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Which U-Box® Delivery Method is Best for your Moving Containers

U-Haul has continued to be the leader in do-it-yourself moving for over 75 years and now we’re leading the way in the portable moving and storage market with our U-Box® containers.

U-Box containers are a great choice for your portable moving and storage needs. Our moving containers are custom-made from premium, pest-resistant, pressure-treated plywood. Breathable wood construction helps keep the items in the U-Box container protected from mold and mildew. Containers sit approximately six inches off the ground to protect against standing water and have composite pads on the feet that keep water from seeping inside. Each container is equipped with a highly durable weather-resistant vinyl cover upon delivery to further protect your belongings from the elements.

Don’t just take our word for it. Forbes Advisor rated U-Box containers the “best moving container of 2022.”

U-Haul offers multiple delivery options, one of the biggest differences between U-Box containers and other portable moving and storage containers. There are four delivery options we offer for your moving containers. From a true do-it-yourself move for on-site storage to an easy low-cost full-service move using as a shipping container for moving. Below we’ll detail all your options so you can make every move the right move with U-Box®.

Portable Moving Containers via Truck Delivery

Our Truck Delivery option is ideal if you:

  • Want the convenience of delivery to your doorstep
  • Want the convenience of packing and loading your containers on your time
  • Don’t have a vehicle capable of towing a U-Box container
  • Want to use a U-Box container for on-site storage

Truck Delivery is one of our most popular delivery options. We bring your moving containers to you. When you start your reservation, all we need to know is when, where, and how many U-Box containers you need. A U-Haul driver will bring your moving containers using a custom flatbed truck and unload them using a forklift. Once your moving containers are packed, we will come back to pick them up.

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Moving Help® Full Service Delivery & Load Your Moving Containers

Our Full Service Delivery & Load option is ideal if you:

  • Want to not lift anything and let the professionals do it
  • Want a full service-style move at a do-it-yourself cost
  • Want the convenience of Moving Help services
  • Want the most stress-free long-distance move

Through Moving Help, a marketplace that connects you to local, affordable moving help providers, you can have your items packed and unpacked for you from your old and new home without lifting a finger. Your U-Box container(s) will use Gentle Ride Shipping to head to your destination. The container(s) will arrive at your neighborhood U-Haul location by the promised arrival date, if not, we guarantee a $50 refund for every day it’s late. 

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Self Delivery of Your Moving Containers

Our Self Delivery option is ideal if you:

  • Are looking for the convenience of packing on your schedule
  • Are looking to save money on delivery fees
  • Need multiple boxes but only have space to load one or two at a time

Don’t want to deal with delivery fees? Self Delivery truly makes it a do-it-yourself move. When you select ‘Self Delivery,’ you’re opting to pick up your moving container from a local U-Haul location using your own vehicle or U-Haul rental truck fitted with a trailer hitch and a specially built trailer. You return to your home or office and pack your U-Box container on your time. Keep it as long as you need until you’re ready to drop it off at your local U-Haul location. and a specialty-built trailer. You return to your home or office and pack your U-Box container on your time. Keep it as long as you need until you’re ready to drop it off at your local U-Haul location. 

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Access Your Moving Containers at a U-Haul Location

Our Access at U-Haul Location is ideal if you:

  • Don’t have space at your home or business for your moving containers
  • Want the convenience of packing and loading your containers on your time
  • Want to save money on delivery fees
  • Need to move items out of your self-storage unit and ship them elsewhere

We understand that not everyone can have a moving or on-site storage container on their property due to the laws and regulations of your city, town, or HOA. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t reserve a U-Box container for your moving or storage needs.

You can access your container at your local U-Haul location. It starts with you bringing your items to U-Haul and loading your containers at your convenience. After you’re finished, we will store your U-Box container(s) or ship them anywhere you need, worldwide. Best of all, there are no local delivery fees when you choose this option!

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Now you’ve figured out what delivery method is best for you and you can make your portable moving container reservation today!