An Easier, Smarter Way to Rent a Moving Truck

Moving is stressful enough without having to sift through the misleading information that comes with too many truck rental companies. You’ve already got enough on your plate without going 20 rounds at the reservation counter. Fortunately, there’s a better solution. But first, let’s take a minute to point out what makes it so frustrating to rent a moving truck in the first place.


Why Renting a Moving Truck is Such a Pain

In order to know how much to budget for, you have to guess at the cost of gas, mileage, and insurance. How hard can this be? Plenty. You know how a lot of vehicles use at least a couple gallons of gas before the needle moves off full? The last customer may have played it just right. Now, you’re stuck paying for that extra gas or else trying to thread the needle yourself by putting in just enough gas so you don’t get charged. 

Rental insurance can feel like a racket. We’ve even heard stories about people reserving a smaller moving truck, only to receive a “free” upgrade. But because many auto insurance companies offer rental coverage for vehicles up to 10,000 pounds, this upgrade may not be free at all. And that’s not even counting the fact that the bigger vehicle is going to use more gas. Many rental car companies make much of their profit on “counter” products like insurance and gas refills. 


How Fetch is Different

If you live in Atlanta, Fetch can take the stress out of your moving truck rental. They pay for the gas and insurance. The first 100 miles is free, and a pickup/drop-off service is available for a flat fee of $30. So long as you cancel 24 hours in advance, there’s no penalty.

Best of all, Fetch combines the convenience of inclusive rental services in a way that can still be customized to fit your personal moving project. After the first 100 miles, you only pay $.59/mile after that—which is still cheaper than most other moving truck rentals. Have a quick and easy moving project? You can rent by the hour, starting at $15/hour. Taking on a bigger project? Take advantage of their $75/day rental.


Other Rental Car Services and Moving Resources


  • A lot of standard rental car companies also offer their customers the convenience that comes with free pickup and drop-off and unlimited mileage. Many of these companies, like Avis and Hertz, also offer multiple fuel-buying options.


  • If you’re moving stuff into storage for at least a couple months, there’s an even easier option. Closetbox offers reliable pickup, online inventory, climate-controlled facilities, and on-demand return delivery. All for about the same cost as self-storage units and with no hidden fees. We’re committed to working with our customers to provide smart, effective storage solutions.