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Best 5 Moving Truck Rental Alternatives to U-Haul in Montreal

When you’re in Montreal and trying to move home, it is difficult knowing where to start when you want to rent a truck to move your belongings. Of course, there are the big guns, the large multi-national companies like U-Haul, but what if you want to use an alternative? In this article, we have five suggestions for moving rental truck companies in the Montreal area as alternatives to U-Haul.

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1. Discount Truck Rentals

Discount Truck Rental prides itself on its one-day rentals with no limit to the distance traveled, which are all low price too.  They are also proud to be Canadian-owned with over 300 branches nationwide. Established in 1980, they really a company you can count on.

Offering

Discount Rental offers all kinds of trucks for rental, from half-ton pickup trucks right through to 26-foot trucks!

Location

Discount Truck Rental has over 300 locations nationwide, including at least seven branches in Montreal.

Reviews

  • $32.51/day for a 16’ cube truck

We found Discount’s prices to be competitive.  Their prices started at just $32.51 per day for a 16’ cube truck.  This one didn’t have included kilometers though.

  • Google: 3.9/5
  • Google: 3.7/5

The first rating for one branch is based on 163 reviews on Google, with the second based on 355 reviews.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Collision Damage Waivers are usually included with Discount’s rentals although fuel is not. Depending on the rental option, kilometers are sometimes included, and sometimes they are up to a certain limit.

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • One-way rental wasn’t available on our chosen dates, though this may depend on several factors.

2. Globe Car and Truck Rental

 Globe Car and Truck Rentals offer a truck rental service to rival many thanks to their entire fleet being equipped with GPS free of charge as well as providing roadside assistance to all of its customers. We are sure you’ll agree that this is very pleasing indeed! Globe’s vision is to be the number one choice for car and truck rental in Canada and they are dogged in their mission to transform the ways that people move, offering solutions that not only wow the customers, but that are also innovative.

Offering

Globe Truck Rentals offer regular, mid- and high-roof cargo vans as well as 12’ and 16’ foot cube vans. Find more about Globe’s truck rental options here.

Location

Rental Price

  • From 18,95$/day
  • From 495$/month.

If you are looking at renting a pick-up truck or cargo van in Montreal, Globe claims to offer the cheapest of all 4×4, SUV, pickups, van and truck rentals in all sizes. Their rates start at $18.95 per day, guaranteeing the lowest rental rates for trucks in Montreal. Furthermore, they offer monthly rates starting at $495 a month. They also guarantee that they will provide the best rates in Montreal, offering to match other quotations and give 5% off.

Reviews

  • Google: 4.2/5

Globe Truck Rentals has a pleasing 4.2/5 stars on Google for its services! Furthermore, its reviewers rave about how easy it is to book their trucks on their website.

Inclusions and Exclusions

As mentioned, Globe is the first rental company in the whole of Canada to kit out its whole fleet with GPS navigation systems and offer roadside assistance for free as a part of the rental. This adds up to a value of $27.90 per day. They can also pick up and deliver vans should you wish.

Pros:

  • Free GPS navigation
  • Free Roadside Assistance
  • New trucks, guaranteed smoke-free
  • Price match available

Cons:

  • No larger trucks available

Visit Globe Car and Truck Rentals to find your nearest location.
Phone number: (514) 904-1605

3. Location Sauvageau

Location Sauvageau has always prided itself with its line of vans. They provide many specialist trucks in the province of Quebec. They are specialists in work vehicle rentals, with businesses and professionals turning to them for all their rental needs.

Offering

Location Sauvageau offers cargo vans from compact to 1-ton high roof capacity. They also offer 12’, 14’ 16’, 18’, 20’, 22’ cube vans, as well as 18’, 20’ and 26’ cube vans with lifts.

Location

Location Sauvageau has many locations across the whole of the Quebec province, with eight locations within central Montreal.

Rental Price

  • 14’ cube truck from $63/day
  • 14’ cube truck from $395/week

A 14’ cube truck starts at $63 per day or $395 for a week. A 20’ cube truck starts at $95 per day or $597 per week.

Reviews

  • Reviews difficult to find

Unfortunately, it is difficult to find any reviews for Location Sauvageau online. We did find one sole two-star review, but other than that, reviews have been difficult to find.

Inclusions and Exclusions

100 km is included in the rental cost but each additional kilometer thereafter costs $0.15. There are also tire management fees, environmental and registration fees and fixed maintenance costs as additional charges. Optional extras include rotating warning lights, ladder racks, hitches, electrical breaks, back up alarm and directional luminous arrows.

Pros:

  • Lots of options for rental trucks
  • Lots of optional extras to hire

Cons:

  • No reviews online
  • Extra charges added

Visit Location Sauvageau to find your nearest location. 
Phone number:  (418) 337-2204

4. Enterprise

Enterprise Truck Rentals, the car rental company that’s known worldwide, also has a truck rental extension to its rent-a-car service. They have the same great reputation globally but just for bigger vehicles. They are certainly giving industry leaders a run for their money.

Offering

Enterprise offer rentals for daily, weekly and monthly rental rates. They have a selection of pickup trucks as well as cargo vans in addition to their straight trucks, which range in size from 16’ to 26’. They also offer commercial rentals too, making sure that each customer has a truck that’s suited to their needs.

Location

Enterprise has 60 locations across Canada, including many in the Montreal area. Please, note that the only location renting moving trucks in Montreal is location at 5820 Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse. 

Rental Price

  • From $74.21/day for a Cargo Van

It is difficult to get a price online without opting for a quotation for a specific date, but a cargo van for 24 hours costs from $74.21 and a 16’ cube van costs $85.69.

Reviews

  • Google: 4.5/5

Enterprise score an impressive 4.5/5 stars on Google for their truck rental services.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Enterprise’s services also include 24-hour roadside assistance as well as free pick-up, should you wish. However, they do not include Personal Accident cover, a damage waiver and there’s no possibility of one-way rentals either. On the larger vehicles, there are also daily fees and mileage fees.

Pros:

  • A great reputation globally
  • 24-hour roadside assistance
  • Free pickup

Cons:

  • No one-way rentals
  • Additional Costs with daily mileage and fees

Visit Enterprise Truck Rentals to find your nearest location.
Phone number: (514) 925-2414

5. Location Légaré

Location Légaré was all started by Jean Légaré when he got his first license. After this, he bought the rental business owned by his father with a fleet of around 25 vehicles and the business has grown from there. They now have around 300 vehicles and approximately 33 employees, as well as a lot of valuable customers.

Offering

Location Légaré has more than 12 different types of model of truck to suit the needs of all their customers. From mini-cargo vans to pickup trucks and cube vans, they have it all. Their trucks range from 12’ to 26’ and they can also supply items to aid moving such as devils, blankets or boxes. Lastly, the fleet is well-maintained, ensuring they are smoke-free and clean.

Location

There are three locations of Location Légaré’s offices: one in Montreal, one in Laval and one in Saint-Constant.

Rental Price

  • Direct quotations needed

Customers need to contact Location Légaré directly for a price quotation. This can be achieved by submitting a form on the website here. The company says to expect to receive a quotation the following day.

Reviews

  • Google: 4.4/5

The company has 4.4/5 stars on Google reviews, which is very impressive!

Inclusions and Exclusions

There is little information online about any inclusions and exclusions within Location Légaré’s pricing structure. Full details will be made clear upon the receipt of a quotation.

Pros:

  • Great reviews
  • Locally owned company, Canadian born and bred

Cons:

  • No details available online for pricing and inclusions or exclusions

Visit Location Légaré, to find your nearest location.
Phone number: 514 522-6466

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