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How Much Does A Rented Moving Truck Weigh? [Updated 2021]

Truck weight limit highway signYou've rented a moving truck and you're driving to your new home when suddenly you see a sign that causes you to panic- Weight Limit 10 Tons. Surely this 26' U-Haul van weighs at least that much. Wait- how many pounds are in a ton?!

Take a deep breath, everything is going to be just fine. Woosah. First things first, since there's a good chance you just Google'd this while driving. Rental trucks will have a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) between 8,600 pounds (4.3 tons) for a 10' truck and 26,000 pounds (13 tons) for a 26' truck.

How Much do U-Haul, Penske, and Budget Trucks Weigh?

If you're still reading this then you are one of the few who wasn't in panic mode behind the wheel of a big box truck. Good job!

You may be looking for the weight of a truck you rented from a specific company, yeah? Well, today's your lucky day, because we've created a handy table that is broken down by truck size and rental company to help you approximate how much your rental truck weighs when it's fully loaded with all of your junk, err... priceless possessions.

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Truck Size Rental Company GVW (in Tons)
A rented moving truck will never exceed a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 26,001 lbs. This is because the Department of Transportation requires a commercial driver's license (CDL) when the GVW exceeds 26,001 lbs.
10 Ft U-Haul 8,600 lbs (4.3 tons)
12 Ft Penske, Budget 9,900 lbs - 10,050 lbs (5 tons)
15 Ft U-Haul 14,500 lbs (7.25 tons)
16 Ft Penske, Budget 12,500 lbs (6.25 tons)
20 Ft U-Haul 14,500 lbs (7.25 tons)
22 Ft Penske 17,000 lbs (8.5 tons)
26 Ft U-Haul, Penske, Budget 26,000 lbs (13 tons)
Much to our surprise, it was incredibly difficult to locate accurate information during our research. The data we have provided should be used as a guideline, the weight of your specific rental truck may be different. Refer to the specifications located in your rental truck for the most accurate data.

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