Freight Moving Companies

Using a "You Load, We Drive" Mover for a Do-it-Yourself Move

Choosing a household freight option is a growing trend among consumers who are moving themselves. There are several primary reasons that people choose freight as their transportation method versus a rental truck or moving storage container, we have outlined them below.

Long distance moving companies that provide transportation only, such as Broadway Express and ABF U-Pack, are commonly referred to as "You Load, We Drive" companies. Compare You Load, We Drive companies.
  • Large Shipment - Customers who need more space than the largest rental truck available, which is 26', have limited options. If you're not interested in using a traditional moving company then you can rent multiple trucks or mobile storage units or simply rent as much space as you need on a freight truck.
  • Very Small Shipment - If you're moving coast to coast and have a small amount of items, renting a truck or a mobile storage unit will probably not be an effective solution for you. After fuel, the cost of the rental, hotels, food, etc. you will likely have spent far too much. The majority of freight moving companies will allow you to ship as little as 5' linear feet.
  • Less Unknown Costs - With a rental truck you may not know how much fuel will be in two months or how much a driver may cost to drive the truck. With freight, those items are all included in the rate so you have less to worry about.

Moving Labor Load or Unload Times

Unit SizeLoadUnload# Of Movers
6' 2 Hours 1.5 Hours 2 Movers
10' 2.5 Hours 2 Hours 2 Movers
14' 3.25 Hours 2.5 Hours 2 Movers
18' 4 Hours 3 Hours 2 Movers
24' 3.25 Hours 2.5 Hours 3 Movers
28' 4 Hours 3 Hours 3 Movers
32' 4.5 Hours 3.75 Hours 3 Movers
38' 5 Hours 4 Hours 4 Movers
44' 6 Hours 5 Hours 4 Movers
48' 7 Hours 6 Hours 4 Movers
53' 8 Hours 6.5 Hours 4 Movers
Completion times are based on our average historic data for the specific sizes listed. They are based on ranch homes, single family homes and townhomes with good access conditions. Every move is different and your total load or unload time may be more or less.

ABF and U-Pack are the registered trademarks of ArcBest Corporation. Broadway Express is a registered trademark of Griffith Trucking, Inc. Elite Moving Labor is not sponsored by or affiliated with any of these companies.

Get Help Moving is the most recognized and reputable moving labor company in the country. We know do-it-yourself moving, and we know that planning and managing your upcoming DIY move is stressful. That's why we've made it easy to request a personalized moving labor quote and scheduling your moving labor help.

  • Reliability: Once you're scheduled, you're scheduled. We show up for every move, you depend on us and our brand name depends on your satisfaction.
  • Flexibility: Last minute changes happen, we provide no cost rescheduling.
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  • Coverage: Moving services are available in all major metropolitan areas and most secondary cities. We also provide coverage for many rural areas as well.

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