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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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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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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Safely Moving and Securing Items in ABF U-Pack

ABF TrailerABF U-Pack is a very common choice for customers who want the affordable and flexible benefits of self service moving but don't want to deal with driving the truck. It's because ABF trailers are so common that we wanted to put together this brief blog about ways to secure your load to avoid damage and shifting. Although we like many things about ABF U-Pack, one thing we do not like is that the trucks are not air ride equipped but instead spring ride. This basically means that their trucks are


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