Make your reservation well in advance
To ensure the best availability for your truck rental, make your reservation with Penske Truck Rental as far in advance of your move date as possible.
Best rates and availability
For our best truck rates and availability; rent your truck midweek (Sunday through Thursday). Truck availability is highest from early to mid-month.
Select the right truck size and moving equipment
Visit our truck page to select the correct truck to move your entire household in one or two trips and avoid extra time, additional mileage charges and fuel usage. Don’t forget to include moving equipment with your truck rental. Hand trucks and moving pads help make your move easier and protect your possessions.
Buy quality moving boxes and supplies and don’t pack your valuable possessions in used, dirty boxes. Invest some of the savings from doing the job yourself into doing the job right. Contact your local Penske Truck Rental location for availability of high-quality boxes and moving supplies. Or visit our online store and get boxes and supplies delivered right to your door.
Recruit moving help
Give friends and family plenty of advance notice prior to moving day. Plan and organize your move ahead of time and have everything packed and ready to load before helpers arrive. And keep your moving crew happy with snacks and refreshments. If you need help with packing and loading and want to hire help, check out our moving partners.
Safe driving is your responsibility. Here are some helpful reminders:
Be careful when backing up!
Avoid this if possible. If you must have someone guide you.
Never back up with towing equipment.
Watch those sharp turns!
Trucks are longer and wider and need more turning area than cars.
Always use your turn signal.
Allow greater following distances!
Brake early and don’t tailgate.
Allow at least five vehicle lengths between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
Watch Overhead Clearances!
Allow for at least 14 ft. of overhead clearance.
Beware of low canopies, overpasses, bridges, drive-thru’s, tree branches, parking garages and signs prohibiting truck traffic.
Contact your insurance agent about truck rental coverage
Many personal auto insurance policies and major credit cards do not provide coverage against rental truck theft or damage. Call your agent to verify your coverage, and get more information on optional protection plans and waivers offered by Penske Truck Rental. You can also review our protection plans online.