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How Much Can a Free Truck Rental Save You?

According to, moving is the fourth most stressful life event – more so than having a baby, starting a new job, or getting married. With stress levels already high, it's important to find the best deal wherever you can. One place you can really save money is on a moving truck when you take advantage of a free truck rental from Uncle Bob's Self Storage.

Uncle Bob's Offers Truck Rental for Free

Why is a free truck rental so helpful? Consider the following.

Compare Moving Truck Prices

  • The prices moving truck companies advertise can be misleading.

  • To rent a moving truck, expect to pay at least $30 plus fees.

  • Although $30+ is average, you could pay more depending on the time of year – the price goes up as demand goes up.

  • If you're looking to rent a truck during a busy time, you should expect to pay even more than the advertised prices.

Consider How Long You Need the Truck

  • Although many moving truck companies offer discounts, there's no reason to pay a discounted price if you could get a truck at no charge.

  • Uncle Bob's offers free truck rentals for one time slot, either 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM to
    9:00 AM if you need the truck overnight.

  • If the above hours meet your needs, there's no discount that a competitor can offer that would make it a better bargain.

Compare Moving Truck Features

  • Some moving truck companies have a poor track record for providing quality vehicles for their customers.

  • When you shop around, make sure you get the features that are important to you.

  • Ask how many rooms of furniture will fit in the truck, and make sure the truck has a working heater and air conditioner, an automatic transmission, and cargo tie-downs.

Factor in Gas and Mileage

  • The rental fee allows you to use the truck, but other costs apply.

  • You are responsible for your own fuel, plus you can expect to pay a fee for every mile you drive. When shopping around for a moving truck, remember to factor in these costs.

  • Also, a standard practice across the moving truck industry is that you must fill up the tank with gas before you return the truck. If you don't, re-fueling fees will apply.

Look for Discounts and Specials

  • Many companies offer 20 percent off the truck rental fee. Not only is this a very small discount, but it also must be used within a small window of time because these coupons come with an expiration date.

  • If you can find a special that gives you a break on gas and mileage, that's where you'll find more bang for your buck because these are your biggest moving truck expenses.

  • Uncle Bob's customers receive 25 miles free. Since the truck rental is also free, those savings add up quickly.


" Study Shows that Moving is the Most Stressful Planned Life Event," My Move,

Ian Salisbury, "10 Things Rental Trucks Won't Say," MarketWatch,


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