Two Men and a Truck: 5 Things to Know

This moving company has locations in 47 states and has been in business for more than 30 years.

Javier Simon
By Javier Simon 
Edited by Claire Tsosie

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Two Men and a Truck is a full-service moving company that handles long-distance moves throughout the U.S. Based in Lansing, Michigan, the company has locations in 47 states and has been in business for more than 30 years. If you’re thinking about hiring Two Men and a Truck, here are five things you need to know.

1. Each Two Men and a Truck location sets its own rates

Because each Two Men and a Truck location is independently owned and operated, it sets its own rates. Your total costs may depend largely on where you’re moving from and which team you’d be working with.

According to the Two Men and a Truck website, local moves are usually charged by the hour. Long-distance rates are typically calculated by the amount of items being transported and distance traveled.

Other factors that may affect your quote include the following:

  • Flights of stairs.

  • Walking distance from the moving truck to the load or unload location.

  • Driving time to and from the load and unload location.

  • The amount of time taken to load or unload your items.

You’d also pay extra for full-service packing, unpacking and supplies if requested. Packing services are usually charged by the hour. You can request bundling moving and packing services for a discounted rate, according to the Two Men and a Truck website.

2. Some moves require in-home estimates

Generally, you can get a moving quote by phone on online with Two Men and a Truck. But for certain moves, you'll need to have the movers conduct an in-home estimate to get a quote. This is required if any of the following applies, according to the company's website:

  • You’re moving out of state.

  • Your home is 1,500 square feet or larger.

  • You have large or bulky items like safes or pianos.

  • Your home has narrow hallways, doorways or stairways that furniture cannot fit through.

  • Movers would have difficulty parking a 26-foot truck close to your home.

3. There's a budget-friendly option for small long-distance moves

Two Men and a Truck offers a full-service moving container service, Value Flex, for small long-distance moves. This service is more affordable than a standard long-distance move, but available only in select markets. If you use this option, your belongings will be loaded into large containers or crates and transported to your destination. You can call your local Two Men and a Truck franchise and ask about this service.

4. The online quote form is long

Some moving companies email you an online quote after you provide some basic information like moving date, address, destination and size of home. But Two Men and a Truck asks for much more detailed information for an accurate quote, and the online quote form takes longer to complete. If you want to request a quote online, be ready to provide the following information:

  • Name.

  • Email address.

  • Phone number.

  • Current address and destination address.

  • Closest Two Men and a Truck base that you’d want to work with.

  • Size of home in square feet.

  • Moving date.

  • Inventory of items being moved in each room and an estimated number of boxes.

You can also call the company for a quote.

5. You can pay with a credit card

Two Men and a Truck accepts all major credit cards. Since moving is a major expense, consider using a credit card with a long 0% intro APR on purchases or a large sign-up bonus. If you're going to carry a balance, the former is a good choice; it could help you avoid interest charges for well over a year.