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5 Alternatives to U-Haul for Renting a Moving Truck in Montreal

Preparing a move is not an easy job to do. It needs several weeks, even months of preparation. One of the most important, and at the same time difficult tasks to do, is to find a trustworthy truck rental company. When we think about truck rental, the same option often comes to mind: U-Haul. Are there any other options? Yes, there are, and many are available in the Montreal area, including some well-known and others that are more local. 

A move is a stressful period. In order to help you with your truck rental research, we gathered here 5 companies, other than U-Haul, that you can rely on in the Montreal area.

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1. Discount Car & Truck Rentals

Discount is a Canadian owned and operated vehicle rental company. With more than 300 branches across Canada, Discount is a leading player in the car rental industry. In the Quebec Province only, Discount has over 160 branches, so no matter where you are moving, you should be able to find a truck! Discount offers a wide variety of reliable trucks: vans, pickup trucks and trucks of 12, 14, 16 and 20 Ft.

Fees and rates: 

  • Van starting at $55,72 + $0,18/km
  • 12 Ft. truck starting at $62,62 + $0,18/km
  • 14 Ft. truck starting at $ 62,62 + $0,18/km
  • 16 Ft. truck starting at $75,31 + $0,18/km

Fees and rates may vary depending on the type of vehicle, the season and the rental length.

Google reviews: 

  • Discount on Guy St, Montreal: 4.3/5 (234 reviews)  
  • Discount on Maisonneuve Blvd, Montreal: 4/5 (435 reviews)
  • Discount on Decarie Blvd, Montreal: 4.3/5 (211 reviews)

2. Enterprise Truck Rental

Enterprise was founded in 1957. Since then, they have become a major player in the vehicle rental industry, and they have earned the trust of their customers. They have rental locations from coast-to-coast and close to communities and they provide a variety of safe and reliable pick-up trucks, cargo vans and moving trucks (12 and 16 Ft.) in order to meet your moving needs. Vehicles are available for daily, weekly or monthly rentals. In addition, Enterprise offers a variety of resources from protection products to moving supplies.

Fees and rates:

To obtain details on fees and rates, request a quote. Fees may vary depending on the type of vehicle, the season and the rental length.

Google Review:

  • Enterprise Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse: 4.5/5 (49 reviews)

Truck rental reservation here.

Please note that truck rental reservations are available in Montreal only at the Entreprise location on 5820 Chemin de La Côte-de-Liesse, Mont-Royal, QC H4T 1B1.

3. Globe Car & Truck Rentals

Globe is the first car rental company in Canada to equip its entire fleet with free GPS and free roadside assistance. Customers’ satisfaction is at the centre of Globe’s culture; any score under 7/10 lead to an investigation by the company. They offer all sizes of pickups, vans and trucks (14 and 16 Ft.), for business or personal use.   


  • 14 Ft. cube truck starting at $24,95/day. 
  • 16 Ft. cube truck starting at $29,95/day.
  • Cargo van reg. roof starting at $18,95/day.
  • Cargo van mid roof starting at $24,95/day.
  • Cargo van high roof starting at $29,95/day.

Rates may vary depending on the type of vehicle, the season and the rental length.

Google Reviews:

  • Globe Sainte-Catherine St W, Montreal: 4.1/5 (309 reviews)
  • Globe de la Gauchetière, Montreal: 3.9/5 (120 reviews)
  • Globe Sainte-Catherine St E, Montreal: 3.9 (152 reviews)
  • Globe Saint-Laurent Blvd, Montreal: 4.1/5 (422 reviews) 
  • Globe 3000 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal: 4.5/5 (48 reviews)
  • Globe 5653 Pare St #100, Mount Royal: 4.2/5 (339 reviews)

Click here to book a truck.

4. Budget Canada Truck Rental

Founded in 1958, Budget has become one of the most important players in the industry. They have nearly 2,700 branches worldwide, in more than 120 countries, including 45 locations in the Quebec Province. Budget has a massive fleet of vehicles that should suit your needs, whether you want to rent a cargo van, a pickup truck or a cube truck (12, 16, 20 or 24 Ft.). In addition, they offer moving supplies, packing material and covers.    


  • Cargo van starting at $75,97/day. 
  • 12 Ft. cube truck starting at $351,97/day. 
  • 16 Ft. cube truck starting at $466,94/day. 
  • 20 Ft. cube truck starting at $581,92/day. 

Taxes and fees are included.

Rates may vary depending on the type of truck, the season and the rental length.

Google reviews:

  • Budget 895 de la Gauchetière W, Montreal: 3.7/5 (82 reviews)
  • Budget Complexe Desjardins, Montreal: 4/5 (44 reviews)
  • Budget 2112 Saint-Laurent Blvd, Montreal: 4.1/5 (11 reviews)
  • Budget 5210 Jean-Talon W, Montreal: 4.2/5 (23 reviews)

Make a reservation here.

5. Location Légaré

Founded in 1973 by Jean Légaré, this Quebec company grew over the years. They now have between 500 and 600 vehicles, including cargo and mini-cargo vans, pickup trucks and 12, 14, 16, 20, 22 and 26 Ft. trucks. They also offer useful items for your moves, such as blankets, devils and boxes. They offer a courteous and professional service, with more than 95% of their customers satisfied, according to surveys. They have three locations in the Greater Montreal area open seven days a week.

Fees and rates:

Request a quote here

Google reviews:

  • Location Légaré 3035 Hochelaga St, Montreal: 4.3/5 (334 avis)

Facebook reviews:

  • Location Légaré 3035 Hochelaga St, Montreal: 4.3/5 (44 reviews)


There are times when it is difficult to find options other than the first one that comes to mind. That said, sometimes it is a good thing to have an overview of the other options available. In Montreal, several options, other than U-Haul, arise in terms of truck rental companies. With Discount, Enterprise, Globe, Budget and Location Légaré, there is something for everyone and for all types of move. You should therefore be able to make an informed decision and find one that suits your needs.  

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