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When moving, one of the most common questions is about the right size of the truck that you’ll need. There are different types and sizes of moving trucks and you’ll want to double-check and make sure that the one you chose is the right fit for the job.

Usually, people rent trucks because moving trucks are an a specialized type of vehicles, and are expensive to own and maintain as an individual. Plus, you cannot really know in advance what will you need so renting it on every single occasion is affordable and fits your needs the right way. When renting a moving truck, try asking at the company for advice about the right sized truck. Below is some information that should help you make your choice depending on how much stuff you are moving, but asking around can’t hurt. Remember that these people are specialized for this type of job, although you should be wary and know if someone is trying to convince you that you need a bigger, more expensive truck than is required.

Small Moving Trucks

Small moving trucks range in size from 10 ft to 16 ft. The twelve-foot truck usually fits the need of moving one to two rooms. Its fuel tank can hold up to 33 gallons where approximately 12 miles should go for a single gallon. Cargo interior is about 12′ long, 6.6′ wide and 6.1′ high. The floor space counts about 73 square feet, while the storage space holds 450 cubic feet. The load capacity is normally around 3100 lbs for a 12 ft. moving truck.

Moving trucks
Sixteen-foot truck usually fits the need of moving two to three rooms. Its fuel tank can hold up to 40 gallons where approximately 12 miles should go for a single gallon. Cargo interior is about 16′ long, 7.7′ wide and 6.6′ high. The floor space counts about 117 square feet, while the storage space holds 800 cubic feet. The load capacity is 4300 lbs.
Intermediate Sized Moving Trucks

Trucks in this category can typically move a home from 2-5 bedrooms, and rage in size from 17 feet to 24 feet. Twenty-two-foot trucks usually fit the need of moving three to five rooms. This heavily depends on how big your rooms are. Its fuel tank can hold up to 50 gallons where approximately 10 miles should go for a single gallon. Cargo interior is about 21.11′ long, 7.8′ wide and 8.1′ high. Width and height of these dimensions are roughly the most you can get. However, there bigger sized trucks that differ in terms of length. The floor space counts about 164 square feet, while the storage space holds 1200 cubic feet. The load capacity is about 11000 lbs.

Large Moving Trucks

A large moving truck is Twenty-six-footlong or more, and usually fits the need of moving five to seven rooms. Its fuel tank can hold up to 70 gallons where approximately 10 miles should go for a single gallon. Cargo interior is about 25.11′ long, 7.8′ wide and 8.1′ high making the same as the 22-foot truck in terms of width and height. Still, it is 4 feet longer.The floor space counts about 192 square feet, while the storage space holds up to 1700 cubic feet. The load capacity is 10000 lbs.

Although it is important to have enough room in the truck to load all of your things, you don’t want too much extra space to allow your things to bounce around in the truck while you are moving. A professional moving company can help you choose the right truck for the job, and pack it securely to make sure your belongings stay safe during the move. If you decide to move on your own, hopefully, this helps you choose the right vehicle for you and your next move