How to Rent a Work Truck


Renting a work truck is similar to renting a car for pleasure with one important difference. Your work is what pays the bills, so rent a safe, reliable vehicle that will get the job done. Make sure the company you consider renting from can provide the correct work truck for the job.

Things You'll Need

  • Driver's license
  • Credit card
  • Insurance policy

Find a reliable company such as Enterprise (see Resources) from which to rent your truck. Another company that rents work trucks is Ryder.

Find out what you need to provide in order to rent a truck from the company. You need a driver’s license, but depending on the size of the truck, you might need a chauffeur’s license or a commercial driver’s license. Rental truck agencies generally require a credit card for payment, although some might accept cash. Some companies will set you up on a billing plan if you rent often with them, so inquire about that.

Check on how the company handles insurance. Your present automobile policy might not include rental work trucks. Contact your insurance company first to find out if the rental work truck will be covered and for how much on that policy. Ask the rental company about the insurance policy they provide for their vehicles.

Ask the rental company about the types of vehicles it has available and the nearest location that has the vehicle you need. Make sure they will have that vehicle available on the day you need to rent it.

Book your work truck rental over the phone with the representative. Most often, to book you will have to give your credit card number, expiration date and security code to the clerk, but they won’t bill you until the day of rental.

Show up at the rental company on the date, and pick up your rental work truck.

Tips & Warnings

  • Compare prices for the rental work truck before booking your rental because one company might be running a special on rates. Although, you might not have a choice, find out if different days of the week have different rates. If so, try take advantage by renting on the lower-priced day. Although some big rental car companies also rent work trucks, investigate local companies that rent work trucks. Sometimes smaller companies will offer better prices or other incentives to rent with them.

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