The Right Size Truck

Choosing the right size truck for your move.

Choosing the right size moving truck is simple. All the major rental companies can assist you with truck size, in fact they are very good at truck sizing basing it on whether you live in home or an apartment, on how many rooms you have to move, if you have children and if you use the garage as partial storage.  In most household moves the weight of your things is not the issue; it size of your furniture and bulkiness of your things that are to be most considered. If your relocation is a long distance, one-way move, you’ll most definitely want to rent a moving truck large enough to fit all of your belongings. A last minute decision can be very stressful when having to choose what goes on the truck and what get put in the trash. It is better to get a slightly larger truck especially it you are loading it yourself or with friends. DYI movers usually do not fit as many items a truck as professional moving help.

Cargo Vans

Cargo vans are a great size for anyone moving to a small studio apartment or a college dorm room, and have the capacity to hold a queen mattress set. They are also a more fuel efficient choice when making a local move.

Volume: 245 cu. ft.
Max load: 4,000 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight: 9,000 lbs. max.
Empty weight: 4,950 lbs.
Inside dimensions: 9’6″ x 5’7″ x 4’7″ (LxWxH)
Miles per gallon: 20 mpg.

Ten foot Truck

Ten foot moving trucks are for moving to a one or two-bedroom home.

Volume: 402 cu. ft.
Max load: 2,810 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight: 8,600 lbs. max.
Empty weight: 5,790 lbs.
Towing capacity: Up to 6,000 lbs.
Inside dimensions: 9’11” x 6’4″ x 6’2″ (LxWxH)
Miles per gallon: 12 mpg

14 foot Truck

14 ft. moving truck is for one or two-bedroom home.

  • Volume: 763 cu. ft.
  • Max load: 6,385 lbs.
  • Gross vehicle weight: 14,500 lbs. max.
  • Empty weight: 8,115 lbs.
  • Towing capacity: Up to 6,200 lbs.
  • Inside dimensions: 14′ x 7’8″ x 7’2″ (LxWxH)

17 foot Truck

17 ft. moving truck is for two to three-bedroom home.

Volume: 865 cu. ft.
Max load: 5,930 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight: 14,050 lbs. max.
Empty weight: 8,120 lbs.
Towing capacity: Up to 7,000 lbs.
Inside dimensions: 13’9″ x 7’8″ x 7’2″ (LxWxH)

20 foot Truck

The 20 for a two to three-bedroom home.

Volume: 1015 cu. ft.
Max load: 5,605 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight: 14,500 lbs.
Empty weight: 8,895 lbs.
Towing capacity: Up to 7,500 lbs.
Inside dimensions: 19’6″ x 7’8″ x 7’2″ (LxWxH)
Miles per gallon: 10 mpg.

24 foot Truck

The 24 for a three to four-bedroom home.

Volume: 1224 cu. ft.
Max load: 6,205 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight: 17,500 lbs.
Empty weight: 10,895 lbs.
Towing capacity: Up to 7,500 lbs.
Inside dimensions: 23’6″ x 7’8″ x 7’6″ (LxWxH)
Miles per gallon: 10 mpg.

26 ft. Truck

26 foot truck is for four-plus bedroom moves.

Volume: 1,611 cu. ft.
Floor space: 208 sq. ft.
Max load: 7,400 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight: 20,000 lbs. max.
Empty weight: 12,600 lbs.
Towing capacity: Up to 7,500 lbs.
Miles per gallon: 10 mpg
Inside dimensions: 26’5″ x 7’8″ x 8’3″ (LxWxH)

There are multiple moving truck rental companies to choose from when planning your next relocation such as Penske, Ryder, Hertz, Enterprise and Budget. You’ll want to make sure you choose the one that best fits your budget and the one that is conveniently located near your current and new home.