How Big are Moving PODs, Rental Trucks and Freight Trailers?

How Big is a Moving POD and Moving Truck

If you are planning a do-it-yourself move, you are likely going to rent a moving POD container, moving truck or freight trailer to transport and store your items. But did you know that each option can have many different size variations? Size options vary from company to company; some only have one size option while others may have five or more. We've created this nifty moving guide to help you determine what size options are available from popular portable storage (POD), rental truck and


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How Much Does It Cost To Rent A Moving Truck?

How Much Does It Cost To Rent a Moving Truck

Renting a moving truck is one of the most affordable ways to move. Commonly referred to as a do-it-yourself (DIY) move, a rental truck is a great option for both local and long distance moves. Although rental truck pricing is relatively simple to understand, there are also a lot of misconceptions as to how much a truck rental will cost. We've created a simple breakdown that will tell you everything you need to know about the cost of renting a moving truck.

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Truck Rental Discounts - Penske Truck Rental and Budget Truck Rental

Discounts on Penske Truck Rental and Budget Truck Rental

Discounts, who doesn't like them? For the upcoming summer moving season we have partnered with both Penske Truck Rental and Budget Truck Rental to help you save the most on your move! The discounts, which can be up to 20%, apply to both local and one-way truck rentals.

You can take advantage of these savings by heading over to our discounts section and clicking on either the Penske Truck or Budget Truck links. Once you have clicked the link you will be taken to their website for the quoting


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Rental Truck Fuel Calculator

Rental trucks are a great way to relocate for both local and long distance moves but you will want to keep an watchful eye on your budget. Although great options for self moves the fact remains that rental trucks have never been synonymous with fuel economy. Ten years ago that may not have mattered, but today fuel prices seem to rise almost daily. So how do you know how much money you should expect to pay for gas? Luckily for you, we have created a nifty rental truck fuel calculator to help.


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What Size Rental Truck Do I Need?

How to choose rental truck sizesFor your upcoming move you have decided to rent a moving truck but have no clue what truck size you should get - Sound like you? If you search the web you will find many references and opinions, some extremely generic (14' will move 1-2 bedrooms) and others offering a more advanced opinion (12 ft. truck = 450 cu. ft.). The problem, we believe at least, lies in the interpretation of information provided - 1-2 bedrooms may mean something completely different in Arizona than in New York City.


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How to Pack & Load a Moving Truck

If you're preparing for a DIY (do-it-yourself) move and have decided not to hire moving labor then you will certainly want to study up on how to pack a moving truck. We have outlined some of the basic fundamental rules that will help you maximize your space, prevent damage and balance the moving truck.

  1. Always load the heaviest and largest items first. Place these items against the cab wall and load from left to right.
  2. You can stack items on top of each other as long as they are comparable size

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Do I Need To Stop At Weigh Stations With A Rental Truck?

Do Rental Trucks Stop At Weigh Stations

If you're moving long distance and have decided to rent a truck you may be wondering, do I need to stop at weigh stations? This is a very common question which is spurred by the fact that there is no universal answer. Truck rental locations will usually tell you that you must indeed stop at all weigh stations whereas an Internet search will likely yield the opposite. To help our customers or anyone completing a self service move with a rental truck we have put together this quick guide.

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Rental Truck Insurance - What is NOT Covered

So you are standing at the truck rental counter and the representative asks, "Did you want to purchase insurance for the truck?". The answer is commonly "no" because many people believe that their auto insurance covers rental trucks. 99% of the time auto insurance does not cover a rental truck, and for the 1% of cases where they do cover the truck it's limited to the smallest truck available (usually 10').

Now we are in no way suggesting that you have to buy the insurance or for that matter


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Truck Rental Companies - Who do you Choose?

If you are preparing for a self service move then you are likely familiar with the three primary options: Truck rental, portable storage and freight. Each option provides a long list of benefits and drawbacks that must be considered before setting up your move. In this blog post we will discuss the truck rental option because it is still the most widely used self service moving method and is available for local, regional and long distance moves.

When most people hear the word "truck rental"


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