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Whether you are moving across town or across the country, navigating the logistics of a do-it-yourself move can be both a challenge and an adventure.

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Whether you’re heading over the river and through the woods or across town this Thanksgiving holiday, make sure to pack an extra helping of patience for the road.

Holiday travelers are expected to gobble up roadways, so if you are planning a DIY move over the Thanksgiving travel period, plan to pack an extra helping of patience along with tips from Penske’s moving experts.

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With Hurricane Idalia expected to make landfall Wednesday in Florida, fleet operators are encouraged to take steps now to brace for the storm’s impact.

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a freshman in a shared dorm or a senior living off-campus with your own space – Penske has you covered with tips to ace your college move-in this year.

You’ve booked your Penske truck, so it’s time to prepare for the move to start or go back to life at college. Whether you’re driving in state or hours across the country, prepare in advance so your move-in day goes as seamlessly as possible.

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A DIY move requires a little extra planning with many factors to consider, including how to rent a truck, choosing the right truck, how to load your truck, where to stop along the way and where to return your truck once you reach your destination. And lucky for you, Penske Truck Rental already thought of (almost) everything for you.

Wherever your moving journey is taking you, these tips will help you to navigate safely, efficiently and with ease.

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When a sudden relocation becomes your only option, Penske Truck Rental has the tools to make a last-minute move the best move.

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A new school year is just around the corner, bringing with it a return of school buses to the road, children walking to bus stops and bicyclists heading to school.

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Warm temperatures and humidity can be a challenging combination for do-it-yourself summer movers.

The elements can take a toll on our bodies and bring with them the threat of heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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A little preparation goes a long way to ensure an easy move. Try these packing tips from Penske Truck Rental experts for an organized and efficient packing process.

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With the hottest days of summer yet to come — and your moving day fast approaching — there’s vital planning ahead for the ride in your Penske rental truck to your new destination.

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With the busy moving season in full flight, Penske Truck Rental has a refreshed fleet ready to meet consumer demand.

Each summer, millions of families navigate do-it-yourself moves in the weeks between the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays.

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For more than 75 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) has been dedicated to helping veterans who incurred a spinal cord injury or disease, like ALS or MS, receive the benefits they deserve.

Penske Truck Rental, a staunch supporter of veterans, joined with PVA 10 years ago to create the #OneWay4PVA campaign, which encourages one-way rental customers to donate $1 to their rental to benefit PVA.

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With Memorial Day weekend travel set to shift into high gear, drivers – including do-it-yourself movers – are encouraged to pack a little patience for the road.

More than 37 million drivers are expected to drive to their destinations during the long holiday weekend, which continues through Monday – a 6% increase over last year, according to AAA.

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From dress to décor, spring is a time of refreshing and renewing. And while you’re transitioning into the new season, you may be reminded of all the things you’ve been meaning to do but never got done last year. Let Penske help you check off your to-do list!

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Whether this is your first time moving out of college, or you’ve mastered the art of the end-of-semester haul-out, let the experts at Penske Truck Rental be the first to recommend some tips and tricks for a successful moving experience.

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READING, Pa., (April 27, 2023)Penske Truck Rental announced its Top Moving Destinations list today, unveiling the top 10 cities receiving the most inbound one-way consumer rentals in 2022. Now in its 13th year, alongside the list, Penske has released four curated Spotify® playlists to set the soundtrack as consumers embark on their moving journeys this summer and beyond.

Houston, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada sustained the top two positions from the 2021 list as consumers continue to seek out warmer living locations. This year’s list boasts more representation from Florida, as Jacksonville joins the list for the first time alongside Orlando, which has remained a top destination since the inception of the list in 2010. Atlanta, Georgia has rejoined the list, making a reappearance since it last ranked in 2020. Year over year, Penske’s Top Moving Destination list has unveiled a continued migration of consumers from the Midwest region and into sunnier markets.

Penske Truck Rental Top 10 Moving Destinations for 2022 (previous year ranking):

1.Houston, TX (1)

2.Las Vegas, NV (2)

3.Orlando, FL (8)

4.Phoenix, AZ (3)

5.Atlanta, GA (Has not ranked since the 2020 list)

6.Charlotte, NC (4)

7.Dallas, TX (7)

8.Jacksonville, FL (New!)

9.San Antonio, TX (6)

10.Austin, TX (9)

“It’s always exciting to see the next top moving destination cities and where our customers are moving. We understand just how hectic the moving experience can be and pride ourselves on putting the consumer first throughout the rental experience,” said Kevin Malloy, senior vice president of Penske Truck Rental. “With National Moving Month just around the corner, Penske is here to support your moving journey from finding the best rental truck to putting on that perfect song that will help people look forward to the journey ahead.”

According to the US Census Bureau, 27.3 million Americans moved in 2022, which is roughly 4% more than moved in 2021. Whether relocating around the Sunbelt Region in Texas or moving across the country to Jacksonville, Florida or Charlotte, North Carolina, Penske has rental resources and, now, the playlists to streamline each step of the moving experience for the entire family.

To take one thing off consumers’ to-do lists, the company has developed four curated playlists to support every step of the moving experience, available here. With quick pick-up and drop-off at more than 2,500 rental facilities across North America, Penske trucks are easy to find. Consumers can check out the Penske Truck Rental app to make and edit rental reservations, find loading guides and how-to videos, access Penske’s 24/7 roadside service team and more. And if plans change, consumers can cancel their reservation anytime with no fees attached.


For the past 13 years, Penske Truck Rental has been compiling this 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 over 2,500 truck rental locations.

Penske Truck Rental is a business unit of Penske Truck Leasing. With one of the newest moving truck rental fleets, Penske Truck Rental provides do-it-yourself movers with clean, well-maintained and reliable rental trucks as well as moving equipment, packing supplies and accessories. Call 1-800-GO-PENSKE for questions about moving.

About Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing is a Penske Transportation Solutions company headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania. A leading provider of innovative transportation solutions, Penske operates and maintains more than 418,000 vehicles and serves its customers from more than 930 maintenance facilities and more than 2,500 rental locations across North America. Solutions from Penske include full-service truck leasing, fleet maintenance, truck rentals, used trucks, and a comprehensive array of technologies to keep the world moving forward. Visit to learn more.

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Penske Truck Rental announced its Top Moving Destinations list today, unveiling the top 10 cities receiving the most inbound one-way consumer rentals in 2022. Now in its 13th year, alongside the list, Penske has released four curated Spotify® playlists to set the soundtrack as consumers embark on their moving journeys this summer and beyond.

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Penske Truck Leasing reached an agreement to acquire Star Truck Rentals, Inc., a transportation services company offering full-service leasing, commercial truck rental, contract maintenance, used truck sales and additional services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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