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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Candace S

Our second move with this company and they are the best.

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Cynthia H

I am modifying this audit as I just experienced another move (expecting infant #2, compelling us to locate a greater place so soon). Nearly, these folks improved employment at ensuring our furniture. They wrapped everything and I was not discovering chips and scratches here and there like I am currently. I wouldn't give them 5 stars in view of the pressing as I assessed before however I certainly think they got the moving down.

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Carolyn V

I might simply want to thank you and your group for making my little girl's turn to Victoria exceptionally smooth! Her furniture was conveyed at the perfect time on the right date, and we are additionally extremely satisfied at the excellent administration. Everything arrived securely, not a scratch. The drivers that pressed up our shipment were exceptionally cautious and effective furthermore merit our compliments for taking consideration with her furniture. We are exceptionally satisfied with all parts of the experience. I will be in touch again when we are prepared to migrate.

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Lori M

Juan, Lance and Ronin were essentially awesome!! I can't let you know enough, how positive and agreeable my moving knowledge was. These folks are first rate, persevering, key minded (extensive furniture issues) experts with unassuming and benevolent states of mind. I will prescribe Juan, Lance and Ronin to the greater part of my companions or anybody that is moving a considerable measure of stuff or even only a tiny bit of stuff. These folks and "Two men and a Truck" are the best of the best!!

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Huron Family Guy

they sent two truly pleasant and all around prepared men and they made an awesome showing for us. Exceptionally sensible valuing as well. exceedingly prescribe.

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 4.0 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 extraordinary. Steady contact thus supportive when they arrived! It was an awesome 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!

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Peggy S

I called Families First taking into account the audits on Yelp and was not disillusioned. We flew in from SF to Dulles and were speedily gotten. I had made all game plans the day preceding with no issues. I masterminded to have them lift us up a couple of days after the fact at the inn and drive us back to the airplane terminal. Everything went as arranged. Amid the drive, my wife and I were extremely agreeable in the SUV and were offered water and in addition confection on both legs of our excursion. The driver, whose name I can't recall, was considerate and exceptionally proficient. I will utilize this administration again when I come back to the DC region.

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Peggy S

Extraordinary Move! This is move #28 for me, and one of the best. Jason was exceptionally proficient. Gary and Shawnfee were marvelous. Touched base on time, buckled down, watchful with my things, even cushioned the door jamb of my new residence to evade any dings. Well mannered, charming, exceptionally proficient. By and large, came when they said they would, made an incredible showing, expense was precisely what they said it would be, took less time than foreseen because of their diligent work. Would suggest.

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Amy R

I picked this mover as a result of the audits here on Yelp. They were far better than I had trusted. Moving is a cracking bad dream and finding a decent mover can be a terrifying, overwhelming knowledge. From the minute I planned the proceed onward their site until the last box was removed the truck, I was awed with this moving company. I even got a call from Stevens Forwarders the day preceding my turn inquiring as to whether I could move prior in the day. The folks who moved my furniture and boxes were proficient and cordial, and additionally on time. I will be utilizing this moving company as a part without bounds.

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 1.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Jennifer Biga

I would give them ZERO stars if I could. These people are by far the most unprofessional people I have ever dealt with!! My father died on December 14th and with his home about to be foreclosed on and padlocked at any time I was left with the task of moving his stuff out of his house. On December 28th I spoke to Matt, the owner of the company, to get a quote and schedule a day and time for them to come out. We scheduled it for Friday 1/1/21 at 9am, but due to a chronic illness I have and not being able to get any help packing, I needed to reschedule it to Saturday. Matt told me that "Saturday would work and they'd be there between noon and 2pm." Long story short, they never showed up on Saturday because they had overbooked themselves and asked to reschedule it for Sunday. After having already waited around all day, I rearranged my schedule, said ok and agreed to meet them at the house between 9-9:30am. This morning (Sunday) they had another issue that made it so they didn't show up and when I called the owner, around 11:30, to find out what was going on, he told me he had given the crew the wrong address and they'd be there in about an hour. I asked if he would be willing to offer a discount since they hadn't shown up on Saturday and were already 3 hours late today and the owner flipped out and started yelling at me telling me that that this was all my fault since I had rescheduled it from Friday. He then went on to say he was not going to give me any discount and that if i wanted the job done I would pay full price and if i didn't like it I could go elsewhere. I responded by saying wow that's very unprofessional at which time he hung up on me A few minutes later he started texting me, harassing me and complaining that he had been sick for the past 3 days and was arranging all this from home. I told him I was very sorry that he was sick but that that should not be made to be MY problem as I am a paying customer, especially since he was not even with the crew that was coming to do the move and because he was the one who overbooked his crew so they did not show up on Saturday as scheduled. He then told me he was sending the crew home and good luck trying to find someone else! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS COMPANY!!! If this is how they treat someone who's father just died, imagine how you will be treated in your time of need. They are only $40 cheaper than other local companies, so save yourself the hassle and call some REAL professionals!!!

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Suzann L

Cook Brothers moved my twice in the previous year and both times was amazingly proficient. Moving is a standout amongst the most distressing things you can do in life and they make it as simple as could be expected under the circumstancesa I would utilize them again and also prescribe them to others.

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Stanley O.

These folks as of late moved me from the city to Westchester, which was great since I didn't know they additionally worked outside the city. They gave me a level rate via telephone so I knew precisely what's in store. I could tell they were genuine experts by the way they took care of my stuff. They even completed snappier than I anticipated. Extraordinary employment.

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Kelleigh M

Stevens moving has moved one of my relatives on 2 separate events. Once in MI and the other in FL. Both times the administration has been brilliant. They were speedy, proficient and their quote was comparable to their rivals. Nothing was broken amid the move, and the movers were polite and proficient. I would have them handle my best course of action.

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Carry E.

Absolutely fantastic! These guys are real professional, honest and hardworking movers.

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Scott S.

took care of business at a decent cost. There were a few issues yet the proprietor dealt with them in an exceptionally proficient way. Just enormous protestation was they were not on schedule for ever single arrangement.

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As we've learned the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 was crucial in the construction of the Interstate Highway System. Described as an interconnected network of the controlled-access freeway. It also allowed larger trucks to travel at higher speeds through rural and urban areas alike. This act was also the first to allow the first federal largest gross vehicle weight limits for trucks, set at 73,208 pounds (33,207 kg). The very same year, Malcolm McLean pioneered modern containerized intermodal shipping. This allowed for the more efficient transfer of cargo between truck, train, and ships.

In American English, the word "truck" has historically been preceded by a word describing the type of vehicle, such as a "tanker truck". In British English, preference would lie with "tanker" or "petrol tanker".

Beginning the the early 20th century, the 1920's saw several major advancements. There was improvement in rural roads which was significant for the time. The diesel engine, which are 25-40% more efficient than gas engines were also a major breakthrough. We also saw the standardization of truck and trailer sizes along with fifth wheel coupling systems. Additionally power assisted brakes and steering developed. By 1933, all states had some form of varying truck weight regulation.

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'.

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.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 40 million United States citizens have moved annually over the last decade. Of those people who have moved in the United States, 84.5% of them have moved within their own state, 12.5% have moved to another state, and 2.3% have moved to another country.

During the latter part of the 20th century, we saw a decline of the trucking culture. Coinciding with this decline was a decline of the image of truck drivers, as they became negatively stigmatized. As a result of such negativity, it makes sense that truck drivers were frequently portrayed as the "bad guy(s)" in movies.

The moving industry in the United States was deregulated with the Household Goods Transportation Act of 1980. This act allowed interstate movers to issue binding or fixed estimates for the first time. Doing so opened the door to hundreds of new moving companies to enter the industry. This led to an increase in competition and soon movers were no longer competing on services but on price. As competition drove prices lower and decreased what were already slim profit margins, "rogue" movers began hijacking personal property as part of a new scam. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces Federal consumer protection regulations related to the interstate shipment of household goods (i.e., household moves that cross State lines). FMCSA has held this responsibility since 1999, and the Department of Transportation has held this responsibility since 1995 (the Interstate Commerce Commission held this authority prior to its termination in 1995).

In 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.

Truckload shipping is the movement of large amounts of cargo. In general, they move amounts necessary to fill an entire semi-trailer or inter-modal container. A truckload carrier is a trucking company that generally contracts an entire trailer-load to a single customer. This is quite the opposite of a Less than Truckload (LTL) freight services. Less than Truckload shipping services generally mix freight from several customers in each trailer. An advantage Full Truckload shipping carriers have over Less than Truckload carrier services is that the freight isn't handled during the trip. Yet, in an LTL shipment, goods will generally be transported on several different trailers.

Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) are fundamental to the FMCSA's compliance program. The purpose of the CSA program is to oversee and focus on motor carriers' safety performance. To enforce such safety regulations, the CSA conducts roadside inspections and crash investigations. The program issues violations when instances of noncompliance with CSA safety regulations are exposed.   Unfortunately, the CSA's number of safety investigation teams and state law enforcement partners are rather small in comparison to the millions of CMV companies and commercial driver license (CDL) holders. A key factor in the CSA program is known as the Safety Measurement System (SMS). This system relies on data analysis to identify unsafe companies to arrange them for safety interventions. SMS is incredibly helpful to CSA in finding and holding companies accountable for safety performance.  

The word cargo is in reference to particular goods that are generally used for commercial gain. Cargo transportation is generally meant to mean by ship, boat, or plane. However, the term now applies to all types of freight, now including goods carried by train, van, or truck. This term is now used in the case of goods in the cold-chain, as perishable inventory is always cargo in transport towards its final home. Even when it is held in climate-controlled facilities, it is important to remember perishable goods or inventory have a short life.

The American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) was organized and founded on December 12, 1914. On November 13, 1973, the name was altered to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. This slight change in name reflects a broadened scope of attention towards all modes of transportation. Despite the implications of the name change, most of the activities it is involved in still gravitate towards highways.

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.

The 1950's were quite different than the years to come. They were more likely to be considered "Knights of the Road", if you will, for helping stranded travelers. In these times truck drivers were envied and were viewed as an opposition to the book "The Organization Man". Bestseller in 1956, author William H. Whyte's novel describes "the man in the gray flannel suit", who sat in an office every day. He's describing a typical office style job that is very structured with managers watching over everyone. Truck drivers represented the opposite of all these concepts. Popular trucking songs glorified the life of drivers as independent "wanderers". Yet, there were attempts to bring back the factory style efficiency, such as using tachnographs. Although most attempts resulted in little success. Drivers routinely sabotaged and discovered new ways to falsify the machine's records.

The year of 1977 marked the release of the infamous Smokey and the Bandit. It went on to be the third highest grossing film that year, following tough competitors like Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Burt Reynolds plays the protagonist, or "The Bandit", who escorts "The Snowman" in order to deliver bootleg beer. Reynolds once stated he envisioned trucking as a "hedonistic joyride entirely devoid from economic reality"   Another action film in 1977 also focused on truck drivers, as was the trend it seems. Breaker! Breaker! starring infamous Chuck Norris also focused on truck drivers. They were also displaying movie posters with the catch phrase "... he's got a CB radio and a hundred friends who just might get mad!"

By the time 2006 came, there were over 26 million trucks on the United States roads, each hauling over 10 billion short tons of freight (9.1 billion long tons). This was representing almost 70% of the total volume of freight. When, as a driver or an automobile drivers, most automobile drivers are largely unfamiliar with large trucks. As as a result of these unaware truck drivers and their massive 18-wheeler's numerous blind spots. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has determined that 70% of fatal automobile/tractor trailer accident happen for a reason. That being the result of "unsafe actions of automobile drivers". People, as well as drivers, need to realize the dangers of such large trucks and pay more attention. Likewise for truck drivers as well.

In order to load or unload bots and other cargo to and from a trailer, trailer winches are designed for this purpose. They consist of a ratchet mechanism and cable. The handle on the ratchet mechanism is then turned to tighten or loosen the tension on the winch cable. Trailer winches vary, some are manual while others are motorized. Trailer winches are most typically found on the front of the trailer by towing an A-frame.

Some trailers can be towed by an accessible pickup truck or van, which generally need no special permit beyond a regular license. Such examples would be enclosed toy trailers and motorcycle trailers. Specialized trailers like an open-air motorcycle trailer and bicycle trailers are accessible. Some trailers are much more accessible to small automobiles, as are some simple trailers pulled by a drawbar and riding on a single set of axles. Other trailers also have a variety, such as a utility trailer, travel trailers or campers, etc. to allow for varying sizes of tow vehicles.

Many people are familiar with this type of moving, using truck rental services, or borrowing similar hardware, is known as DIY moving. Whoever is renting a truck or trailer large enough to carry their household goods may obtain moving equipment if necessary. Equipment may be items such as dollies, furniture pads, and cargo belts to protect furniture and to ease the moving process.

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.