One Way Trailer Rental: The 5 Companies That Offer One Way Rentals

Short Answer: Companies that offer one-way trailer and moving truck rentals include Budget Truck Rental, Penske, U-Haul, U-Pack, and XTRA Lease. Below, we provide the details of the one-way rental options from each of these companies, including the truck and trailer types available, vehicle requirements for towing, one-way routes, and mileage limits.

Companies with One-Way Trailer Rentals

One-way trailer rental allows you to pick up a trailer at one location and drop it off at a different location. It is useful for tasks like long-distance moves and large deliveries. The following companies offer one-way truck rental, both between cities and from one state to another.

Budget Truck Rental

  • Available vehicles: Budget Truck Rental offers 12-foot, 16-foot, or 26-foot moving trucks. Car carriers are optional with 16- and 26-foot moving truck rentals. Cargo trailers are not available.
  • Requirements: At most locations, renters must be 24 or older, though some locations will rent to customers 18 to 23 years of age. You need a credit card and a valid driver’s license to reserve a rental. Renters under 24 must present a driver’s license and an additional form of ID.
  • Driving limits: Mileage limits may apply; expected mileage is calculated using mapping software when you book a one-way rental. Some rentals include unlimited miles.
  • Rates: One-way rates vary by truck size, trip dates, and distance. Search available trucks and locations to see price estimates. Discounts are available for students, military members, and more.
  • Locations: Nationwide. The most popular one-way routes are available in or between Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas, but any location can arrange a one-way rental.
  • Reserve a one-way Budget Truck Rental online

Penske

U-Haul

  • Available vehicles: Cargo trailers ranging from 4 ft x 8 ft to 6 ft x 12 ft; car and motorcycle trailers; moving trucks; 5 ft x 9 ft utility trailers
  • Requirements: Renters must be 16 years of age or older for trailers and 18 or older for trucks. U-Haul requires a valid driver’s license for all rentals. For trailers, your vehicle must have a receiver hitch, ball mount, and ball, plus proper lighting connections. Your car’s towing capability and your hitch system’s weight rating will determine which trailers you are eligible to rent.
  • Driving limits: U-Haul does not have unlimited miles, but there are no restrictions on driving to other states. You can cross the Canadian border with a U-Haul trailer, but cannot enter Mexico.
  • Rates: One-way move rates depend on trailer size, point of origin, destination, and date. You will receive a quote before finalizing your reservation. For information on how to save at U-Haul, see our articles on price matching at U-Haul and U-Haul’s student discount policy.
  • Locations: Nationwide; find a U-Haul
  • View U-Haul’s trailer inventory and book online or reserve over the phone at (800) 468-4285

U-Pack

Note: With U-Pack, you load the trailer, but do not drive it; U-Pack employees will pick it up and drive it to your destination, allowing you to fly or drive your car separately.

  • Available vehicles: U-Pack trailers are 28 ft x 8 ft, but you may use as little as five linear feet. (Note: Each linear foot is 1 ft x 8 ft x 9 ft.) ReloCube rental is also available for smaller loads, measuring 6 ft x 8 ft.
  • Requirements: U-Pack rentals are short-term; you cannot keep the trailer or ReloCube at your residence for several months while packing. U-Pack won’t ship flammable, perishable, or poisonous materials. It also recommends that you do not pack family photos, heirlooms, or antiques in its trailers, as rentals only include standard liability coverage.
  • Driving limits: Since U-Pack will drive the vehicle, there aren’t typical limits on daily mileage or trip distance. U-Pack offers its services throughout the U.S., as well as to Canada and Mexico.
  • Rates: U-Pack charges based on how much space you use, not the size of the trailer. You can request a free quote on the UPack website before booking. Payment is due after loading when you know your exact linear footage. There’s no down-payment or deposit. U-Pack offers a $50 military discount.
  • Locations: Nationwide; find a U-Pack
  • View U-Pack’s trailer inventory and book online or reserve over the phone at (877) 453-7274

XTRA Lease

  • Available vehicles: Semi-trailers, including dry vans, flatbeds, chassis, refrigerated vans, and storage vans
  • Requirements: XTRA Lease rentals are only available to commercial businesses, and all rentals or leases require submission of the XTRA Lease credit application.
  • Driving limits: Vary depending on the terms of your rental, but daily mileage limits will apply
  • Rates: Contact XTRA Lease at (800) 325-1452 to request a rate. Savings are available through the one-way repositioning program.
  • Locations: XTRA Lease has branches in 28 states. Its regional offices are in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles. One-way trailer drop-offs are not available at the Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Newark, Orlando, Salt Lake City, or Seattle branches.
  • Search XTRA Lease trailer availability online or reserve over the phone at (800) 325-1453

In Summary

Whether you need a one-way cargo trailer rental, moving truck rental, or one-way car trailer, companies like Penske and U-Haul can assist with your move. Available vehicles and towing requirements vary for each company; Budget Truck Rental only allows you to rent a car trailer if you also rent a moving truck, for example, while U-Haul will let you tow its trailers with your own car. Rates at each company vary depending on the details of your trip.

Want more information on moving rentals? See our roundup of which rental companies offer car tow dollies — a cheaper alternative to a trailer if you need to move your car. We also have information on who offers loans on trailers — even if you have bad credit.

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