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Questions about moving to an army base

September 6th, 2012 - 2:44 PM

Answers from the moving experts: Questions about moving to an army base

U-Pack is no stranger to military moving. In fact, throughout the years we’ve helped thousands of military members and their families move to army bases all across the country. To help with these moves, U-Pack provides military moving specialists, dedicated to answering questions about moving to army bases and helping you plan your military move. Here are answers to some of our most common questions about moving to an army base:  

Can U-Pack move me to an army base?
Yes! Using U-Pack to do a PPM (formally DITY) within the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii) is a great decision. When requested, U-Pack can provide both empty and full certified weight tickets (necessary for PPM reimbursement). And because U-Pack prices are based on the linear footage your shipment occupies in the moving trailer or the number of ReloCubes you use, often times our military customers actually MAKE money on their move! When your move costs less than your PPM allowance, you get to pocket the difference!

How do I move to an army base with U-Pack?
We recommend first making an appointment with your origin Transportation Office or Personal Property Shipping Office to determine the exact details of your move. Your allowance will depend on factors like rank, shipment weight and your locations.

Then, all you have to do to secure your move with U-Pack is get a free moving quote, then call one of our moving specialists to make your reservation. When you call, don’t forget to mention that it’s a military move and ask about your military discount!

On moving day, U-Pack will deliver a moving trailer or moving container(s) to your location. You load it. Then, U-Pack will pick it up and deliver it right to the door at your new army base (if that’s where you want it). You unload.

Why should I use U-Pack to PCS?
There are a lot of reasons to choose U-Pack – it’s the low-cost way to PCS! Pack and load at your own pace, and drive in your own vehicle to your new duty station. U-Pack allows up to 3 business days for loading and unloading, and transit times average 2-5 business days. That means you can unpack your belongings and get settled into life at your new army base really quickly. Here’s another perk that military families like: your items are never co-mingled, transferred or unloaded; they stay right where they’re loaded until you’re ready to unload.

How much does it cost to move from one army base to another with U-Pack?
As much as I know you want a straight answer, the best I can give you right now is – it depends.  Every move is unique, so we’ll need to know where you’re moving from and to, and how much you’re moving to provide a price. But, getting a free moving quote from U-Pack is very easy – you can see the price instantly online, or call a moving specialist at 800-413-4799 to get pricing over the phone (we’ll email a copy of the quote if you would like).

Have more questions about moving to an army base with U-Pack? Check out these blog posts or leave a comment below. We’ll be happy to help!

Making an Army DITY move
Military Relocation
Military Moving Discounts
Military Weight Tickets
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