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LAST UPDATED: April 21st, 2023

Budget Truck s the second largest truck rental company in the continental United States with around 2,800 businesses and 32,000 trucks across the country. Budget is owned and operated by Avis Budget Group, which was spun off from Cendant. Like other truck rental companies, Budget Truck will provide residential customers with moving supplies and tips to help people move.

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The Good

  • One-Way Destination 
  • Time in Business 
  • Moving Resources and Services 
  • Truck Rental Deals 

One-Way Destination 

Budget is determined to help the customers by offering on-way destination moves. The hustle of driving a rented truck to its original location is eliminated by offering a specific drop-off location in the state where you have moved to.

Time in Business 

Budget has been providing moving services for the last 60 years. Over the years they have been able to gain the trust of their customers and their partners by providing reliable moving services. Budget Truck rental takes pride is how much experience they have as a trusted moving service.

Moving Resources and Services

Budget offers a wide variety of moving services and resources. If you need extra help Budget offers loading and unloading services upon request. Also, you have the option to transport your second car or motorcycle to the desired destination. On their website Budget offers several moving tips and helpful resources for all types of families, individuals, and organizations. 

Truck Rental Deals 

These are some of the deals you can expect to find when renting moving services from Budget: 

  • US Military Personnel travelling with orders save 20% of their rental.
  • AARP members save up to 20% Sun–Thu and, and 10% Fri–Sat.
  • Police, Fire, and EMT receive 20% off on local moves and 15% off on one-way moves, any day of the week.
  • Motor Club members receive 20% off on local moves and 15% off on one-way moves, any day of the week.
  • Students receive 20% off local moves and 15% off one-way moves, any day of the week.
  • Bar Association members receive 20% off local rentals and 15% off one-way rentals any day of the week. 

The Bad

  • Undisclosed Prices 

Undisclosed Prices 

Unfortunately Budget does not offer standardized prices on their moving services and resources. You can request a quote on their website by providing your contact information, or you can contact them by telephone to get your quote.


The Bottom Line

Budget Truck rental has been offering its moving services to the residents of the United States for the last 56 years. They have gained the trust of the customers and partners by providing reliable moving services and products. With Budget you can choose from a wide variety of moving services and truck rentals. If you need extra help you can request loading and unloading services. Also, you can find many wonderful discounts and deals when using their products. However, undisclosed prices will make it difficult to know how much your move will cost you and what additional fees you might face during your move.

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S. Roman

This company is complete trash!!! I get a call from Budget not even a day and a half before we're supposed to move from Minnesota to Wisconsin to tell me that the truck I reserved 2 weeks prior isn't available!! What?!? I asked the guy who called me to help me find another truck and he told me to call customer service. Really?! I called customer service and they said all they could do is make a request to the Inventory Manager. Seriously?! The inventory manager named Sergio was beyond unprofessional and insulting and when I asked for his employee number he canceled my reservation without my authorization and pretty much told me to go figure it out. Called numerous times before being connected to a supervisor who justified the actions of the inventory manager!!! Not one person I spoke to even tried to help me with the issue. I was forced to stop working for the day just so I could find another truck rental that cost me a lot more because of last-minute reservations. Disgusting people that work for Budget. Disgusting customer service!!! Disgusting company!!!

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Susan E Weinberg Billings, MT

My husband and I used Budget Truck Rental 6 years ago from a from a franchise out of Albuquerque, New Mexico to move up to Montana. Firstly, the truck that I reserved was not ready when I arrived because the size truck that I was to rent wasn’t available even though I made a reservation days in advance. Being it was the 16th of December, Budget rented out all the ones of that size out to UPS deliveries and all that was left was a smaller truck, even thought I rented a price for a larger one. I was pretty desperate and they knew it and so I had no choice. The truck was so small that the movers had to overpack it and it was more weight than was safe to use, being that it was a high profile vehicle with tiny tires which made it very unstable in high wind conditions. Plus it was so overpacked that the mudflaps dragged on the highway for the entire 1000 mile trip! Secondly, since it was winter I had to drive through slushy snowy areas and when I had to use the wipers and windshield washers it had no liquid only to find that out after driving through winding mountain passes and salt, slush and mud made the windshield almost unseeable. I’m surprised I got down that mountain in one piece without wrecking the truck. When I pulled into a truck stop and bought some washer fluid I went to use the windshield washer, only to find out that the pump to the washer was inoperative. This is a safety hazard!! They should check all things are in good operating order before renting out a vehicle!! When at my arrival to Montana the other Budget franchise where I returned it made absolutely no adjustments for giving a smaller truck than what I paid for. Stay away from Budget! $1000+ totally down the drain. Never again!

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coyote480 Queen Creek, AZ

If I could give a company NEGATIVE stars, I would. We reserved two vehicles to move from one location to a house approximately an hour away. The vehicles each had a specific purpose. When the day came to move, they did not have one of the vehicles, a van, available, and instead tried to offer a 12 ft truck. That did not work for us, because we needed a van to safely carry specific cargo. Due to this issue, we suffered significant loss during our move. ALSO, the charges made to our credit card, were fraudulent, and supposed deposits were not returned as per their policy. It took multiple complaints and a complaint to the BBB to get the charges reversed. I will NEVER use this company again for ANY reason, and I recommend no one else use them either.

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Bess Wilfong St Louis, MO

I had a horrible experience with Budget. They confirmed my reservation for a moving truck, and the day of the move they told me there was nothing available. They said that they do not guarantee any truck rentals. Ridiculous.

1 year ago