For the ninth consecutive year, Atlanta, Georgia, has topped the list of Penske Truck Rental’s Top Moving Destinations. Since 2010, Atlanta has taken the number one spot on the company’s annual list of cities seeing the most inbound truck rental.
In a surprising turn of events, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, did not rank in 2018. The Texas metropolis was No. 3 on the 2017 list and appeared among the Top 5 cities since the list’s inception.
Making its list debut, Austin, Texas, claimed the No. 9 spot. The Lone Star State’s capital is the 11th largest city in the United States and the third largest state capital, according to worldpopulationreview.com.
The Top 10 cities of 2018 (previous year ranking):
- Atlanta (1)
- Phoenix (2)
- Tampa (5)
- Orlando (6)
- Denver (8)
- Houston (4)
- Las Vegas (7)
- Charlotte (9)
- Austin (new)
- Portland (10)
Interestingly, Sun Belt cities have dominated every one of Penske Truck Rental’s Top Moving Destinations lists. This year, the only two non-Sun Belt cities are Denver and Portland. Portland made its list debut in 2017.
Since 2011, Penske has been compiling the list using analysis of one-way consumer truck rental reservations made via the company’s website, calls to its 1-800-GO-PENSKE call center and through one-way reservations made at Penske’s nearly 2,400 truck rental locations.
Infographic Information came from the following:
- Median Rental Price/month: www.rentjungle.com
- Median Home Price: www.zillow.com
- Median Household Income: www.deptofnumbers.com
- Average Temperature: www.usclimatedata.com
By Kim Harmsen