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How much does it cost to move one way?

February 6th, 2013 - 2:07 PM

Your moving situation is unique, which means the cost for your one-way move will also be unique. The simplest way for me to answer your question is to encourage you to get moving quotes. You can start out by getting a free moving quote from U-Pack. There’s no obligation, just enter in where you’re moving from and to, the size of your home, and when you plan on moving. Then, U-Pack will send you a quote and you’ll be able to see how much it will cost to move one way.

So what’s the big deal about U-Pack and one-way moves? Glad you asked. U-Pack rates are similar to truck rental, but U-Pack does the most dreaded part of the move – the driving! That’s what I like to call a win-win for one-way moves.

An Example: Moving one way with U-Pack
Let’s cut to the chase. I like when numbers do the talking, so let’s see how U-Pack is an affordable one-way moving solution for you with an example.

Keep in mind, though, that rates can fluctuate at any given time. This is just an example of how you can save with U-Pack. To get the rate for your move, get a free moving quote.


The specifics of the move:

The cost to move one way with a rental truck would be somewhere between $1,400 and $1,600. You can see the specifics with each truck rental company below (totals include truck, fuel, sales tax, tow dolly, and damage protection).

U-Haul Truck Total Cost = $1,436.05

Penske Truck Total Cost = $1,537.50

Budget Truck Total Cost = $1,463.28

As you can see, the rates above are pretty similar, but remember, you do the driving with truck rental, and you don’t with U-Pack. Now let’s look at what the same move costs with U-Pack.

For 12 ft. of trailer space on U-Pack’s 28 ft. moving trailer, you would pay $1,509.00. The U-Pack quote includes the driver, fuel, and standard liability coverage (and there’s no additional charge for sales tax).

The money that you would have spent filling up the rental truck can now be put toward getting your family safely and comfortably to your new home in your personal vehicle. The price per foot in the U-Pack quote is $69 according this specific quote. So, if you need more space, you would just increase your rate by $69 each foot. If you use less than 12 ft. you would subtract your adjustment rate accordingly. Now that’s true flexibility in price.

So how much would your cost to move one way be with U-Pack?

Get a free moving quote from U-Pack now and start comparing for yourself. Why drive a rental truck one way when you can let U-Pack do the driving for a similar rate?

Have questions? Call 800-413-4799 to talk to a U-Pack moving expert or leave a comment and I’ll answer it directly!