Honest to goodness, I had family who, years and years ago, moved from California to Arkansas in a covered wagon (I’ve heard the stories more than once). Can you imagine?
One thing about it... I bet it was cheap.
Though we’re fortunate that we don’t have to trek cross country hauling furniture in a covered wagon, it’s unfortunate that some moving companies have gotten so expensive that it almost feels like an impossible task. With the economy in the state that it’s in, we can’t help but be interested in finding the cheapest way to move our stuff long distance.
Well, several years ago (in 1997) ABF decided to help make moving a little more affordable and began a "you pack, we drive" service called U-Pack Moving. Today U-Pack has flourished into a successful service that more and more people choose every day. Here's the type of customer it was designed for:
It was designed for the customer who’s okay with doing some of the work on their own (i.e. packing, loading and unloading) in return for a significantly lower price.
It was designed to combine the ease of a do-it-yourself move (rental truck) with some of the conveniences of full-service moving (we drive).
It was designed for the person who would rather drive in the comfort of their own vehicle than a large, unfamiliar rental truck.
It was designed to be the cheapest way to move furniture long distance.
Here’s how U-Pack makes long distance moving so affordable:
You pay only for the space you use.
You can choose to move in the moving trailer or ReloCube(s), and pay only for the space you use. Here’s what I mean by that: Let’s say you’re moving a large one-bedroom apartment and the space estimator says you’ll need around 10 linear feet, so that’s what you reserve. When you finish loading, you see that you actually fit it all into 9 linear feet. Good news! You get to subtract the per foot adjustment rate (its’ shown on your moving quote), and pay only for 9 linear feet.
The ReloCube works similarly, except that you pay based on the number of Cubes you use. So let’s say the space estimator says you’ll need three Cubes, but you end up fitting everything into two. You pay for two.
You know the exact cost as you’re loading – and that puts you in direct control of the price.
There are no “hidden” charges.
You won’t find additional charges for fuel, sales tax or highway tolls tacked onto the end of your bill. Simply pay for the services you select, and know the exact price ahead of time.
You’ll get your belongings quickly.
With many full-service movers, you’ll see transit times that exceed two weeks. U-Pack does it better. With transit times that average 2-5 business days, your items arrive fast and safe. Consider the savings: you’ll spend less on “extra” expenses, like hotels and eating out.
How much does U-Pack cost?
Great question. Since each move is unique, the best way to determine the cost of your specific move is to get an instant moving quote. You’ll get a view of the price and the estimated transit time. If you’re not yet sure of the specifics of your move, no problem, you can always adjust your quote later.