Is Atlas Van Lines the best option for your move?
It can be very convenient to have a full-service company like Atlas® Van Lines manage the loading, unloading and transportation for your long-distance move. But the way Atlas handles their pricing and service may mean a higher price tag than you expect.
Did you know that you can get a similar move — with loading, transportation and unloading — for a fraction of the cost with U-Pack? Take a look at what each company offers and find out which is a better fit.
What Atlas moving company offers
Like other full-service movers, Atlas' core service is for transportation, loading and unloading. You can also add things like packing and unpacking.
How to get an estimate
Because Atlas doesn't offer online moving quotes, it can be challenging to know what you’ll pay. While they do allow you to fill out a quote form online, you won't be able to determine rates until a representative calls you back for a rough estimate. Then, to get accurate pricing from Atlas, you’ll need to schedule an in-home estimate (or submit a walk-through video), so they can survey your belongings to determine the shipment size and weight.
Who handles the move?
Atlas Van Lines uses local agents, so moves are carried out by independent operators across the country. There may be multiple agents in larger markets, and they could estimate the pricing differently, so it might be worth your time to have several different agents come give you in-home estimates to compare.
What U-Pack does
U-Pack is traditionally a long-distance moving service where we do all the driving and you pack and load to save money. However, we can connect you with local moving crews to help with the loading and unloading. They’ll have a minimum charge, and you can hire them for as little or as much help as you need.
How much does it cost?
U-Pack uses space, not weight, to determine moving costs, so no in-home estimate is required. We estimate your space based on the size of your home, and then we give you details on how your price will change if you use more or less space. Whether you move in a moving trailer or ReloCube container, you only pay for the space or number of containers you need (and any services you add, like loading help or storage). You can get a quote online or by calling 844-362-5303844-594-3077.
Who handles the move?
U-Pack moves are all managed from our corporate office, with local service centers throughout the U.S. that drop off and pick up the equipment — so you won't have to worry about differences in service or pricing. For the loading and unloading, we refer you to experienced local moving crews.
See how your move compares between U-Pack and Atlas
Wondering what your move will cost? Get a free moving quote online (without the hassle of an in-home estimate) or give us a call at [phone:number] to talk with a helpful moving consultant. When you compare it to your full-service quote from Atlas, you can see how you can get the help you need without paying too much.
If you have questions while comparing, let us know. Leave a comment below or call us — we're here to help!
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