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4 5 1 Reviewed 4 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Ben Jacobs

Did miss a couple of items left behind in a closet. Could have done a better job of covering floors - especially between elevator and apartment (which was required). Fair to OK in flooring coverage in apartment but could have been better coverage in carpeted rooms.

United States Alabama Alberta

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Callista Jenkins

So much damage it's unbelievable. The movers were exhausted and said it was their 3rd move. My leather couch is shredded on both ends. My dining table and Ashley bedroom set has dents, paint from for jams, and scrapes all over it. My bed is badly torn. The movers said they didn't have the proper equipment to move it. Calling the store they just said to email the pics which I did and to contact a hotline to fix my things. The movers said my things were already damaged like that. Never use this company! I'm going to put reviews everywhere and contact BBB. I've used movers several times and NEVER have I had my things destroyed like this!

United States Alabama Alberta

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Tino L

Great guys! Did not have a big move, but they were fast and efficient and did not waste time. Thank you very much.

United States Alabama Alberta

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 1.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Marie M

I required a mover to move me from Scottsdale to Chandler. They accompanied right size truck 26' and 3 men and were snappy for measure of furniture I had. Just thing negative would they say they was enjoyed a lunch reprieve on route to my new home on my dime?! I'm as of now paying travel time so not genuine cheerful about that. Move truly was uneventful and aggregate of near 5 hrs. Sufficiently reasonable. At that point came the issues!! One of the men they sent apparently just escaped jail after a LONG extend Gun running conviction. That gentleman appeared at my entryway at 2am slamming to give him access. I let him know through the way to clear out. He attempted to scale the wall to my back passageway as I was on telephone with 911. Various police arrived however he saw them swarming parking area and had run. Over hour later police found and captured him! I called Amazing movers and yes, he knew he was an as of late discharged convict. He thought he'd offer him a reprieve cuz he knew his cousin!!!! You don't send convicts/criminals to individuals' homes!!! We are then their casualty! Proprietor said "not his flaw, he wasn't on the clock when this laborer attempted to mislead me". Chandler Police had a visit to Amazing Movers and whatever they could do is caution him.

United States Alabama Alberta

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 1.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Thomas H

Be careful!!! I masterminded a little move with Maverick. Not every one of my things arrived. I recorded a police report in the wake of endeavoring - unsuccessfully, quietly, and pleasantly - to motivate Maverick to handle this issue by means of email or mail, with their protection. The proprietor wouldn't do anything aside from trade instant messages, attempting to keep it 'informal'. What sort of authentic business does that? They won't answer my messages or my telephone calls. Extremely amateurish. You will attempt another organization in case you're keen. Spare yourself the anguish. What's more, coincidentally, on the off chance that you see positive audits, screen out the ones with the last names "Phillips" and 'Marciano', they're identified with the proprietors (and they've presumably had others submit 'false surveys' also, in the event that they've done that). Be careful!!!

United States Alabama Alberta

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Sonya C.

This moving knowledge was a breeze in light of these folks! They are moderate and in particular think about your stuff. Much obliged to you and I will prescribe them to my companions!

United States Alabama Alberta

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Sara Bordieri

Astro movers is amazing!!! Punctual and hard working!!! They helped move me up 3 flights of stairs with no complaints. :)

United States Alabama Alberta

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - CAROL L SCHIPPERS

Hard working-family company. Came out and gave me estimate, then 5 days later moved my belongings from townhouse to a house 30 min away. Quote was exactly right on time needed, and rate was very reasonable. Very happy with the move and would use them again.

United States Alabama Alberta

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Jose H.

This individual is a trick craftsman and all around frightful person. Lamentably the mover I utilized beforehand was not able the day I expected to move my things out of capacity. He utilized an additional individual and took 2 hours longer and afterward charged me an additional 2 hours and over $1,100 to go from White Plains to Scarsdale. He charged me for the time he strolled to take a gander at the capacity and for his folks to overlap covers. At that point he sent me a content to bother me that I didn't sustain his kin or tip them $100. The entire time he was being fishy more than once saying not to converse with his specialists. I have never known about somebody sufficiently crazy to anticipate that his clients will give his specialists lunch and bolster them. He would most likely bill somebody for giving his specialists lunch. Keep away from THIS MOVER AT ALL COSTS!!! Was this audit …

United States Alabama Alberta

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 - Mario Samson

I moved from California to Utah. I just had a two bed room house to move so it was really basic. I got several quotes to lease a truck myself however that was about $800 more so I ran with a moving service. I pick West Coast Movers since they were the most affordable alternative. Everything came out awesome. I would use them once more.

United States Alabama Alberta

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Stephen R.

Center STATE HAULING were incredible. Appeared on time and figured out how to easily get through an extremely troublesome move.

United States Alabama Alberta

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Don W.

We used Bridges Bros to move from Portsmouth to Biddeford, Maine. They were on time, everyone knew what to do, and they didn't break or lose anything. The main thing that turned out badly was they appeared without closet boxes so they hung everything inside the truck, moved it into boxes later, and it took us a short time to get the storage rooms sorted out when we moved in. I've been through enough moves to know this is really great. We got offers from a few movers and theirs was competetive with the others. They won the job since we had an individual suggestion from a companion who had use them before and I'd use them again.

United States Alabama Alberta

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 - Becky H

We employed Mountain Moving to move a fabulous piano that we had obtained. They were proficient consistently, first telephone call to the completed conveyance. It took around 3 hours for them to move the piano (dismantling it, stacking it, transporting it, emptying it, and setting it move down). They took care of the piano with amazing care and put it precisely where we inquired. I would most unquestionably contract them again and have as of now prescribed them to others.

United States Alabama Alberta

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The moving industry in the United States was deregulated with the Household Goods Transportation Act of 1980. This act allowed interstate movers to issue binding or fixed estimates for the first time. Doing so opened the door to hundreds of new moving companies to enter the industry. This led to an increase in competition and soon movers were no longer competing on services but on price. As competition drove prices lower and decreased what were already slim profit margins, "rogue" movers began hijacking personal property as part of a new scam. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces Federal consumer protection regulations related to the interstate shipment of household goods (i.e., household moves that cross State lines). FMCSA has held this responsibility since 1999, and the Department of Transportation has held this responsibility since 1995 (the Interstate Commerce Commission held this authority prior to its termination in 1995).

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".

Receiving nation attention during the 1960's and 70's, songs and movies about truck driving were major hits. Finding solidarity, truck drivers participated in widespread strikes. Truck drivers from all over opposed the rising cost of fuel. Not to mention this is during the energy crises of 1873 and 1979. In 1980 the Motor Carrier Act drastically deregulated the trucking industry. Since then trucking has come to dominate the freight industry in the latter part of the 20th century. This coincided with what are now known as 'big-box' stores such as Target or Wal-Mart.

The trucking industry has made a large historical impact since the early 20th century. It has affected the U.S. both politically as well as economically since the notion has begun. Previous to the invention of automobiles, most freight was moved by train or horse-drawn carriage. Trucks were first exclusively used by the military during World War I.   After the war, construction of paved roads increased. As a result, trucking began to achieve significant popularity by the 1930's. Soon after trucking became subject to various government regulation, such as the hours of service. During the later 1950's and 1960's, trucking accelerated due to the construction of the Interstate Highway System. The Interstate Highway System is an extensive network of freeways linking major cities cross country.

The intention of a trailer coupler is to secure the trailer to the towing vehicle. It is an important piece, as the trailer couple attaches to the trailer ball. This then forms a ball and socket connection. It allows for relative movement between the towing vehicle and trailer while towing over uneven road surfaces. The trailer ball should be mounted to the rear bumper or to a drawbar, which may be removable. The drawbar secures to the trailer hitch by inserting it into the hitch receiver and pinning it.   The three most common types of couplers used are straight couplers, A-frame couplers, and adjustable couplers. Another option is bumper-pull hitches in which case draw bars can exert a large amount of leverage on the tow vehicle. This makes it harder to recover from a swerving situation (thus it may not be the safest choice depending on your trip).

With the partial deregulation of the trucking industry in 1980 by the Motor Carrier Act, trucking companies increased. The workforce was drastically de-unionized. As a result, drivers received a lower pay overall. Losing its spotlight in the popular culture, trucking had become less intimate as some unspoken competition broke out. However, the deregulation only increased the competition and productivity with the trucking industry as a whole. This was beneficial to the America consumer by reducing costs. In 1982 the Surface Transportation Assistance Act established a federal minimum truck weight limits. Thus, trucks were finally standardized truck size and weight limits across the country. This was also put in to place so that across country traffic on the Interstate Highways resolved the issue of the 'barrier states'.

“Country music scholar Bill Malone has gone so far as to say that trucking songs account for the largest component of work songs in the country music catalog. For a style of music that has, since its commercial inception in the 1920s, drawn attention to the coal man, the steel drivin’ man, the railroad worker, and the cowboy, this certainly speaks volumes about the cultural attraction of the trucker in the American popular consciousness.” — Shane Hamilton

Very light trucks. Popular in Europe and Asia, many mini-trucks are factory redesigns of light automobiles, usually with monocoque bodies. Specialized designs with substantial frames such as the Italian Piaggio shown here are based upon Japanese designs (in this case by Daihatsu) and are popular for use in "old town" sections of European cities that often have very narrow alleyways. Regardless of the name, these small trucks serve a wide range of uses. In Japan, they are regulated under the Kei car laws, which allow vehicle owners a break on taxes for buying a smaller and less-powerful vehicle (currently, the engine is limited to 660 ccs {0.66L} displacement). These vehicles are used as on-road utility vehicles in Japan. These Japanese-made mini trucks that were manufactured for on-road use are competing with off-road ATVs in the United States, and import regulations require that these mini trucks have a 25 mph (40 km/h) speed governor as they are classified as low-speed vehicles. These vehicles have found uses in construction, large campuses (government, university, and industrial), agriculture, cattle ranches, amusement parks, and replacements for golf carts.Major mini truck manufacturers and their brands: Daihatsu Hijet, Honda Acty, Mazda Scrum, Mitsubishi Minicab, Subaru Sambar, Suzuki Carry   As with many things in Europe and Asia, the illusion of delicacy and proper manners always seems to attract tourists. Popular in Europe and Asia, mini trucks are factory redesigns of light automobiles with monochrome bodies. Such specialized designs with such great frames such as the Italian Piaggio, based upon Japanese designs. In this case it was based upon Japanese designs made by Daihatsu. These are very popular for use in "old town" sections of European cities, which often have very narrow alleyways. Despite whatever name they are called, these very light trucks serve a wide variety of purposes.   Yet, in Japan they are regulated under the Kei car laws, which allow vehicle owners a break in taxes for buying a small and less-powerful vehicle. Currently, the engine is limited to 660 cc [0.66L] displacement. These vehicles began being used as on-road utility vehicles in Japan. Classified as a low speed vehicle, these Japanese-made mini trucks were manufactured for on-road use for competing the the off-road ATVs in the United States. Import regulations require that the mini trucks have a 25 mph (40km/h) speed governor. Again, this is because they are low speed vehicles.   However, these vehicles have found numerous amounts of ways to help the community. They invest money into the government, universities, amusement parks, and replacements for golf cars. They have some major Japanese mini truck manufacturarers as well as brands such as: Daihatsu Hijet, Honda Acty, Mazda Scrum, Mitsubishit Minicab, Subaru Sambar, and Suzuki Carry.

In 1971, author and director Steven Spielberg, debuted his first feature length film. His made-for-tv film, Duel, portrayed a truck driver as an anonymous stalker. Apparently there seems to be a trend in the 70's to negatively stigmatize truck drivers.

In 1978 Sylvester Stallone starred in the film "F.I.S.T.". The story is loosely based on the 'Teamsters Union'. This union is a labor union which includes truck drivers as well as its then president, Jimmy Hoffa.

The year 1611 marked an important time for trucks, as that is when the word originated. The usage of "truck" referred to the small strong wheels on ships' cannon carriages. Further extending its usage in 1771, it came to refer to carts for carrying heavy loads. In 1916 it became shortened, calling it a "motor truck". While since the 1930's its expanded application goes as far as to say "motor-powered load carrier".

The moving industry in the United States was deregulated with the Household Goods Transportation Act of 1980. This act allowed interstate movers to issue binding or fixed estimates for the first time. Doing so opened the door to hundreds of new moving companies to enter the industry. This led to an increase in competition and soon movers were no longer competing on services but on price. As competition drove prices lower and decreased what were already slim profit margins, "rogue" movers began hijacking personal property as part of a new scam. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces Federal consumer protection regulations related to the interstate shipment of household goods (i.e., household moves that cross State lines). FMCSA has held this responsibility since 1999, and the Department of Transportation has held this responsibility since 1995 (the Interstate Commerce Commission held this authority prior to its termination in 1995).

A moving scam is a scam by a moving company in which the company provides an estimate, loads the goods, then states a much higher price to deliver the goods, effectively holding the goods as lien but does this without do a change of order or revised estimate.

Popular among campers is the use of lightweight trailers, such as aerodynamic trailers. These can be towed by a small car, such as the BMW Air Camper. They are built with the intent to lower the tow of the vehicle, thus minimizing drag.

A relatable reality t.v. show to the industry is the show Ice Road Truckers, which premiered season 3 on the History Channel in 2009. The show documents the lives of truck drivers working the scary Dalton Highway in Alaska. Following drivers as they compete to see which one of them can haul the most loads before the end of the season. It'll grab you with its mechanical problems that so many have experienced and as you watch them avoid the pitfalls of dangerous and icy roads!

In 1938, the now-eliminated Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) enforced the first Hours of Service (HOS) rules. Drivers became limited to 12 hours of work within a 15-hour period. At this time, work included loading, unloading, driving, handling freight, preparing reports, preparing vehicles for service, or performing any other duty in relation to the transportation of passengers or property.   The ICC intended for the 3-hour difference between 12 hours of work and 15 hours on-duty to be used for meals and rest breaks. This meant that the weekly max was limited to 60 hours over 7 days (non-daily drivers), or 70 hours over 8 days (daily drivers). With these rules in place, it allowed 12 hours of work within a 15-hour period, 9 hours of rest, with 3 hours for breaks within a 24-hour day.

In 1986 Stephen King released horror film "Maximum Overdrive", a campy kind of story. It is really about trucks that become animated due to radiation emanating from a passing comet. Oddly enough, the trucks force humans to pump their diesel fuel. Their leader is portrayed as resembling Spider-Man's antagonist Green Goblin.

Some trailers can be towed by an accessible pickup truck or van, which generally need no special permit beyond a regular license. Such examples would be enclosed toy trailers and motorcycle trailers. Specialized trailers like an open-air motorcycle trailer and bicycle trailers are accessible. Some trailers are much more accessible to small automobiles, as are some simple trailers pulled by a drawbar and riding on a single set of axles. Other trailers also have a variety, such as a utility trailer, travel trailers or campers, etc. to allow for varying sizes of tow vehicles.

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.

Words have always had a different meaning or have been used interchangeably with others across all cultures. In the United States, Canada, and the Philippines the word "truck" is mostly reserved for larger vehicles. Although in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, the word "truck" is generally reserved for large vehicles. In Australia and New Zealand, a pickup truck is usually called a ute, short for "utility". While over in South Africa it is called a bakkie (Afrikaans: "small open container"). The United Kingdom, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Ireland, and Hong Kong use the "lorry" instead of truck, but only for medium and heavy types.

In today's society, there are rules and regulations everywhere you go, the same goes for commercial vehicles. The federal government has strict regulations that must be met, such as how many hours a driver may be on the clock. For example, 11 hours driving /14 hours on-duty followed by 10 hours off, with a max of 70 hours/8 days or 60 hours/7 days. They can also set rules deciding how much rest and sleep time is required, however, these are only a couple of regulations set. Any violations are often subject to harsh penalties. In some cases, there are instruments to track each driver's hours, which are becoming more necessary.