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

You’re moving home in Oshawa and are looking to rent a truck.  But, where do you start when you don’t want to opt for the most frequent choice of U-Haul? This is where we come in! Let’s have a look at five alternatives to the biggest name in moving trucks.

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Value Oshawa Moving Truck Rental,

The name says it all.

Value is a local company that offers affordable truck rentals in the Oshawa area. I’m sure you’ll agree that, of all of the prices that we found for a 16’ cube truck for 24-hour hire, Value’s came out the cheapest.

Offering

Value Truck Rental offers cargo vans as well as 16’ cube trucks and 24’ straight trucks.

Rental Price

  • $39.95/day for a 16’ truck

Value’s website says that you must call them for some of their rental rates.  Have a look at their contact details here.  I’m sure you’ll agree that their price for a 16’ truck above is very competitive indeed!

Reviews

  • Google: 4.2/5

There are 39 reviews on Google with really positive ratings overall. For a small company, that’s pretty good!

There are two locations.  The other location in addition Oshawa is Pickering.

Visit Value to find more information.
Telephone Number: 905-434-9777

Inclusions and Exclusions

We were unable to find information on inclusions and exclusions during our research.

Pros:

  • Great customer reviews

Cons:

  • There is no information online for larger truck rental prices
  • No information online on what’s included or excluded
  • You must call in to get more information

Rush Truck Centers in Oshawa,

Lots of vehicle choice to fit your move.

Rush Trucks Centers used to be known as the Tallman Group.  Rush Trucks is affiliated with Rush Enterprises, which belongs to the biggest dealership network of all North America.  It’s even a Platinum Member of the Best Managed Companies in the whole of Canada.

Offering

Rush Truck Centers offer vehicle rental from no less than 14 locations across Ontario.  Their truck leasing section is also known as Idealease and they rent out day cabs, Izusu, refrigerated trucks, straight trucks and utilities, among others.

Rental Price

Unfortunately, we could not find pricing information online.  Contact Rush Trucks directly to find a quotation.

Reviews

  • Google: 4.3/5
  • Yelp: 2/5

Google’s review rating is based on 23 reviews.  Yelp’s rating is based on 16 reviews.

Rush Trucks have 14 locations across Ontario, including one in Oshawa.

Visit Rush Trucks Centers to find your nearest location.
Telephone Number: (905) 436 9292

Inclusions and Exclusions

We have also been unable to find what is included in this company’s truck rental.

Pros:

  • 14 locations
  • Lots of vehicle choice

Cons:

  • No information on pricing online
  • Mixed reviews

Discount Truck Rental in Oshawa,

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

Discount Truck Rental advertises low prices on one day rentals with unlimited kilometers. They were first established in 1980 and are proud to be a Canadian-owned company. They now have over 300 locations nationwide including the one in Oshawa.

Offering

Discount offer all kinds of trucks, from half-ton pickups right through to 26’ straight trucks. They even have refrigerated trucks too!

Rental Price

  • $58.01/day for a 16’ cube truck

Reviews

  • Google: 3.8/5

Google’s reviews are based on 38 reviews

Discount Truck Rental have over 300 locations nationwide.

Visit Discount to find your nearest location or to have an online quotation.
Telephone: 905-438-8408

Inclusions and Exclusions

The quoted prices include all taxes and fees.  It does not include a Collision Waiver which is necessary and costs $27.99 per day.

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • The reviews could be better

Ryder Oshawa Truck Rentals,

See the difference

Ryder Truck Rentals was started all the way back in 1933 by Jim Ryder who had just $35 and his Ford truck to his name.  The business has grown massively since then.  They have one of the largest fleets in North America!

Offering

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

Rental Price

We were unable to find an online quotation and were advised to phone the Oshawa branch for more information.  

Reviews

  • Google: 4.3/5

Google’s rating is based on 10 reviews.

There are over 800 locations across the whole of North America.

Visit the Ryder for more information.
Telephone: 905-723-2335

Inclusions and Exclusions

Be careful: daily rates are calculated by calendar days, not 24-hour periods.  Damage coverage and liability coverage are compulsory additions but are not included in their quote prices.

Pros:

  • Well-known company
  • Lots of locations
  • Quick check-in and check-out

Cons:

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

Penske Oshawa Truck Rental,

Reliable trucks when you need them.

Since 1969, Penske have been helping thousands of Canadians move home every year.  They’re nothing if not experienced.

Offering

For moving home, Penske has cargo vans as well as a variety of cube trucks in 12’, 16’, 22’ and 26’ sizes.

Rental Price

  • 16’ cube truck from $99.99/day

The quotation above would also need to add $0.59/km driven.  There’s also an environmental fee and a licensing fee to pay.  CAA members receive a 12% discount on truck rental.

Reviews

  • Google: 3.7/5

Google’s rating is based on 30 reviews. 

There is one location in Oshawa but hundreds of other locations nationwide.

Visit Penske for more information.
Telephone Number: 905-436-0717

Inclusions and Exclusions

Twenty-four-hour roadside assistance is included in the price quoted. There are no extra charges on the return of the truck as long as it is in the same condition with the same fuel level as when it was rented as well as being on time. You would need to pay security deposit and taxes too.  

Pros:

  • Great website to navigate
  • A good range of different trucks that are among the newest in the industry.
  • 24-hour roadside assistance

Cons:

  • Unclear pricing with stating there are no hidden fees for extra mileage but there seems to be on the quote.

Conclusion

There you have it: five of the best alternatives to U-Haul! We’ve selected companies that are well-known nationals (and even internationals!) as well as choosing some more local options for those of us who like to support local businesses.  We are sure that you’ll find what you’re looking for in a moving truck in Oshawa, Ontario, with one of our suggestions.

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