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PODS vs. moving trucks

PODS vs. Moving Truck Rentals

Compare truck rentals to PODS services. We offer self-moving and storage with full-service options. Best of all, we take care of the driving*.
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PODS vs. Moving Trucks

Compare PODS to U-Haul, Budget & Penske

Moving is stressful enough without having to drive a huge rental truck. And when you add fuel costs, insurance, and food and lodging along the way, renting a truck can be more expensive than you’d think. And if you’re just moving some stuff into a storage facility, a rental truck makes even less sense. 
 
PODS offers a number of advantages over renting a U-Haul, Budget, or Penske truck. See how our moving services and storage solutions compare against top truck rental companies.
 

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING AT RENTAL TRUCKS

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We take care of the driving

Driving a big rental truck sucks! It can be really stressful and more expensive than you’d think, especially for long-distance or one-way moves. And if you’re renting a truck just to drive stuff to a traditional self-storage unit, you can spare yourself a lot of time and hassle by using PODS, since storage and driving are both built into the solution. 

With a PODS container, we drop it off, you load it, then our professional drivers pick it up with PODZILLA to bring it to a secure PODS Storage Center. And when you need your stuff again, we bring the container back to you and you unload it. So we take care of the driving!
 

Storage is built-in

What if you're move-in ready but your new home isn’t? No problem! We can store your container at one of our 240+ Storage Centers for as long as you need.

With a rental truck, you have to pick up the truck, drive it home, load it, drive it to the facility, unload it, then return the truck. And to get your stuff out of storage, you have to repeat the whole process in reverse.
 
Whew! See what we mean?

How PODS Works

Packing and loading assistance

Get It & Load It

We deliver your container -- and there's no need to meet the driver, as PODS is a contactless service. Load your container on your schedule, right in your driveway. If you want help, we can connect you with local packing and loading companies.

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Keep it

At-home storage gives you the flexibility you need, whether you want easy storage just steps away, or you want to take your time packing and loading.

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Store it

If you need temporary storage, we'll pick up your loaded container and bring it to a local PODS Storage Centre, where it will be safe, secure, and easily accessible until you need it again.

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Move it

We've got this, so you don't have to. We'll deliver your container to your new home, whether you're moving across town or across the country*. If you need to ship your car, we can connect you with one of our preferred car shipping providers who will arrange professional services in your area.

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Moving and Storage the Way You Need It

Self Moving with Full Service Options

Need help lifting and loading those heavy items? We can refer you to qualified packing and loading professionals.

Support from experts who care

Our Customer Service team is here when you need us. We're available from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. every weekday so we can be with you through every step of your move.
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Customizable service options

Whether you want full-service, a DIY option, or something in-between, we’re here to personalize your experience to meet your needs.
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