Plan Ahead! Most rental truck companies operate on a first come –first served basis. Reserve a truck once you know when you are moving. Waiting until the last minute may leave you without a truck or having to pick up at another location.
Avoid the busiest days of the week and month—which is usually the end of the month. Rental truck prices go up on weekends and at the end of the month because that is when most people want to move. It is also when the least amount of trucks are available.
Result: He did the opposite of what I told him to do; he reserved at the last minute and tired to pick up a truck on a weekend. He ended up delaying his move and picking up at an inconvenient location.
Lesson: When moving, pay attention to the advice from someone who works for a professional moving company, especially if its your sister! ^K