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Moving during the COVID-19 epidemic: U-Pack update 

March 24th, 2020 - 10:12 AM

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts the world, our thoughts are with all those affected. At U-Pack, we want to assure you that the health, welfare and safety of our team members and customers is our top priority.   

It’s likely you’re experiencing some uncertainty right now, so we want to let you know what we’re doing to support you and your moving plans. We’re committed to doing everything we can to help ensure your safety, our employees’ safety, and provide you maximum flexibility.   

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Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

February 26th, 2020 - 8:57 AM
Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

Shipping to Alaska

Getting your belongings to Alaska can be a bit more complicated than a state-to-state move in the lower 48. Because of the distance and time involved, pre-planning and coordination are extra important. There are several ways to relocate to The Last Frontier, but some may cost more than you expect or take longer than you want. Take a look at how U-Pack® moves household goods to Alaska, and how it compares to other shipping options.

Just getting started? Check out this comprehensive guide on moving to Alaska. It includes information about life in the state, travel and FAQs.

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Ryder Truck Rental

January 9th, 2020 - 9:12 AM
Ryder Truck Rental

Looking for Ryder rentals?

As you start looking at rental truck options for an upcoming move, you might be thinking about using a Ryder® truck. Unfortunately, Ryder no longer offers trucks for personal use — which means you’ll need to find another solution. Keep reading to learn about options similar to renting a truck from Ryder to find the best choice for your move.

Note: Ryder now only offers vehicles to rent for commercial use (details are available on their website). The company’s commercial trailer rental options include dry trailers, flatbed trailers, refrigerated trailers, refrigerated city vans, stake trucks, and single- and tandem-axle tractors.

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Understanding Your City’s Recycling Program

September 18th, 2019 - 10:30 AM
Understanding Your City’s Recycling Program

Figuring out how to recycle

So you’re at a quick-service restaurant with a water bottle, a plate of food, a napkin and utensils. After finishing the meal, you approach the bins. One is marked for garbage, one for compost, one for plastics, and one for paper. Where does each item go? Have you ever stood for too long reading the signs and trying to decide what to do? Well, rest assured you don’t need a degree in recycling to make a difference. Whether you’re trying to start a good habit and reduce trash, or you’ve just moved to a new town that has recycling available, this guide will help sort it all out.

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What Do I Need to Rent a U-Haul

September 11th, 2019 - 2:50 PM
What Do I Need to Rent a U-Haul

Do you have what you need to rent a U-Haul?

A rental truck is a big, expensive piece of equipment, which is why companies have certain requirements for people to use them. Before attempting to rent a U-Haul®, look through the list below to ensure you can rent a truck. You’ll need to meet their age requirements and have the right license and credit card.

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Moving to Alaska for Free?

September 11th, 2019 - 12:49 PM
Moving to Alaska for Free?

How much do you get paid to live in Alaska?

There are rumors you can move to Alaska for free or earn money to move there. Unfortunately, they’re not true — but you can get paid to live there. The state’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Program provides all of Alaska’s permanent residents (both children and adults) a small portion of the state’s oil wealth annually. So if you’re planning to live there full-time, you could start getting checks every year!