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Shipping Regulations To and From Alaska

June 19th, 2009 - 4:28 PM

So, you're moving to Alaska and you've found that U-Pack is the easiest, most affordable way to get there.  If you've done your research, you probably already know that it's ok to move smaller items with gas engines in an ABF trailer or ReloCube (like ATV's, chainsaws, weed eaters, mowers and motorcycles).  What you may or may not know is that shipments moving into and out of Alaska are randomly inspected at the port, and if the shipment is not in compliance with Coast Guard shipping regulations, you run the risk of being fined in excess of $700 f

The Storage Solution

By Michael
June 12th, 2009 - 3:34 PM

In the beginning there was just you. And all was well. Then you got stuff. And then more stuff. Suddenly you realized what storage meant. Storage would free you from your stuff. Not forever; just until you needed it again.

Storage is a wonderful thing for people like you. People with stuff. Stuff you sometimes need to put into storage.

Perhaps you haven't thought about storage. That's probably because you haven't needed to move.

Because here's the thing about stuff: it turns into baggage anytime you need to move. Baggage is something to be avoided. If someone says, "Whoa, you've sure got a lot of baggage." It's not meant to be a compliment.

Moving Containers

May 29th, 2009 - 10:33 AM

What's all the hype about Moving Containers?

Really, they're just a pretty cool way to move. And I'm particularly partial to the U-Pack moving container – the ReloCube®.  They're the "in" way to move these days. And who doesn't want to move the "in" way?  I know…you're wondering why they're so "in". Here's my guess – These days people are looking for convenience, ease and most of all, ways to save money. Since that's what you get with a ReloCube, it makes sense that people love them.

Moving to A New City

May 18th, 2009 - 4:35 PM

Get to know your new city
So you're moving to a new home or apartment. What's next?  Once you get there, you can't just stay in the house all day.  And come on, you aren't going to be at work all day either.  What do you do after work and on the weekends?  How are you supposed to meet people?  You need a strategy to learn the area and have some fun.   

Get out of the house. 
Start by checking out the local newspapers and area entertainment magazines to find events that interest you. Then start taking advantage of the local attractions like parks, libraries, museums and coffee shops.

Moving to Fort Hood

By Josh J
May 4th, 2009 - 8:48 AM

Are you moving to Fort Hood and don't know where to start? Let me make a suggestion – start with getting a moving quote from U-Pack and compare the savings to other Fort Hood moving companies.

More than likely you're already familiar with DITY moving (do-it-yourself). But, just in case, I'll give you a quick run-down:

Win a Free Move!

April 28th, 2009 - 1:58 PM

The Noisy Neighbor
She was just about to drift off to sleep when it started…thump, thump, thump – the sound of bass from the stereo upstairs. Seriously?  Then, as usual, the voices and laughter started. At least she thought it was laughter. Either that or a stray hyena wandered in from the Serengeti to give birth. Do these people ever sleep? That's it. She can't take another night of this. It's time to move.

Budget Moving

April 20th, 2009 - 9:29 AM

Let's face it, we've all been concerned about money since the economy went south in September.  (We're all looking forward to Spring in hopes our 401k and investment accounts migrate back up with the birds!)  At U-Pack, we get calls daily from folks who are moving because of a company change such as downsizing, consolidation or sadly, a closure. 

We're proud to offer a service that's free from worries about hidden fees or extra costs. If you're on a moving budget – ABF U-Pack Moving is the solution.

Get a Copy of Your U-Pack Delivery Receipt

April 2nd, 2009 - 8:32 AM

Are your moving expenses tax deductible? It's tax time! 

If you've determined that your moving expenses are tax deductible, you'll need a copy of your U-Pack delivery receipt. We understand that often in the shuffle of moving, the original gets misplaced. So, if you need a copy of your delivery receipt – with the total moving cost for your U-Pack move - we can help…and it's easy.

Alaska Moving Companies

By Derek
March 20th, 2009 - 4:27 PM

Alaska Moving
If you're considering Alaska moving companies, I'm sure you've already thought about how to move your household goods, your vehicle(s) and your family. ABF U-Pack moves hundreds of people to Alaska each year.  It's an easy and affordable option for moving to Alaska.

Like a full-service mover – ABF does all of the driving – but you'll pay MUCH less for a U-Pack move since you do the loading and unloading and you pay only for the space you use.  

Decorating your new home

March 10th, 2009 - 4:26 PM

New Place, Same Old Stuff
 Just think…a new place, a new job, a new set of friends…you get a brand new start!  A new home to live in and to decorate is going to be so much fun! 

But, wait.  The same old furniture is following you. Before you get too sad, I've got a few good ideas to try to jazz up your new place.

Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies

March 6th, 2009 - 9:56 AM

Another reason so many people are using U-Pack Moving…

Fortune's Most Admired Trucking Company
Fortune magazine released its annual list of World's Most Admired Companies, and Arkansas Best Corporation – the parent company of U-Pack Moving – is on that list. In fact, Arkansas Best is the highest ranking less-than-truckload motor carrier among the Most Admired Trucking Companies.

The Right Moving Boxes and Supplies For Your Move

March 4th, 2009 - 3:04 PM

Packing for a Long Distance Move
There's a big difference between moving across town and moving across the country. Besides the extra time and expense, you also have to pack differently.

The nice thing about moving locally is that you can pack almost any way you want and not worry about it too much. You're only looking at a few minutes of travel time, so drive slowly and you're home free! When you are moving across the country, the rules change a little bit. Every item needs a secure place in your trailer or ReloCube.