Penske Truck Rental

Penske Truck Rental

 2.6/5 (46 reviews)

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About Penske Truck Rental

Penske Truck Rental rents trucks for local and long-distance self-moves in 49 states and Washington, D.C. Penske offers five truck sizes to fit moves of all sizes. Customers who drive themselves but still need help loading and unloading can request labor from a local moving company.

    Pros & Cons


    • Discounts
    • Haul a car behind the truck
    • Transparent pricing


    • No trailers, just trucks

    Bottom Line

    Penske is a good option to save on moving costs. Driving, loading and unloading a truck yourself requires more work than a full-service move, but it’s a more affordable moving solution.

    Top Penske Truck Rental Reviews


    Reserved the truck online, very easy to do. ... We chose very convenient pickup and dropoff locations, as this was a 1-way rental, from NJ to FL. The truck was brand new, easy to ...

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    Not a single issue with truck or trailer. ... So if you are looking to rent for a one way cross country, Penske is the way. I highly recommend for peace of mind and safety as thei...

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    What is Penske Truck Rental?

    Penske Truck Rental offers five different sizes of trucks for people who want to move themselves. Local moves are affordable, and customers typically pick up and drop off the truck from the same location. Long-distance moves are one-way, so customers leave the truck at their destination city. Penske’s online quote process makes it easy to get an accurate price with all fees included.

    Penske Truck Rental price

    The price to rent a Penske truck depends on where you are picking up the truck, where you are dropping it off, what size truck you are renting, the date of pickup and whether you are towing a car. For an exact quote, visit Penske’s website and enter your information. Getting a quote only takes a few minutes.

    Estimated Penske truck rental prices*

    Example routeExample routeTrip detailsCost
    Houston to Dallas250 miles2-day rental$202
    Kansas City to Chicago500 miles5-day rental$814
    Los Angeles to Denver1,000 miles5-day rental$1,469
    Boston to Miami1,500 miles7-day rental$1,938
    Orlando to Seattle3,000 miles11-day rental$2,091

    *All prices are for a 16-foot truck.

    Penske Truck Rental moving services

    Penske caters to two kinds of moves:

    • Local moves: Same-city moves usually require customers to pick up and drop off the truck at the same location. Penske often adds a small per-mile charge to the base price for renting the truck.
    • Long-distance moves: These are also known as “one-way” moves. Customers pick up the truck in one city and drop it off at the destination after unloading it.

    Penske has five options for truck size, which lets you choose the perfect size to fit your belongings. Penske also sells packing materials and rents hand trucks. Every move comes with roadside assistance. Customers also have the option to haul a car behind their truck.

    Truck typeCapacity (cubic feet)Weight limit (pounds)Move size
    High-roof cargo van4043,500Studio apartment
    12-foot4503,100Studio or two rooms
    16-foot8004,300Studio to one-bedroom
    22-foot1,20010,000Medium-sized house
    26-foot1,70010,000Large house

    Penske Truck Rental FAQ

    Is Penske cheaper than U-Haul?

    Penske typically costs more than U-Haul, but prices vary by location. U-Haul has a cheaper 10-foot truck option that Penske doesn’t have. Comparing prices near you is the best way to know for sure which company is cheaper.

    Does Penske offer unlimited mileage?

    Yes, Penkse offers unlimited mileage on one-way truck rentals.

    How much is a Penske truck security deposit?

    Penske requires a $100 security deposit.

    Do Penske rental trucks need to stop at weigh stations?

    Penske encourages drivers to follow all road signs, including ones that signal to stop at weigh stations.

    Do you need a CDL for a Penske truck?

    Driving a 22- or 26-foot truck requires a commercial driver’s license. All other trucks do not require a CDL.

    Is Penske Truck Rental worth it?

    Renting a truck from Penske is worth it if you’re moving yourself and not hiring a professional transporter. It's generally affordable, and the process to reserve a truck online is straightforward. We also like that you can tow a car behind the rental truck — just keep in mind that loading, unloading and driving the truck require a lot of effort. For consumers willing to put in that effort to save money, a Penske truck rental is worth it.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 27, 2023

    Every single person I spoke to was so nice and helpful. Every single time I called and when I came in to get my rental Truck! I was very pleased. David, Jacob and Christian were great! Also, Leslie, was awesome! I love Penske on West Carmen street.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 31, 2022

    Great Value, Clean well maintained truck, And amazing Fantastic personal service from the Manager Steve **. He took the time to converse and show me all the features of the truck to make my journey pleasant and safe. Thank you.

    2 people found this review helpful

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      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: Oct. 4, 2022

      Penske trucks are clean, have cruise control, power windows and mirrors. The tank was full when I picked it up. It is actually 16 feet of floor space. U-Haul had none of the above. Penske employees and customer service were great unlike the other company. I recently used both for identical moves so the comparison is accurate.

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      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: July 14, 2022

      Penske rented us a truck at the last minute when we were abandoned by another company. They were even able to give us a larger truck than they had originally agreed to the night before and granted us a few extra days with it. They really saved the day.

      3 people found this review helpful
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: May 30, 2023

      I reserved a truck a week in advance. When I arrived to pick up the truck, I was told that the truck was not there. The Home Depot employee fumbled around for a truck at a different location but was not able to come up with anything. After having stood there for 45 minutes waiting for him to come up with a solution, I decided to call other rental services in the area. I was able to secure a U-haul which was available immediately. When I called Penske to ask what they were going to do about their failure, they told me they aren't going to do anything since the truck was never checked out to me. When I made the reservation, I was given confirmation and a guarantee that the truck would be there ready to rent. But in the end, the truck wasn't there. I didn't rent it. My project was late and over-budget. I am owed compensation for this. Penske's guarantee is empty and worthless.

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      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: May 23, 2023

      Customer service, great. New truck, bad. Steering was terrible. The Stabilitrack would blink (car with squiggly lines) with "See Stab". No notification concerning servicing the issue (until I looked up on Google what the dashboard was supposed to read). It was a new truck from Torrance, California to Ashland, Ohio. Nearly hit/ran off the road because of no control. Vehicle #** RA# **. My hands cramped up gripping the wheel for dear life. We were on a tight schedule and had no time to replace a truck. It was a 5 day journey of fear. Then add the rain, wind, bad roads (being repaired) on top of it. Never...again!

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      Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
      Original review: May 8, 2023

      Read. VERY IMPORTANT!!! I rented a truck and tow to move to Florida from Georgia. When I picked up the truck in Atlanta at Home Depot the guy didn’t even check the gas in the truck or inspect the tow. He said he didn’t have time he was busy. We loaded up the truck and drove to Ocala. No problems !! We parked and rested in Ocala. When started leaving the tires on the carport were smoking. We pulled over it stopped smoking so we left. We notice it smoking again and we pulled over. The first tires on the carport were on fire. My car was on top and the carport was on fire.

      They had a fire extinguisher but thank god we had water bottles. My car would have blown up and all my stuff. Took over an hour for them to come and get the car port. When I dropped off I said I’m the one with the car port that caught on fire. Acted no big deal!!! I said I’m not paying for it and I need a discount. I was given a number to call. I was told not to worry about gas it will be fine won’t be charged. Basically don’t want to hear me complain. I have reached out for my refund and was told I need to call the office for the drop off. got a 75$ bill today for gas. The truck was almost full and that’s what I paid to fill this it up. I’m still in shock from the fire and I feel so ripped off. My experience with this from the beginning is terrible!!

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      Original review: May 4, 2023

      I rented a 16' truck the evening prior to picking it up from Home Depot located in the Savi Ranch part of Anaheim Hills. They didn't have one at that location but offered to have it driven over by 9 a.m. the next morning. We needed it to move out of our home to a storage unit (at the most, 3 miles away). Since I've never rented a truck (or even a car). I trusted the Penske employee to be above-board. Boy, did I learn MY lesson! When I returned the truck that same afternoon I learned that he hadn't checked the gas level PRIOR to my leaving Home Depot. So I ended up paying for the gas I didn't even use - at total of $80 because the salesperson I had rented the truck from wasn't there to ask and the new salesperson said we could ask corporate. Guess what? Corporate never got back to us. Beware!

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      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: May 4, 2023

      Run. Run. This company is a nightmare. I’ve been trying to buy a truck from them for over 3 months now. When I finally get to see the vehicle after waiting so long, it looked atrocious. The APU that I paid more for don’t work. There was broken parts and horrible tires. The vehicle wouldn’t stay on. It kept dying and they kept charging it nonstop. That vehicle supposed to be in level one condition. Customer service is horrendous. They are very nonchalant once they got your money. With a heavy heart I regret not buying the vehicle from Schneider or another vendor. If you need a truck fast. This company is not it. Up until today I still don’t have my truck and they refuses to refund my money. Working with this company is exasperating. I’m waiting to call customer service and request a full refund. I don’t even want the truck anymore. It’s overwhelming working with these people. I want the process to conclude. Run please.

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      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: March 19, 2023

      Despite passing Penske's inspection the truck was leaking power steering fluid & had a bad wheel seal. They sent a tow truck that was too small to tow the truck for repairs. Once the truck was "fixed" & we were on the road, the wheel seal began leaking again. Penske sent another repair truck to a location on the opposite side of the state from our location. Even if this rental were free it wouldn't be worth it.

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