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Old 10-25-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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My move with ABF was a pleasure. I decided on using the relo cubes, three of them. They arrived as scheduled and the ABF driver was a super nice guy. I had laborers load them that afternoon and ABF picked them up the next day. Two days later I got a call that my relo cubes had arrived. The dispatchers at both ends were very helpful. I was very impressed with ABF and satisfied with the results. A mover estimate was for $6830 and the three AFB cubes cost me $985. I hired laborers on both ends and the final total cost was about $1500, a considerable savings. I highly recommend ABF.
Don
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:30 PM
 
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Hey Don -

Congrats on your successful move!

Question for you: how did you find the laborers to load and unload? Will local moving companies provide this service (no truck, just men) or did you go another route?

TIA!
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:59 AM
 
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Some small moving companies will hire out their workers. This is a more expensive way to do it but they do have experience on loading furniture. There are temporary labor companies in most areas. I used Labor Ready. They are listed in the phone directory.
My advice is to pay a little more for the experienced help. If you are on a limited budget then the labor contractors is the way to go. Just remember they do not screen their temps. so you could end up with some unsavory characters.
I was lucking on the loading end I had two very good workers. The unloading end reminded me of a Keystone cop comedy. Regardless the job got done.
The key to a good move is packing. If you are doing this yourself spend the money to pack properly. Anybody, even the experienced can drop a box. Be sure to rent enough moving blankets for your furniture.
Don
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:51 AM
 
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Good advice, donsabi! Thank you!

I used Labor Ready in L.A., but they aren't nearly as organized and professional (and don't always have workers available) in other, smaller cities. I agree with you-- it's worth paying a little more when your stuff is at stake.
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Old 11-01-2007, 06:40 PM
 
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we used them and it was great. no problems at all. the only downside is trying to figure out how to fit everything in the relocubes. it's like a puzzle and you need a very logical type of mind for it.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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My move with ABF was a pleasure. I decided on using the relo cubes, three of them. They arrived as scheduled and the ABF driver was a super nice guy. I had laborers load them that afternoon and ABF picked them up the next day. Two days later I got a call that my relo cubes had arrived. The dispatchers at both ends were very helpful. I was very impressed with ABF and satisfied with the results. A mover estimate was for $6830 and the three AFB cubes cost me $985. I hired laborers on both ends and the final total cost was about $1500, a considerable savings. I highly recommend ABF.
Don
I was curious where you moved from and to. I am moving from NYC to Tacoma, Wa and I am being quoted 1,085 for 1 relocube. You say you paid $985 for 3 which seems much less than my quote. Perhaps the distance is much shorter. Thanks!
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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I encounter ABF trucks frequently on the highway and have always found them to be safe and courteous so you can have confidence that your household goods will be transported with care.
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