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Holiday Moving

December 5th, 2008 - 9:53 AM

Moving through the holidays
There's a break from school and all of the family is together.  Or maybe you just have a few days off from work when you can finally relax and get things done.  Either way, the last thing you should have to worry about is moving.  But wait!  There's only a limited amount of time before the kids have to be back at school, and the new job starts right after the holidays . . .

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Long distance moving

November 21st, 2008 - 3:51 PM

Long Distance Moving
If you're moving to or from a location that most long distance moving companies won't service, ABF U-Pack may be able to help. How? ABF has nearly 300 service centers located throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. The wide coverage area means it's likely your city is a serviceable point - even though most long distance moving companies aren't able to deliver to your home.

What if your long distance moving location isn't serviceable?

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Moving with Children

November 18th, 2008 - 4:25 PM

If you think about it, moving is as hard for kids as it is for adults. They're leaving behind familiar places and important friends just like we do. And, they're faced with a lot of "new" things, like finding new friends and starting a new school – that can be scary!

Here are some things to keep in mind while you're packing your kids' stuff. They're going to need lots of love, lots of time, and lots of attention to their feelings.

You might also consider the following tips to make the transition easier for the entire family:

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Ramp for your Moving Trailer

By Jeremy
November 13th, 2008 - 11:14 AM

When you're preparing to move it seems like there are always lots of questions and last minute concerns. And we get a lot of questions about our moving ramps – how to order one, how big they are, how much weight they hold, how to set them up, etc., etc. So, here are a few things you should know to be worry free and easily breeze thru your move. 

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Bulkhead = Cheap Moving Prices and Reliable Service

November 5th, 2008 - 4:30 PM

If you've been researching moving companies and are familiar with U-Pack, you probably know that one of the reasons we can provide a cheap moving alternative is because the space you don't use in the trailer is used to move boxed or palletized commercial goods. So, when you've got a long distance move, we can drive for you and keep the price similar to (or less than) truck rental prices.

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Things Not to Pack

September 17th, 2008 - 1:17 PM

When in doubt, Leave it out

I'm often asked, "What can I not move?" My normal response is, "What did you have in mind?" To accurately answer your question, I would have to provide you with a laundry list of items, half of which probably wouldn't pertain to you or your move. It will usually save you some time if you tell me the items you have questions or concerns about.

This might help too…U-Pack has a "do not ship" list at upack.com. Check it out. You're probably going to find similar items listed with any company you choose to move with.

Here's an overview:

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Moving Insurance vs. Liability Coverage

September 15th, 2008 - 1:40 PM

Did you know that most Americans move 5 to 7 times during their lifetime?  This means we move more than any other culture. If you do your research and chose a company with a record of safe driving and a low claims ratio, and if you take good care in packing and loading, the likelihood of damage is very low. But, as with most things in life, anything is possible. So, it's important to know how your household goods are covered while they're in transit.

When it comes to moving with U-Pack, your price includes two types of liability coverage. 

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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.