How UNITS® of Detroit Compares to United Rentals®

Locally Owned & Operated
Best-In-Class Customer Service
Competitive Pricing
Local, Convenient Deliveries
Long Distance Moving
Container Availability
Safe & Secure Location
Cost-Effective Insurance Options
All-Steel Construction
ROBO-UNIT® Secure Delivery System

What sets us apart, particularly from United Rentals®, is our locally owned and operated setup. When you reach out to us, you’re connecting directly with our team here at our local facility, not getting shuffled off to a distant call center.

Plus, we have exclusive access to cutting-edge loading and unloading tech: the ROBO-UNIT. Thanks to this innovation, we can deliver your container precisely where you need it, navigating through tight spots, narrow roads, rough terrain, and even tricky weather like rain or snow.

Our steel containers are tough enough to handle any climate and feature lockable barn-style doors to maximize space inside. For those seeking secure, long-term storage, our climate-controlled warehouse in Warren ensures your belongings stay safe from mold or pests. Whether you’re moving nearby or looking to store on-site, count on UNITS® of Detroit for efficient, careful service every step of the way.

Best Local Customer Service 

At UNITS® of Detroit, we’re all about being locally owned and operated. Our mission is simple: to streamline the moving and storage experience for our Detroit-area customers. Whenever you reach out to us, you’ll chat with our friendly and knowledgeable team members who know the area inside and out. We’re dedicated to understanding each customer’s specific needs, ensuring top-notch service tailored just for you. Check out what our customers have said!


When it comes to pricing, we’re committed to offering the best deals in Detroit. Our owners work hard to keep our moving and storage costs competitive, often beating out competitors like United Rentals®. Plus, unlike some others, we’re upfront about our prices – no hidden fees here. Want proof? Request a FREE quote from us and compare it to United Rentals® to see the difference.

ETRACK™ Securing System 

Our containers come equipped with the ETRACK™ securing system, unlike what you’d find at United Rentals®. This system keeps your items safely in place during transit, even when dealing with varying terrain. With our ETRACK™ strap and restraint system, your belongings stay put, ensuring a smooth move every time.

More Interior Space and Capacity

When it comes to space, our containers have got you covered. Thanks to our unique door design, even our smallest container (12′) can hold a whopping 3-4 rooms’ worth of stuff, including large furniture pieces. And if you need even more room, our 16′ UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage containers are perfect for big projects like remodels or repairs.

UNITS of Detroit portable storage container and ROBO-UNIT compared to United Rentals

Container Delivery Re-Invented – UNITS® of Detroit ROBO-UNIT® 

Meet the ROBO-UNIT, our game-changing delivery system designed specifically for the tight spaces of Detroit. This cutting-edge tech ensures smooth loading and unloading, minimizing any shifting during transport. Whether it's navigating sloping terrain or braving harsh weather conditions, the ROBO-UNIT gets your container where it needs to be, no matter what.

How UNITS® Containers Compare to United Rentals®

Ground-Level Loading or Unloading
Weather-Resistant, Steel Containers
2 Sizes of Containers (12' & 16')
Secure, Lockable Containers
Translucent Roofs are Optional
Side-by-Side Doors Allow Maximum Packing Space
Can hold up to 8,000 lbs
Equipped with ETRACK™ Securing System

Disclaimer: The information about United Rentals® Storage obtained by UNITS Moving and Portable Storage was sourced from the official United Rentals® website as of May 2, 2024