Your Guide to Calculating Moving Truck Mileage Costs

If you plan on moving and using a rental truck, you may be curious about how much you can expect to pay in mileage fees. It is important to have a good grasp on what your expected fees are so that you can properly budget. You must keep in mind that your fees may vary slightly so you should plan for a bit of an increase and then anything less than that amount is perfect. Below, we will help you learn how you can calculate your moving truck mileage fees.

Typically, when it comes to moving, you will be charged by the number of trips times your miles per trip. Once you have this number, you can then take the total miles and multiple it by your mileage fee.

For example, if you are going to be making a total of four trips at 20 miles each, this is a total of 80 miles. If the cost per mile is 59 cents, you would then multiple 80 miles times 59 cents, which works out to $47.20. You may be charged a flat fee to rent the truck as well.

Many moving truck rental companies have affordable prices on their miles and you will find that it does not cost an arm and a leg to rent one. If you are planning on making a longer move, you may want to see if the moving truck company allows you to rent the truck per day.

It is not uncommon for a moving company to charge a simple flat fee for the day to rent the truck for in-town moves. You will usually be given an allotted amount of miles that come with the price of the truck and anything above and beyond that number will be charged at the company’s rate.

When you are looking for moving truck rental quotes, call several places to find out what they charge. Often, you will find the flat fee price is affordable as well and may range from $19 per day to $60 per day.

As you plan for your move, consider the price per mile and how many miles you will be traveling. Remember, overestimate by a bit to give yourself enough padding to ensure that you will be able to afford the price.