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Do not rent from Budget Rental Truck division - October 26, 2012, 05:08 PM

I put in a reservation for a 26 foot rental truck with Budget Rental Truck division about two weeks ago. I need the truck for Saturday 10/27. These Idiots call me at 4:35 today 10/26 and say that the truck I requested is not available for tomorrow at the location I requested. They tell me I must call customer service to have them find me a truck in close proximity to me. I do not understand why it is put on my shoulders to find myself a truck when I put in a reservation over two weeks ago.

Mind you I have already made plans for movers to be at my house for 10:00 AM on 10/27. They said well since it was so late someone would contact me on 10/27 somewhere in the vicinity of 9:00 AM for a possible solution. Needless to say this solution does not help me.

Called Penske today got a 26 foot truck for tomorrow and it is going to be cheaper than Budget even though I have to return it to MD after the move to VA.

Just a rant, but you have been warned.

Penske all the way for me from here on out.

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October 26, 2012, 08:19 PM

When it comes to straight trucks, I only use Enterprise or Penske. I've heard of too many bad experiences with Budget and U-Haul is far from a bargain any longer.



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October 27, 2012, 02:53 PM

Yep...Penske all day every day. Rented one when I moved to NE. Drove all the way from NC to NE with no hiccups. Truck was just asking for more. We rolled like 75-85mph the whole way. Truck pulled like a horse.


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October 28, 2012, 09:13 AM

i had the same problem with a reservation i made with penske over 2 weeks in advance. the smaller truck i reserved wasn't available but they had a larger, diesel truck available. what happened was the truck i originally reserved wasn't returned on time by the previous renter.


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October 28, 2012, 09:52 AM

I worked with a moving company before I got my current job and let me tell you I have heard plenty of customer bitch about how their truck rental companies called them a day or two before to inform them about the truck situation way too many times. Especially those who need mid size trucks, not the 10 or 14 footer trucks. Basically what I am trying to say is that it happens to all companies.

That is why there are some people who prefers to pay more for a company that got their own truck and movers. But the price margin is huge if you get your own truck. My company charges about $120-140 for 2 men and 2 hours while a moving company with a truck probably goes for $400 or so plus gas. They usually charge by move, not hours so it may get a bit more complicated. But with my company, you deal with the headache of renting a truck and driving it if you are not a good driver


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FYI, insurance doesn't cover low bridges.


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At some point you think municipalities would realize that although the bridge is labeled as below NHTSA regulation, to prevent a lawsuit they would grade the road lower to give adequate clearance or petition the rail road to raise the height of the crossing.

When you have that many recorded accidents at a single location it is only a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt or killed. This is when parties will end up in litigation hell.



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At some point you think municipalities would realize that although the bridge is labeled as below NHTSA regulation, to prevent a lawsuit they would grade the road lower to give adequate clearance or petition he raise road to raise the height of the crossing.

When you have that many recorded accidents at a single location it is only a matter of time before someone get seriously hurt or killed. This is when a parties will end up in litigation hell.
There is a FAQ about those types of questions.

Bridge is over 100 years old and the railway doesn't want to pay the money when there are ways around it. Can't dig deeper because there is a 100 year old sewer just beneath the road.

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FYI, insurance doesn't cover low bridges.


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Wow. Assholes living in this city/town? Having a bridge like that makes no sense? Apparently it is a busy road and they put the bridge so damn low.

Having all that people crash and say it had lasted for 100 years is like a slap in the face


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As I posted above they have a FAQ, just can't find it on my phone.

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