U-Haul is a company that rents trucks, trailers, and other pieces of equipment. It has a rental fleet comprised of vans, trucks, auto-transports, and more. Renting a truck will need some requirements. Firstly you will need a driver’s license. Next, you have to be at least 18 years old to rent a truck. You can use a credit card or debit card to reserve a truck online, or you can reserve it using cash, but you will need to reserve it in person.
Pulling a trailer or driving a large truck will require experience and skill to drive it safely. Should you feel uncomfortable in unfamiliar terrains such as mountainous areas, off-roads, or high-traffic, you can ask someone qualified and experienced to drive for you. However, the person signing the rental contract will be responsible for any damages incurred to the equipment.
U-Haul rentals are consistently driven from state to state and around towns. Some of the vehicles may experience wear and tear which is not visible. Therefore it will be wise to do an inspection and check-up on the vehicle you are renting. Make sure it is functioning well and free of damage before hitting the roads.
U-Haul Towing Service
What happens when your rental truck breaks down on the road? Most probably you will need tow truck assistance. We provide U-Haul towing service and can help transport the vehicle to safety. Or if you are driving off-road, and your vehicle is stuck in sand or mud, we can also help you with our winch-out service. We have assisted customers with our U-Haul towing.
Typically for a U-Haul rental truck, one may need a medium duty towing. Vehicles have different categories according to their respective weights. The GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) determines the weight classes of the vehicles. Medium duty vehicles weigh between 14,000 pounds to 16,000 pounds. That will include vehicles such as vans, small trucks, RVs, and motorhomes.
Towing is a delicate operation, and it requires both the appropriate equipment and tow truck to carry out the operation smoothly. As the weight of the towed vehicle goes up, so does the complexity and challenge of the towing task. Not all vehicles are identical, and so are their towing capacity. You will need tow trucks with enough towing capacity to handle the medium duty vehicles. That would take about 9,000 to 22,000 pounds for tow trucks to tow the vehicles safely. Wheel lift tow trucks and flatbed tow trucks are capable of handling most medium duty vehicles. Our tow truck drivers have the skills, experience, and practical knowledge to perform U-Haul towing service safely.
Winch-Out for Trapped Vehicles
Winch out involves pulling a vehicle from precarious spots with a motorized axle and strong cable. Our towing team will use a tow cable and attach it to the vehicle. When the vehicle is attached to the cable, the electric or hydraulic powered motor will pull the cable toward the tow truck. It will slowly and safely winch your vehicle out from the hazardous spots. Once the vehicle is winched out, we will move it to a safe spot.
Winch outs are necessary for rescuing vehicles from sand, mud, or ditches. When vehicles are stranded on steep inclines or in dangerous locations, it will be much safer to attach a tow cable and pull the vehicle to safety. The tow truck is placed on a solid surface, then the winch out system is used to pull vehicles back to safety. The motor in the winch system will do all the work. Our experienced towing professional have the expertise to retrieve your vehicle.