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    Default ABF has new Competition in the moving

    Old Dominion now has a service to compete against ABF Freight in the moving business. I'm really surprised that more companies have not done this service.

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    Default Re: ABF has new Competition in the moving

    Great, that's all we need.

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    Default Re: ABF has new Competition in the moving

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    Great, that's all we need.
    I doubt that OD can provide a better service than ABF's UPack. They may do it cheaper but the customers will only get what they pay for, if they are lucky. OD is a bottom feeder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    I doubt that OD can provide a better service than ABF's UPack. They may do it cheaper but the customers will only get what they pay for, if they are lucky. OD is a bottom feeder.
    I will say this. I have a friend that moved here from South Carolina. Turns out she used ABF for the move. That lady goes on and on about ABF like they were the best thing that ever happened to her

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    Default Re: ABF has new Competition in the moving

    Of all that I have done I've had 2 complaints. We have alot of repeat customers moving in for college and then using us to move back out along with some that follow jobs using us multiple times. It looks like that OD may have just started but right now alot of people only look at the bottom line and that is price. I'm sure someone has left ABF and gone to OD and telling them all about the program as it appears t be pretty much a copy. I guess we will see how they cut into the business of ABF.

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    Default Re: ABF has new Competition in the moving

    UPS Freight has done household moves for a while. We drop a pup at a residence and pick it back up after they have it loaded. In this area of Florida we used to have a couple of flat beds with pods. I know there was a flat bed bid in Miami and I think there was one in Orlando. I think UPS did away with the pods but we still drop the pups. This service isn't advertised too much by UPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST JAY View Post
    UPS Freight has done household moves for a while. We drop a pup at a residence and pick it back up after they have it loaded. In this area of Florida we used to have a couple of flat beds with pods. I know there was a flat bed bid in Miami and I think there was one in Orlando. I think UPS did away with the pods but we still drop the pups. This service isn't advertised too much by UPS.
    I did not know this. Do they do it on a nation wide thing or is it more regional?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    I will say this. I have a friend that moved here from South Carolina. Turns out she used ABF for the move. That lady goes on and on about ABF like they were the best thing that ever happened to her
    I made a lot of UPack spot and picks when I worked at ABF and I don't think that I ever had a complaint from a customer. In fact I even used ABF's UPack service myself when I moved last fall. Of course I'm a little prejudiced but their service was great. Their price was cheaper than PODS and after I figured in all the extra costs of a rental they were cheaper than a 1 way UHaul or Penskie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiredseat View Post
    I did not know this. Do they do it on a nation wide thing or is it more regional?
    Nation-wide. My sister in law moved from Florida to Conn. a few years ago. We drop pups for people moving in around here from the west coast and other areas throughout the country.

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    From what I have read and seen is all they are doing now is marketing something that they had already marketed to companies, A sealed divider service.

 

 
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