Now that we’ve talked about Home Depot’s trucks and rates, we wanted to highlight a few of the most important things to know about the company’s truck rental services.
Unfortunately, your local Home Depot might not participate in the Penske partnership, so you won’t be able to get a Penske truck there. However, there are over 2,000 Home Depot locations in the US, so there’s a good chance you can find a nearby location with Penske trucks.
Luckily, Home Depot's website will let you know where Penske trucks are available, so you don’t have to call or waste too much time to learn whether or not you can get a Penske truck.
Despite this feature, the limited number of participating Home Depot locations is another reason you should probably just go to Penske directly if you need a Penske truck.
Most Home Depot locations only have a small supply of Load ‘N Go rental trucks. This can make it difficult to get your hands on one, especially considering you can’t book Load ‘N Go trucks in advance.
That’s right. Load ‘N Go rentals are first come, first served, and you can only rent one in store. You can’t make reservations.
Paired with the company’s limited truck availability, this inability to reserve a truck makes Load ‘N Go rentals an unreliable option. If you plan your moving day around getting a Home Depot truck, you might be left truckless at the last minute.
That said, if your moving day is flexible, you can still save money by waiting for an available truck from Home Depot. Additionally, if your U-Haul reservation falls through (which happens often), Home Depot can be a good backup option.
DIY moving is fraught with small accidents. Even if you’ve moved several times on your own, there’s always the risk that you might break the leg off a table, put a hole in your drywall, or scrape your hardwood floor. This is where Home Depot’s home improvement specialty comes in.
When you return your Home Depot truck, you can just pick up anything you might need for small repairs to your home or furniture instead of making a second stop. It might not seem like much, but this one-stop shopping convenience can spare you a lot of traffic and time at the end of an exhausting day of moving.
Additionally, Home Depot sells plenty of moving supplies like boxes, dollies, and furniture pads, which you can pick up along with your truck. The company even offers a handy moving calculator that can help you determine how many moving supplies you need.