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 unfortunately for consumers moving long distance, you are now limited to two options: Broadway Express and ABF U-Pack.
For consumers who have been planning a long distance move using a 'You Load, We Drive' company, this news should obviously take Movex out of your potential candidates for a shipper. However, alternatives do exist in both Broadway Express and ABF U-Pack. While we have covered ABF extensively in many of our blog posts, we haven't talked too much about Broadway Express. Broadway Express ('BE') is the closest match to Movex on the market; they provide 53' tractor trailers and furniture pads with their shipments. This varies from ABF U-Pack which provides 28' trailers and does not rent furniture pads.