At some point, there’s going to come a day where you need a pickup truck. Maybe you need to pick up a new sofa for your apartment or perhaps you need something to use for the day while your normal work truck is getting repaired. So, that being said, does Home Depot rent trucks?
To rent a Home Depot truck, all you have to do is visit their website or call your local store and see if they have any vehicles available. Although truck models may vary depending on the location you’re renting from, they’re all pretty much the same: a basic two-seater commercial pickup for towing or hauling materials or small trailers.
Thankfully, I have my own truck today. However, from time to time, I do have to take it in for maintenance or repairs that can leave me without a truck for a couple of days. In this case, I know that I can always rely on Home Depot for quick and dependable pickup truck rentals. So, for those of you who have been asking, here’s everything you need to know about renting a pickup from Home Depot!
Home Depot makes it as easy as possible to get your hands on a truck, but they have a few prerequisites, including being over 21 and having a driver’s license. Aside from these relatively lax prerequisites, you just have to visit the Home Depot site or call up your local store to get your hands on a rental truck.
For those of you who’ve kept up with my blog, you probably realize that I go to Home Depot for just about everything. I buy my paint there, I buy building materials, tools, and more. However, I also rent trucks from there too!
Granted, they don’t have quite as large of a selection as my local Enterprise, but the rental process is hassle-free and a bit cheaper than most of the car rental agencies in my area. So, in my opinion, if you need to rent a pickup truck for a day, Home Depot is easily one of the most legit places to do it.
When I first started my small contracting business, I didn’t have a truck. Most of the time, I just threw my painting materials in the back of my old Honda Civic and called it a day. Sometimes, when I had a big job, though, I would need to rent a pickup for a couple of days to haul around materials. Whenever I needed one, Home Depot had my back.
Now that I have a truck, it seems like my friends and family are always asking to borrow it (I know you fellow truck owners can relate). But, given that I use my truck almost every day for work, I’m not really in a position to loan it out. So, I always recommend Home Depot truck rentals to friends. So, that being said, here are the answers to all of the questions I’ve gotten!
Renting a truck at Home Depot is a lot like renting a car at a typical rental agency. This means that you have to be at least 21-years-old. For those of you under 21, it may seem unfair; however, the reason is that the agency that insures Home Depot regards sub-21-year-old drivers as a higher than average risk.
While you could ask an older individual to rent the truck in your name, you would be breaking Home Depot’s rental agreement, and they could fine you, sue you, or deny an insurance claim. So, this is a risk that I would not recommend you take.
While Home Depot may be a bit expensive when it comes to building materials, their pickup truck rentals are quite agreeable! Here’s how the pricing structure works:
- You must pay a minimum $150 security deposit with a valid credit/debit card upon rental. This will be refunded when you return the truck without interior/exterior damage on your part.
- It costs just $19 to rent for the first 75 minutes (this makes it great for a short move or quick hauling mission).
- If you need it for more than 75 minutes, you’ll be charged the daily 24-hour rate of $130.
- You must refill the gas tank to the level it was rented at. If not, you’ll be charged a higher-than-average refill fee (try to avoid this!).
One time I had a huge flooring replacement job (I used Home Depot to supply the flooring materials as well) that was going to involve an entire week of back-and-forth travel. Thankfully, Home Depot was able to hook me up with a weekly rental rate on their pickup.
For long-term rentals, expect to pay $903 per week. This equals out to the same amount you’ll pay per day, but at least they’ll reserve it for you so you won’t have to return it for somebody else to use!
A couple of months ago I was doing a big job in Atlanta, and I needed to rent a trailer as well. Thankfully Atlanta has some of the most well-stocked Home Depots in the nation, and they were able to rent me an open flatbed trailer for just $42 per day! They also offer weekly rates of $168 per week if you need to use a trailer for longer than a day.
Yes, Home Depot will provide a hitch, but only if you’re renting a Home Depot trailer with your truck. If not, you’ll need to supply your own hitch.
Home Depot typically offers a standard two-seater 2.5-ton flatbed pickup truck such as a Ford F-250, Ram 2500, or a Silverado/GMC Sierra 2500.
No, since Home Depot doesn’t rent large commercial tractors, you don’t need a CDL license to rent a truck. However, you do need a valid drivers’ license. This means that your license cannot be expired. It must also show that you are over 21-years-old.
Compared to most typical car rental agencies or UHaul locations, Home Depot has very competitive rates. In fact, I’ve found that they’re $10 to $20 cheaper per day than most rental agencies! Additionally, they offer affordable weekly rates and moving trailers, which makes them a one-stop shop. So, the next time you need a short or long-term pickup truck rental, I definitely recommend that you check them out!