Moving with Monster Movers
Overall great movers - recommended by a friend and glad I used them. The protected all furniture and walls and floors.
Great choice if you are looking for Boston movers - used for a local apartment move after a successful long distance move from New York. Great service ever and even better prices. Compared to other highly regarded movers in the area - I would estimate they are about 10-20% less expensive.
I interviewed dozens of Boston movers for two moves that I had - one was a personal move of my apartment in Westborough MA to Port Chester, NY the other was for my 5 person office from Cambridge to NYC. Both long distance moves were exactly as I expected and I will refer them to others. Both moving crews were exceptional and were very professional. They were able to secure insurance certificates that my management companies required without additional charges and at the last minute. Office staff did a great job following up and making sure all of my questions were answered in a timely manner.
I've used Monster twice and recommended to friends who also used them. In fact, we were coordinating moving furniture between three different houses on different days, and MM handled all of it very well. We had only one incident of damage (a piece of glass for a tabletop which cracked) and they quickly replaced it, no hassle, no questions, it was just replaced. I was traveling for work and my wife managed one of the moves. She had no issues with the movers and they even set up some of the furniture for her, due to the size and weight.
They were a cost effective solution and were available on short notice. We did tip them (generously) but even with the tip, they were far less expensive than other services we spoke with.
I'd recommend them and use them again for my next move.
Great movers. Used for a local move Boston to Cambridge. No damage, friendly people.
With the partial deregulation of the trucking industry in 1980 by the Motor Carrier Act, trucking companies increased. The workforce wasdrasticallyde-unionized. As a result, drivers received a lower payoverall.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 TransportationAssistanceAct established a federalminimumtruck 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'.
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 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.
The decade of the 70's in the United States was a memorable one, especially for the notion of truck driving. This seemed todramaticallyincrease popularity among trucker culture.Throughout this era, and even in today's society, truck driversare romanticizedas modern-day cowboys and outlaws.These stereotypes were due to their use of Citizens Band (CB) radios to swap information with other drivers. Informationregardingthe locations of police officers and transportation authorities. The general public took an interest in the truckers 'way of life' as well. Both drivers and the public took interest in plaid shirts, trucker hats, CB radios, and CB slang.
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 mustbe 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 timeis 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.