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Fuel Prices Making You Re-Think Renting a Truck?

With the high cost of fuel these days more and more people are choosing to move via do-it-yourself moving. However, when moving with a rental truck you need to consider where all the expenses are coming from. The most significant component will be fuel.
When renting a truck there are many factors that come in to play. First, you got the primary rental rate, which is usually a per day rate. Then, you got the mileage rate, which only includes so many miles. Then you have to factor in how much for the additional miles. And this can really add up for longer haul moves! Next, you got the insurance fee, which you should always have to be on the safer side and purchase insurance because god-forbid you break down on the side of the highway! This ensures that you are not liable in the event of any accident. Then of course, you got the fuel costs!
When receiving your rental truck… after all the paper work and registration, you should receive the truck with a full tank of gas. Once you return the truck you are responsible for giving it back with a full tank of gas too. If you don’t the company will charge you for it and the costs are usually higher than what it would normally be to fill the tank, which includes the ‘labour’ for paying the employee to do it. The mileage along with the truck costs are usually only limited. Once you go over your included mileage there is an additional cost per mile. This cost may seem small, but it adds up! Especially when moving long distance. This could cost from anywhere in between 0.19 cents per mile to 0.80 cents per mile or more! The average cost of an average size rental truck is approximately 10 miles per gallon. So depending on how far you are driving, the more the miles add up, therefore the more the cost adds up.
The size of the truck also makes a difference. As well, weight plays a big part in fuel consumption.
And whatever hidden costs come along with that…   
With Flexible Move you don’t have to worry about the cost of fuel! And you don’t even have to worry about driving that big truck! All you have to do is load and unload your own container. Flexible Move’s do-it-yourself container service allows you to save on the cost of moving and the high costs of fuel!
For more information on the high cost of fuel, check out Statistics Canada and check out the increase in fuel over the years:
To get a better idea on how much you pay on fuel with a moving truck per mile/kilometer calculate your costs on this Fuel Calculator:
Now compare that to the price of your flat rate cost with Flexible Move!
It’s clear that the cost of fuel; provided from the stats above from Statistics Canada, that the cost keeps increasing dramatically. So when moving, consider how much you will pay on the cost of your move!

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posted by Flexible Move @ Monday, December 20, 2010 11:52 a.m.   0 Comments


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