Box Truck Rental: What You Need to Know

Single and Tandem Axle Straight Trucks

If you’re looking for box truck rental in Michigan, there are a few things you need to know. 

Box trucks, also known as straight trucks or cube vans, are chassis cab trucks with box-shaped cargo areas. Box trucks are commercial trucks, but they are highly maneuverable and great for city driving. They are used for many different types of loads, including hauling furniture, parcel delivery, and more. Some people use box trucks when moving or transporting appliances. Our most common customers include greenhouses, seed companies, and beverage companies.

When renting a box truck, there are a few options to choose from:

1. Box Size

Box trucks are typically measured by the size of their cargo area, in feet. With a box truck, the cargo area is referred to as a box, not a bed, as with a flatbed truck. 

  • 20 feet
  • 26 feet

2. Load Weight

Different box trucks are rated for different cargo weights. Obviously, it’s a good idea to be aware of the total weight you’d like to haul. Our 20’ box truck can handle 25,999 lbs, and our 26’ truck can handle 32,000 lbs.

3. CDL, Non-CDL, and Chauffeur’s License

A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required to drive commercial motor vehicles. Some of the box trucks we have available to rent require a CDL. 

Additionally, any truck over 10,000 pounds requires a chauffeur’s license. This means that to rent a box truck, you must have a chauffeur’s license at the minimum.

4. Dock Height

If you’re a business, you may want to pull your box truck up to a dock. This means that you’ll want the “dock height”, or the height of the truck bed from the ground, to match your docking area.

Common dock heights are:

  • 96 inches
  • 102 inches

Chances are, you already know the dock height you’re looking for. If not, just measure the height of the dock off the ground in inches. 

Reserve Your Box Truck Rental

You might know exactly what you need to rent, or you might have a few questions. Regardless of what you need, we’re happy to help.

Make sure you’ve got the right truck rental for the job. We’re a friendly family-owned company who will give you personalized service. Don’t get stuck on hold with a faceless corporation. We believe in accessibility, and we’ll bring you our A-game every day. Need truck rentals in Michigan or anywhere in the US? We’ve got you covered.

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