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PODS vs. moving trucks

PODS VS. MOVING TRUCK RENTALS

Compare truck rentals to PODS services. We offer self-moving and storage with full-service options. Best of all, we do the driving.
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We're searching over 200,000 containers to find you the best price.
We're searching over 200,000 containers to find you the best price.
 

PODS VS. MOVING TRUCKS

PODS vs. moving rental trucks

COMPARE PODS TO U-HAUL, BUDGET & RYDER

Moving is stressful 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 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 truck rental companies.
PODS #1 in Customer service 2019

PODS ranks #1 in Customer Service for Moving Companies

Thanks to our customers for rating us #1 in customer service for the moving industry in a 2019 survey commissioned by Newsweek. There’s nothing more important to us than delivering the best possible customer experience through every step of your journey. This tells us we’re on the right track and motivates us to keep improving.
 

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 driving is included. 

We drop off a portable container, 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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STORAGE IS BUILT-IN

What 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 facility, 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 container -- and there's no need to meet the driver, as PODS is a no-contact service. Load on your schedule, right in your driveway. If you want help, we can connect you with local packing and loading companies.
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

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 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

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Self-moving with 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 44 states, including D.C. and Hawaii, so we go where you’re going. See all of our facility locations.
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