Need a Moving Truck: What are the Rental Requirements?

Apr 14, 2023

Customer renting a U-Haul

Several rental requirements must be met for all drivers when renting a moving truck. Regardless of the company, you will need a valid driver’s license in your state. The laws about driving requirements in your state can be found on this (non-government-operated) website: dmv.org. Excluding our 26-foot truck in Québec, Canada. 

The additional requirements for operating a moving truck vary by company. Below, we offer the most up-to-date requirements for renting a U-Haul. Call your local center to see if you meet the minimum rental requirements before making a reservation.

What Is the Age Requirement for Truck Rentals?

A driver must be 18 or older to rent a U-Haul moving truck. Regarding a U-Haul trailer, the renter must be at least 16 or older.

Identification for rental requirement

Rental Requirements: What Forms of ID/Credentials Do You Need in the U.S.?

A driver’s license is required; – additional identification will be needed, such as a phone number called and verified, a passport, and renting in your local area. 

Can You Add Additional Drivers?

Yes, the primary driver of the designated U-Haul truck may give permission to any other driver to operate the rental so long as the additional driver is 18 years of age and has a valid driver’s license. There is no additional fee for additional drivers.

Operating a larger truck can sometimes be challenging to navigate safely. Suppose you are not confident in your ability to operate the equipment. In that case, you may consider having a trusted friend or family member experienced with these vehicles handle it for you, provided they are authorized to do so. It is important to remember that the individual who signs the rental contract is ultimately responsible for any damages incurred during the rental period.

If you are unsure of the company’s rules and requirements, giving them a quick phone call is always better. Remember, you are responsible for your rental truck, so never grant anyone who does not meet the requirements permission to drive.

Important Information to Know

If you plan on renting a truck, you will need a credit or debit card to reserve one online. You must know you can only use a credit card when reserving a cargo van or pickup truck.

U-Haul has a pricing structure that typically consists of a flat fee in addition to charges based on the size of the equipment you need and the rental period you require. The overall cost may increase based on demand, particularly if you require the equipment during a busy period.

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