How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Pickup Truck?

We all can use a truck from time to time, whether that’s for a dump run, to move an appliance, or just to get dirty. However, since trucks get dirty, and can lead a hard life hauling stuff, it’s often hard to find one for rent. But you can, and they can be cheap if you need one for just a few hours. Home Depot, Lowe’s, Enterprise, U-Haul and even Turo offer tons of great options when you need to rent a pickup truck.

How much does Home Depot charge to rent a truck?

Home depot truck rental
Home Depot truck rental | Home Depot

Those orange and white Home Depot trucks really are available to rent. If you have a quick project, you can rent one for $19 for 75 minutes, and you don’t need to buy anything. You can also rent a Ford F-250 for more intense jobs at Home Depot. The F-250 flatbed pickup can be rented for $129 per day, or $903 per week, with unlimited mileage. You need insurance, you need to be 21, and you need to fill it up before you return the truck.  

However, from personal experience, I’ve found that it’s rare that these trucks are available when you need one, so don’t count on one being available for an emergency project. At your local store you can schedule a rental in advance. HD also rents cargo vans and box trucks in some markets.

How much does Lowe’s charge to rent a truck?

Lowe's truck rental
Rent a Chevy Silverado 1500 at Lowes’s | Lowe’s

Lowe’s also offers trucks for rent. It’s trucks rent for $19 for 90 minutes, and then $5 for every 15 minutes over that. A four-hour rental Is $49, and a 24-hour rental is $119. Like Home Depot, you need insurance, a driver’s license, and proof of insurance. Lowe’s rents single-cab long-bed Chevy Silverado 1500 trucks, which means you get an eight-foot bed. And, don’t feel bad about getting these trucks dirty: Lowe’s says they’re good for anything from furniture to a pile of mulch.

Again, these trucks are not always available. Call ahead to make sure that a truck is available at your local store.

How much does Enterprise charge to rent a truck?

Enterprise offers two types of trucks, a “standard” and a “1/2 ton.” At Enterprise, standard truck is a midsize pickup truck, such as a Chevrolet Colorado, for about $200 a day, while the ½ ton is a Ford F-150 or a similar full-size truck, which is about $210 daily. Those rates are for rentals in Houston, Texas, and prices vary across the county.

Enterprise doesn’t shy away from telling you to get it dirty, either, and says the trucks are great for weekend getaways and DIY projects. One bonus from Enterprise is that you can get a truck with towing capacity from some Enterprise Truck Rental locations. There’s no way we can list every rental car company’s truck rentals.

Try Turo for a rental truck for cheaper than you may think

Four trucks you can rent at Turo
Turo trucks for rent | Turo.com

Turo is a service that allows anyone to rent their personal car or truck to anyone else. You can rent almost any kind of truck you can imagine through Turo, from an F-250 to a Tacoma for less than $100 a day. Most owners of Turo vehicles like to keep the clean (who doesn’t?), so if you do make a dump run, clean it up. Turo is also a great way to spend a few hours in a truck that you’re thinking about buying and to try one out, like a Rivian R1T.

Get a regular pickup trucks at U-Haul, too

U-Haul trucks and vansfor rent in a lot
U-Haul rents pickups as well as moving vans | Stephen Hilger, Getty Images

U-Haul rents single-cab long-bed Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado 1500 trucks, depending on where you live, for $19.95, plus 69 cents per mile, for four hours. Of course, U-Haul rents tons of other big trucks and vans, too. U-Haul knows that if you’re renting a truck you probably need helpers, too, so for anywhere from $55 to $150 an hour, the company can also provide helpers to help you load a pickup. According to Road and Track, it’s also renting fuel-sipping Ford Maverick hybrid trucks. These trucks are, depending on who you talk to, either super rare or super popular, so reserve one early if you want one.

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