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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

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Save Money Moving

June 3rd, 2008 - 8:32 AM

Timing is Everything
If you've been researching your move, you've probably found that the moving industry runs on a system of "peak" and "off-peak" days, similar to the airline industry. That just means that some days are more expensive than others. If you've got some flexibility, choose an off-peak moving day to save a little money.

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Storage May be Your Solution

May 20th, 2008 - 9:23 AM

I know I'm going; I'm just not sure where yet. 

I mean really, the "where" of moving is just details… right?  But actually, whether you know which city you're moving to and just haven't closed on a house or literally don't know which city you are moving to, you're going to need storage. It's a good idea to check with all of the moving companies you're considering to see how they handle moving and storage – it could end up getting pretty expensive.

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Save Money on Your U-Pack Move!

May 15th, 2008 - 9:27 AM

Save $200 off your U-Pack Move!

What's the catch?

You just have to prove that you are a master packer and get the highest score on our U-Pack-A-Cube game!

Oh, you've never played it? Well go give it a shot.

I know it sounds silly, but it really is rather addicting. And since it only takes 60 seconds, there is absolutely no commitment involved. My highest score so far is 210, and I was pretty proud of that until one of my coworkers posted a score of 225!  I obviously can't win the prize, but it's still entertaining.

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New Spanish Website

May 1st, 2008 - 1:15 PM

Did you know that Spanish is the second most common language spoken in the United States?

U-Pack has a new Spanish Website and Spanish speaking representatives to assist customers moving within the United States and into and out of Puerto Rico and Canada.

If you would like to receive a moving quote in Spanish, call 800-413-5182 or visit our Spanish website at moviendose.com. 


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Avoid a moving scam

April 28th, 2008 - 1:08 PM

Verify Dates and Timing

Knowing the exact dates your move will take place (loading, transit, and unloading) is something that may not seem an important detail initially, but it could be!

Is the date the truck will arrive for loading a guaranteed date?
Check for wording on your contract that might indicate that it could be brought to you on a date other than the date you expect it to arrive.

How long will the truck be left at your house for loading?
You want plenty of time to complete your loading, but knowing it will be picked up in a timely manner once loading is complete is important as well.

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Trucker Talk

By Josh J
April 22nd, 2008 - 8:17 AM

You've probably noticed that the trucking industry has its own lingo…which can be like a foreign language to the Average Joe. Take a look at a few commonly used terms…you might be able to impress your friends on your next road trip: