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Five Reasons to Buy a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Franchise

The premier moving company offers franchisees industry-leading support, unparalleled brand recognition and scalability.

Starting as two brothers in an old pick-up truck  in 1985, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has grown to be the largest franchised moving company in the U.S., with 350 locations across 45 states. For over 30 years, the brand has built its success on providing excellent customer service, giving back to communities and following a dedicated list of core values.

Since day one, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has put its franchisees above everything else. This past year, the brand ranked in Entrepreneur’s 2019 Franchise 500 for the 24th year, among other large rankings such as being named a 2018 Top Multi-Unit Franchise by Franchise Business Review and securing a spot on the Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.

These are the five reasons franchisees all over the country are partnering with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.

Exceptional Support

“The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® corporate team offers new and established franchisees incredible, day-to-day support,” said New Mexico-based Franchisee Dylan Southward.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® puts a high priority on its team members and moving their careers forward. The brand’s Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship program awards a deserving manager in the system financial support to help them open their own franchise. After groundbreaking success as a general manager at the Albuquerque, New Mexico TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® location, Southward participated in the program, winning a chunk of money toward the franchise fee for his own location in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

“Before opening my Santa Fe operation, I went through months of training with the Home Office support team to make sure all of my questions were answered,” said Southward. “The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team even sent trainers to come out and oversee my operations, making sure everything was running as it should. The support team will answer everything, from HR questions to inquiries about balance sheets.”

"Our Home Office staff of more than 200 employees is focused on supporting our franchise system and setting each franchisee up for success in their local markets,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Compliance Director Pam Batten. “As we look to continue bringing new franchisees into the system, our support team offers additional validation that the processes in place are indeed providing exceptional results.”

Brand Recognition and Proven Success

The moving company has completed more than than 7.5 million moves since its inception. Just this past June, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® experienced its busiest move weekend yet, resulting in a record-breaking total of 6,200 moves across the 350 franchised locations nationwide.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® places a strong emphasis on its core purpose of moving people forward, resulting in an industry-leading 96.5% referral rate. When franchisees join TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, they tap into a network of peers who have found success and best practices in the industry over the years.

“When people think of a moving company, they think of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®,” said Southward. “As a business owner, that brand recognition and built-in model for success is a huge bonus in trying to get your feet off the ground.”


“The possibilities to work your way up within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system are endless,” said Southward. “I started as a sales representative and was able to work my way up to general manager at the Albuquerque location. Now I am an owner-operator at both the Albuquerque and Santa Fe locations.”

In addition to increasing sales, the company has focused on growing its franchise system, launching a strategic hiring initiative to fill 5,000 jobs nationally. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® sets itself apart by focusing on career development across all levels of employment, holding its seventh annual Career Move Month in March and announcing its first-ever Day of Hiring with events in Michigan, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina and Texas.

“In a recent survey, 90% of our franchisees would franchise with us all over again,” said Batten. “Our Centralized Consulting Team is dedicated to moving each franchise forward in terms of growth and success.”

Diversified Revenue Streams

The wide range of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® services creates various revenue streams for each franchise location to become successfully profitable. By providing diversification of services, customers can utilize TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for almost any moving need.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has developed a range of revenue streams that remain relevant to its core customer base. The company offers customers a variety of services, including packing, portable storage, on-site storage facilities, established national accounts and long-distance relocation.

This range of diverse revenue streams means franchisees don’t have to rely on just one product or market, protecting their cash flow during slow times and providing greater opportunities for growth and expansion. Along with protecting the business, diverse income streams also create opportunities to meet more of the customers’ needs during moving season and beyond, providing a deeper level of service and allowing franchisees to develop a truly holistic relationship with the customer. This means customers are far more likely to return to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for repeat business as well as recommend the services to friends, family and work colleagues—hence the 96.5% referral rate.

Flexible Investment Opportunities

Two years ago, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® launched its Mini-market model, which provides franchisees with an opportunity to enter smaller territories that may have been inaccessible previously. The brand recognizes that the traditional franchise model is not the right fit for every franchise candidate, providing owners the flexibility to work with fewer staff and trucks in high-demand areas.

“The Mini-market model helps people around the country reach their goal of running their own business,” said Southward. “The $30,000 franchise fee presents a lower cost of entry, while the streamlined operational model requires less overhead rent, truck and insurance costs. For a lower price, franchisees are able to get their foot in the door and receive the same level of support, access to Home Office, information on the market and a chance to grow with the company.”

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