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Cheapest Way to Move Long Distance


Posted By:
Christina Google+
1/27/2014
12:29 PM

How do I move long distance without breaking the bank?

We understand; making a long-distance move isn’t always in the budget. That’s why finding the least expensive way to move is so important. Many people believe that renting a truck is the cheapest way to move long distance, but is it really? U-Pack® challenges that belief. In most cases, U-Pack prices are comparable to truck rental (sometimes even cheaper), but instead of driving a rental truck, U-Pack does the driving for you.

Are there cheap ways to move cross country?

Is U-Pack really a cheap way to move long distance?

You bet. The reason why we’re able to offer comparable rates to truck rental is because of our efficient primary transportation provider, ABF. Because of this efficiency, we’re able to move more shipments, resulting in lower prices. But that’s just part of what makes U-Pack a real money saver…the other part has to do with control.

Controlling the cost of your long-distance move with U-Pack

If you go down the truck rental road, you’ll quickly see that you’re not really in control of your move (even though it’s do-it-yourself). Your move revolves around their schedule, and you have to stick to one truck size whether you fill it all the way up or not. With U-Pack, you’re in control. We give you three business days to do your loading and unloading, which customers say is plenty of time to get the job done. We also offer price flexibility, meaning that you control the cost of your move – not us. Simply, you pay for what you use.

Let’s say you like the ideal of a portable storage container. If you go the ReloCube route (great for small moves) and reserve three, but fit into two, you’re only charged for the two you use. We’ll take the third Cube back to our service center free of charge. On the other hand, let’s say you like our moving trailer option (great for any size move). You think you’ll need about 17 ft. of space inside for your three-bedroom home, but on moving day, you end up fitting everything into 14 ft. of space. Congrats – you just reduced the price of your move by saving 3 ft. of space.

So not only are our prices often similar to truck rental, but you can shrink the price of your move even more by saving space as you pack and load. That’s something truck rental just can’t offer.

Can I lower my U-Pack price even more?

You sure can—by doing a terminal-to-terminal U-Pack move. It differs from the door-to-door U-Pack move in that instead of loading and unloading at your home, you do your loading/unloading at the closest service center to your origin and destination. This type of move requires a little more work, but on average, it saves U-Pack customers $300. If you’re looking for the cheapest way to move long distance with U-Pack, this is it. It’s something to think about, especially if you have a small amount of things to move.

Is U-Pack the cheapest way to move long-distance for me?

The only way to find out is to get a moving quote from U-Pack and compare it to other moving companies. We might just be the cheapest option for your long-distance move. Just remember that we do the driving. Stop by our website to get a free moving quote online, or call us at 800-413-4799 to get a quote from a U-Pack moving representative.

If you have a question about U-Pack, let us know. We’d love to hear from you and help you get the cheapest rate possible for your long distance move (without driving a rental truck). Leave a comment below!

3801 Old Greenwood Road  |  Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903

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