Best 5 Moving Truck Rental Alternatives to U-Haul in St. John’s, NL

U-Haul is obviously the biggest name in the country when it comes to moving home but perhaps you want to try a different truck rental company for your move. So, if you’re looking to move home in St. John’s, we’ve researched and come up with 5 alternative truck rental companies to U-Haul. Read on to find out what they’re all about.

St. John's moving truck

Enterprise Truck Rental,

Go with the most famous of them all!

Go for Enterprise if you want a well-established truck rental company that is trusted throughout the world.

Offering

Enterprise has lots of vehicles for hire! From pickup trucks to 26’ trucks, you really are spoilt for choice.  You can hire by the day, week or month

Rental Price

  • ½ ton pickup truck from $88.65/day
  • Heavy-duty extra-large cargo van from $88.65/day

Reviews

  • Google 4/5

The Google rating is about the Enterprise branch in Mount Pearl, which is a few kms outside of St. John’s. It is based on 1 review.

If you’re moving long distance, it’s worth bearing in mind that this company doesn’t offer one-way rentals. Enterprise has one location near St. John’s, in Mount Pearl.

Visit Enterprise to find your nearest location.
Telephone number: 709-722-9480

Inclusions and Exclusions

Their quoted prices don’t include damage and loss waivers either but they do include the first 200km free. Each kilometer thereafter is charged at $0.20. Damage waivers cost between $28.99 and $32.99 at this branch.

Pros:

  • Well-known company
  • Lots of truck options

Cons:

  • Some types of van require you to call the branch directly to discuss prices.

Budget Cars & Truck Rental,

The clue is in the name.

On a budget? Go with Budget ! They’re probably the cheapest company around and have a great range of vehicles to choose from.

Offering

Budget has cargo vans, cube trucks and a range of pickup trucks. To hire certain types of truck, you need to call the branch directly.

Rental Price

  • ½ ton pickup truck from $69.77/day
  • ¾ ton pickup truck from $80.12/day

Reviews

  • Google: 5/5
  • Google: 4.3/5

Google’s 1st rating is based on 1 review; this is for the branch located on Airport Road. The 2nd rating is based on 27 reviews and this is the branch at the airport.

There are hundreds of locations across the North American continent. There are 2 locations in St. John’s.

Visit Budget Truck to find your nearest location.
Telephone number: 709-778-2950

Inclusions and Exclusions

Usually, Budget’s quoted prices don’t include waivers and accident cover. The LDW costs $32/day and Personal Accident cover costs $13/day. Also, the prices usually include the first 150km free, then each subsequent kilometer is charged at $0.17. The quoted price usually includes all fees, surcharges and GST/Taxes.

Pros:

  • Budget is known for its affordable prices

Cons:

  • No damage waivers included

Discount Truck Rental,

The right moving truck for your rental needs. Count on Discount!

Discount Truck Rental is almost 40 years old and so has a wealth of experience when it comes to truck rentals. They have great prices too!

Offering

Discount Rental offers everything from half-ton pickup trucks right through to 26’ trucks!

Rental Price

We were unable to find prices for truck rental for both of the locations in St. John’s. The website advises to call the branches directly.

Reviews

  • Google: 2/5
  • Google: 4.3/5

Google’s first rating is based on 2 reviews, the second is based on 7 reviews.  The second rating is based on Discount’s branch in Kenmount Road. The first is about the branch on Topsail Road. 

Discount Truck Rental has over 300 locations nationwide, including 2 in St. John’s.

Visit Discount to find your nearest location. 
Telephone: 709-722-6699

Inclusions and Exclusions

With Discount, Collision Damage Waivers are usually chargeable at around $27.99 per day. All other taxes and fees are usually included in the quoted price.

Pros:

  • Over 300 locations nationwide
  • Canadian company
  • One-way rentals
  • Wide-range of vehicles

Cons:

  • When researching, we weren’t able to find prices without calling up the branch.

Ryder Truck Rentals,

See the difference...

If you’re wanting to stick with a Canadian-born company that is the most-established, then Ryder is it! The conception of Ryder truck rental happened almost 90 years ago!

Offering

Ryder offers cube vans between 16’ and 18’ and straight trucks of 20’ and 26’ as well as other types of vehicle.

Rental Price

  • Panel truck from $75.95/day
  • Panel truck from $379.95/week
  • City van from $108.95/day
  • City van from $544/week

Reviews

  • Google: 5/5

Google’s rating is based on 3 reviews.

There are over 800 locations across the whole of the North American continent.  There is one location in St. John’s.

Visit the Ryder for more information.
Telephone: 709-745-8667

Inclusions and Exclusions

Ryder is much cheaper if you pick up and drop off on the same calendar day, although the branch in St. John’s closes at 5pm every day. Otherwise, you’re paying for 2 days. Damage coverage and liability coverage are necessary additions but are not included in their quote prices.  The most basic coverage starts at $17/day for damage and $16/day for liability. There’s an additional charge of $0.23 per kilometer too.

Pros:

  • A Well-known company
  • There are Lots of locations
  • Very Quick check-in and check-out
  • Excellent rating

Cons:

  • Days are always calculated by calendar dates, not by 24-hour periods, which can change the pricing
  • Compulsory additions to pricing mean that you don’t pay what you first see.

Centsible Car and Truck Rentals,

A local business that cares about you.

Centsible Car and Truck Rentals is a local company that has 3 branches in Newfoundland – in Mount Pearl, Roberts, and Fortune.

Offering

Their website doesn’t state which trucks are available for rent.

Rental Price

We were unable to find any prices for trucks online but the company state that their rates are low.

Reviews

  • Google: 4.4/5
  • Facebook 4.3/5

Google’s rating is based on 18 reviews.  The Facebook rating is based on 4 reviews.

There are 3 locations. The location closest to St. John’s is in Mount Pearl.

Visit Centsible to find your nearest location.
Telephone number: 709-753-2277

Inclusions and Exclusions

Whilst we were unable to get truck rates on their website, to give you an idea on what to expect we looked at what’s included and excluded with cars. In addition to the quoted price, there will be an environmental fee added per day and a licence recovery fee per day. Tax wasn’t included in the original quote price either but the quote did include 200km free.

Pros:

  • Excellent rating
  • Great website to navigate

Cons:

  • No pricing information for trucks on their website

Conclusion

There are lots of options for truck rental in St. John’s without having to use U-Haul. We’ve listed 5 here that are a mixture of local, national and international names. Whichever you decide to use, we hope your move goes smoothly!

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