U-Haul provides moving solutions in the form of rental vehicles. They offer rental contracts for these vehicles based on vehicle size and the distance you expect to travel. Of course, moving isn’t always easy and you might find yourself returning the truck late.
Luckily, the people at U-Haul realize that modifications are sometimes necessary. There are a few things you can do to avoid late fees and other problems, including updating your contract online. Worst case scenario, you might have to pay some fees for being late.
What Happens If You Don’t Return A U-Haul On Time?
If you don’t return a U-Haul on time, you will have to pay a late fee depending on how long you have kept the truck over your designated time. The rate is $40 per day for vehicles and $20 per day for trailers and towing devices.
Keep reading to see details on U-Haul late fees, as well as general information on returning vehicles to U-Haul.
U-Haul Late Return Fee
If you agreed to return your vehicle to U-Haul on Thursday by 10:00 AM, then you will be charged for an extra day even if you return at 10:01 AM. These fees will also apply to additional days added to your contract, even if it has not yet expired.
The U-Haul late fees are as follows:
- U-Haul trucks — $40 per day
- U-Haul trailers — $20 per day
- U-Haul towing devices — $20 per day
It is important to plan your trip well in advance to ensure that you return your truck promptly to the designated pickup location. Failure to do so can result in schedules being disrupted for other clients.
In some cases, U-Haul might be able to grant you a short grace period if you think your return will take longer than normal. Usually this is granted in situations involving heavier than expected traffic or inclimate weather.
For more information on U-Haul late fees and other questions, you can visit the Truck Rental FAQ page on uhaul.com.
How Late Can I Return a U-Haul?
You can return a U-Haul as late as you want, for additional fees. However, if the return location does not hear from you within 48 hours of your scheduled return, they will report your truck as stolen.
As long as you are willing to pay for the extra days you had the truck, you can technically keep a U-Haul for as long as necessary. U-Haul will even allow small grace periods for late delivery due to things like heavy traffic or inclimate weather.
However, if the U-Haul return location does not hear from you within 48 hours of your scheduled return, they will report the truck as stolen. To avoid legal troubles, it’s important to contact your return location and inform them that you will be late.
Can You Pick Up and Drop Off U-Haul at Different Locations?
Most U-Haul contracts are for in-town rentals. This means that you will generally be picking up and dropping off your truck at the same location. However, there are also one-way contracts that involve picking up the truck at one location and dropping it off at another.
You can pick up and drop off U-Haul at different locations. The details of your rental contract will be worked out when you register your U-Haul rental. There are both in-town and one-way rentals available.
How to Extend U-Haul Rental Online
If you wish to add days to your U-Haul contract without having to call the store, you can do so online from your U-Haul account page.
You can extend your U-Haul rental online by following these steps:
- Make sure you have your reservation information handy
- Navigate to Uhaul.com and log into your account
- Click on “Order Look Up” and input your information
- On the order details page, scroll down and click “modify order”
Keep in mind that extending your U-Haul rental will incur the same cost as if you were paying for extra days as a late fee. This means that you will be paying $40 per day you wish to extend for trucks and $20 per day for trailers and towing devices.
You can also modify your U-Haul rentals by calling your local U-Haul representative, or by contacting your scheduled pickup location. For more information on modifying and canceling U-Haul orders, you can check out this page on uhaul.com.
U-Haul understands that sometimes your move won’t go the way you expected. They have policies in place for modifying or canceling orders for U-Haul trucks. Typically, late returns will incur a $40 penalty per day for trucks, and $20 per day for trailers or towing devices.
If you need to modify or cancel an order from U-Haul, you can do so by visiting uhaul.com, or contacting a representative over the phone or in-store at any U-Haul location. Failure to contact U-Haul within 48 hours may result in the truck being reported stolen.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to ask away in the comments section.