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Severe Weather Hits Close to Home for ABF U-Pack

September 10th, 2010 - 4:14 PM

A Tornado Picture for the Books!
Severe weather can strike anywhere, anytime. That's why we wanted to share this tornado picture from the September 8th storms, sent in courtesy of employees at the ABF terminal in Dallas, TX. It's very frightening when severe weather hits, and we're happy to report that our Dallas employees weren't harmed.

The term 'Texas tornado' has been used for everything from song titles to team names, but we think this tornado picture shows the true meaning of the term— don't you think?

I need info on moving to Alaska - help!

By Derek
September 8th, 2010 - 10:07 AM

"I need info on moving to Alaska.  Can U-Pack help?"

The answer to that question is yes! If you're moving to Alaska, you may be wondering how in the world you're going to get your furniture and belongings there.  Unless you're brave enough to drive a rental truck along the Alaska Highway à la the TV show ’Ice Road Truckers', you'll probably want to find a reliable moving company that fits your needs.  Info on moving to Alaska isn't easy to come by, so I'll break down the different U-Pack options for moving to your new home in Alaska safely. 

New Moving Blog

September 3rd, 2010 - 3:58 PM

Another avenue for GREAT moving tips!
Several months back we introduced you to MoveBuilder. Just to refresh your memory, MoveBuilder is a moving company where customers can choose from a variety of moving services— like packing, loading, unloading and crating— to "build" a move that fits their needs and budget. 

So, last month MoveBuilder introduced The Blueprint, their Moving Blog…and it's awesome. And when we see something awesome, we tell people about it. 

Pan-Mass Challenge Charity Cycling Event Welcomes U-Pack Contribution

August 31st, 2010 - 10:51 AM

Pan-Mass Challenge Charity Cycling Event Welcomes ABF U-Pack Contribution

Charity cycling events like the Pan-Mass Challenge provide ABF U-Pack the opportunity to help out a good cause— in this case, cancer research. U-Pack donated moving containers for on-site storage to the event and supported an ABF employee who participated in the bike ride. 

Rental Trucks for Moving: A Recap

August 13th, 2010 - 11:00 AM

It's official— you're moving.  If you're like me, I'll bet the panic is already setting in as you envision yourself bumping along a winding road in a rental truck.  What happens if it breaks down? What do I do with the truck when it's time to stop at a hotel for the night?  And another thing— how am I going to get my car to my new place if I have to drive the rental? 

Best Places to Retire To

By Guest
August 10th, 2010 - 4:21 PM

As a guest blogger for U-Pack, transportation expert Derek Green shares some inside info on some of the best places to retire. 

Best Places to Retire To

If after many years of hard work, you have finally decided to hang your hat and retire, it's a good time to make a list of places you would like to travel, relatives you would like to visit, or maybe a few places you would like to retire to.

Let's take a look at a few of the cities that people consider the best places to retire to:

Student Moving 101

August 4th, 2010 - 11:14 AM

A simple guide to making a student move
Moving to college is a big milestone – and without a plan, it has the potential to be a big headache. Any student moving to a new campus can probably tell you there are lots of details to remember when coordinating a student move. Here are a few of the basics:  

Moving out of State

June 14th, 2010 - 4:31 PM

Moving out of state is a fairly simple process…at least the actual moving part is. It's leaving behind friends, family and a life that you're comfortable with that's the tough part. Although we aren't able to do much to make leaving easier, we're committed to making moving as easy as possible.

Follow these moving tips and I think you'll find moving out of state isn't as hard as you expected:

Checklists Make Moving Easier

May 14th, 2010 - 11:28 AM

Make your moving checklist work for you
What's the best way to get through your move without excessive stress or forgetting something important? Print off a moving checklist and check tasks off as they're completed.

I know…it's tempting just to wing it. Who needs a moving checklist, right? Take it from a self-proclaimed obsessive list maker. It will make things easier.