Should You Rent a Cargo Van or Moving Truck?

If you have a big move coming up, you are likely going to need to rent an additional vehicle to get your items from point A to point B. However, depending on the size of your move, you may not need to rent a whole moving truck to get the job done. If you don’t have a lot of big furniture, or you are only moving to a small one-bedroom apartment, you may be able to fit everything you need into a cargo van. Today on the blog, your friends at Value Van & Car Rental are discussing the two options so you can decide which is right for you.

Cargo Van vs. Moving Truck

Parking and Traffic

As you consider your options, think about where you will be traveling and parking in your rental. Do you need to park on a busy street to unload, or will you have access to a parking lot? Additionally, will you be navigating heavy traffic, or will you have a simple drive between destinations? A cargo van is going to be much easier to park and move through traffic than a moving truck. Plus, once you park, a cargo van will take up less space, so you’ll be less likely to feel rushed to move it again.


Next, think about the amount of space you’ll need. If you’re moving from one large house to another and you have a large amount of furniture, you will likely need a moving truck. However, if you don’t have that many possessions, they may be safer in a cargo van where they won’t slide around at every turn. By using a smaller vehicle to transport your items, you’ll actually prevent damage as they are less likely to move around and fall during the drive.


Finally, consider the cost of a moving truck compared to the cost of a cargo van. For some, saving money is worth making a few different trips between destinations, while others would prefer to get it all done in one trip. While a moving truck is more expensive to rent than a cargo van, it may be worth it to you as it could be more convenient and save you some time.

Whether you need a moving truck or a cargo van for your next move, you can’t go wrong when you rent from Value Van & Car Rental. Contact us in Newark, NJ today at (973) 792-0343 to reserve a rental for your next move.