5 Moving Truck Rental Alternatives to U-Haul in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Moving home in Halifax? Want to find a moving truck that isn’t with U-Haul? Look no further! We’re bringing to you five alternative truck rental companies to U-Haul in the Halifax area.  With our recommendations, you will be able to find that moving truck at an affordable price right when you need it, without using the biggest name in the country.

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Enterprise Halifax Truck Rental,

The Right Trucks. Right when you need them.

Enterprise has long been an established contender in the truck rental business both nationally and internationally.


Enterprise off vehicles that can be hired per day, per week, or per month.  You can choose from between ¾-ton pickup trucks, cargo vans, straight trucks as well as stake-bed trucks between 16’-26’.

Rental Price

We were unable to find prices online.  Indeed, the Halifax branch’s section was not working online at all.


There were no reviews on Google for the Halifax branch of Enterprise. The Dartmouth branch has one 5-star review.

There are hundreds of Enterprise locations nationally but they don’t offer one-way rentals, therefore they’re not the one for you if you’re moving long-distance. There is one location in Halifax and one in nearby Dartmouth.

Visit Enterprise’s truck rental section of their website to find more information.
Telephone Number: 902-453-6929

Inclusions and Exclusions

Although we weren’t able to find pricing, Enterprise rentals usually include 24-hour assistance and free pick-up. They don’t offer one-way rentals, however.  Their quoted prices (if you find one online, we were unable) don’t include damage and loss waivers either.


  • Well-known company
  • Lots of truck options


  • The Halifax section of the website was not working
  • No information available online as to the availability and pricing of trucks in Halifax.

Budget Halifax Moving Truck Rental,

Famous for its cheap yet cheerful deals.

Budget truck is famous for its cheap yet cheerful deals.  They are always offering promotions, which is a big plus in the truck hire business.


They offer cargo vans, 16’ cube trucks as well as a variety of pickup trucks too.

There are hundreds of locations across North America with three locations close to Halifax.

Visit Budget Truck to find your nearest location.
Telephone Number: 902-450-7368

Rental Price

  • $95.07/day for 16’ cube truck

There were lots of prices available for different trucks on Budget Truck’s website. 


  • Google: 4.1/5 (Metropark branch)
  • Google: 4.5/5 (Lacewood Drive branch)

Google’s first rating is based on 32 reviews at the Metropark branch. The second rating is based on 23 reviews for the Lacewood Drive branch.

Inclusions and Exclusions

The quoted price does not include Loss and Damage Waivers and personal accident cover. It includes a total of 150km, with each additional kilometer thereafter charged at $0.22.


  • Good reviews
  • Affordable prices


  • No damage waivers included

Discount Truck Rental,

The right moving truck for your rental needs. Count on Discount!

Discount Truck Rental advertises low prices on one-day rentals with unlimited kilometers. They were first established in 1980 and are proud to be a Canadian-owned company. They now have over 300 locations nationwide!


Discount Rental offers everything from half-ton pickup trucks right through to 26’ trucks!

Discount Truck Rental has over 300 locations nationwide, including four in Halifax.

Visit Discount to find your nearest location or to have an online quotation.
Telephone: 888-636-9333

Rental Price

It was difficult to find any availability or pricing for truck rental online. The website recommends contacting the branches directly find information.


  • Google: 3.6/5
  • Google: 5/5

Google’s first rating is based on 49 reviews, the second is based on 5 reviews.  The second rating is based on Discount’s branch that’s based in Halifax Chrysler Dodge.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Collision Damage Waivers are usually included with Discount’s rentals although fuel is not.


  • Over 300 locations nationwide
  • Canadian company
  • One-way rentals
  • Wide-range of vehicles


  • Hard to find prices and availability for truck rentals online.

Ryder Halifax Truck Rentals,

See the difference...

The Ryder business has grown hugely since its conception by Jim Ryder in the 1930s. Jim had just $35 and his old Ford truck when it first started! The business has grown massively since then.  They have one of the largest fleets in North America!


Ryder offers cube vans between 16’ and 18’ and straight trucks of 20’ and 26’ as well as other types of vehicle.

Rental Price

  • $108.95/day for a 16’ City Van (cube truck)


  • Google: 4.1/5

Google’s rating is based on 10 reviews.

There are over 800 locations across the whole of North America.  The closest location to Halifax is Dartmouth. 

Visit the Ryder website for more information.
Telephone: 902-468-9896

Inclusions and Exclusions

Be careful: daily rates are calculated by calendar days, not 24-hour periods.  Damage coverage and liability coverage are compulsory additions but are not included in their quote prices.  The most basic packages start at $17/day and $16/day respectively. There’s an additional charge of $0.23 per kilometer. 


  • Well-known company
  • Lots of locations
  • Quick check-in and check-out


  • Days are calculated by calendar dates, not by 24-hour periods, which can change the pricing
  • Compulsory additions to pricing mean that you don’t pay what you first see.

Penske Halifax Truck Rental,

Reliable trucks for your move.

Since 1969, Penske has been helping thousands of Canadians move home every year.  They’re nothing but experienced.


For moving home, Penske has cargo vans as well as a variety of cube trucks in 12’, 16’, 22’ and 26’ sizes.

There is one location in Dartmouth, which is close to Halifax, but hundreds of other locations nationwide.

Visit the Penske’s Canadian website for more information.
Telephone Number: 902-450-1560

Rental Price

  • 16’ cube truck from $29.99/day

I’m sure you’ll agree that that’s an amazing price! The quotation above would also need to add $0.79/km driven.  There’s also an environmental fee and a licensing fee to pay.  CAA members receive a 12% discount on truck rental.


  • Google: 3.1/5

Google’s rating is based on just seven reviews. 

Inclusions and Exclusions

The quote above also usually includes 24-hour roadside assistance.  There are no extra charges on the return of the truck as long as it is in the same condition with the same fuel level as when it was rented as well as being on time. You would need to pay a security deposit and taxes too.  


  • An amazing price
  • Great website to navigate
  • A good range of different trucks that are among the newest in the industry.
  • 24-hour roadside assistance


  • Unclear pricing with stating there are no hidden fees for extra mileage but there seems to be on the quote.


There you have it: five of the best alternatives to U-Haul! We’ve selected companies that are well-known nationals and even international companies. Unfortunately, we have been unable to find any locally-based truck rental companies online.  If you know of any, please get in touch as we’d love to review them too! 

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