If you are looking to move long distance, then moving with a portable storage is the way to go. Why? Mainly because you do not have to drive a rental truck yourself, or pay a full service moving company to transport your things cross-country and foot you the bill for a colorful array of fees, ranging from gas to eating at a steakhouse on the way to your destination. Yep, you'll be surprised!
But what shipping or trucking company to choose when moving with a portable storage? There are so many, two of the most popular are portable on demand storage (can't say their name) and ABF UPack. According to the UPack Website, they are the “affordable alternative to PODS®.”
Although UPack has a similar small container to their competitor called "Relocube", a lightweight metal box instead fo wood & canvas, this article is more focused on moving with a portable storage or shipping container. Learn about Relocubes here
ABF UPack drops off a portable storage container or freight trailer (more head space) and you can take a few days to load it before they pick it up and drive it to your new destination. Most cross-country moves are done in 3-5 days, even to Canada, but time may vary.
With UPack trailer & freight services, you only pay for the space you actually use, not the whole container - so if you are a packrat moving, or very good at playing Tetris with furniture, this is a great option.
Use less space, pay less for the transport. To get the most out of the space, hire experienced hands to take care of the loading. Learn more about Moving Labor Services.
How big is the U-Pack trailer?
External dimensions are 28 ft. x 8 ft. x 9 ft. (lwh).
Internal dimensions are 324 in. x 96 in. x 108 in. (lwh).
U-Pack trailers are bigger than the largest rental truck: the loading space is equal to a 26-foot and 10-foot rental truck combined. They drop it off, you load, they drive.
Get a quote for your portable storage move and see the difference yourself in cost. The quote is not an estimation. Its final.
You'll never see additional charges for taxes, tolls, the driver or fuel; it's all included! To get a quote, click here.