July 18th, 2016 - 1:58 PM
State to state movers
Since the completion of the Interstate Highway System, crossing state lines hasn’t seemed like a big deal. We pass through as many states as possible on road trips and visit spots like the Four Corners area of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado so we can stand in four states at once. But when it comes to moving cross country, crossing state lines can be a big deal. There’s a lot to consider before packing up and moving long distance like what interstate moving company you should use and how to know if they’re qualified. It’s a good idea to research different state to state movers to find the best fit for your move.
July 14th, 2016 - 3:02 PM
Bill of Lading Definition
A BOL is a contract between a carrier and a shipper for the transportation of goods and is a standard document in the moving industry. Because U-Pack® uses carriers like ABF Freight® to transport household goods, a Bill of Lading is required for each shipment. If you’re moving with U-Pack, the driver will bring a copy of the BOL for you to sign after you’ve loaded the moving equipment and it’s ready for pickup.
July 7th, 2016 - 2:02 PM
Moving can be stressful — especially when your belongings will spend a few days traveling cross country in a moving trailer to your new home. If you’re unsure about what happens to your belongings after you load them — are they shipped as-is? Are other items loaded in the trailer with them? Are they going to shift during transit? — understanding how it all works can help you feel calm.
For long distance moves, U-Pack uses something called a bulkhead to keep your items safe and secure during transit. A bulkhead is a divider wall that separates shipments inside a commercial trailer. When moving with a U-Pack trailer, your belongings are the only household goods on that trailer, and any unused space is loaded with commercial freight headed in the same direction. This method helps keep prices low and prevents your items from being co-mingled with other household shipments.
July 6th, 2016 - 3:40 PM
Searching for moving coupons
When it comes to saving money on moving costs, every little bit counts. It all adds up and helps keep more money in your wallet — $25 here, $50 there. Moving coupons are especially valuable when trying to save a few extra dollars on a move. But where do you find them, and do you meet the criteria to use them? Let’s look at U-Pack® discounts, then compare them to other companies’ coupons.
June 23rd, 2016 - 3:16 PM
Are you moving on? Quotes and sayings to help you through
Moving on isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can be tough. If change were easy, then poets, authors and musicians would have a difficult time creating material that pulls at our emotions. Considering the number of people who find themselves “moving on” in life, we collected a variety of move on quotes. They’re divided below into four categories: quotes about being happy, quotes about letting go, quotes to make you feel motivated and quotes that produce deep thought.
Hopefully these moving forward quotes will encourage you, give you something to think about and make moving on an exciting time in your life.
June 17th, 2016 - 4:11 PM
Why U-Haul® won’t rent trailers to some Ford Explorer models
If you’re planning to move a long distance in a Ford Explorer and are considering U-Haul for your move, there is a stipulation you should know about:
June 10th, 2016 - 2:41 PM
Finding movers in New Jersey
Looking for moving companies in New Jersey? Whether you’re moving into or out of the Garden State, U-Pack® can help! When planning a long-distance move, it’s important to choose a professional moving company to ensure the greatest safety and protection of your household items. Since 1997, U-Pack has moved more than 850,000 families cross country. We’re a good alternative to full-service New Jersey movers and truck rental. Take a look at the factors below and see why you should consider choosing U-Pack as your New Jersey moving company.
June 3rd, 2016 - 1:04 PM
Considering Atlas Van Lines®?
If you search online for moving companies, you'll find pages and pages of results. Among them, you'll likely run across Atlas Van Lines®, a full-service moving company. Atlas offers an array of services, designed to cover every step of the moving process. This sounds good in theory, but how many of those do you actually need? If you're on a budget (and most people are), can you save costs — without sacrificing quality — by doing some of the work yourself? When evaluating your situation, you may determine that another option like U-Pack® could be a better fit. Learn how to get a quote, what equipment options are available and other details about these companies so you can make the right choice for your move.
May 27th, 2016 - 2:27 PM
Long distance moving
Moving long distance can be a stressful situation. You’re tasked with finding a new house and establishing a new routine, plus you’ll have to get used to new surroundings and perhaps a different way of life when moving to a new state. And that doesn’t include the actual move itself! If you’re trying to find the best long distance moving company to simplify your relocation, you’ll want to compare services, cost and reputation to make the right decision for an easy, efficient move.
May 25th, 2016 - 10:42 AM
Moving furniture across the country
Moving furniture cross country can be stressful. Whether you have a lot of furniture to ship or just a few pieces, U-Pack® can help! Our services are designed to help you move furniture and household belongings across the country while staying on budget. We’re an affordable and convenient alternative to truck rentals, container shipping services and traditional full-service moving companies. We can handle shipments of one room’s worth of furniture up to an entire house (or more)! Let’s compare furniture shipping companies and see why many customers decide that U-Pack is the best way to ship furniture long distance.