Should I Use a 'You Load, We Drive' Moving Trailer to Move?

Using a Moving Trailer for Long Distance Moves

As we've previously reviewed, you have three primary transportation and storage options when it comes to a do-it-yourself move: A rented moving truck, a portable storage container (POD), or a 'You Load, We Drive' moving trailer. Today we are going to discuss the 'You Load, We Drive' moving trailer option, helping you understand what this transportation option entails, how it works, and when a moving trailer should be used for your move.




Still not sure what transportation and storage option


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Should I Use a POD Storage Container to Move?

Using a POD Container for Moving

The majority of us planning a do-it-yourself move will have three primary options when it comes to transportation and storage: A rented moving truck, a portable storage container (POD), or a 'You Load, We Drive' freight trailer. Today we're looking at the storage POD option, helping you understand what a POD container is, how it works, and when a POD should be used for your move.


Although a POD container can be used in most moving situations, it is not always the right choice. A POD is


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How Big are Moving PODs, Rental Trucks and Freight Trailers?

How Big is a Moving POD and Moving Truck

If you are planning a do-it-yourself move, you are likely going to rent a moving POD container, moving truck or freight trailer to transport and store your items. But did you know that each option can have many different size variations? Size options vary from company to company; some only have one size option while others may have five or more. We've created this nifty moving guide to help you determine what size options are available from popular portable storage (POD), rental truck and


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What Types of Rope and Tie Down Straps to use for Rented Moving Trucks, Trailers and POD Units

Help Choosing Tie Downs and Rope to Load a Truck or POD

Every day around the country our movers are busy loading rented moving trucks, POD units and freight trailers, most for long distance moves. Unfortunately, hiring trained moving professionals isn't enough if you want your household items to arrive at your new home without damage; rope and tie down straps are often a necessary component of a successful move.

So what type of tie down is best for your truck, trailer or POD? What size should you purchase? How many should you have? Believe it


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How Much Does It Cost To Rent A Moving Truck?

How Much Does It Cost To Rent a Moving Truck

Renting a moving truck is one of the most affordable ways to move. Commonly referred to as a do-it-yourself (DIY) move, a rental truck is a great option for both local and long distance moves. Although rental truck pricing is relatively simple to understand, there are also a lot of misconceptions as to how much a truck rental will cost. We've created a simple breakdown that will tell you everything you need to know about the cost of renting a moving truck.

Hiring moving labor to help load


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Truck Rental Discounts - Penske Truck Rental and Budget Truck Rental

Discounts on Penske Truck Rental and Budget Truck Rental

Discounts, who doesn't like them? For the upcoming summer moving season we have partnered with both Penske Truck Rental and Budget Truck Rental to help you save the most on your move! The discounts, which can be up to 20%, apply to both local and one-way truck rentals.

You can take advantage of these savings by heading over to our discounts section and clicking on either the Penske Truck or Budget Truck links. Once you have clicked the link you will be taken to their website for the quoting


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Rental Truck Fuel Calculator

Rental trucks are a great way to relocate for both local and long distance moves but you will want to keep an watchful eye on your budget. Although great options for self moves the fact remains that rental trucks have never been synonymous with fuel economy. Ten years ago that may not have mattered, but today fuel prices seem to rise almost daily. So how do you know how much money you should expect to pay for gas? Luckily for you, we have created a nifty rental truck fuel calculator to help.


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What Size Rental Truck Do I Need?

How to choose rental truck sizesFor your upcoming move you have decided to rent a moving truck but have no clue what truck size you should get - Sound like you? If you search the web you will find many references and opinions, some extremely generic (14' will move 1-2 bedrooms) and others offering a more advanced opinion (12 ft. truck = 450 cu. ft.). The problem, we believe at least, lies in the interpretation of information provided - 1-2 bedrooms may mean something completely different in Arizona than in New York City.


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Movex Moving is Now Closed

Movex Logo

The self moving world just got a little less competitive with the closure of a major household goods carrier, Movex. This morning we learned that Movex is no longer open for business, marking the end of nearly twenty years in business which began in 1991. We have not yet determined why Movex has closed or how existing reservations are being handled, if you have any information on this please make sure to comment on this blog post. Movex was one of our favorite freight companies and


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Do I Need To Stop At Weigh Stations With A Rental Truck?

Do Rental Trucks Stop At Weigh Stations

If you're moving long distance and have decided to rent a truck you may be wondering, do I need to stop at weigh stations? This is a very common question which is spurred by the fact that there is no universal answer. Truck rental locations will usually tell you that you must indeed stop at all weigh stations whereas an Internet search will likely yield the opposite. To help our customers or anyone completing a self service move with a rental truck we have put together this quick guide.

Weigh


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How Important Are Furniture Pads?

Furniture Pads and Blankets are Important for Moving

Although this article contains relevant information, we recommend reading a more recent blog on this topic.

Furniture pads, furniture pads, furniture pads! Far too few of our customers take our advice about the importance of furniture pads during a self service move. Let's be clear, quality furniture pads/quilts are one of the most important pieces of a successful move and should be regarded as a top priority. Ironically, most customers spend thousands of dollars to relocate their household


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Moving & Delivery for Small Shipments

Although self service moving and moving labor may be gaining awareness throughout the country we have found that many people still have trouble creating a small move. The most common problem we hear from customers is their inability to move and ship a single item or a small number of items outside of their local market. Full service moving companies generally will not quote such a small move and many of the self service relocation options simply are not affordable after factoring in the price


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How to Schedule Movers - Tips for Delivery Windows and Unknown Arrival Times

Many times throughout the week we are asked, "How do I schedule my movers if I don't know when my stuff will arrive?" Certainly not an uncommon problem for people who choose a self service moving method. For those of you who have chosen a "You Load, We Drive" moving company that provides freight trailers or a portable storage moving company (like PODS), this is likely a question you will ask at some point.

While it can be difficult, scheduling moving labor in conjunction with the arrival of


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Rental Truck Insurance - What is NOT Covered

So you are standing at the truck rental counter and the representative asks, "Did you want to purchase insurance for the truck?". The answer is commonly "no" because many people believe that their auto insurance covers rental trucks. 99% of the time auto insurance does not cover a rental truck, and for the 1% of cases where they do cover the truck it's limited to the smallest truck available (usually 10').

Now we are in no way suggesting that you have to buy the insurance or for that matter


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Truck Rental Companies - Who do you Choose?

If you are preparing for a self service move then you are likely familiar with the three primary options: Truck rental, portable storage and freight. Each option provides a long list of benefits and drawbacks that must be considered before setting up your move. In this blog post we will discuss the truck rental option because it is still the most widely used self service moving method and is available for local, regional and long distance moves.

When most people hear the word "truck rental"


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Rising Fuel Costs and Your Self Service Move

Rising fuel costs are going to become a major factor for families planning on moving during the spring and summer of 2011. From March 4th, 2010 to March 4th, 2011 prices have risen an average of $0.77 per gallon of unleaded fuel, the majority of that price increase has been within the previous two weeks. Political issues in the middle east are driving factors behind these increases which historically will increase again during the peak driving season, summertime. What does this mean for


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Using Elite Moving Labor and Movex to Create A Full Move

Moving is a challenging task, especially for individuals who are used to having their relocation paid for by their company or the government. With the recession bearing down on companies both small and large, many individuals find themselves tasked with planning and paying for their upcoming move. Anyone who hasn't moved in the past five to seven years is likely overwhelmed with the onslaught of available options today, from mobile storage to freight. One of the most practical and affordable


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