Can I Hire Movers to Load and Unload my Truck?


Hire Moving Help to Load and Unload Trucks

As do-it-yourself moving become more commonplace, the idea of hiring moving help to load, unload and pack is being accepted by a greater portion of the population. However, despite the the growing deman for moving labor we still receive countless calls each week which ask, "I have a [rental truck, moving container, trailer, moving truck, 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 concept either so we wanted to take a moment and provide some clarity as to what moving labor services entail, and the moving services we provide.

Yes, You Can Hire Moving Help

Believe it or not, there are moving companies that do not have moving trucks (*Shameless plug alert*), including yours truly, Elite Moving LaborTM. The concept is simple, it's generally more affordable to provide your own rental truck, moving container or trailer than it is to hire a full service moving company. Once you have obtained a transportation method (e.g. a rental truck) you likely still have one problem: How do I get my boxes and furniture loaded into (and unloaded from) the truck? Well, that's where we come in. Despite contrary belief, "hiring" your friends may not be the best option. Assuming they actually show up, you're tasked with completing a skillful activity with unskilled people, assuming that none of your friends are professional movers.

Check out our moving guide, "5 Reasons to Hire Movers to Load Your Truck or POD"

Why Hire Movers to Load and Unload?

The most obvious benefit to hiring moving labor is that you won't need to lift the heavy furniture. In fact, this is the primary reason that people call us for help. However, there are many other benefits that people fail to realize. Luckily for you, we have outlined some of these awesome benefits below:

  • Maximize Usable Space. Movers know how to pack and load a moving truck and moving containers. Professional movers are skilled individuals that can puzzle your household goods, furniture and boxes like a game of Tetris. By hiring professional moving help you allow yourself to effectively utilize the rented space and, potentially, reduce the amount you need to purchase (notably for ABF U-Pack customers). Translation: You will likely save money.
  • Reduce Damage. Movers are trained to pack and load correctly, and properly loaded items won't shift, resulting in a lower probability of broken or damaged items.
  • Movers are Faster. A team of professional movers will load or unload your moving truck or container faster than you and your friends, guaranteed. Spend less time moving your furniture and more time getting to your new home.
  • Save Money. If you decide to hire your friends instead of moving labor you will likely compensate them with pizza and beer. A few pizzas and a couple cases of beer will probably add up quickly and be comparable, if not more, than the cost of hiring moving help for a few hours. It's true, professional moving help is not a terribly expensive service and well worth it.

How to Hire Moving Help

Have we convinced you to hire moving labor for your load and unload? Great! Your next step is to request a quote for your move, which can be done by contacting Customer Support at (888) 354-8303 or by completing our quote request form online. If you have already been quoted you can schedule your movers online too. Want to learn more about our moving labor services? Check out our loading help, unloading help and packing help sections for more information about each service.


0 #1 Greg Moore
I recently moved from San Diego to Washington DC and used a 26' rental truck. At first I thought that I would be able to load my truck, afterall, how hard could it be? Psh. Despite my best efforts and reading moving blogs to help me get an idea of how to load I quickly learned that loading a moving truck correctly is a skill. Consequently it is a skill that I do not possess. Thank goodness for moving laborBLOCKEDpanies like Elite that know how to load trucks. I'd say it was $300 well spent!

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