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Penske Truck Rental, a leading global transportation services provider, has released its annual list of top moving destinations within the United States.

The list is compiled through its online consumer truck rental reservations and through Penske Truck Rental call centers.

Once again, Atlanta, GA topped the list. It has been the number one moving destination for each of the three years that Penske has compiled its ranking.

The Dallas/Fort Worth area made the jump from fourth to second place. Four markets (Chicago, Houston, Denver and Seattle) retained their ranking from 2011.

“This list fits the general geographic shifts of the country’s population with our customers being drawn to the Southeast and Southwest regions,” said Don Mikes, Penske senior vice president of rental.

Parameters used to compile this information were based on requests for one-way moves in 2012, he noted.


Top 10 destinations

Here is the list of the 2012 top 10 moving destinations. The previous year’s ranking is noted in parentheses.

1. Atlanta (unchanged).

2. Dallas/Fort Worth (4).

3. Phoenix (2).

4. Orlando, FL (3).

5. Chicago (unchanged).

6. Houston (unchanged).

7. Denver (unchanged).

8. Seattle (unchanged).

9. Charlotte, NC (10).

10. Sarasota, FL (9).