So, you’re ready to start the next chapter of your journey. You’ve arrived in your new spot, surrounded by boxes, feeling jittery but excited to see what this place has in store for you. And then…your movers hit you with the bill…yikes. Read on to find out how you can avoid those extra moving fees and take your move into your own hands with on-demand truck rental services like Fluid Truck.

How much can you save by renting?

Hiring a moving service certainly has its pros. If you don’t have friends or family on hand to help out, movers can shoulder the burden of carrying, disassembling, and reassembling furniture. However, these extra services come at a price, and it’s never cheap.

According to data collected by Angi, the average price range for hiring movers in the U.S. is anywhere between $916 and $2,527. The price usually depends on the hourly rate for the company and the number of movers you need. As you might imagine, more movers means more money, with the hourly rate of $25 to $50 for one to two movers increasing to up to $200 per hour for four movers. 

On top of other expenses like travel, change fees for licenses and registration, and maintenance on your new place, the cost of movers can easily break a budget. Plus, when you hire professional movers, you often have the added cost of the truck fee.

However, you can avoid those additional fees by renting from Fluid Truck. Book your box truck rental online or through our easy-to-use app and pick up your vehicle from a convenient location near you. Our hourly rental options keep you from paying for more than what you need. Whether you’re relocating across the state or a few blocks over, cut down your moving expenses with an hourly rate as low as $9 with no hidden fees in sight.

At Fluid Truck, offering flexibility to our customers is extremely important. Let’s say your moving day isn’t going exactly as planned. Extend your rental with ease directly through the app or contact our fast and friendly customer support for assistance.

When to use Fluid Truck

Three people standing outside of a Fluid Truck cargo van that is full of moving boxes

Whether you’re trying to save a little cash or you need to count on flexibility, here are some situations where Fluid Truck can save you significant time and money:

  • Moving into your college dorm. When you’re about to start classes, you should save your money for books and beer, not a moving truck. Grab your friends and have them help you load and unload a cargo van or a box truck to save some cash on your move.
  • When you need to get out now. Sometimes situations arise where you need to vacate a home immediately. Fluid Truck vehicles are in 420 cities across the United States, with vehicles accessible by 80% of the population. Available on the app 24/7, Fluid Truck is there when you need a vehicle at a moment’s notice. 
  • When you just have a little bit to move. If you’re moving from a studio or one-bedroom apartment, a cargo van is perfect. You can fit a mattress, couch, and bedroom furniture easily. The majority of our fleet is cargo vans, so there’s certainly one located near you!
  • When you don’t have a ton of room to work with. Cargo vans and our smaller box trucks are much easier to navigate around city streets than large, traditional box trucks. This makes parking much easier. Plus, since we make sure our fleet has lots of newer vehicles, most of our trucks have backup cameras and the latest vehicle technology to make you feel safe when you’re driving a larger truck.

Make your move on your own schedule

When you rent a truck instead of hiring a full moving service, you not only save money, but you also save your valuable time. Depending on how far you’re moving, delivery of your items by a moving company could take up to a week or more. This delay can keep you from properly settling into your new space, making the first few nights of an already stressful experience even tougher to handle. Not to mention, anyone moving precious items may feel more secure transporting them to their final destination on their own terms. 

When renting, you can also start and end your move during a time that works best for you. If you’re maneuvering around an already busy schedule or moving on short notice, you might not have time to set up an appointment with a moving company in advance. With Fluid Truck’s 24/7 on demand service, you can hop on our app and secure a safe, reliable moving vehicle from our expansive fleet at a moment’s notice.

Whether you’re looking to save money, time, or ensure proper care of your precious items, renting your moving vehicle with Fluid Truck allows you to take full control of your move. From business trucks to van rental, we’ve got you covered. Download the Fluid Truck App or check out our online Vehicle Finder to get your hands on the exact vehicle you need today!

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