Tag: Transportation

Fetch Truck Rental now available in Peachtree Corners


We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve opened our second truck rental location in Peachtree Corners!

At Fetch, we’re focused on providing the most convenient and seamless experience for our customers. Many of our customers are located near the Peachtree Industrial area, and we’ve been searching for a location that could support Fetch.

We’ve partnered with the team at Prototype Prime to make this happen. (If you’re a startup in north Atlanta, definitely check them out.)

If you’re in the surrounding areas such as Norcross, Duluth, Johns Creek or Doraville, we’re just a hop, skip and jump away.

Check out our updated locations page to find our Peachtree Corners (and other) locations. All of our cargo vans and pickup trucks are now available to rent at any of these locations. We hope to see you soon!

8′ Pickup Trucks Now Available

The Fetch team picking up one of our new trucks

Need to make a quick run to pick up some landscaping supplies for a weekend project? Need to move a sofa?

Fetch now has 8′ pick up trucks available to rent! Like all Fetch vehicles, these trucks are clean, easy to drive, and optimized to help you transport your things. Our 8′ trucks include features such as:

  • Automatic transmission
  • Seating for 3 people
  • Extended 8′ bed

Rent an 8′ pickup truck today with Fetch. (Or, book any of our other vans/trucks.)


High Roof Cargo Vans Now Available

High roof cargo vans are now available

We’re delighted to share that we’ve added a new class of vehicles to our rental fleet: 9′ High Roof Cargo Vans. These are the largest vans available in our fleet, and they are ideal for moving apartments, furniture, and extra large deliveries.


Our High Roof Cargo Vans pack 323 cubic feet of cargo space and are tall enough to stand up in. Unlike traditional box trucks, these vans provide plenty of space but are aerodynamic and easy to drive in the city or on the highway.

Our High Roof vans are available now, and like all Fetch rentals, they include free pre-paid gas and free insurance. Rent your moving van now with Fetch.

Driving rules and laws that are often forgotten


In the United States, drivers are only required to pass a test when they first receive their driver’s license. After that, drivers never have to pass another examination. Because of this, time will cause drivers to forget, or even make up, the rules of the road.

To make transportation effortless, roads must also be safe. We’ve created a list of some of the most common driving rules that are misunderstood to keep us all safer.

  1. Tailgating is illegal.


In Georgia, tailgating, also known as “following too closely,” is illegal.

As a general rule, drivers must leave enough room between the car in front of them to react to sudden stops, while also taking into account the weather conditions.

A rule of thumb is that drivers need to allow two to four seconds of travel time between them and the vehicle in front of them. Another safeguard is to leave 10 feet of space for every 10 miles per hour you are traveling. For example, traveling 60 mph means you should leave 60 feet of space in front of the next vehicle.

Tailgating is extremely dangerous. One study found that tailgating and close driving is responsible for 12% of all motor vehicle crashes.

Tailgating is equally dangerous to the drivers behind you. If you are tailgating, and suddenly crash into the driver in front of you, drivers behind you have even less time to react than if you had kept an appropriate amount of space.

2. Yield to all pedestrians.


Driving laws you require to yield to all pedestrians, in any situation. When pedestrians enter the road, they’re essentially placing an invisible crosswalk at that location.

Regardless of if you have a green light, or a crosswalk signal is enabled, you must stop for all pedestrians.

Trivia: It is actually safer for pedestrians to “jay walk” than cross at a marked crosswalk.

3. Drivers must change lanes for vehicles parked in the emergency lane.


Driving at 80 miles per hour just 10 feet away from a parked vehicle is extremely dangerous. State laws require that drivers change lanes and slow down for vehicles parked in the emergency lane.

For example, in Georgia:

“State law requires drivers approaching stationary emergency vehicles displaying flashing lights, including towing and recovery vehicles, traveling in the same direction, to vacate the lane closest if safe and possible to do so, or slow below the posted speed limit to a speed reasonable for road and traffic conditions.”

4. The right of way is a tie-breaker at stop signs.


When entering a four-way stop, the general rule is that the first vehicle to arrive at the stop sign has the right of way. However, if two or more cars arrive at the exact same time, the car to the right owns the tie breaker and goes first.

If two cars arrive at the same time directly in front of each other, then the car going straight receive the right of way.

Still confused? The NHTSA has a handy guide to help you understand all of the different scenarios for handling right of way.

Revisiting these rules should help you stay safe and alert. What are other rules and tips that you have for driving?

Tips for dealing with Atlanta traffic


For a new Atlanta resident, part of getting accustomed to your new city is learning to love dealing with Atlanta traffic. If you’ve lived in Atlanta long enough, you’ve heard the phrase “it takes 30 minutes to get anywhere in Atlanta.”

In fact, Atlanta does rank as having the 9th worst traffic in the country. The average commute in Atlanta? It’s 12.8 miles each way. With 2.6 million people employed in metro Atlanta, and only 430,000 using MARTA, that’s a lot of daily drivers.

According to INRIX, Atlantans spend 59 hours per year stuck in traffic congestion.

If you can’t avoid Atlanta traffic, how can you minimize your time spent in traffic, stay safe and make the most of your commute? We’ve put together a few tips and lessons learned that we’ve picked up over the years spent fighting Atlanta traffic.

1. The key to a great daily commute is to live inside the Chattahoochee River, not inside the 285 perimeter.

While Atlantans commonly self-identify as being “ITP” or “OTP,” the most important part of having a great daily commute is to actually live inside the Chattahoochee River.

The reason? There are only a small number of roads that travel over the Chattahoochee River into places like Roswell, John’s Creek, East Cobb and Marietta. These small number of entry points are bottlenecks, and they create massive traffic congestion. Worst of all, if there’s a wreck on 400 or 285, all of the highway traffic gets funneled to a small number of two-lane roads, creating massive gridlock.

The key to your commute is to live inside the “Hooch” so that you have dozens of different access points to wherever you’re going. Take surface street, highways — even cut through neighborhoods. By living inside the Chattahoochee, you’re free to customize the route for your daily commute based on where traffic is the worst.

Traffic bottlenecks over the Chattahoochee River

2. Raining in the morning? Plan to leave 30 minutes early or work from home.

Atlanta roads can barely handle our commute needs during a normal day. When it rains, traffic simply gets out of control. The combination of slower driving speeds and more wrecks puts traffic at a standstill.

If rain is in the forecast for the morning, your best bet is to work from home. Otherwise, plan to at least double the time for your morning commute.

3. MARTA is the cheapest and easiest way to get to the airport.

If you’re traveling to the airport, MARTA is by far the cheapest and easiest way to get there.

To start, overnight parking at MARTA stations is only $5 — $8 per day. Parking at the Atlanta airport starts at $12 per day.

Most importantly, the MARTA train drops you off directly in the airport. No fussing with parking and walking a quarter mile to the airport.

If you are going to be traveling to or from the airport anytime around Atlanta rush hour, MARTA is a necessity. That last thing you want to do is get off a plane at 5p and sit in downtown traffic for 90 minutes.

4. Driving to Midtown from 400? Take the Buford Spring Connector.

Yes, that highway that could be 85’s little sister is your fastest route to Sweetwater Brewery, Piedmont Park or anywhere else in the Virginia Highlands or Midtown area.

If you’re traveling from Buckhead, Dunwoody, Roswell or anywhere north OTP, you’ll take exit 1 on 400. Then, turn left and make a quick right onto Buford Spring Connector. Laugh as you zip by all the suckers stuck on 85.

5. Drivers don’t let you over. They accept you cutting them off.

One of the first lessons new drivers learn is how to deal with the aggression in Atlanta. Drivers here aren’t just fast; they’ll cut you off, swerve around you and generally have a complete disregard for you.

The first thing to learn is that in order to change lanes, you’ll need to cut off other drivers. Flip your left turn signal on? You’re not seeing things, the driver behind you did start speeding up. Learn to think of your turn signal as a “warning signal.” You’re telling other drivers “I’m coming, and get out of the way.

6. Rush hour starts early and ends late

Rush hour? It basically lasts all day. Rush hour in Atlanta starts at 6:30am and doesn’t let up until around 10 a.m.

Morning traffic at 10 a.m.

Leaving work at 4 p.m. to beat the traffic? Think again. Rush hour home starts at 3 p.m. and doesn’t really end until 7:30 p.m.

Rush hour traffic at 7 p.m.

But hey, at least Friday is coming up, right? Not so fast. Sure, the morning commute on Friday is incredible. It’s amazing how much faster traffic flows with just a few people working from home or taking vacation. But, you’ll pay for this later in the day.

Friday rush hour at 5 p.m.

Friday evening rush hour gets started early, beginning right after lunch and doesn’t end until 6 p.m. So don’t fret, have an early dinner and leave for your weekend vacation at 7 p.m. You might arrive late, but at least you won’t have an Office Space freak out in traffic.

All in all, Atlanta traffic isn’t that terrible, at least once you come to accept it. These tips will help keep you sane, and hopefully save you an hour or two of those 59 you’ll be spending in Atlanta traffic.

Now that you’ve read our tips, what are yours? Share your expertise in the comments.

Making transportation effortless.


Renting a truck is one of the rites of passage for every adult. Whether you’re moving apartments, picking up equipment from the local hardware store, or opening a new office, chances are that you’ll need to rent a truck at some point.

(Fun fact: my past truck rentals include moving props for a musical performance, picking up a yard aerator, and, of course, frequent IKEA runs.)

But, why does the process have to be so stressful, confusing and painful?

• Why does the rental company tell me one price, but I end up paying 3x as much? 
• Why do I have to rent for the day, if I only need the truck for a few hours?
• Why do I have to wait in line?

The rental process is optimized for the business, not the customer.

In fact, most truck or van rental agencies strategically advertise a low rental price. Then, they engineer the rest of the customer experience to make you pay for everything from gas to insurance to packing tape.

Self service is the future. (And, so is Fetch.)

Fetch is now available, and it changes the way you rent a truck. With Fetch, we optimize our experience for you, the customer.

• Instead of getting nickel and dimed, we charge one flat hourly rate that includes miles, gas and insurance.
• Instead of waiting in line, we’ll deliver your Fetch truck to you.
• Instead of paying for a whole day, rent by the hour.

You won’t need to use Fetch every day, but when you do, it’ll be effortless.

Our job is help you get your job done as fast as possible.

Why vans?

At Fetch, we’re starting with making cargo vans available to rent by the hour. Why cargo vans?

• More cargo area than a truck
• Safely enclosed
• Drives like a car

Starting at $15 an hour, you can rent a cargo van that includes 100 miles, prepaid gas and insurance. Need the van for the entire day? It’s just $75.

Don’t want to worry about picking up the vehicle? No problem. We’ll even deliver your Fetch van to you and pick it up when you’re done.

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

In the future, cars won’t be something we own. They’ll be a service; on-demand and delivered to you.

Our mission at Fetch is to make transportation effortless. Today, we’re moving closer to that future. Soon, we’ll be launching more innovations to bring Fetch closer to you, making it even easier to rent a Fetch van and get your job done.

Having rented trucks and vans numerous time for our personal use, Fetch is the service that we’ve always wished existed.

We hope that when you need to rent a truck, you’ll give Fetch a shot.

We promise we won’t try to sell you packing tape.

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