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Old 02-03-2018, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I like the fact Upack quoted 2 helpers even though the price per hour was very high and there was someone on the page about saving over $1000 on the $3500 quote for a small 1 BR apt move.
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Old 02-03-2018, 10:05 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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If it is a long haul move, does PODS have its own long haul trucks to move the PODS, or do they sub-contract with others ?

U-Pack is part of ABF Freight, and uses its own trucks. Their ReloCubes never leave ABF's control.

My 2000 mile move with U-Pack was on-time , and painless.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:01 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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If it is a long haul move, does PODS have its own long haul trucks to move the PODS, or do they sub-contract with others ?

U-Pack is part of ABF Freight, and uses its own trucks. Their ReloCubes never leave ABF's control.

My 2000 mile move with U-Pack was on-time , and painless.
U-Pack is awesome!!!!! I highly recommend them also.
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Old 02-08-2018, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Packrat says they'll give me a 12 footer for just over $3k. I can't even get a 7 footer for that much from Pods or Upack.
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:07 PM
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I used U pack, too. Their customer service is beyond great.
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Make SURE before you choose either one that they actually will deliver the POD to your new home. They told a client they "served" this area, but that mean delivering the POD to a central warehouse area that was over an hour away to go get their stuff. They did NOT bring it to the house.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:33 AM
 
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If it is a long haul move, does PODS have its own long haul trucks to move the PODS, or do they sub-contract with others ?

U-Pack is part of ABF Freight, and uses its own trucks. Their ReloCubes never leave ABF's control.

My 2000 mile move with U-Pack was on-time , and painless.
Why would that matter? You load a few 8x8x16 containers on a flatbed at the warehouse and they arrive a few days later at another warehouse. Who owns the flatbed and who employs the driver is kind of moot. Itís not like ABF Freight doesnít use contract trucks and contract drivers. What matters is the quality of the packing job loading up the container. If youíre hiring someone, that is where careful screening and reference checks matter.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I see no one mentions Packrat. I see the reviews are horrendous! Anyway, a major mover here told me to look at minimoves for a 1 bedroom apt. I'm doing that now.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:27 PM
 
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Make SURE before you choose either one that they actually will deliver the POD to your new home. They told a client they "served" this area, but that mean delivering the POD to a central warehouse area that was over an hour away to go get their stuff. They did NOT bring it to the house.
That's the problem for me. They'll deliver to another town where they have a facility in the next state, not to my home. That does me little good after spending $2000 to move some of my things across country.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:35 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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If it is a long haul move, does PODS have its own long haul trucks to move the PODS, or do they sub-contract with others ?

U-Pack is part of ABF Freight, and uses its own trucks. Their ReloCubes never leave ABF's control.

My 2000 mile move with U-Pack was on-time , and painless.
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Why would that matter? You load a few 8x8x16 containers on a flatbed at the warehouse and they arrive a few days later at another warehouse. Who owns the flatbed and who employs the driver is kind of moot. Itís not like ABF Freight doesnít use contract trucks and contract drivers. What matters is the quality of the packing job loading up the container. If youíre hiring someone, that is where careful screening and reference checks matter.
Contract trucks and drivers are one thing. Independent drivers who low-bid the job, and then don't perform, is where the trouble starts.
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