Full Service Moving Company

Do I Need A Full-Service Moving Company?

  1. What's a Full-Service Moving Company?
  2. Benefits of Hiring a Full-Service Moving Company
  3. Perks of Full-Service Moving
  4. Take Care of Your Valuable Items
  5. The Art of Packing
  6. Necessary Material Included!

1. What's a Full Service Moving Company?

With a full moving service, you are dealing directly with a company specifically trained to service your move every step of the way. This includes the planning of the move to the final execution. A full moving service consists of skilled movers who are trained in every aspect of relocation from assembling, disassembling, packing, loading and transporting. It also means that your move begins the very minute you agree to services. Your service also lasts until your items are delivered, unpacked and properly placed wherever your heart desires.

2. Benefits Of Hiring A Full-Service Moving Company:

A full moving service will generally assign you a go-to representative familiar with your move. This associate will handle all details of your relocation, answering questions and concerns, as well as coordinating your packing, pickup and delivery dates.

3. Perks Of Full-Service Moving

A full moving service moving company includes packing, transporting, and finally unpacking and placing your goods in your new home. Depending on what the customer's needs are you can also include an inventory of all your belongings, specialty packing of high-value items, or specialty services such as having the men wear white gloves to protect white silk furniture or high-end pictures or paintings.

4. Take Care of Your Valuable Items

The reason for the white gloves is so that none of the oils naturally residing on the hands make their way onto the fine furniture. If you are needing to move expensive valuable items make sure that you cover these with insurance or valuation coverage.  For this reason, we advise this is because when you drive down the street, you insure your car for the "just in case". The same mentality should be adopted when dealing with your fine luxury belongings when choosing the right moving company for the specifics of your job. They can easily be found using our helpful Moving Authority search tools.

5. The Art Of Packing 

You may not realize it now, but there truly is an art to packing, especially those boxes. A full moving service will send professionals to your home who know how to handle your items with care as quickly and efficiently as possible. All the while still ensuring proper packing techniques so no damages to your valuables occur. Whether you have five weeks or five days, professional movers are trained to have you packed and unpacked in the amount of time that you need. In the case that your current lease is up before your new one begins, a full service moving company offers the option to store your items for you in a storage facility until you are ready to move into your new home. Don’t risk an injury. Let the professionals handle it.

They are used to moving heavy furniture and odd-shaped objects and are aware of all safety precautions. Additionally, they will have the necessary equipment required to make your move that much easier.

6. Necessary Materials Included!

When you hire a full moving service, all the necessary materials it takes to move, such as boxes, bubble wrap, foam, and packing tape are included. You’ll be surprised at how costly purchasing these items on your own can be.



Kyle Brown

5 years, 2 months ago

Good Day, how long in advance is the best time to book a moving service?


Ashley Richmond

5 years, 1 month ago

Hi Kyle. The best time to book a move is usually one or two month in advance. However, you should make sure that you are positive you will be moving by then. Some moving companies may charge if you are decide to postpone so it is always a good idea to make sure you are definitely going to move on a specific date or week and all the paperwork for your new home or office is completed. It's also a good idea to book early because some companies might become busy due to other moves and might not be able to accommodate on the specific date you want to move.

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In American English, the word "truck" has historically been preceded by a word describing the type of vehicle, such as a "tanker truck". In British English, preference would lie with "tanker" or "petrol tanker".

As we've learned the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 was crucial in the construction of the Interstate Highway System. Described as an interconnected network of the controlled-access freeway. It also allowed larger trucks to travel at higher speeds through rural and urban areas alike. This act was also the first to allow the first federal largest gross vehicle weight limits for trucks, set at 73,208 pounds (33,207 kg). The very same year, Malcolm McLean pioneered modern containerized intermodal shipping. This allowed for the more efficient transfer of cargo between truck, train, and ships.

The public idea of the trucking industry in the United States popular culture has gone through many transformations. However, images of the masculine side of trucking are a common theme throughout time. The 1940's first made truckers popular, with their songs and movies about truck drivers. Then in the 1950's they were depicted as heroes of the road, living a life of freedom on the open road. Trucking culture peaked in the 1970's as they were glorified as modern days cowboys, outlaws, and rebels. Since then the portrayal has come with a more negative connotation as we see in the 1990's. Unfortunately, the depiction of truck drivers went from such a positive depiction to that of troubled serial killers.

“ The first original song about truck driving appeared in 1939 when Cliff Bruner and His Boys recorded Ted Daffan's "Truck Driver's Blues," a song explicitly marketed to roadside cafe owners who were installing juke boxes in record numbers to serve truckers and other motorists.” - Shane Hamilton

“The association of truckers with cowboys and related myths was perhaps most obvious during the urban-cowboy craze of the late 1970s, a period that saw middle-class urbanites wearing cowboy clothing and patronizing simulated cowboy nightclubs. During this time, at least four truck driver movies appeared, CB radio became popular, and truck drivers were prominently featured in all forms of popular media.” — Lawrence J. Ouellet

"Six Day on the Road" was a trucker hit released in 1963 by country music singer Dave Dudley. Bill Malone is an author as well as a music historian. He notes the song "effectively captured both the boredom and the excitement, as well as the swaggering masculinity that often accompanied long distance trucking."

There are certain characteristics of a truck that makes it an "off-road truck". They generally standard, extra heavy-duty highway-legal trucks. Although legal, they have off-road features like front driving axle and special tires for applying it to tasks such as logging and construction. The purpose-built off-road vehicles are unconstrained by weighing limits, such as the Libherr T 282B mining truck.

Medium trucks are larger than light but smaller than heavy trucks. In the US, they are defined as weighing between 13,000 and 33,000 pounds (6,000 and 15,000 kg). For the UK and the EU, the weight is between 3.5 and 7.5 tons (3.9 and 8.3 tons). Local delivery and public service (dump trucks, garbage trucks, and fire-fighting trucks) are around this size.

In the United States, commercial truck classification is fixed by each vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). There are 8 commercial truck classes, ranging between 1 and 8. Trucks are also classified in a more broad way by the DOT's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The FHWA groups them together, determining classes 1-3 as light duty, 4-6 as medium duty, and 7-8 as heavy duty. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has its own separate system of emission classifications for commercial trucks. Similarly, the United States Census Bureau had assigned classifications of its own in its now-discontinued Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey (TIUS, formerly known as the Truck Inventory and Use Survey).

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is an influential association as an advocate for transportation. Setting important standards, they are responsible for publishing specifications, test protocols, and guidelines. All which are used in highway design and construction throughout the United States. Despite its name, the association represents more than solely highways. Alongside highways, they focus on air, rail, water, and public transportation as well.

The basics of all trucks are not difficult, as they share common construction. They are generally made of chassis, a cab, an area for placing cargo or equipment, axles, suspension, road wheels, and engine and a drive train. Pneumatic, hydraulic, water, and electrical systems may also be present. Many also tow one or more trailers or semi-trailers, which also vary in multiple ways but are similar as well.

The FMCSA has established rules to maintain and regulate the safety of the trucking industry. According to FMCSA rules, driving a goods-carrying CMV more than 11 hours or to drive after having been on duty for 14 hours, is illegal. Due to such heavy driving, they need a break to complete other tasks such as loading and unloading cargo, stopping for gas and other required vehicle inspections, as well as non-working duties such as meal and rest breaks. The 3-hour difference between the 11-hour driving limit and 14 hour on-duty limit gives drivers time to take care of such duties. In addition, after completing an 11 to 14 hour on duty period, the driver much be allowed 10 hours off-duty.

The American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) was organized and founded on December 12, 1914. On November 13, 1973, the name was altered to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. This slight change in name reflects a broadened scope of attention towards all modes of transportation. Despite the implications of the name change, most of the activities it is involved in still gravitate towards highways.

Released in 1998, the film Black Dog featured Patrick Swayze as a truck driver who made it out of prison. However, his life of crime continued, as he was manipulated into the transportation of illegal guns. Writer Scott Doviak has described the movie as a "high-octane riff on White Line Fever" as well as "a throwback to the trucker movies of the 70s".

Smoke and the Bandit was released in 1977, becoming the third-highest grossing movie. Following only behind Star Wars Episode IV and Close Encounter of the Third Kind, all three movies making an impact on popular culture. Conveniently, during that same year, CB Bears debuted as well. The Saturday morning cartoon features mystery-solving bears who communicate by CB radio. As the 1970's decade began to end and the 80's broke through, the trucking phenomenon had wade. With the rise of cellular phone technology, the CB radio was no longer popular with passenger vehicles, but, truck drivers still use it today.

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The term 'trailer' is commonly used interchangeably with that of a travel trailer or mobile home. There are varieties of trailers and manufactures housing designed for human habitation. Such origins can be found historically with utility trailers built in a similar fashion to horse-drawn wagons. A trailer park is an area where mobile homes are designated for people to live in.   In the United States, trailers ranging in size from single-axle dollies to 6-axle, 13 ft 6 in (4,115 mm) high, 53 ft (16,154 mm) in long semi-trailers is common. Although, when towed as part of a tractor-trailer or "18-wheeler", carries a large percentage of the freight. Specifically, the freight that travels over land in North America.

The industry intends to both consumers as well as moving companies, this is why there are Ministers of Transportation in the industry. They are there to set and maintain laws and regulations in place to create a safer environment. It offers its members professional service training and states the time that movers have been in existence. It also provides them with federal government representation and statistical industry reporting. Additionally, there are arbitration services for lost or damaged claims, publications, public relations, and annual tariff updates and awards. This site includes articles as well that give some direction, a quarterly data summary, and industry trends.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is the most common government agency that is devoted to transportation in the United States. The DOT is the largest United States agency with the sole purpose of overseeing interstate travel and issue's USDOT Number filing to new carriers. The U.S., Canadian provinces, and many other local agencies have a similar organization in place. This way they can provide enforcement through DOT officers within their respective jurisdictions.