PODS vs. U-Haul
Whether you’re moving or storing, PODS spares you the cost of renting a huge U-Haul truck, not to mention the stress of driving it.
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PODS vs. U-Haul Comparison
Why choose PODS over U-Haul?
PODS offers a number of advantages over rental truck companies like U-Haul. The most obvious is the fact that we do all the driving, saving you rental, fuel and insurance costs, as well as the stress of driving a huge truck. Take a look at all the reasons PODS is the better choice in this side-by-side comparison.
The PODS Advantage: PODS Over U-Haul
We do all the driving
Driving a huge truck through busy streets and around tight corners can be stressful. So can the process of renting it. PODS spares you the trouble of driving a U-Haul truck by delivering a moving and storage container to your door, then driving it to your new home or to a secure PODS Storage Center. No driving to the truck rental place. No driving to the storage facility. No. Driving. Period.
You only have to load and unload once
If you’re planning on using a U-Haul truck to move stuff into storage, plan on doing twice the work. That’s because you have to load your stuff into the truck, then unload, then reload it into the storage unit. This also increases the risk for damage. With PODS, you’re loading your stuff into the storage unit the first time. Then WE pick it up and drive it to the storage facility. And when it’s time to get your stuff out of storage, we bring the container back or to your destination, so you only have to unload once.
Built-in storage options
If you’re moving with PODS, we’ve got great news! Your moving container is also a storage container. So, if you need temporary storage during your move, we can simply keep your container at one of our 230 secure Storage Centers across the country. You can store in your old city, your new one, or anywhere in between. And again, with no extra loading or unloading.
Ramps are great if you’re a daredevil on a motorcycle. But maneuvering a 250-lb. dresser up a 26-inch-wide U-Haul truck ramp is far less exciting. PODS containers offer ground-level loading, in contrast to U-Haul trucks, giving you much more flexibility and sparing you a lot of uphill battles with your furniture.
Moving and Storage the Way You Need It Done
DIY moving with full-service options
Get as much or as little help as you want from the packing and loading companies we can refer.
A size for any situation
Huge nationwide network
PODS covers 47 states, including Hawaii. So, we go where you’re going.
Super-helpful online resources
Explore our Resource Center to get all the tools, tips, checklists, and how-to videos you need to help make your move or storage project easy and efficient.