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8/20/2009
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Love-Sick Video Contestant Wins Free Moving Services from ABF U-Pack

A young man longing to be closer to his love wins ABF U-Pack Moving® "What Moves You?" video contest and an opportunity for free moving services.

(FORT SMITH, Ark., August 11, 2009) — Transportation and moving services provider ABF U-Pack Moving conducted a video contest that asked, "What Moves You?" Submissions  ranging from artistic to humorous, were posted on YouTube® for public voting. The winning video featured a young man in love, still living at home with his parents, longing to move closer to his girlfriend. 'Elliot' has won his choice of a free move anywhere in the Continental United States or a $1,000 gift card.

That might seem like the end of the story, but it gets even more interesting and romantic.

Elliot's response to winning the free move or gift card was, "Sweet! We are engaged! " It seems that during the contest, the young couple made it official and set a June 4, 2010, wedding date. Now the search is on for their first home, so free moving services and cash are especially important.

ABF U-Pack Moving plans to follow Elliot and his fiancée Amy as they hunt for a house and start their life together.

Kay Lynn Clay, business development manager at ABF U-Pack Moving, said, "U-Pack really didn't know what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised by our first-ever video contest. Each entry had a unique interpretation on the theme, "What Moves You?" And we were very impressed with the level of talent and creativity."

A surreal video from a composite editor focused on his passion for editing and how his work 'moves' him emotionally. Another video simply chronicled all the broken, battered and noisy reasons relocation  was necessary. There were humorous entries featuring a 'Ninja Infestation' and an intolerable, like no other, roommate. In the end, it was the romantic 'Elliot,' with his pleading eyes and long-distance love that captured the public's hearts and votes.

Clay notes, "Moving can be a very emotional and monumental event. U-Pack is a part of that. This contest reminded us that each customer has a unique and personal moving story. With this ever present in our minds, we will continue to focus on providing personalized service for each and every move."

All of the video submissions including the winner of the free move or gift card can be viewed at www.youtube.com/upack. Updates on the happy couple will be posted there as well.

ABF U-Pack Moving is a leader in the self-move industry with a network of 283 service centers nationwide. U-Pack specializes in affordable do-it-yourself moving, combining the professional driver and equipment of traditional full-service moving companies with the cost savings of a rental truck. Visit http://www.upack.com/ for more information.

Contact: Kay Lynn Clay, U-Pack manager
Email: publicrelations@upack.com
Telephone:  479-785-8686

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