Lake Spanaway Self Storage is an authorized Penske rental truck dealer in Tacoma, WA. Serving the areas of Graham, Parkland, Spanaway, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Frederickson, Midland, and Tacoma, we have a moving truck to meet your specific needs. If you're moving into a storage unit at Lake Spanaway Self Storage, or if you're planning a DIY move across the country, we rent moving trucks to assist in your move no matter how close or far you're going.
While availability depends on reservations and stock on-hand, these truck rental options are typical of our Penske fleet:
- 12 foot - Holds 1-2 rooms
- 16 foot - Holds 2-3 rooms
- 22 foot - Holds 3-5 rooms
- 26 foot - Holds 5-7 room
Penske trucks are known for being some of the newest trucks in the industry. Most Penske trucks feature flat floors, which means you won't have to dodge pesky wheel wells and you can pack more items inside. All trucks have anti-lock brakes, automatic transmission, air conditioning, power steering, and rear roll-up doors.
At Lake Spanaway Self Storage, our knowledgeable and efficient staff will provide you with a stellar customer service experience while helping you select the correct size of moving truck for your upcoming move. Remember to reserve your truck early enough in advance as certain times of the week, month and year are busier times for moving truck rentals that others. If you're moving at the end of the week, month or in the summer, it's smart to get ahead of the rental game with an early reservation.
Tips for Packing a Moving Truck
You've rented the truck. Now what? Here are a few tips to help you prepare to pack your moving truck most efficiently.
- Gather supplies - tarps, straps, dollies, furniture pads - assess what you'll need and gather it in advance
- Pack personal items, luggage, cell phone chargers, tools in the front of the cab for easy access
- Use vacant space -find specific boxes to fit on the shelves of book case, pack in dresser drawers - utilize the space you have
- Stage furniture, appliances and your heaviest boxes so they will be ready to go in the truck first
- Load long items next - mattresses, box springs, sofas, long mirrors - these should go against the long sides of the truck
- Pack boxes in three different layers - heaviest, medium weight and lightest boxes in that order on top of each other
- Work in remaining items as best you can as if they were part of a jigsaw puzzle - truck should be packed tight, but items shouldn't be squished