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Home Depot Moving Truck Rental Rates and Reviews

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A quick look at Home Depot moving trucks

For some DIY remodeling and home improvement projects, your average homeowner needs more than their own vehicle to transport materials and tools. In some cases, you may not have a vehicle at all, which can make even small apartment projects problematic. Both situations make a service like Home Depot rental trucks a useful tool in your home improvement plans, and the process is easy and affordable.

With the choice of a flatbed, cargo van, box truck, and even larger Penske moving trucks available in most fleets at locations across the country, you can rent a truck for nearly any DIY project, at affordable rates. Home Depot rental truck prices start at $19 for the first 75 minutes, and then cost $5 for every 15 minutes thereafter. For the larger Penske moving prices, you’ll need to fill out an estimate, but rates are simple and straightforward depending on how many days you will need the truck for your move.

Availability for a Home Depot rental truck can be tricky, as you cannot reserve the normal cargo vans, flatbed, or box trucks ahead of time. You can, however, use the website to check on current availability at your local Home Depot. Just remember that nice weekends will bring out a lot more people to complete their home projects, so try to rent during the week or go early in the morning to get your truck.

You can reserve a Penske truck to better plan your move. These trucks are available in four different sizes, ranging from 12 feet to 26 feet. Furthermore, Penske trucks are available at locations beyond Home Depot, so you have options to route a truck drop-off if the area that you’re moving to doesn’t have a convenient Home Depot.

How much does it cost to rent a truck from Home Depot?

A Home Depot rental pickup truck or van will cost you $19 for the first 75 minutes, and then $5 for every 15 minutes after. A regular box truck will cost a little more $29 for the first 75 minutes, but all require a $150 deposit.

For a Penske moving truck rental, you will need to fill out some information for a quote. The price will be determined by how big your truck is, demand, and how many days you will need it.

Moving trucks have their own ramp that will ease putting your belongings into the truck. These trucks do not, however, come with a dolly. You can rent a moving dolly from Home Depot when you get the truck, or provide your own. You’ll also need to provide your own straps, moving blankets, boxes, and other moving materials, so be sure to obtain all of those before renting your truck.

If you plan on pulling a vehicle, trailer, or anything else with a Home Depot rental truck, know that Home Depot will only include a hitch if you’re renting a towable tool. Otherwise, you will need to bring your own — one that is compatible with the standard 2-inch hitch receiver. For Penske trucks, simply note that you plan on towing a vehicle in your quote, and they will equip you with the appropriate hitch and roll-on car dolly.

Home Depot truck rental rates

Home Depot rental truck rates are reasonable and pretty straightforward. The table below shows you the associated costs with some of these trucks, and what you can expect with each one. Moving truck costs are dependent on the distance of your move.

 

Truck Base Price Rate Additional Costs Deposit Loading Ramp Tow Hitch
F-250 Flatbed $19 for the first 75 minutes $5 for every 15 minutes after Must be refueled $150 deposit No Yes*
Cargo Van $19 for the first 75 minutes $5 for every 15 minutes after Must be refueled $150 deposit No No
Box Truck $29 for the first 75 minutes $5 for every 15 minutes after Must be refueled $150 deposit Yes Yes*
Penske 12-foot Truck N/A N/A Must be refueled $150 deposit Yes Yes*
Penske 16-foot Truck N/A N/A Must be refueled $150 deposit** Yes Yes*
Penske 22-foot Truck N/A N/A Must be refueled $150 deposit Yes Yes*
Penske 26-foot Truck N/A N/A Must be refueled $150 deposit Yes Yes*

*Trailer hitch is available with the rental of a towable tool

** One-way Penske vehicle rentals require a deposit of $100

Understanding Home Depot truck rental costs

Home Depot rental truck rates are calculated by time. There’s a flat rate for the first 75 minutes, and you’re then charged for every additional 15 minutes. The Penske trucks will be calculated from a few factors, such as the distance of the move, expected days that you’ll be using it and whether it’s a one-way or round trip. Round trips will also be charged based on final mileage.

For both the normal rental trucks and one-way Penske truck rentals, you’ll need to put down a deposit. All models and trucks are required to be refueled upon return to avoid extra fees. Proof of insurance is needed, but Home Depot doesn’t offer any additional insurance plans.

What size Home Depot moving truck do I need?

Depending on your project or move, your capacity needs can vary quite a bit. Use the following table to see what kind of truck you need.

Truck Size Capacity Max Weight
Pickup Project materials 3,000 lbs
Cargo Van Project materials 3,000 lbs
Box Truck 1-bedroom apartment or studio 3,850 lbs
Penske 12-foot Truck 1-bedroom apartment or studio 3,100 lbs
Penske 16-foot Truck 2-3 rooms 4,300 lbs
Penske 22-foot Truck 3-5 rooms 10,000 lbs
Penske 26-foot Truck 5-7 rooms 10,000 lbs

Home Depot moving trucks: The pros and cons

Pros Cons
  • Convenient pick up at the store
  • Straightforward pricing
  • Different options
  • Hassle-free experience
  • No reservations for normal pickups
  • Can be hard to budget and know how much time you will need
  • $150 deposit required

Home Depot moving trucks reviews

Like any big business, your experience will largely depend on the location from which you rent. Home Depot offers a lot of different services along with its massive home improvement retail operation, so look at reviews of the location that you’re dealing with for a better picture of what you can expect.

Overall, Home Depot has an A- rating and a one-star customer rating with the Better Business Bureau. From reviewing the complaints specifically related to truck rentals, it seems they are largely related to delayed deposit refunds and poor customer service.

Frequently asked questions

Does Home Depot have moving trucks? 

Home Depot offers three different pickup trucks and cargo vans for rent, in addition to Penske moving trucks at most locations.

How much does Home Depot charge for truck rentals? 

Generally, trucks are between $19 and $29 for the first 75 minutes and $5 for every additional 15 minutes. Penske moving trucks are typically charged per day, and range depending on the type of truck.

Can you rent a moving dolly through Home Depot? 

Moving dollies are not included in trucks, but you can rent one to assist you during your move.

Does Home Depot sell moving boxes? 

Yes, Home Depot supplies moving boxes and a host of other moving supplies.


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