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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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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5 Reasons to Hire Movers to Help Load Your Truck or POD

Movers to Load a Truck or POD

Moving is a physically demanding and exhausting task for most people. Even if you are in peak physical shape, you will likely find that it is far more difficult than anticipated. But the importance of hiring moving help goes far beyond the heavy lifting, especially when loading your moving truck or POD. Navigating the complicated loading process is daunting, so it's best to have professional movers available to load your items for you. Simply put, loading a truck or POD requires experience


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Tips for Packing and Moving Delicate Furniture

How to pack fragile itemsAh, moving day. It’s exciting, stressful, exhausting and usually holds a surprise or two. One surprise you never want to experience when you move is for a delicate piece of furniture to get damaged or broken. Sturdy items like outdoor patio furniture can typically be loaded directly onto a rented moving truck without much concern, but antiques, fine woods, art and items with many connecting pieces need care and planning to ensure they arrive to your new home in good condition.

Make moving


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Move your Business with Ease!

Local business moversNo one looks forward to the logistics of making a big move - especially if the process involves relocating an established business or restaurant. Whether you are changing your address to move into a better market, to get a bigger space or because you are trying to save money, there is a lot to consider when moving your restaurant.

Perhaps you wonder how to make the moving process as smooth as possible, all the while hoping that your existing customer base will follow you to your new location.


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DC Movers: Affordable Movers in the DC Area

DC movers and moving laborThe DC metropolitan area is home to 5.58 million people with arguably the strongest economy in the nation. Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia are home to many large and thriving companies, from defense companies like Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman to hotel and travel companies like Marriott and Hilton. In addition to the areas impressive list of company headquarters, the Washington Metropolitan Area is also the location of many government agencies and non-profits. It's no wonder why the


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Top 6 Reasons to Hire Moving Labor

Top 6 Reasons to Hire Moving LaborYou are in the process of planning a do-it-yourself move and are wondering, "Should I hire movers to help?" The answer will be different for each person, based primarily upon your unique situation. To help you decide we are going to look at the top 6 reasons to hire moving labor.

  1. Moving is way harder than it looks. Most people are completely overwhelmed on moving day because they didn't realize how much stuff they had, especially if it has been a while since your last move. Moving is

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Moving Labor in the Washington DC Area

Washington DC Moving LaborWhether you're moving into, out of or locally within the Washington D.C. area we hope you will consider hiring our movers. Not because we're the cheapest (although we are very affordable), but because our movers are trained professionals with a proven track record in the DC area. We have been providing moving labor services in the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia area since 2004, much longer than any other moving labor company in the area. Our movers are clean cut, polite and experts at


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Moving Labor Compared to Full Service Moving for Local Moves

It seems like more and more people these days are choosing a self move option for their long distance relocation, and who can blame them? Self moving options are reliable, flexible, customizable and most importantly affordable. But self moves are not solely for those moving long distance, there are many affordable moving options for local moves too. The bottom line is that local moves are going to cost less than long distance moves, regardless of whether or not you move yourself or hire a full


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Make Moving Affordable With Moving Labor Discounts

Like Elite Moving Labor<sup>TM</sup> on FacebookWe love saving money and we would be willing to bet that you do to. That's why we felt compelled to tell you about our two new, super easy and unrestricted discount offers. Simply "Like" us on Facebook or add us to your Circles on Google+ and save $5 on any of our services. And because these offers don't have any restrictions you can redeem both to save $10 on any service. These discounts may not be huge money savers but let's face it, redeeming either (or both) of these offers probably won't


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How to Request a Moving Labor Quote

Each day we receive hundreds of calls from customers who need a price estimate for moving labor. Unlike traditional full service moving companies we do not need an exceptional amount of information. In fact, by answering just a few simple questions we can provide you with a crew size recommendation as well as the pricing for that crew size. Before calling in for a moving labor quote we recommend reviewing the information we will need below.

Obtaining A Moving Labor Quote

Obtain a moving labor


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Can I Hire Movers to Load and Unload my Truck?

As DIY moves become more commonplace the concept of hiring movers to load, unload and pack is being accepted by a greater portion of the population. However, despite the widespread use of moving labor we still receive countless calls each week which ask, "I have a {rental truck, PODS unit, ABF Trailer,etc} and need movers to load it, is that something you do?" Each time the answer is inevitably, "That's exactly what we do". Perhaps if we weren't "in the biz" we wouldn't quite understand the


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DIY Moving Tips for Columbus, Ohio

With the opening of our newest location in Columbus, Ohio we thought it would be a good idea to get to know the area. While doing our research we were surprised to find that Columbus is actually a widely regarded "up and coming" city with a lot of recent acknowledgements and awards.

  • In 2009 BusinessWeek named the city as the best place in the country to raise a family.
  • In 2008 Forbes Magazine ranked the city as the number 1 up-and-coming tech city in the nation.
  • In 2010 Relocate America named

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Top 5 Reasons to Consider Moving Labor Services

We live in a Do-It-Yourself world. Why not save yourself a few bucks if you can tack on your own shingles or change your own oil? Yet, sometimes you’re faced with a Sisyphean Task that is just too overwhelming. Other times, you may be under stress to move as quickly and efficiently as possible. Sometimes a little expertise and extra manpower is all you need for an effortless move. Here are 5 reasons to consider our moving labor services.

#1: You are sick of moving your 20-something all over


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How to Pack & Load a Moving Truck

If you're preparing for a DIY (do-it-yourself) move and have decided not to hire moving labor then you will certainly want to study up on how to pack a moving truck. We have outlined some of the basic fundamental rules that will help you maximize your space, prevent damage and balance the moving truck.

  1. Always load the heaviest and largest items first. Place these items against the cab wall and load from left to right.
  2. You can stack items on top of each other as long as they are comparable size

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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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When Moving Labor is the Right Choice

One of the most common questions we receive daily is from individuals who are unsure if moving labor is appropriate for their unique situation. While moving labor is an affordable option for many moving situations, it is not for everyone. We have taken a few moments to outline when moving labor is most effective provided some example situations.

If you need additional resources check out our informative guide describing the differences between moving labor services and traditional full service


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