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Hiring Movers to Load a Truck

March 7th, 2014 - 10:13 AM

Need some loading help?

The moving industry has come a long way. It used to be that you either had to do everything yourself or hire someone to do it all for you. Fast forward to today and you can practically hire movers to do any part of the moving processes you need help with. If you’re in the market for loading help, we’ll walk you through what to look for in a mover, how to prepare for your help, and what to expect from your loaders on moving day.

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Hiring movers to load a truck

The first step in the process is to find a mover that will do the loading. This will require some research on your part, so we recommend asking family, friends, coworkers, etc. for recommendations. We refer customers to Moving Staffers.

Keep in mind that you’ll want to schedule the mover to arrive after your moving trailer, truck, or container arrives. If you haven’t reserved your moving equipment yet, you can do that now with U-Pack®. U-Pack prices are affordable and you can choose from two equipment options – moving trailer or moving container. In most cases, U-Pack rates are comparable to truck rental. The best part is that you don’t have to drive because U-Pack does that for you. Click here to get a free moving quote or call 800-413-4799.

How to prepare for your loading help

You undoubtedly know that being prepared is the key to a successful move. But when you add loading help into the mix, everything has to be planned out perfectly. Like we mentioned above, coordinate your help to arrive after the equipment is delivered. If possible, have your trailer or container delivered the day before your moving help arrives so you can be extra prepared. If you book a move with U-Pack, you get 3 business days to load, which many customers find is plenty of time and works great for scheduling loaders.

Other ways you might consider preparing include:

  • Deciding what you want loaded – just the heavy stuff or everything?
  • Preparing your appliances like the washing machine, fridge, and freezer
  • Preparing outdoor equipment like lawn mowers, grills, etc.
  • Figuring out where the movers should park
  • Creating a clear pathway from the trailer to the door
  • Where to put high value items
  • Where pets and kids will stay while the movers are doing their job
  • Tipping the movers
  • Protecting your floors

We go into detail on all these ways to prepare for moving help on moving day in this blog post. Be sure to check it out!

What to expect from your loading help on moving day

Moving day has finally arrived and it’s time to load up. When your movers arrive, be sure to go over the contract with the crew leader to ensure that the service order is correct. If everything is a go, then the loaders will start doing their job. If you run into any problems, notify the crew leader or call the company directly. Depending on the size of your home, the loaders should have the job done much faster than it would take to complete by yourself. Once everything is loaded, do a double-check to make sure the job was done to your satisfaction. If everything looks great, let the movers know, then get ready to start your move!

What other questions do you have about hiring movers to load a truck?

We’re here to help. If you have any more questions about moving help or about U-Pack, let us know by commenting in the section below. We’ll get back to you right away. And remember, if you haven’t reserved your moving equipment yet, we’ll be happy to provide you with an affordable, free moving quote online or over the phone. Happy moving!