U-Haul has a variety of renting options that are based on your specific needs. There is the standard U-Haul car rental where you simply pick up and drop off the vehicle, as well as a variety of extended services. If you are planning to rent a moving truck from U-Haul, there are different reservation types depending on your situation.
If you are an individual or renting with friends, you can choose an Individual Reservation. This way, only one person will be listed as the driver with their own personal information.
Alternatively, if it’s a business transaction and you need to be listed as the primary renter and driver, this means you’ll have to complete an Enterprise Reservation instead.
What is an Individual Reservation?
The Individual Reservation is the standard reservation that can be used for any type of rental. It is the most flexible option when it comes to adding drivers and there is no minimum or a maximum number of days required.
You can choose from a variety of rental options including standard trailers, Moving Boxes, or truck rental. This is the best option if you are renting on your own, or if you don’t know how long your move will take. It also works well if you are splitting the cost with a group of friends. Be careful, however, if you are planning on renting for more than 28 days since U-Haul does not allow such a long rental period for an Individual Reservation.
The Enterprise Reservation is designed for businesses that rent moving trucks on a regular basis. It is tailored towards fleet management and offers a variety of benefits. For starters, Enterprise Rentals don’t have a minimum time requirement, so you can rent a truck for just one day if you need to.
Additionally, if your business has a fleet of 5 or more trucks, the Enterprise Reservation allows you to submit one invoice to U-Haul. This is handy if you have employees who will be renting U-Haul trucks. Enterprise Rentals also give businesses the opportunity to brand their trucks with custom logos.
If you are renting a truck for business purposes, you are required to complete an Enterprise Reservation. You will be asked for your business name, address, and phone number. The primary renter and driver information is required as well.
As the name suggests, the Business Reservation is for businesses that need to rent trucks for business purposes. Again, all details must be provided, including the type of business and the business address. This reservation type also requires all employees who will be renting trucks to submit a driver’s license.
U-Haul Truck Package Reservation
The U-Haul Truck Package Reservation is designed for people who need to move truckloads of goods, such as furniture or an office. It is best used when you know you will be renting a truck for more than 28 days. This way, if your move takes longer than expected, you can extend the rental with no penalty.
This reservation type also only allows for one driver, so if you will be moving truckloads of furniture or an entire office, it is best to select this reservation type on the U-Haul website.
How to Add a Driver to your U-Haul Reservation?
The first step is to complete an Individual or Enterprise Reservation. Remember that an Enterprise Reservation is only available if you are renting a truck for business purposes.
Once you have completed the reservation, proceed to the next screen and select “Edit Reservation”. Here, you can add a driver to your reservation by simply selecting “Add a Co-Renter” and entering their information.
When is a Co-Renter Required?
If you are an individual and renting a U-Haul truck by yourself, you don’t technically need a co-driver. However, if your insurance company has any questions about your ability to drive a U-Haul truck (such as if you don’t have a valid license), a co-driver will be required.
Additionally, if you are renting a truck bigger than a 5-foot-long truckload or you will be driving in high-risk areas, your insurance company might require you to have a co-driver. It is important to note that U-Haul has different insurance requirements for these larger trucks. An individual cannot rent a 15-foot truck unless they have a commercial driver’s license. If you don’t meet these requirements, you will be required to add a co-driver to your reservation.
The U-Haul website has a variety of rental options depending on your situation. If you are an individual or renting with friends, you can choose an Individual Reservation. This is the most flexible option and works well if you don’t know how long your move will take.
If you are a business renting a truck, you must select an Enterprise Reservation. If you are renting a truck for business purposes, you are required to complete an Enterprise Reservation.
The U-Haul Truck Package Reservation is designed for people who need to move truckloads of goods. Finally, if you are an individual and your insurance company requires a co-driver, you must add a co-driver to your reservation.