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Long Distance Moving FAQ's

Help U Move – Frequently Asked Questions

How can we Help-U-Move?

Self Move vanlines from Help-U-Move is a new way to move your belongings. We are designed to save you time, money and aggravation. What we do at Help-U-Move is arrange to have a 28 foot long vanline (semi-trailer pup) delivered to your home and allow you adequate time to load your belongings. We return after you are finished loading and take the vanline to your new home for you to unload. Once you are finished unloading, you call us and we remove the vanline. It is that easy!

How big is a Vanline (semi-trailer pup)?

Our vanlines can hold a large house full of furniture. The inside dimensions of a vanline are approximately 28 feet long, 8 feet wide, and about 9 feet feet high. We use enclosed moving vanlines like the double trailers you see on the highway.

Where do we go?

Help-U-Move is ready to take your belongings almost anywhere in the USA.
* We do not perform same state moves, local moves or moves under 250 miles.

How do I start?

It is simple, just  click here to request a price quote.  After reviewing the quote, you can tell us the date of your move and we will arrange to have a trailer delivered to your home for you to load.  It is that easy!

What if I do not need the whole pup?

No problem – We charge by the foot. We can arrange to quote you a price using as much space as you need. We can move a small dormitory, just a few pieces or a large house full of furniture. Just let us know how much space you need!


This is a relatively new concept in moving and a lot of people are skeptical. What we suggest doing is price a full service mover such as United Vanlines™, Mayflower™, North American™  or Bekins™, then call a rental truck company such as U-Haul™, Ryder™, Penske™,  or Budget™ and then e-mail Help U Move We are sure that you will find we offer you the best service for the money. We will be glad to answer all of your questions so please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us.

Is there a minimum?

Yes, our minimum in most lanes is 432 cubic feet (6x8x9).  Our minimum charge is $850.
Please note, we are not indicating that your move will cost $850.  Simply that  it will cost at least $850 depending on the space used and how far the goods travel.  Please submit a rate request for the actual price quote.  Also note that in some lanes the minimum space may be greater.  Please e-mail us for a rate quote to determine the minimum space / charge for your move.

What if I can not load/unload the truck?

You should still be able to save a lot of money by hiring loaders and un-loaders to assist you with your move. We will handle the transportation and the loaders and un-loaders you hire will do the loading/unloading and bulk-heading (securing of the shipment).

When requesting an estimate, what information do you need?

An estimate is only as accurate as the information provided.  The information that we need in order to provide you with an accurate estimate is listed on the “quote” link.

How much room do I need?

When trying to figure out the amount of space you will need there are many factors you should consider. We have tried to simplify the estimation process.  Please click here to estimate how much space you should need.

How long does it take to my goods?

Transit times vary depending on where you are moving from/to.  The average transit time is 4-6 business days.  When estimating transit time please note that transit time does not include weekends, holidays, nor the pickup/delivery days.  If you need your goods at destination on a specific day please notify us when you book the move.

Service during your self move

At Help-U-Move we believe that service does not end when we receive payment. During your move you will have the ability to track your shipment 24 hours a day seven days.

Price Shopping?

When you are comparing prices there are many factors you should consider in addition to price. Please click on the “Comparison Shopping” link below to learn which questions to ask, and what to look out for when shopping for a moving company.

Help-U-Move is VERY price competitive. If you have another quote from another company please give us the opportunity to try and beat it!


Help-U-Move is proud of the many letters of recommendation we receive from our many satisfied customers. Some of these letters we have decided to share with you.

Please click here to read references and customer letters

We are proud to say that we have never had a law suit filed against us by a customer that moved with us. Not many moving companies can say that!

How Safe is it?

Help-U-Move has been performing self moves for over almost 15 years.  During that period we have never had loss due to theft, fire or collision.

Help-U-Move in the news

Please read the news stories and letters of reference from our customers.  Please click below for more information.
Help-U-Move in the news

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