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Military Moving Made Easy

Complete a DITY Move with U-Pack® and Save

If you want to put money back in your pocket after a military move, go U-Pack! It’s the affordable alternative for service members who want to complete a personally procured move without driving a rental truck. Simply pack and load a moving trailer or moving container, and we’ll do the driving.

Get a free quote today, and see why military families on a fixed budget choose us as their relocation solution.

U-Pack military discount

U-Pack offers a military discount to help you save even more on your move. When you call to reserve, let us know you’re in the military, and we’ll take a little more off the total cost.

Military Moving Options

See how U-Pack compares to other military moving companies:

military move comparison chart

Low prices

U-Pack is an excellent choice over other military movers because we typically cost less. And if your allowance is more than our rate, you’ll make money!

No driving

If you want to ease the stress of moving, let U-Pack take care of the driving. That means you can travel to your new duty station with your family in the comfort of your personal vehicle.

Total control

You’re in control of every aspect of the move, from packing and loading to the date it arrives — a perk you won’t find if the military moves you. We even provide a dedicated military moving specialist to guide you every step of the way.

Fast transit times

The sooner you have your personal property, the better. U-Pack transit times are quick, averaging just 2-5 business days. Compare that to the 4-6 weeks it could take full-service movers!

Convenient storage

U-Pack can provide secure storage until you find a place to live. Store everything directly in the trailer or ReloCube®, and give us a call when you’re ready for delivery.

Peace of mind

Most full-service movers put multiple household shipments in the same equipment. Not U-Pack! Your belongings will never be mixed with any other household shipments, whether you move in the trailer or the Cube™.

Planning a Military Move

U-Pack makes it easy to complete a PPM move. Download the free military moving checklist to get started!

DITY move documents

  • DD Form 2278 (Application for move and counseling checklist)
  • DD Form 1351-2 (Travel voucher)
  • Copy of PCS travel orders
  • Certified weight tickets
  • Copy of paid rental agreement
  • Copy of vehicle registration when utilizing POV and/or boat/trailer

Note: Documentation can vary by branch of service

Filing documentation

When you arrive at your new duty station, check with your TMO (traffic management office) on filing the proper documentation for reimbursement. If you received an advanced operating allowance, you’ll need to file your final settlement claim within 45 days after the start of the move.

Certified weight tickets

U-Pack can supply both empty and full certified weight tickets when requested. These are an additional cost, but are required for DITY move reimbursement.

Note: If you’re in the Navy, you should know that the military only requires U-Pack customers to provide an empty and full certified weight ticket — no 3rd ticket required!

Lodging and meal expenses

Since hotel stays and meal expenses aren’t part of the movement of personal property, they’re not considered reimbursable.

Other non-reimbursable expenses

Sales tax and insurance fees are two other moving expenses that don’t qualify for reimbursement. But it’s not something you have to worry about anyway if moving with U-Pack. Every quote includes taxes and standard liability coverage (plus transportation, fuel and the driver).

Advanced payment

If approved by the TMO, you can receive up to 60% advanced payment to help cover expenses that pertain directly to your move.

Partial DITY move

If you want to move some items yourself and let the government take care of the rest, let your TMO know you’re interested in a partial DITY. You can still move with U-Pack — just let us know how much you’re moving with us and we’ll set it up.

Military Pro-Gear

On May 1, 2014, the allowance for professional books, papers and equipment (known as PBP&E or Pro-Gear) changed. Now, the new allowance limits the amount and type of Pro-Gear that is reimbursable.

Click to read more about the new guidelines on military Pro-Gear.

Do not ship list

If you move with U-Pack, certain items are not allowed in the trailer or container. Take a look at our do not ship list to learn what items you can’t load.

Reserve Your Move

Now that you’re familiar with how U-Pack makes military moving easy and affordable, call 877-453-7274 to see how much you’ll save! A military relocation specialist will be glad to help you get the best rate.