Penske Truck Rental
Penske offers affordable rental trucks for DIY moves. Its generous discounts and commitment to reduce its carbon footprint help it stand out from the crowd.
What services does Penske offer?
Penske has an easy-to-navigate website, provides clear information about its services, and runs an environmentally-friendly fleet. Plus, it offers transparent pricing, which means you won’t get hit with any last-minute fees on your final bill.
Lots of discounts
Trucks only—doesn't rent moving trailers
International Van Lines moving rates
|Measurements||11 ft. 11 in. x 4 ft. 6 in. x 6 ft. 9 in.||12 ft. x 6 ft. 6 in. x 6 ft. 1 in.||16 ft. x 7 ft. 7 in. x 6 ft. 6 in.||21 ft. 11 in. x 8 ft. 1 in. x 8 ft. 1 in.||25 ft. 11 in. x 8 ft. 1 in. x 8 ft. 1 in.|
|Capacity||404 cu. ft.||450 cu. ft.||800 cu. ft.||1,200 cu. ft.||1,700 cu. ft.|
|Weight Limit||3,500 lbs.||3,100 lbs.||4,300 lbs.||10,000 lbs.||10,000 lbs.|
|Best for||Large appliances and furniture, studio apartment||1-2 rooms, studio apartment||2-3 rooms, studio or one-bedroom apartment||3-5 rooms, medium to large house||5-7 rooms, large house|
How much does Penske cost?
We found that Penske has the most transparent pricing for one-way moves compared to other truck rental companies. Plus, with Penske’s environmentally-friendly diesel trucks, you’ll get more miles from each gas station fill up—saving you money.
The company also includes mileage in its one-way quotes upfront and won’t tack on hidden fees after the fact. Based on our research, Penske doesn’t seem interested in shortchanging you or advertising too-good-to-be true prices.
To give you an idea of how much a one-way move would cost, we shopped for prices for a move from Denver, Colorado in a 16-foot rental truck with limited damage waiver coverage and no add-ons. Here’s what we found.
Penske rental truck coverage options
You may want to choose your coverage based on how comfortable you are driving a rental truck, how big a move you have ahead, and where you are located. For instance, if you’re moving cross-country, we recommend LDW, but if you’re moving locally in Florida during peak hurricane season, it makes sense to at least get CAI.
Limited damage waiver (LDW)
This coverage option is the most expensive, but it protects you from damage due to accidents, including dents and scratches. It doesn’t insure against mistakes you make behind the wheel, so be sure to drive carefully.
Supplemental liability insurance (SLI)
Cargo insurance (CAI)
CAI covers damage to anything in your truck as a result of an accident or a natural disaster (up to $15,000). This option does not include any damage that happens during loading and unloading.
Personal accident insurance (PAI)
PAI provides medical coverage for you and your passengers if someone is injured or killed as a result of an accident that involves your Penske truck.
Towing insurance (TWI)
TWI covers any vehicle you’re towing behind your Penske truck in the event of a collision. It also covers the vehicle while it’s being loaded and unloaded.