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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 Illinois Galena

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Vicky Parcel

My son got their name from someone who was very pleased with their move. They were very friendly and detailed, but even more, very efficient. They were on time and loaded and unloaded carefully and efficiently. Very professional! Would recommend them to anyone. Thanks Heidi and crew!

United States Illinois Galena

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Dharani K

Please do not go with Universal Relocations. 1. I used Universal Relocations to Ship 8 Boxes from Norwalk, CT TO Coimbatore. The experience which i had was terrible. We sent our Shipment by June and Received by September 3rd week after a huge struggle with damages on New branded Kitchen utensils like Hard Anodized Pans Which is Too Costly. 2. We did everything as per the instructions given by Mr. Madhusudhan, sales rep from US. We packed in XL Heavy duty Box and wrote Fragile on the box too. But then also the damage had happened. We contacted the insurance team and they are saying they wont cover individual items which is not acceptable. Because of the bends in pan and lids the utensils are non usable which are brand New ones. 3. Every one knows that the whole box wil not be lost. The boxes were not handled properly. The boxes when it reached our home was in very bad condition because of which this damage happened. This is purely their carelessness but as a Customer we have to suffer. We are not earning money just like that. We are working hard to earn a single penny by leaving our friends and family. People dont understand that. 4. After using this Universal Relocations to Move from US to India,to be frank we had lot of issues and mental torture. 5. Please please do not Universal Relocations. There many other good, safe and secure movers who wil get ur belongings safely. 6. Many of my friends shifted lot of other valuable things with other relocation providers which reached safely without any damages. It was my mistake to go with Universal Relocations so I wouldnt recommend you friends also to do the same mistake.

United States Illinois Galena

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 2.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Lynda G

I was not happy with the service. The men seemed to move somewhat quickly initially, but continued to get slower and slower. By the end of the move, they were clearly milking the clock and went two hours over the estimate even though I didn't request any additional furniture to be moved. For example: it took an hour for them to reassemble a simple dining room table! They stood around talking, laughing and joking quite a bit rather than working. I don't appreciated paying hundreds over the estimate for them to have social time.

United States Illinois Galena

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

Most exceedingly awful. Organization. EVER. Keep away from THIS COMPANY At all costs. My experience was so awful I will be reaching the Better Business Bureau. They charged me 4 times my evaluation and that was the minimum of my issues. They lied about the conveyance date TWICE, which made me miss two days of work, and afterward got frightful with me when I requested a rebate taking into account their deception that made me miss two entire days of pay. In the long run they just essentially overlooked my telephone calls and various messages. Such a great amount for client administration I presume. At the point when my stuff was at long last conveyed, I needed to tip $300 all together for the movers to put the furniture where I needed. The movers were additionally discourteous and contemptuous on top of everything, and one of them possessed an aroma similar to death and left a stink that was mind-boggling in my new home.

United States Illinois Galena

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Annette J.

I had an awesome involvement with EZ Moving and Storage a couple of weeks prior pulling some stuff I've had away in Chicago and it made moving all that poo an aggregate breeze!

United States Illinois Galena

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Sylvia C.

Subsequent to perusing their horrendous surveys, I was somewhat reluctant to dispatch our stuff from San Diego to Hawaii with them. Be that as it may, I didn't generally have a decision since it was pre-masterminded with the military. So I reported all that we sent and sought after the best. From the earliest starting point, they were extraordinary to work with. They called when they said they would, arrived when they said they would, pressed up our stuff like they said they would and dispatched it like they said they would. We got everything in Hawaii and nothing was broken! Doesn't show signs of improvement than that.

United States Illinois Galena

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Lily E.

I wouldn't dither to suggest O'Mara Moving and Storage. Greatly proficient, precise appraisal, full administration, including pressing and unloading on the off chance that you require it, dependable, affable... I don't have anything terrible to say.

United States Illinois Galena

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Fullerton, CA

Additional consideration was tackled our part to safeguard nothing got damaged...something these folks do too. They added to our very own exertion and were exceptionally aware of being cautious yet proficient. Need to say...they were brief and avid to make the move go well. Can represent the two "courteous fellows" that helped us...OLIVER and MAX were Great!

United States Illinois Galena

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

These individuals get an A+. James turned out and stocked what we required and roughly the amount it would cost and took notes on what we needed for my mother and father's furniture and was extremely expert and kind. Sheena in the workplace called a few times to ensure that we realized what's in store on moving day and afterward she checked in with me amid the move to ensure that everything was going well.The movers, Dani, Victor and Mace were the best. Opportune, gracious, well disposed and productive with their time and brought EXTRA care with the furniture. Would utilize them instant once more. Kalapana!

United States Illinois Galena

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Shannon G.

The estimator was brilliantly proficient and on the ball. I moved before the stuff was grabbed by the movers and they were incredible. Consistent contact thus supportive when they arrived! It was an incredible ordeal to not need to stress so much when I had a 8 day drive myself from WV to CA and needed to discover a house to place stuff in!

United States Illinois Galena

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 1.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Kristi S.

Try not to utilize this moving Company. The main thing that turned out badly was the proprietor did not have me planned for the right day. Upon the arrival of my turn, I needed to call and ask him where his group was. They were assume to arrive at 9:00 am however did not appear until 11:20 am. The proprietor did not give me a rebate for his misstep. After the move, I found some gems and coins missing. When I reported it to the proprietor, he was not exceptionally supportive. I will never utilize this organization again. In the event that you choose to utilize this organization, be cautious.

United States Illinois Galena

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Melissa T.

My mother and I went to the 3 day good countries visit drove by "Gathering Pete" and adored it. I appreciated the agenda and pacing of stops and would not have barred any of them. The transport size is topped at 16 and was impeccable, as it wasn't such a variety of individuals that it backed off the gathering. I like the meeting place as it's extremely focal and simple to spot. Pete was an extremely wary and safe driver, exceptionally instructive, fun, clever, and well disposed. He has every one of the characteristics of an incredible visit guide and unmistakably an important part to the Emarald group. We settled on the primary decision of a B&B Suite and got it - it was a flawless B&B we stayed at for both evenings and I felt like we settled on the ideal decision.

United States Illinois Galena

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Scott N.

Fabulous Job. Exceedingly suggest these folks. On-Time and extremely mindful to detail, which made us feel exceptionally great with abandoning them to do what they specialize in.

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Galena is located at 42°25′5″N 90°25′53″W  /  42.41806°N 90.43139°W  / 42.41806; -90.43139 (42.418171, −90.431472) along the Galena River , which is one of many tributaries of the Mississippi River .
According to the 2010 census, Galena has a total area of 4.167 square miles (10.79 km 2 ), of which 4.16 square miles (10.77 km 2 ) (or 99.83%) is land and 0.007 square miles (0.02 km 2 ) (or 0.17%) is water.
Galena is located in the Driftless Zone , an area that was not covered by glaciers during the recent ice ages. This area, which includes the far northwestern corner of Illinois, escaped glaciation, while almost the entire state was glaciated, nearly to its southern tip. Because it escaped glaciation, this area is known for its hills, valleys, bluffs and considerable exposed rock.
Horseshoe Mound is a hill located outside Galena that U.S. 20 winds around before entering Galena. The view from Horseshoe Mound is one of the most photographed spots in the city. It stands at 1,063 feet (324 m) above sea level.

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The Federal-Aid Highway Amendments of 1974 established a federal maximum gross vehicle weight of 80,000 pounds (36,000 kg). It also introduced a sliding scale of truck weight-to-length ratios based on the bridge formula. Although, they did not establish a federal minimum weight limit. By failing to establish a federal regulation, six contiguous in the Mississippi Valley rebelled. Becoming known as the "barrier state", they refused to increase their Interstate weight limits to 80,000 pounds. Due to this, the trucking industry faced a barrier to efficient cross-country interstate commerce.

In the United States, shipments larger than about 7,000 kg (15,432 lb) are classified as truckload freight (TL). It is more efficient and affordable for a large shipment to have exclusive use of one larger trailer. This is opposed to having to share space on a smaller Less than Truckload freight carrier.

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'.

"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."

Invented in 1890, the diesel engine was not an invention that became well known in popular culture. It was not until the 1930's for the United States to express further interest for diesel engines to be accepted. Gasoline engines were still in use on heavy trucks in the 1970's, while in Europe they had been entirely replaced two decades earlier.

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.

The American Trucking Associations initiated in 1985 with the intent to improve the industry's image. With public opinion declining the association tried numerous moves. One such move was changing the name of the "National Truck Rodeo" to the "National Driving Championship". This was due to the fact that the word rodeo seemed to imply recklessness and reckless driving.

Trailer stability can be defined as the tendency of a trailer to dissipate side-to-side motion. The initial motion may be caused by aerodynamic forces, such as from a cross wind or a passing vehicle. One common criterion for stability is the center of mass location with respect to the wheels, which can usually be detected by tongue weight. If the center of mass of the trailer is behind its wheels, therefore having a negative tongue weight, the trailer will likely be unstable. Another parameter which is less commonly a factor is the trailer moment of inertia. Even if the center of mass is forward of the wheels, a trailer with a long load, and thus large moment of inertia, may be unstable.

A semi-trailer is almost exactly what it sounds like, it is a trailer without a front axle. Proportionally, its weight is supported by two factors. The weight falls upon a road tractor or by a detachable front axle assembly, known as a dolly. Generally, a semi-trailer is equipped with legs, known in the industry as "landing gear". This means it can be lowered to support it when it is uncoupled. In the United States, a trailer may not exceed a length of 57 ft (17.37 m) on interstate highways. However, it is possible to link two smaller trailers together to reach a length of 63 ft (19.20 m).

The United States' Interstate Highway System is full of bypasses and loops with the designation of a three-digit number. Usually beginning with an even digit, it is important to note that this pattern is highly inconsistent. For example, in Des Moines, Iowa the genuine bypass is the main route. More specifically, it is Interstate 35 and Interstate 80, with the loop into downtown Des Moines being Interstate 235. As it is illustrated in this example, they do not always consistently begin with an even number. However, the 'correct' designation is exemplified in Omaha, Nebraska. In Omaha, Interstate 480 traverses the downtown area, which is bypassed by Interstate 80, Interstate 680, and Interstate 95. Interstate 95 then in turn goes through Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Furthermore, Interstate 295 is the bypass around Philadelphia, which leads into New Jersey. Although this can all be rather confusing, it is most important to understand the Interstate Highway System and the role bypasses play.

“Writer-director James Mottern said he was influenced by nuanced, beloved movies of the 1970s such as "The Last Detail" and "Five Easy Pieces." Mottern said his female trucker character began with a woman he saw at a Southern California truck stop — a "beautiful woman, bleach blonde ... skin tanned to leather walked like a Teamster, blue eyes.” - Paul Brownfield

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is an agency within the United States Department of Transportation. The purpose of the FMCSA is to regulate safety within the trucking and moving industry in the United States. The FMCSA enforces safety precautions that reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

The main purpose of the HOS regulation is to prevent accidents due to driver fatigue. To do this, the number of driving hours per day, as well as the number of driving hours per week, have been limited. Another measure to prevent fatigue is to keep drivers on a 21 to 24-hour schedule in order to maintain a natural sleep/wake cycle. Drivers must take a daily minimum period of rest and are allowed longer "weekend" rest periods. This is in hopes to combat cumulative fatigue effects that accrue on a weekly basis.

In 1893, the Office of Road Inquiry (ORI) was established as an organization. However, in 1905 the name was changed to the Office Public Records (OPR). The organization then went on to become a division of the United States Department of Agriculture. As seen throughout history, organizations seem incapable of maintaining permanent names. So, the organization's name was changed three more times, first in 1915 to the Bureau of Public Roads and again in 1939 to the Public Roads Administration (PRA). Yet again, the name was later shifted to the Federal Works Agency, although it was abolished in 1949. Finally, in 1949, the name reverted to the Bureau of Public Roads, falling under the Department of Commerce. With so many name changes, it can be difficult to keep up to date with such organizations. This is why it is most important to research and educate yourself on such matters.

Although there are exceptions, city routes are interestingly most often found in the Midwestern area of the United States. Though they essentially serve the same purpose as business routes, they are different. They feature "CITY" signs as opposed to "BUSINESS" signs above or below route shields. Many of these city routes are becoming irrelevant for today's transportation. Due to this, they are being eliminated in favor of the business route designation.

In 1984 the animated TV series The Transformers told the story of a group of extraterrestrial humanoid robots. However, it just so happens that they disguise themselves as automobiles. Their leader of the Autobots clan, Optimus Prime, is depicted as an awesome semi-truck.

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.

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.

Tracing the origins of particular words can be quite different with so many words in the English Dictionary. Some say the word "truck" might have come from a back-formation of "truckle", meaning "small wheel" or "pulley". In turn, both sources emanate from the Greek trokhos (τροχός), meaning "wheel", from trekhein (τρέχειν, "to run").

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.