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How Much Does A Rented Moving Truck Weigh?

How Much Does A Rented Moving Truck Weigh?

You've rented a moving truck and you're driving to your new home when suddenly you see a weight limit sign. Uh-oh, how much does this truck weigh?! The weight of a rental truck will vary by a number of factors:

  1. Size
  2. Rental company
  3. Make and model of the truck
  4. If it is empty or full

We've created a handy table to help you quickly determine a ballpark area for how much your rental truck weighs when full. The 'Gross Vehicle Weight' (GVW) is the maximum weight of the truck once it has been loaded.

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Truck SizeGross Vehicle Weight (Max)
Weight ranges shown are because two or more rental truck companies report different max weight values for the same truck size.
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 Ft8,600 lbs
14 Ft14,050 lbs
16 Ft11,500 - 14,050 lbs*
17 Ft14,050 lbs
20 Ft14,500 lbs
22 Ft16,000 - 22,000 lbs*
24 Ft18,000 - 25,500 lbs*
26 Ft20,000 - 26,000 lbs*
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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