Customer Satisfaction

The Art of Selecting a Relocation Company: Getting the Most For Your Money

  • Read up on reviews. Check out what previous customers have mentioned about company’s performance.
  • Call them. Did someone pick up the phone pleasantly and professionally? Enquire about the types of moving services they offer. Is the person knowledgeable and willing to help?
  • Pay them a visit. Is the company's facility clean and organized? Ask detailed questions about any extra fees that can pop up, how to prepare your home or office for the move, and what timeline you should be following on your end so that everything goes smoothly.
  • Request an on-site estimate. This is the most precise form of obtaining a quote, but you’ll get a chance to watch the professionalism of the estimator at work.
  • Get details. Be certain that all items on the contract are explained in detail, and that your quote is a binding quote, which means the price won’t magically increase for (seemingly) no reason.

The Top 4 Places to Visit for a Spectacular Day in Birmingham

  • Sloss Furnaces. This is a National Historic Landmark which highlights the iron production industry and rich Southern Industrialism of the past. Today, legend has it that even some ghosts can be seen in the ruins!
  • McWane Science Center. When you want to get blinded by science, this is the place to go. Perfect for kids and adults alike, there’s an IMAX theater as well as an extensive research archive.
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Take a stroll through the never-ending greenery and breath easily in nature.
  • Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. With sweeping views of Birmingham and of Jefferson County, you’ll truly feel like you’re on top of the world.

4 Places to Feel Like a Local in Birmingham, Alabama

  • Trattoria Cafe
  • The Bottle Tree
  • Church Street Coffee and Books
  • Urban Standard


  • Assuming they are licensed. Ensure that both the FMCSA and the USDOT have fully backed the company you want to hire for your move. If not, you're putting all your wordly possessions in the hands of potentially rogue movers.
  • Not Asking About the Tariff. If a company doesn’t have a tariff, they are not able to pass inspections done by the USDOT, which compromises the security of your things.
  • Choosing a cheap option. It's temping to want to pay less and save money, but it's important to think of the big picture here. In the moving services industry, it's true that you get what you pay for.
Did You Know

Question“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

QuestionIn the United States, a commercial driver's license is required to drive any type of commercial vehicle weighing 26,001 lb (11,794 kg) or more. In 2006 the US trucking industry employed 1.8 million drivers of heavy trucks.

QuestionIn some states, a business route is designated by adding the letter "B" after the number instead of placing a "Business" sign above it. For example, Arkansas signs US business route 71 as "US 71B". On some route shields and road signs, the word "business" is shortened to just "BUS". This abbreviation is rare and usually avoided to prevent confusion with bus routes.

QuestionThe 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 inmultipleways 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 muchbe allowed10 hours off-duty.

QuestionThe 1980s were full of happening things, but in 1982 a Southern California truck driver gained short-lived fame. His name was Larry Walters, also known as "Lawn Chair Larry", for pulling a crazy stunt. He ascended to a height of 16,000 feet (4,900 m) by attaching helium balloons to a lawn chair, hence the name.Walters claims he only intended to remain floating near the ground andwas shockedwhen his chair shot up at a rate of 1,000 feet (300 m) per minute.The inspiration for such a stunt Walters claims his poor eyesight for ruining his dreams to become an Air Force pilot.