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Moving PODS  vs. MovingPlace

MovingPlace blends the convenience of services like PODS moving company with the efficiency and low prices of moving truck rental. Movingplace arranges for a moving truck to be brought to your home. You have up to 3 days to load (loading ramps and support wall provided). The moving van is then transported to your new home where you have up to 3 days to unload. Similar to PODS, short-term and long-term storage is available. Please fill out the quote form to the right to see how much money you can save when comparing MovingPlace to services like PODS.

Flexible Shipment Sizing:

  • MovingPlace - You only pay for the space that you order on the truck. We can handle shipments as small as 4ft and as large as a full tractor-trailer. The trucks are 8.5ft wide and 9ft tall inside, offering large volume and flexibility. If you run out of room on loading day, you can get additional space in 1 foot increments.
  • PODS - according to the PODS moving website, PODS has several sizes ranging from 8’x7’x7’, 8’x8’x12’, and 8’x8’x16’. If you run out of space, you can order another whole POD.

Transportation Service Options:

  • MovingPlace - Loading and unloading is available 7 days a week in over 400 markets (loading and unloading over weekends at no additional charge!). The customer can select their loading and unloading dates (within normal transit guidelines). Once your shipment arrives at destination, you can have up to one week of free storage and a small daily or monthly charge for storage after that. We can also deliver to most apartment complexes and storage facilities.
  • PODS - according to the PODS website, PODS operates all locations 5 days a week and up to 6 or 7 days in some locations.

Safety and Security:

  • MovingPlace The trucking services arranged by Movingplace are federally regulated by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). Movingplace is proud to provide the highest bond requirement for the USDOT license, $75,000. You can be assured that with Movingplace you are getting the safest, most secure transportation at the best prices.
  • PODS - limited moving container sizes. If you need more space, you have to order an entire extra container

More Convenience:

  • MovingPlace - You choose the loading AND unloading dates. Up to 7 days of storage at no additional charge and competitive long-term storage rates. We load 5 days a week in over 400 US markets.

Disclaimer: PODS is a federally registered trademark of PODS Enterprises, Inc. MovingPlace is not sponsored by, or affiliated with PODS. PODS did not authorize this comparison.

by Stuart Suddath


Question to MovingPlace

from Barbara W. in CA - Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hi. I am going to be moving from San Diego, California to Pensacola, Florida. I need to ship my 2015 Kia Forte and a couple of pieces of furniture and lots of boxes. Do you provide insurance and if so how much extra is it? Thank you.

MovingPlace Response

Hi Barbara, When we ship a car on one of the big auto transporters, it is insured in transit. For household goods moving, coverage is not automatically included. There are different levels of coverage that you can purchase at a very reasonable rate. Please call us for more information and package pricing at 800-876-6839. Movingplace


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