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PODS VS. RENTAL TRUCKS

PODS offers moving and storage solutions ranging from DIY to full-service options. Best of all, we do the driving.

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PODS VS. Rental Trucks

Rental trucks vs PODS

SEE HOW U-HAUL, BUDGET, AND Ryder DON’T MEASURE UP

Moving is stressful and exhausting 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 storage, a rental truck makes even less sense. At PODS, we do it better. Take a look at how the top rental truck companies fail to measure up.

PODS RANKS #1 IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION FOR MOVING

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It’s always nice to get some love, especially when it’s in recognition of how we treat our customers. That’s why we’re excited to announce that an independent survey commissioned by Newsweek Magazine ranks PODS #1 in customer satisfaction for the moving category, beating out competitors like U-Haul. Thanks, Newsweek. More importantly, THANKS PODS CUSTOMERS!!!
 

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

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WE DO 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 cross-country 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 
we pick it up and bring it to a secure PODS Storage Center when you need your stuff again, we bring the container back to you and you unload it. So we do all the driving!
 
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Take your time

With PODS, you can take all the time you need to load and unload your container. With rental truck companies like U-Haul, Budget, and Ryder, you’re working against a deadline the second you drive the truck off the lot.
 
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Built-in storage

If you’re move-in ready but your new home isn’t, no problem. We can store your container at one of our 230 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 storage unit, 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

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Get It & Load It

Unlike other moving companies, we deliver a container to you. Take all the time you need to load it. And if you want help, we can connect you with packing and loading companies in your area.
Keep your belongings safe and sound

Keep It

Choose storage on site
 and keep your container on your property for as long as you like to enjoy easy, anytime access to your stuff.
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Store It

Why do self storage? We'll pick up your loaded container and bring it to a local PODS Storage Center, where it will be safe and secure until you need it again. 

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Move It

We'll take care of driving your portable container to your new home, whether you're moving across town or across the country.
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MOVING AND STORAGE THE WAY YOU NEED IT DONE 

Take your time moving with PODS

DIY moving to full-service options

Get as much or as little help as you want from the packing and loading companies we can refer.
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We do all the driving

We deliver and pick-up your container and can move it across town or across the country. 
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Huge nationwide network

PODS covers 47 states, including Hawaii. So we go where you’re going.
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