Charlotte movers

Moving is an expensive endeavor. It doesn’t matter if you are moving across the street or across the country, it all adds up! One of the biggest costs associated with a move is renting a truck for your belongings.  Fortunately, there are several options to rent trucks from and prices will vary depending on how far away your destination is, what type of vehicle you need (a U-Haul trailer?), and other factors. In this post we will discuss some things to consider before renting a truck for your local or long distance move as well as provide information about what companies rent out their trucks at various rates.

We all know that local moving is a  time-consuming and sometimes stressful endeavor. It doesn’t matter if you are moving across the street or across the country, it all adds up! One of the biggest costs associated with a move is renting a moving truck for your belongings. Fortunately, there are several options to rent trucks from and prices will vary depending on the vendor that you use to rent your truck from. There are three companies that dominate the moving truck rental market- Penske, Uhaul, and Budget.

Penske  trucks rent for the highest price, which is around $70 per day of use. Uhaul trucks rent out at a more affordable rate- about $35-$50 per day depending on where you are moving from and to. Budget truck prices also range between $35 and up to $65 per day.

Why rent from Penske Truck Rental in the first place?

Penske Truck Rental offers a number of benefits that can come in handy for your move. They rent pickups with beds (beds are included when you rent from Penske) which means there is no need to rent a truck and trailer separately- just rent one at Penske! You also get free pickup which is a bonus if you don’t have a truck of your own.

What is the cost to rent a budget truck?

The cost to rent a budget truck varies in price depending on the size of your load. For example, you could rent a 15-foot Budget truck for $35 per day or rent a 30-foot Budget Truck for $65 per day.

What is the cost to rent uhaul for your local move?

The cost to rent a U-Haul Truck for your local move varies in price depending on the size of your load. For example, you could rent a 15-foot U-Haul truck for $30 per day or rent a 30-foot U-Haul Truck for $50 per day.

How much does it cost to rent penske truck?

The cost to rent Penske Tuckers vary in prices but typically start at about $80 with an average rate between $100-$120 (depending on distance and rental length). The rates will be higher if there are more than one driver involved. You can also get pricing based off of how many days you want the vehicle as well as what type of

What Type of License Do You Need To Drive When Renting A Truck?

If you rent from Penske, they require that the renter has a valid driver’s license in order to rent and drive their trucks for any move- local or long distance.

What are the advantages of renting from Penske Truck Rental?

One of the biggest advantages to renting from Penske Truck Rental is that they don’t require a credit or debit card in order to rent. That’s why it makes for a great option when you might not have one on hand, like if your wallet was stolen and you need another vehicle quickly.”

What are some disadvantages of Renting from Penske Truck Rental?

Renting from Penske can get pricey because there isn’t any way to reserve them ahead of time which means that prices will be higher than other truck rental stores because demand peaks at certain times. You also cannot return the vehicle until after midnight, so this could pose an issue if you’re looking to bring furniture into your home before nightfall. In addition, their trucks aren’t as new as many of the other truck rental companies and they don’t have late pickup hours.

Why Rent From Uhaul? What are the advantages of renting your moving truck from UHaul Truck Rental?

UHaul Truck Rental offers you the opportunity to choose from a large range of trucks and trailers, while still giving truck sizes that can be easily maneuvered. Uhaul also has a great selection for local moves or long distance moving plans with many options when it comes to choosing renting your move.

How Much Does It Cost To Rent From Uhaul? What is the cheapest rental truck to rent for your move?

The rates start at $18 per day, but they’re going up as high as $38 per day depending on what size vehicle you need which isn’t cheap. The cost depends on how much gas goes into the tank so if you fill it up yourself then there will be an additional charge in addition to the price. Keep in mind that this is not a one-time charge, this is how much it costs to rent the truck.


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4321 Stuart Andrew Boulevard H, Charlotte

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  • Avatar Tyler Church ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    I saw the reviews of this company after I had already booked them. I was really nervous about them coming to my move. These gentlemen showed up on time and provided an excellent service. They took great care and handling all of my items … More that I packed up. They asked me questions when they had them, and genuinely made sure that I was happy with how they were stacking boxes and loading the truck. I would absolutely use this company again. The total time it took to pack up my one bedroom apartment and move 10 minutes across town and unload my items to my house, was around three hours or so. These guys rock!
  • Avatar Patrice Hall ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I highly recommend. Laquan, Cameron, and Gabe did an amazing job with my move. I didn’t lift a finger. They placed things where I asked, they loaded and unloaded in a timely fashion. They were kind, respectable, and personable. I absolutely … More will use them on my next move. Best moving crew. I give 5 plus stars.
  • Avatar Rebecca Short ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    We were a military family of more than 30 years, so we are more than a little familiar with the art of moving and the characteristics of top notch moving companies. Not terribly long ago a local move had us searching for a moving company. … More It didn’t take long for us to settle on College Dudes Help You Move. Their professional presentation and obviously experienced staff made College Dudes stand head and shoulders above any other companies that we might have been considering.. On moving day their staff showed up at the scheduled time with a written plan for the day’s activities that they readily shared with us. They handled our belongings with care and even went so far as to make suggestions about transporting our house plants. In our many, many moves this one stands out as the absolute best. Thank you College Dudes!
  • Avatar William Wilson ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    During military career, I moved 11 times in 8 years. And over moved 4 times since. So I know movers. College Dudes is one of the best. It's well run, well organized, and, you're replied to In a timely manner. And I love that they … More employ college students, which helps them make money that could possibly help them offset some of those student loans that weigh them down for YEARS after college. So by using them, not only do I get a quality, insured move, but I have a small part in helping a student achieve eventual financial freedom. Would definitely use them for my next move.
  • Avatar Will Murphy ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    College Dudes Help U Move was the best moving experience I have ever had. I have moved many times through the US.
    From the initial order to the final box delivered. The men showed early and we’re prepared. They performed a walk through
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    The owner, Abraham, stopped by to ensure the move was on track. He was a delight and very professional.
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  • Avatar Allison Lee ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    We were very impressed with our movers! They all worked the entire time non-stop with a professional and courteous attitude. With the guidance of Jackson , one of the managers, they were very organized to get the job done in the timely … More amount of time that was slated for our move.
  • Avatar Sonya Perry ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    They moved fast and were very courteous. They connected with the customer (and family members that were assisting me) on a personal level. I was very pleased with their services.
  • Avatar Helen Francis ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Fantastic job guys, very friendly, fast move. The team got everything packed up and moved fast to it’s new home. Thanks again
  • Avatar Ryan Jacob ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Appreciate your help you guys were great. Thanks Mason for helping us out! You rock. Tell the guys I said thanks.
  • Avatar Susan Driver ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    This company did a fantastic job moving a piano to our house. They were on time, courteous, and most of all careful. I couldn't believe that I could call one day and the very next day they made the move for us. We will definitely be … More calling College Dudes for any future moving needs.
  • Avatar Sonja Langford ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I used College Dudes Help U Move to move things from a storage unit and secondary location to a single family residency this past week. Three guys showed up who were kind, thoughtful, and quick. They efficiently moved all my furniture and … More boxes, wrapped things up that could get damaged, and made sure to put things in the correct rooms so unpacking would go smoother. All of my belongings were packed and mostly wrapped prior to their arrival which made the move quick and painless. Could not recommend them more.
  • Avatar Michelle Maxey ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    I did a move a few weeks ago with Eric, Eric, and BJ and they were terrific! They took care of my items, they were efficient with their time, and checked in with me every step of the way to make sure I knew what was going on and what would … More happen next.
    My items were wrapped neatly and no damage was done!
    I give this company 5 Stars for the great work they did and for treating me with respect!
    Michelle M
  • Avatar Kara Brown ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    They did a great job with my move from Davidson to Cornelius. All 3 movers were courteous and respectful, and everything made it in great condition so I'd definitely hire them again!