Covan World Wide Moving
Moving with Covan World Wide Moving
Juan M Roman
This is the worst moving company I have ever worked me. I move every two years with my military career. You can say I am an expert. They are given a certain amount of time to move your items under contract. I tried to contact them and get an update on my shipment in transit. The only reply I got was that they had until the end date to deliver it and it is on its way. They waited to the day before I was suppose to receive my shipment to tell me that it was not on its way and that they are still trying to find someone to deliver it. They offered $500 inconvenience fee. I asked when can they deliver. The did not know. I told them that I could not accept an amount without knowing how much it would inconvenience me. They were over a month late. A great deal of my furniture was missing. Could not get a straight answer from them other than some finger pointing. I asked for guidance on the reimbursable expenses. Got no help there. I sent them my recipes, and they claim that they are not itemized. As if i can control the merchant and their receipt process. They do not care about you or taking responsibility for any loss or inconvenience.
Alex Moreno and his group were incredible. They brought incredible consideration with our pressing and required some investment to clarify what they were doing and why. When they landed here in Arizona they were generally as expert. I was extremely awed Thank You
The interstate moving industry in the United States maintains regulation by the FMCSA, which is part of the USDOT. With only a small staff (fewer than 20 people) available to patrol hundreds of moving companies, enforcement is difficult. As a result of such a small staff, there are in many cases, no regulations that qualify moving companies as 'reliable'. Without this guarantee, it is difficult to a consumer to make a choice. Although, moving companies can provide and often display a DOT license.
The United States Department of Transportation has become a fundamental necessity in the moving industry. It is the pinnacle of the industry, creating and enforcing regulations for the sake of safety for both businesses and consumers alike. However, it is notable to appreciate the history of such a powerful department. The functions currently performed by the DOT were once enforced by the Secretary of Commerce for Transportation. In 1965, Najeeb Halaby, administrator of the Federal Aviation Adminstration (FAA), had an excellent suggestion. He spoke to the current President Lyndon B. Johnson, advising that transportation be elevated to a cabinet level position. He continued, suggesting that the FAA be folded or merged, if you will, into the DOT. Clearly, the President took to Halaby's fresh ideas regarding transportation, thus putting the DOT into place.
Unfortunately for the trucking industry, their image began to crumble during the latter part of the 20th century. As a result, their reputation suffered. More recently truckers have been portrayed as chauvinists or even worse, serial killers. The portrayals of semi-trailer trucks have focused on stories of the trucks becoming self-aware. Generally, this is with some extraterrestrial help.
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) conducted a series of tests. These tests were extensive field tests of roads and bridges to assess damages to the pavement. In particular they wanted to know how traffic contributes to the deterioration of pavement materials. These tests essentially led to the 1964 recommendation by AASHTO to Congress. The recommendation determined the gross weight limit for trucks to be determined by a bridge formula table. This includes table based on axle lengths, instead of a state upper limit. By the time 1970 came around, there were over 18 million truck on America's roads.