Our Top Moving Companies for 2016

Full Service Movers

2016 EDITOR'S PICK
#1
  • One of the largest moving networks in the world
  • Handles local and international moves
  • Offers a variety of services—even unpacking
Available In Your Area*
#2
  • Huge national network of movers
  • Great coverage of your goods and a reliable claims process
  • Emphasis on quality corporate relocation
Available In Your Area*
#3
  • Handles all types of moves: personal, corporate, military, and more
  • Easily navigated website
  • Gives customers an online move planner for additional resources and document tracking
Editor's Rating
9/10
May Be Available In Your Area*
#4
  • Offers instant ballpark estimates
  • Thorough online resources and guides
  • Discounts available for members of the National Association of Senior Move Managers,
    National Active and Retired Federal Employees, and members of Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
Editor's Rating
9/10
May Be Available In Your Area*
#5
  • Instant online quotes available
  • Flex move services cater to smaller moves
  • Serves Spanish speakers with a Spanish site and bilingual agents
Editor's Rating
8/10
May Be Available In Your Area*
2016 EDITOR'S PICK
Editor's Rating
9/10
  • One of the largest moving networks in the world
  • Handles local and international moves
  • Offers a variety of services—even unpacking
May Be Available In Your Area*
Editor's Rating
9/10
  • Huge national network of movers
  • Great coverage of your goods and a reliable claims process
  • Emphasis on quality corporate relocation
May Be Available In Your Area*
Editor's Rating
9/10
  • Handles all types of moves: personal, corporate, military, and more
  • Easily navigated website
  • Gives customers an online move planner for additional resources and document tracking
May Be Available In Your Area*
Editor's Rating
9/10
  • Offers instant ballpark estimates
  • Thorough online resources and guides
  • Discounts available for members of the National Association of Senior Move Managers,
    National Active and Retired Federal Employees, and members of Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
May Be Available In Your Area*
Editor's Rating
8/10
  • Instant online quotes available
  • Flex move services cater to smaller moves
  • Serves Spanish speakers with a Spanish site and bilingual agents
May Be Available In Your Area*

Best Moving Truck Company

2016 EDITOR'S PICK
#1
  • Tons of locations, large fleet of trucks
  • Operates in all 50 states
  • Best-in-class insurance claims process
Editor's Rating
9/10
Or call 8007893638
May Be Available In Your Area*
#2
  • Lots of discounts. Usually a bit less expensive for medium- and long-distance moves
  • Locations in lower 48 states
  • Over 1,700 locations
Editor's Rating
6/10
Or call 8002146094
May Be Available In Your Area*
#3
  • Smaller company, more personalized service
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Offers other products and services along with your truck
Editor's Rating
5/10
Or call 8889965415
May Be Available In Your Area*
2016 EDITOR'S PICK
Editor's Rating
9/10
  • Tons of locations, large fleet of trucks
  • Operates in all 50 states
  • Best-in-class insurance claims process
May Be Available In Your Area*
Editor's Rating
6/10
  • Lots of discounts. Usually a bit less expensive for medium- and long-distance moves
  • Locations in lower 48 states
  • Over 1,700 locations
May Be Available In Your Area*
Editor's Rating
5/10
  • Smaller company, more personalized service
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Offers other products and services along with your truck
May Be Available In Your Area*

Best Portable Storage Company

2016 EDITOR'S PICK
#1
  • Order multiple cubes, pay only for the space you use
  • Sit flat on the ground
  • Three days to load and unload
Editor's Rating
7/10
Or call 8774537274
May Be Available In Your Area*
#2
  • Three pod sizes available
  • Steel framed with aluminum skin panels and roll-up door
  • Load at your pace for 30 days without incurring additional charges
Editor's Rating
6/10
Or call 8777707637
May Be Available In Your Area*
#3
  • Offer $10,000 in content protection
  • Steel frames, doors, walls, barn-style doors
  • 30 days to load
Editor's Rating
6/10
Or call 8007225728
May Be Available In Your Area*
#4
  • Wood containers
  • Sits four inches off the ground instead of flat
  • Seven days to load and unload container
Editor's Rating
4/10
Or call 8668722120
May Be Available In Your Area*
2016 EDITOR'S PICK
Editor's Rating
7/10
  • Order multiple cubes, pay only for the space you use
  • Sit flat on the ground
  • Three days to load and unload
May Be Available In Your Area*
Editor's Rating
6/10
  • Three pod sizes available
  • Steel framed with aluminum skin panels and roll-up door
  • Load at your pace for 30 days without incurring additional charges
May Be Available In Your Area*
Editor's Rating
6/10
  • Offer $10,000 in content protection
  • Steel frames, doors, walls, barn-style doors
  • 30 days to load
May Be Available In Your Area*
Editor's Rating
4/10
  • Wood containers
  • Sits four inches off the ground instead of flat
  • Seven days to load and unload container
May Be Available In Your Area*

Our Rating Process

Our editorial staff determined the ratings and rankings on Move.org after extensive research. We ranked companies based on an aggregate score in several categories, including move types and distance, insurance and claims processes, other services offered, and ease of contact.

User ratings are sourced from internal data, 3rd-party surveys, and independent authoritative sites from across the web.

While our rating process is impartial, we generate advertising revenue from the companies featured in our rankings in order to keep our services free.

Best Moving Company Categories

Best Full Service Moving Company

Allied Van Lines

9/10

Best Moving Truck Company

U-Haul

9/10

Best Portable Storage Company

U-Pack Relocube

7/10

FAQ

Should I use a full-service company or do it myself?

Every move is different, so we recommend you compare your options before deciding whether to hire professional movers or do it yourself.

Full-service companies are a great option if you’re moving internationally or if you want loading and unloading assistance.

If you’re doing it yourself, keep in mind that in addition to loading and unloading your own truck, you will also have to drive to your destination.

Portable storage containers are good middle ground for small to medium moves that don’t require additional services such as car transportation, professional packing, or help with loading and unloading. Portable storage also doubles as just regular storage if you need a few weeks or months before you move into your new place.

Do professional moves include packing?

Yes and no. The majority of professional movers will offer to pack your belongings if you wish. Foregoing this service will lower your quote but also add to your own tasks. Furniture disassembly and assembly is different from packing, so find out from your mover of choice if it’s included with your quote.

How much truck/container space do I need?

If you’re hiring a professional mover, then you won’t need to worry about space. Your belongings will be weighed and loaded into a freight truck.

For a do-it-yourself move, on average you’ll need at least a 10-foot truck for a studio apartment, a 15–17-foot truck for a two-bedroom apartment, or a 20–26-foot truck for a home with 3 to 4 bedrooms. Sizes vary by truck companies.