment buildings, land, condominiums, townhomes, fixer-uppers, estate properties, and bank-owned properties (REOs). He also is active in selling non-owner occupied properties and is well-versed in 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, property management, tenant/landlord issues, and local laws. During Joe’s career to date, he has sold in excess of $200,000,000 of real estate, including over $32,000,000 in REOs. 

Joe brought his deep experience to Sereno Group Willow Glen as a Broker Associate in 2012. He was the Sales Manager and led a top-producing office. Joe would mentor new Sereno hires, making sure that they’re comfortable with the ethos of the office, plugged into Sereno’s network of contacts, and well-versed in the technology required of today’s real estate professionals. 

Joe prides himself on his proven ability to negotiate, extensive knowledge of contracts, and securing close of escrows in a timely manner. Both he and his clients credit his success to effective communication skills, honesty, and hard work. Joe is a native of San Jose and resides in Willow Glen with his wife of twenty-seven years, Kimi, his daughters Milan and Micaela and their two Goldendoodles, Tony-Luca and Marco.