How UNITS® of Northern Virginia Services Compare to U-HAUL®

Locally Owned & Operated
Best-In-Class Customer Service
Competitive Pricing
Local, Convenient Deliveries
Container Availability
Safe & Secure Locations
Cost-Effective Insurance Options

The Best Local Customer Service

UNITS® of Northern Virginia prides itself on providing the best local customer service. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable staff is always ready to help you with any questions you may have. We take the time to get to know our customers’ needs and strive to provide the best customer service possible. Unlike U-HAUL®, we are locally owned and operated, and our owners care deeply about their customers’ satisfaction.


We understand that pricing is a significant consideration when choosing a moving and storage company. That’s why UNITS® of Northern Virginia’s owners work hard to offer the most competitive pricing in the northern Virginia area. Our average cost of moving and storage is typically less than U-HAUL®. Furthermore, we don’t have any hidden fees, so you can be sure that the quote we give you is the price you’ll pay.

All Steel Construction

UNITS® containers are built to withstand tough conditions. Our all-steel construction, tough steel frames, and steel doors make our containers the most weather-resistant on the market, and we don’t require a tarp to protect your items. In contrast, U-HAUL® containers are made of wood, adhesive, and staples, which makes them less sturdy and weather-resistant.

More Interior Space and Capacity

We offer more interior space and capacity than U-HAUL®. Our containers feature a unique door design that enables our 12′ container to hold 511 more cubic feet of space than U-HAUL®’s containers. Additionally, our 16′ containers can hold up to 400% more by weight than U-HAUL®’s containers of the same size. We provide more space for your items to ensure they are stored safely and securely.

ETRACK™ Securing System

At UNITS® of Northern Virginia, we use the ETRACK™ securing system to keep your items in place during transportation. Unlike U-HAUL®, we acknowledge that items may shift during moves due to differences in terrain. Our strap and restraint system, also known as ETRACK™, ensures that your belongings stay put and don’t suffer damage.

One Container Does the Job

Finally, one container from UNITS® of Northern Virginia is all you need to transport multiple rooms, furniture, and large objects like patio furniture and dining tables. In comparison, you would need several U-Box containers from U-HAUL® to do the same job. Our 12′ containers are perfect for storing the contents of up to four rooms or an entire basement, while our 16′ containers are ideal for large family relocations, jobsites, and first responders. With our superior containers, UNITS® of Northern Virginia can get the job done, where the others can’t.

Container Delivery Re-Invented – UNITS® ROBO-UNIT*

The ROBO-UNIT is our delivery system which allows us to deliver containers to the tightest of spaces, while also providing level loading and unloading of your container. This system greatly reduces any shift in container contents and provides greater flexibility in container placement when space is an issue. Our ROBO-UNIT can lift 7,000 pounds and move up to 10,000 pounds. NO OTHER Moving and Portable Storage Company has the ROBO – not even U-HAUL®.

How UNITS® Containers Compare to U-HAUL®

Ground-Level Loading or Unloading
Weather-Resistant, Steel Containers
2 Sizes of Containers (12' & 16')
Secure, Lockable Containers
Translucent Roofs are Optional
Side-by-Side Doors Allow Maximum Packing Space
Maximum Cubic Feet
Can hold up to 8,000 lbs
Equipped with ETRACK™ Securing System

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