Negotiations for a rental truck
by, 04-28-2009 at 12:33 PM (466 Views)
The hubs and I have begun our rental truck negotiations. So far, we've been in touch with U-Haul and Budget. Budget is my personal favorite, because they tend to have the newest trucks and the seats are comfy. Oh, and they have usually been the lowest cost.
U-Haul's initial offer to us:
7 days, limited mileage, for their largest truck and a tow dolly = $842 for truck and $175 for tow dolly plus taxes and fees.
Ok. We let them take our info and we reserved a truck. However...
Budget's initial (and maybe only) offer to us:
7 days, unlimited mileage for their largest truck (2 feet shorter than U-Haul's) and a tow dolly = $596 total, all-inclusive
So far, Budget wins.
Tonight, we'll call back U-Haul and tell them that Budget thouroughly kicked them out of the running, and unless they can beat Budget's quote, we'll have to take our business to Budget.
I doubt U-Haul will lower their rate enough to compete with Budget, but we'll give them a chance.
We haven't called Penske or Ryder yet. One of those is in cahoots with U-Haul and I don't remember which, but they are no good for negotiations. It may be Ryder. We've never gone with Ryder.
Six weeks & a few days to go till the big move.