Hiring Movers to Load a Truck

Get the help you need on moving day 

When you’re relocating, getting everything loaded into the moving equipment can be challenging. If you can’t (or don’t want to) load everything, there are other options. Keep reading for more information about how to hire the right movers for the job. 

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Determine crew size and time 

The first thing to figure out is how much help you need and for how long. A crew of three people is usually most efficient for larger homes because two workers can carry the items to the trailer while the third can stay in the equipment to arrange everything. A smaller home can usually get by with fewer workers. 

Here are some general guidelines on crew sizes and the length of time it would normally take them to load or unload: 

Home Size Number of ReloCubes Linear Feet in a Moving Trailer Size of Crew Number of Hours
Studio Apartment 1 Cube 5 linear feet 2 movers 2 hours
One-bedroom apartment 1-2 Cubes 6 linear feet 2 movers 3 hours
Two-bedroom apartment 2 Cubes 7 linear feet 2 movers 4 hours
Two-bedroom home 2-3 Cubes 13 linear feet 2 movers
3 movers
5 hours
3 hours
Small three-bedroom home 3 Cubes 15 linear feet 3 movers 5 hours
Large three-bedroom home 4 Cubes 17 linear feet 3 movers 6 hours
Four-bedroom home 5-6 Cubes 23 linear feet 4 movers 5 hours
Five-bedroom home 6-7 Cubes 35 linear feet 4 movers 6 hours


If you can ask friends or family to help with some stuff, it might be possible to hire a smaller moving crew to handle only the fragile or heavy things.  

Moving with U-Pack? Our moving consultants can recommend a crew size based on your home size and specific service needs.  

How to hire movers 

It’s simple to add loading or unloading help when you’re moving with U-Pack. Just speak to one of our moving consultants while making a reservation and they can help figure out what’s needed and connect you to moving crews across the country. From there, you’ll choose the movers you want to hire from the available options. 

If you’re not moving with U-Pack, we recommend contacting HireAHelper for a moving labor quote. It’s also helpful to ask family, friends or coworkers for their opinions and advice on the best movers in the area. Look at websites like the Better Business Bureau to read reviews and gain valuable insight into customer service for each company you’re considering.  

Get a quote from U-Pack with moving labor 

Find out how much your U-Pack move will cost and check rates for moving labor at the same time. Give one of our moving experts a call at 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to talk about the options. 

If you have any questions, let us know in the comments. We’re here to help!