U-Haul Informative - Public Service
U-Haul does not make much money from a $19.95 rental. You may more rental a car.
U-Haul provides a service and the dealer makes about 15% for each rental. The average commission is $10.00. They make money when you rent one-way truck causing hundreds of dollars.
People forget that U-haul is providing a service when you are doing in town rental. They make more money selling you boxes or renting you blankets or dolly.
So when you go to rent a truck at your local U-Haul place, smile and appreciate you have a place to rent a truck for $19.95 for a short in town move. They are making very little money from you. There is no competition because the price is too low for others to start a similar business. You go to U-Haul because they are convenient, cheap and you need it. Don't expect them to treat you like a king for the $10.00 profit and a lot of paper work to fill.