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Frequently Asked Question

By Derek
August 26th, 2008 - 4:48 PM

Can I Ride with the Driver?

The quick, simple response is "no".

First, most of our trucks only have one seat. Seriously. The trucks are called 'Day Cabs' which means they are only meant to be driven for the day. Our drivers only drive the maximum amount of time allowed by law and these trucks have no sleeper compartment.

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Moving to College Part III

By Michael
August 15th, 2008 - 7:53 AM

Before moving to college, make a site map for your college life. You know, like website site maps that break down where everything is. College life basically breaks down like this: reading, researching, eating, drinking, washing (yourself and your clothes), entertaining (yourself and your friends), and sleeping.

Think about each topic and the stuff you'll need to make your college life productive and enjoyable.

Reading: You'll be doing that a lot with books that cost a lot of money, but that's a topic for another time. You'll need reading lamps and someplace to read, besides in bed.

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Moving to College Part II

By Michael
August 12th, 2008 - 8:49 AM

Student moving is a lot different than regular moving. After college, you will find yourself on many occasions saying things like, "Hey, man, will you help me move?" Your friends will say, "Sure, bro." Then you'll all share beer and pizza. And if you're unfortunate enough to own a pickup, then you'll be involved in helping virtually all of your friends move at one time or another. But all that happens after college (especially the beer drinking, right? After all, you're not legal age yet.)

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Moving to College Part I

By Michael
August 6th, 2008 - 4:07 PM

Moving to college is a trip. Literally.

First you have to find a place to stay, unless you're staying in the dorm, in which case the college will assign you a place to stay. Here's my advice: find a place as close as possible to where you'll be attending classes.

Walking or biking distance is best. If you're in an urban area with public transportation, check out the routes and make them a part of the decision-making process. For example, is there a bus stop near by and what time of day do the buses run?

Here's why that's important. Parking.

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Don't Drive a Rental Truck - Let U-Pack do the Driving

August 1st, 2008 - 3:37 PM

Wow, talk about a can of worms! When I started researching fuel calculation so that you, our customer, would know how much better you can budget when using U-Pack, I got more than I bargained for. I was looking for information about the size of rental truck gas tanks and ran across a web site that discussed how driving a rental truck is so much different than your own vehicle. It is definitely something to think about when weighing your options.

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New Orleans Parking Permits

By Jeremy
July 9th, 2008 - 7:50 AM

There is no place in the world like New Orleans, LA.  Where else can you find Cajun cooking, Mardi Gras, and several major universities – only in the Big Easy. What a great place to live!

If you've lived in, or even just visited New Orleans, you probably know that parking can sometimes be a challenge.  Part of the New Orleans charm comes from the beautiful historic presence that is seen in its classical architecture, "old timey" feel and narrow, building-lined streets. Although the layout makes for a beautiful city, it may not be very practical when you're trying to move.

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What's all this business about Gypsy Moths?

By Meghan
July 3rd, 2008 - 5:30 PM

For as long as I have been talking to customers moving to California about Gypsy Moths, this is still the image that comes to mind.

I can't help it. But depending on your taste, this is probably a little more appealing illustration than what they actually look like.

No they aren't that bad, and I'm sure everyone's mother loves them, but I still can't help but have a preference for my cartoon version.

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The Price to Move

June 26th, 2008 - 9:04 AM

It's all in the price – Avoid a moving scam

When looking at your moving contract (or Bill of Lading) it is all about the details of the moving price.  The main focus is what's included and how it can change. 

Before signing your contract, you'll want to have a clear understanding of the following:

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How to Get the Word Out

June 19th, 2008 - 10:50 AM

How do you let everyone know your new address?

You're moving. Almost everyone knows you are moving to a new city, but more than likely you haven't had a chance to tell them your actual new address. Besides formally changing your address at the Post Office, you probably want to tell your friends and family both near and far what your new address will be. 

Did you know U-Pack has a solution for this too?

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Moving Your Pet

June 17th, 2008 - 1:46 PM

Just in case you didn't know, U-Pack cannot move your pet. It's not because we don't love them; our trailers aren't climate controlled so it's not a safe environment for them. During the summer months the trailers can get very warm inside and during the winter months they can be very cold.  Not ideal conditions for your four-legged or winged companion.

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My Rental Truck Experience

By Guest
June 16th, 2008 - 9:31 AM

Many years ago (before U-Pack) my husband, my young daughter, and I made a move.  We were young and financially challenged and I was VERY pregnant.  We couldn’t afford a full service mover and really we didn’t have enough stuff to justify a full service mover.  Normally, when we were moving across town, we just borrowed someone’s truck and made several trips.

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ReloCube - Great Service, Smaller Package

By Josh J
June 11th, 2008 - 8:24 AM

U-Pack is a great option for moving large shipments, but what if you're not moving an entire household?  What if your child is going to college out of state or you just have personal items to send?  What if you downsized?  What if you just plain don't have parking for a 28 foot moving trailer in front of your home?  Well, we have an answer!  ABF also offers moves inside a ReloCube if any of these situations fit you.  Our ReloCubes are 6'x7'x8' and can fit into a single parking spac