How to Choose Between a Moving Truck, Cargo Van or Pickup Truck Rental

April 09, 2019, 4:22

When you’re in need of a vehicle that’s larger than your own, turning to a reliable truck and van rental company that serves customers in Indiana and Illinois is a wise choice. However, before you reserve your rental vehicle, it’s important to know which vehicle type–a box truck, a cargo van, or a pickup truck–will serve you best. When debating between rental vehicles, here are some things to consider:

Size and Space

Of course, one of the most obvious considerations is that of how much space you need to get the job done. Are you moving the contents of an entire home, or just moving a few pieces of exercise equipment from one location to another? How much size and space you need will certainly dictate, in part, which vehicle is the best choice for you. However, size and space are not the only things that you should consider.

Location and Distance

Another thing to think about is how far you’re traveling. A trip that will require hours (or days!) of drive time probably warrants a vehicle that can fit everything within it in one go. On the other hand, if you’re just driving a few blocks or even a distance of up to an hour, you may consider renting a smaller vehicle and making multiple trips. Smaller vehicles, such as pickup trucks and cargo vans, are often easier to maneuver and more comfortable for customers to drive than larger box trucks.


We rent our vehicles by the 24-hour period (as well as by the week and month), which means that once you’ve driven a truck or van off of our lot, there’s no rush to get it back. If you don’t have to take everything in one trip, then, there’s not really a financial incentive to do so. Renting a smaller vehicle is often less expensive than is renting a larger truck, and requires less gas as well.

Come Check Out Our Fleet of Vehicles Today

If you need a vehicle that can carry heavy and awkwardly-shaped items and help you get from one place to another, our rental cargo vans, pickup trucks, and large moving trucks are the perfect choice. To learn more about our vehicles and our policies, get in touch with our team today. We can guide you through your options and help you to select the van or truck that’s right for you. Feel free to stop by our location in person, send us a message, or call us directly at 219-838-0200.