By Brandon on Dec 01 2015
Category: Moving Guides

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.

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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