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PODS vs. moving trucks

PODS VS. MOVING TRUCK RENTALS

Compare moving truck rentals to PODS services. 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. MOVING TRUCKS FOR MOVING & STORAGE

PODS vs. moving rental trucks

COMPARE PODS TO U-HAUL, BUDGET & RYDER MOVING TRUCK RENTALS

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 for moving 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 Ryder truck. See how our moving services and storage solutions compare against top moving truck rental companies and learn why PODS delivers moving and storage the way you need it done.

PODS RANKS #1 IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION FOR MOVING

PODS is #1 in customer satisfaction for moving

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 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 do all the driving!
 
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YOUR STORAGE SOLUTION IS BUILT-IN

What if you need storage during your DIY move because you’re move-in ready but your new home isn’t? No problem! We can store your container at one of our 230 Storage Center locations 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 moving and storage Works

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Get It & Load It

We deliver your moving and storage container. 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 on-site storage 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

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 PODS 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. And be sure to take advantage of our packing and loading tips on moving day. 
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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. Use our moving and storage calculator to find the right container size or combo for you. 
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Huge nationwide network

PODS covers 47 states, including Hawaii. So we go where you’re going. And no matter where you're going, be sure to use our moving checklist to help make moving day go much smoother.
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