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United Transportation Moving & Storage

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United Transportation Moving & Storage

Based in Northridge California, United Transportation Moving & Storage mission is to carefully handle customers shipments in a efficient cost effective way.  Clients are helped every step of the way and our moving company includes cross country relocation for home residential or commercial Moving needs with full-service packing and storage if needed.  We move families weekly and have entrusted customer base because we take valued belongings and transport them carefully. United Transportation conduct business with integrity.

Based in Northridge California, United Transportation Moving & Storage mission is to carefully handle customers shipments in a efficient cost effective way.  Clients are helped every step of the way and our moving company includes cross country relocation for home residential or commercial Moving needs with full-service packing and storage if needed.  We move families weekly and have entrusted customer base because we take valued belongings and transport them carefully. United Transportation conduct business with integrity.

Membership(s) & License Info.

MEMBER OF BBB: YES

LICENSE INFO:

US DOT # 1978660

ICC MC # 965836

INSURANCE ON FILE: $750,000

REQUIRED: $750,000

YEAR OF ESTD: 5/1/2015

Hours of Operation

MONDAY-SATURDAY 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM

SUNDAYS 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Contact Info

TOLL FREE:

not available

PHONE:

(888) 668-3220

Address

United Transportation Moving & Storage 19320 Londeluis St Northridge, CA 91324
Northridge, CA 91324
Northridge
California

Payment Options

ALL MAYOR CREDIT CARDS, CASH, PAYPAL AND CERTIFIED CHECKS

80.0% Recommended based on user reviews

Reviews

Reviews

United Transportation Moving & Storage

03/25/2019

I was given a quote of $1587.00 for a move across country. I spoke with Tamar and she guaranteed the price was locked and that I need not to worry because they are A+ ratings on BBB. Therefore, I made a deposit of $200.00. I was also told that it would take 7-14 days to get to Ny and make sure that someone is there to receive it. I stated that someone is there to receive it. I told Tamar all things that I had in my apartment but she put what she felt on the inventory. The guys came to move my stuff and the Russian mover charged me twice the amount from the quote, almost three thousand of dollars. He even charged me for long haul of $75.00 when my apartment is less than 75 feet from the truck. The driver even charged to pack my sofa, coffee table and TV, when I was told by Tami that the guys will do this and it is in the quote. I asked him, how is this possible, he stated that I have double the space. Therefore, I went to the truck and I stated that he padded the truck front. He did not respond. I told him to unload my truck and He refused to unload. He stated that I must sign the paper and talk to customer service. I called Customer service that day but no one answered and I texted Tamar but no answered. The next day, I was able to get a hold of Tamar and she stated that she is going to rectify the problem and she is going to remeasured the size. She also stated that she is going to call me the next day. I never received a call from her. I called and texted her, and older man with a russian thick accent said she left for the day and she will call me back tomorrow. Tamar never did call and I told the Russian guy my problem and he stated I will give you a call by the end of business day but no call. This went on for three to four weeks. No returns the call and no one returns text messages. On march 22,2019, I received a called from the driver,Ben, that he wants to deliver my stuff on sunday and I stated that I waiting on the office to call me back in regards to price. He stated ok. He called the next day stating that he is going to deliver on Monday and I also stated that I waiting for the office to rectify the price. He stated ok, Monday he will deliver. The next day at 07:25, the same driver called and stated that he will be there in five hours to deliver my stuff. He also stated that make sure that there are no stairs to go up to dleiver my stuff, make sure that an 18 wheeler truck can pass then he stated that you have the full amount of money is cash. I stated that I am waiting for a call from the office and I only received an email of a credit of $250.00 and this is not what I signed up for. He stated then I can sue and good luck to me in doing so. So, I stated that I will sue because I noticed that a lot of former customers had the same issues with this company. He never came with stuff. They have my stuff hostage.
I called Tamar, on 03/25/19, she told me that she can not talk to me because I said I was going to sue.

United Transportation Moving & Storage

02/25/2019

Get as far away from this company as you can. Consistently lie. Double charge of estimate. Came 5 days late for pickup, took 2 months to ship to Hawaii. Did not honor contract on several points including re-assembling furniture they had knocked down. Sent one man to unload household of furniture. Stole half of the tools we had shipped. They could never give us a location of our shipment, lied about arrival date multiple times. Weekend contact person was surly, could care less about what he was doing.
Never again. Hate to even give them one star, that is as low as I can rate.

United Transportation Moving & Storage

04/06/2018

We had a very smooth moving with Ben and his colleagues. The moving was scheduled at 2pm and they came on time. They carefully wrapped the furniture and did extra job to make sure our stuff was well protected. I noticed that Ben even took off the light bulbs from each of the floor lamps and stored them properly which shows that they are really willing to go extra miles in order to provide good service. My stuff was in good hands. After going through nightmares with the other moving companies I am happy that we found them.

United Transportation Moving & Storage

03/03/2018

I am technically not even giving them 1 star. DO NOT use this company. Horribly rude, there drivers sexually harassed my teenage daughter, and then showed up with our stuff and tried to charge us a much higher rate than quoted in addition to our most valuable item on the truck which was a big flat screen TV missing. They would not return our calls or emails and we never got our tv back. Horrible company that takes pride in scamming people.

United Transportation Moving & Storage

01/02/2018

We were moving to live close to our family. United Transportation Moving & Storage was referred to me by my brother in law. I called them and easily got a reasonable quote. The movers arrived early and started packing up my belongings. They loaded everything onto the truck very carefully. The delivery was made on time. Nothing broke or got damaged on the way. In the end, I realized that this move was just too easy. I have read reviews where people said how easy their move was. I never thought I would experience one of those.

United Transportation Moving & Storage

01/01/2018

Paying for professional, organized people is worth every penny and United Transportation Moving & Storage in the one. They could not have been more kind, courteous, and willing to work. They confirmed all details ahead of time both on phone and by email. The team showed up right on time and started doing their job. The guys knew the best way to load and unload things and were overly careful with all of my belongings. They really knew how to use their time in the best way. They really helped me and I even was able to save some money. I must say great deal!

United Transportation Moving & Storage

12/30/2017

The guys from United Transportation Moving & Storage did a great job during our last long distance move. Everything went well from my initial contact to the follow up after the move. The moving crew of 3 young men arrived on time, completed their tasks on time with a good working pace and provided clear instructions to me when needed. Everything proceeded as promised from the beginning till the end. Thanks for the hassle free move guys; I will definitely recommend them to all!

United Transportation Moving & Storage

12/29/2017

United Transportation Moving & Storage have many tricks up their sleeves. And I mean good ones! They know how to take anything out from an apartment no matter how big it is. They will use the backdoor, or the window or the balcony. Any way possible! They will not give up on you. And plus, they will not damage a single thing. Highly recommended! Oh one more thing, they have the best rates in this business. Cheers!

United Transportation Moving & Storage

12/28/2017

I can easily say I had the best moving company in TOWN!! I had a huge job and I knew I could give it to this company to handle it professionally. I knew it would be a lot of work but I felt that my money was well spent! They did a fantastic job overall. No problems or bumps on the road. I appreciated all the help I got and I'm glad that I can always go to this company. I am saying this with faith that this is the number one moving company! Highly recommended United Transportation Moving & Storage!

United Transportation Moving & Storage

12/28/2017

I can easily say I had the best moving company in TOWN!! I had a huge job and I knew I could give it to this company to handle it professionally. I knew it would be a lot of work but I felt that my money was well spent! They did a fantastic job overall. No problems or bumps on the road. I appreciated all the help I got and I'm glad that I can always go to this company. I am saying this with faith that this is the number one moving company! Highly recommended United Transportation Moving & Storage!

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Question As most people have experienced, moving does involve having the appropriate materials. Some materials you might find at home or may be more resourceful to save money while others may choose to pay for everything. Either way materials such as boxes, paper, tape, and bubble wrap with which to pack box-able and/or protect fragile household goods. It is also used to consolidate the carrying and stacking on moving day. Self-service moving companies offer another viable option. It involves the person moving buying a space on one or more trailers or shipping containers. These containers are then professionally driven to the new location.

Question Without strong land use controls, buildings are too often built in town right along a bypass. This results with the conversion of it into an ordinary town road, resulting in the bypass becoming as congested as the local streets. On the contrary, a bypass is intended to avoid such local street congestion. Gas stations, shopping centers, along with various other businesses are often built alongside them. They are built in hopes of easing accessibility, while home are ideally avoided for noise reasons.

Question 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.

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A circumferential route refers to a public transportation system that follows the route in the shape of a circle. Over time a nickname developed in the European Union, calling transportation networks such as these a "ring road". This is no surprise as Europe has several famous "ring roads" such as the Berliner Ring, the Brussels Ring, the Amsterdam Ring, the Boulevard Périphérique around Paris and the Leeds Inner and Outer ring roads. Other countries adopted the term as well which in turn made the name go international. Australia's Melbourne's Western Ring Road and India's Hyderabad's Outer Ring Road both adopted the name. However in Canada, the term is most commonly used, with "orbital" used to a much lesser extent.
 
On the contrary, the United States calls many "ring roads" as belt-lines, beltways, or loops instead. For example, the Capital Beltway around Washington, D.C. Some ring roads use terminology such as "Inner Loop" and "Outer Loop". This is, of course, for the sake of directional sense, since compass directions cannot be determined around the entire loop.

Question The 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 and was shocked when 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.

Question Commercial trucks in the U.S. pay higher road taxes on a State level than the road vehicles and are subject to extensive regulation. This begs the question of why these trucks are paying more. I'll tell you. Just to name a few reasons, commercial truck pay higher road use taxes. They are much bigger and heavier than most other vehicles, resulting in more wear and tear on the roadways. They are also on the road for extended periods of time, which also affects the interstate as well as roads and passing through towns. Yet, rules on use taxes differ among jurisdictions.

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Question In 1976, the number one hit on the Billboard chart was "Convoy," a novelty song by C.W. McCall about a convoy of truck drivers evading speed traps and toll booths across America. The song inspired the 1978 action film Convoy directed by Sam Peckinpah. After the film's release, thousands of independent truck drivers went on strike and participated in violent protests during the 1979 energy crisis (although similar strikes had occurred during the 1973 energy crisis).

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

Question Another film released in 1975, White Line Fever, also involved truck drivers. It tells the story of a Vietnam War veteran who returns home to take over his father's trucking business. But, he soon finds that corrupt shippers are trying to force him to carry illegal contraband. While endorsing another negative connotation towards the trucking industry, it does portray truck drivers with a certain wanderlust.

Question AMSA wanted to help consumers avoid untrustworthy or illegitimate movers. In January 2008, AMSA created the ProMover certification program for its members. As a member, you must have federal interstate operating authority. Members are also required to pass an annual criminal back check, be licensed by the FMCSA, and agree to abide by ethical standards. This would include honesty in advertising and in business transaction with customers. Each must also sign a contract committing to adhere to applicable Surface Transportation Board and FMCSA regulations. AMSA also takes into consideration and examines ownership. They are very strict, registration with state corporation commissions. This means that the mover must maintain at least a satisfactory rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). As one can imagine, those that pass are authorized to display the ProMove logo on the websites and in marketing materials. However, those that fail will be expelled from the program (and AMSA) if they cannot correct discrepancies during probation.

Question In the United States, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 established minimum requirements that must be met when a state issues a commercial driver's license CDL. It specifies the following types of license: - Class A CDL drivers. Drive vehicles weighing 26,001 pounds or greater, or any combination of vehicles weighing 26,001 pounds or greater when towing a trailer weighing more than 10,000 pounds. Transports quantities of hazardous materials that require warning placards under Department of Public Safety regulations. - Class A Driver License permits. Is a step in preparation for Class A drivers to become a Commercial Driver. - Class B CDL driver. Class B is designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including driver) or more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation. This includes, but is not limited to, tow trucks, tractor trailers, and buses.

Question Public transportation is vital to a large part of society and is in dire need of work and attention. In 2010, the DOT awarded $742.5 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to 11 transit projects. The awardees specifically focused light rail projects. One includes both a commuter rail extension and a subway project in New York City. The public transportation New York City has to offer is in need of some TLC. Another is working on a rapid bus transit system in Springfield, Oregon. The funds also subsidize a heavy rail project in northern Virginia. This finally completes the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Metro Silver Line, connecting to Washington, D.C., and the Washington Dulles International Airport. This is important because the DOT has previously agreed to subsidize the Silver Line construction to Reston, Virginia.

Question 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.

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The Federal Bridge Gross Weight Formula is a mathematical formula used in the United States to determine the appropriate gross weight for a long distance moving vehicle, based on the axle number and spacing. Enforced by the Department of Transportation upon long-haul truck drivers, it is used as a means of preventing heavy vehicles from damaging roads and bridges. This is especially in particular to the total weight of a loaded truck, whether being used for commercial moving services or for long distance moving services in general.
 
According to the Federal Bridge Gross Weight Formula, the total weight of a loaded truck (tractor and trailer, 5-axle rig) cannot exceed 80,000 lbs in the United States. Under ordinary circumstances, long-haul equipment trucks will weight about 15,000 kg (33,069 lbs). This leaves about 20,000 kg (44,092 lbs) of freight capacity. Likewise, a load is limited to the space available in the trailer, normally with dimensions of 48 ft (14.63 m) or 53 ft (16.15 m) long, 2.6 m (102.4 in) wide, 2.7 m (8 ft 10.3 in) high and 13 ft 6 in or 4.11 m high.

Question Advocation for better transportation began historically in the late 1870s of the United States. This is when the Good Roads Movement first occurred, lasting all the way throughout the 1920s. Bicyclist leaders advocated for improved roads. Their acts led to the turning of local agitation into the national political movement it became.

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As the American Interstate Highway System began to expand in the 1950's, the trucking industry began to take over a large market share. That is, a large share of the transportation of goods throughout the country. Before this era, trains had been relied on to transport the bulk of the goods cross country or state to state. The Interstate Highway System was influential as it allows for merchandise to travel door to door with ease. Since then, truckload carriers have taken advantage of the interstate system, especially when performing a long distance move. Typically, they bring the merchandise from one distribution center of the country to another part of the country. The increase in truckload freight transportation has reduced the time it takes to transport the goods. Whether the freight was manufactured or produced for the different areas internationally, the time it takes to transport goods has decreased dramatically.
 

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Implemented in 2014, the National Registry, requires all Medical Examiners (ME) who conduct physical examinations and issue medical certifications for interstate CMV drivers to complete training on FMCSA’s physical qualification standards, must pass a certification test. This is to demonstrate competence through periodic training and testing. CMV drivers whose medical certifications expire must use MEs on the National Registry for their examinations.


FMCSA has reached its goal of at least 40,000 certified MEs signing onto the registry. All this means is that drivers or movers can now find certified medical examiners throughout the country who can perform their medical exam. FMCSA is preparing to issue a follow-on “National Registry 2” rule stating new requirements. In this case, MEs are to submit medical certificate information on a daily basis. These daily updates are sent to the FMCSA, which will then be sent to the states electronically. This process will dramatically decrease the chance of drivers falsifying medical cards.

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In the moving industry, transportation logistics management is incredibly important. Essentially, it is the management that implements and controls efficiency, the flow of storage of goods, as well as services. This includes related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption to meet customer's specifications. Logistics is quite complex but can be modeled, analyzed, visualized, and optimized by simulation software. Generally, the goal of transportation logistics management is to reduce or cut the use of such resources. A professional working in the field of moving logistics management is called a logistician.

Question Throughout the United States, bypass routes are a special type of route most commonly used on an alternative routing of a highway around a town. Specifically when the main route of the highway goes through the town. Originally, these routes were designated as "truck routes" as a means to divert trucking traffic away from towns. However, this name was later changed by AASHTO in 1959 to what we now call a "bypass". Many "truck routes" continue to remain regardless that the mainline of the highway prohibits trucks.

Question The 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 and was shocked when 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.

Question 1941 was a tough era to live through. Yet, President Roosevelt appointed a special committee to explore the idea of a "national inter-regional highway" system. Unfortunately, the committee's progress came to a halt with the rise of the World War II. After the war was over, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944 authorized the designation of what are not termed 'Interstate Highways'. However, he did not include any funding program to build such highways. With limited resources came limited progress until President Dwight D. Eisenhower came along in 1954. He renewed interest in the 1954 plan. Although, this began and long and bitter debate between various interests. Generally, the opposing sides were considering where such funding would come from such as rail, truck, tire, oil, and farm groups. All who would overpay for the new highways and how.

Question The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) is a non-profit trade association. AMSA represents members of the professional moving industry primarily based in the United States. The association consists of approximately 4,000 members. They consist of van lines, their agents, independent movers, forwarders, and industry suppliers. However, AMSA does not represent the self-storage industry.

Question In the United States and Canada, the cost for long-distance moves is generally determined by a few factors. The first is the weight of the items to be moved and the distance it will go. Cost is also based on how quickly the items are to be moved, as well as the time of the year or month which the move occurs. In the United Kingdom and Australia, it's quite different. They base price on the volume of the items as opposed to their weight. Keep in mind some movers may offer flat rate pricing.