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How Much Does it Cost to Rent Home Depot Truck?

Last Updated on May 19, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Renting a truck from Home Depot can be an affordable and convenient option for local moves, long-distance relocations, home improvement projects, or construction jobs.

But what does it really cost to rent a Home Depot truck and what sizes are available? This comprehensive guide breaks down the rental fees, truck options, reservation process, and additional policies to help you understand all the costs involved.

How Much Does it Cost to Rent Home Depot Truck?

Home Depot offers hourly, daily, and weekly rental rates for their fleet of trucks and cargo vans. Rates vary by location but expect to pay around $19 per hour or $89 per day for a small 10’ rental truck. Larger trucks like a 26’ truck cost roughly $129 per day.

Mileage fees only apply to long distance moves of over 100 miles. The per-mile rate is usually $0.79. There are no mileage restrictions so you can drive as far as needed.

Insurance is optional but highly recommended to cover potential damages. Options include:

  • Damage Waiver – $19/day covers up to $1,500 in damages
  • Limited Liability – $29/day covers up to $3,000 in damages
  • Full Coverage – $39/day has higher coverage limits

You’ll also need to pay a refundable $100 deposit when picking up the truck. Make sure to fill up the gas tank and return the truck on time to get your full deposit back. Late returns will incur additional fees around $50 per hour.

Truck Sizes and Features

Home Depot offers a range of pickup trucks, cargo vans, and utility vehicles to transport tools, construction materials, furniture, or belongings. Available sizes include:

  • 10’ Pickup Truck – 1,500 lb capacity
  • 12’ Pickup Truck – 3,470 lb capacity
  • 15’ Box Truck – 5,290 lb capacity
  • 17’ Box Truck – 7,700 lb capacity
  • 20’ Box Truck – 10,000 lb capacity
  • 26’ Box Truck – 16,000 lb capacity
  • Cargo Van – 1,500 lb capacity

All rental trucks include loading ramps, hand trucks, furniture pads, and basic safety features. Tech add-ons like GPS navigation and backup cameras are available upon request. Vehicles are routinely serviced but inspect your rental for damage beforehand.

Online Booking and Rental Policies

The easiest way to reserve a Home Depot rental truck is through their website or mobile app. Enter your pickup location and dates and select your preferred truck size.

Review rental policies carefully before booking:

  • A valid driver’s license required
  • The minimum age to rent is 18 years (21 years for box trucks)
  • A credit card required for booking
  • Cancellations allowed up to 24 hours before pickup

At pickup, you’ll provide your driver’s license, sign the rental agreement, pay any deposits/fees, and get directions on returning the truck.

You might also like our articles about the cost of bucket truck rental, Menards truck rental, or semi truck rental.

Additional Services

Home Depot offers various moving supplies and accessories to make your move easier:

  • Packing tape, boxes, and bubble wrap
  • Furniture pads and dollies
  • Utility hand trucks
  • Straps and ropes to secure cargo

You can also add helpful navigation tools like GPS units, backup cameras, and Bluetooth devices. Make sure to reserve these in advance since availability is limited.

Other convenient services include professional loading and unloading help. This can save you time and effort on moving day.

Cost Saving Tips: Quotes, Discounts, Payment

There are a few ways to save money on your Home Depot truck rental:

  • Get a free online quote to compare rates across locations or dates
  • Look for weekly and monthly discounts especially for long rentals
  • Pay with a Home Depot credit card to earn 5% back in rewards
  • Avoid mileage fees by keeping trips under 100 miles
  • Fill up the tank before returning to avoid fuel charges

Common payment options include all major credit cards, debit cards, and Home Depot gift cards. Cash and checks are usually not accepted.

When to Rent

Key situations where a Home Depot rental truck can be useful include:

  • Local moves – 10’-17’ truck for an in-town move
  • Long-distance moves – Larger 20’-26’ truck for cross-country trip
  • DIY projects – Pickup to transport materials and tools
  • Home renovation – Utility van for drywall, appliances, etc.
  • Construction jobs – Flatbed truck to haul equipment
  • Landscaping – Loading mulch, soil, plants

Avoid trying to squeeze a big move into a small rental truck. Allow plenty of cargo space for all your possessions.

Top Competitors

Major rental truck competitors to Home Depot include:

  • U-Haul – Large selection of pickup and box trucks
  • Penske – Well-maintained newer model trucks
  • Lowe’s – Hardware store with similar truck sizes
  • Budget – Affordable rates but older truck models
  • Ryder – Specializes in commercial rentals

Each company has pros and cons to weigh like price, truck conditions, and locations. Shop around for the best rate for your specific rental dates and needs.

Customer Experience

Home Depot aims to provide a positive customer experience for all renters. Benefits include:

  • Easy online reservations with instant availability confirmation
  • Flexible rental extensions if you need the truck longer
  • Solid customer reviews for service andValue
  • nationwide locations for pickup and drop-off
  • 24/7 roadside assistance for any issues

Be sure to review the rental location’s specific hours, after-hours return policies, and instructions in advance.

Safety Regulations and Environmental Policies

Picture of a moving truckAll Home Depot truck rentals must follow standard safety and environmental regulations including:

  • DOT inspection, maintenance, and repair protocols
  • Secure tiedowns for cargo transport
  • Weight limits and load balancing enforcement
  • Emission standards for gasoline vehicles
  • Proper hazardous materials transportation
  • Rental truck cleaning and sanitation procedures

These measures help ensure a safe and responsible rental experience. Be sure to secure all loads properly and drive cautiously.

Evolving Rental Technology and Innovations

Home Depot continues to expand its rental technology and innovations such as:

  • Digital check-in via mobile app to skip counter lines
  • Contactless self-pickup options with unique PIN codes
  • Virtual reality previews of different truck sizes and layouts
  • Electric truck fleet coming soon for zero-emissions rentals
  • Enhanced GPS guidance for routing, traffic avoidance and parking

Look for more improvements in the rental experience both online and in-person. Customer convenience and sustainability are top priorities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest company to rent a truck from?

The cheapest nationwide rental truck company is usually Budget Truck Rental. Budget offers lower rates than competitors but their fleet of trucks tends to be older models with more wear and tear.

For a better balance of affordability and quality, U-Haul is often the cheapest option, followed by Penske and Home Depot. Always compare quotes across multiple companies, including local rental businesses which can sometimes have the best deals.

The cheapest rental rates often require booking well in advance.

How big is a 12-foot box truck?

A 12-foot box truck has an enclosed cargo area that is approximately 12 feet long by 7 feet wide by 7 feet high, equaling about 550 cubic feet of space.

The door opening is around 7 feet high by 5 feet wide. 12-foot trucks have a maximum load capacity of 4,000 pounds and are a common size for local household moves.

Measure furniture and belongings before booking to ensure a 12’ truck provides enough space. For small studio and 1-bedroom moves, a smaller 10’ truck may suffice.

What is the largest rental truck you can rent?

The largest rental box truck commonly available is a 26-foot truck. The cargo area of a 26’ truck is around 26 feet long by 8 feet wide by 8 feet high.

This works out to nearly 1,700 cubic feet of space with a payload capacity of 16,000 pounds. 26-foot trucks are ideal for large house moves but require an experienced driver comfortable maneuvering a vehicle of this size.

An even larger option sometimes offered is a 28-foot moving truck with over 2,000 cubic feet of capacity. Beyond this size, you would need to look into commercial rental trucks and a commercial driver’s license.

Carefully consider if you truly need the largest 26’ or 28’ truck or if a smaller 20’-22’ truck would still get the job done.

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