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It is moving season and a lot of people who plan to move,consider renting a moving van or moving truck. At the same time, some people prefer to hire professional moving companies instead. But, which one do you think is a better choice? Rental moving trucks or hiring a reputable Vancouver moving company? The answer depends on your plan and preparation. There are a lot of different reasons to favor either the “moving truck rental” or the “moving companies” option. It all depends on

  • How much are moving truck rentals?
  • How much does it cost to rent a truck for a day?
  • What is the cost to rent a uhaul (as a cheapest example) for one day?
  • Do you know how to pack your moving truck?
  • Do you know how to prepare your furniture for loading?

And, many more questions

scenario 1:moving equipment at your rental moving truck, and movers

The price of rental moving trucks like U-haul, Penske, Driving Force, Discount, seems cheaper than moving companies, however, none of these come with moving supplies or moving equipment. On the other hand, while the price of moving companies seems more expensive, they come with all required moving supplies and equipment. Apart from moving supplies and equipment, moving companies come with movers, the biggest difference between the two options. In other words, when you rent a van or truck, you still need to obtain supplies, equipment and movers separately.

scenario 2:long trip with your moving van rental

Imagine you want to move from Vancouver to Victoria. You have two choices of “rental moving truck ” or “moving companies”. The rental trucks are cheaper. Also, BC Ferries charges less when you use a rental truck rather than a commercial vehicle. However; in a large move, you need to know how to efficiently load the rental truck. You will still need to rent moving blankets and other equipment. In addition, you will need to gather a team to assist you load the truck. You will also need the second moving team to unload the rental truck in Victoria. Needless to say, the second team has no idea how your belongings were loaded in Vancouver, and increasing the chance of damages during the process.

Driving Skills

Apart, if you plan on using a rental truck, you will have to be able to drive a large moving van. In some circumstances, special skills are required. Otherwise, you may end up paying hefty damages to the truck rental companies.


in conclusion, choosing between “moving truck rental” or “moving companies” depends entirely on your plan, budget, other factors. Either way, Metro Vancouver Movers is able to assist you either as a full service company or by providing a moving team to assist you to load your rental truck.