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Don’t pay the high costs of those big commercial movers. Let a family owned moving company be your low cost high quaility solution. The Moving business has been a family tradition since 1903. We pride ourselves on Customer Satisfaction as we rely on your recommendations for our future business. Dan the Affordable Moving Man is the 4th generation of movers specializing in moves within New Jersey. We are located in North NJ and serve the following counties Essex, Morris, Bergen, Warren, Passiac, Union, Hudson, Sussex and Hunterdon.
We specialize in local or long distance moves. If you are looking for a quality company that will put its customers first then you have come to the right place. Making sure the job gets done on time and correctly is the most important thing.

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Taryn P

Taryn P

11/18/2020

My experience was horrific and costly leaving me with damages I did not have, furniture and clothes left behind after we moved. NO furniture set up. He was supposed to send 3 men he sent 2 and a 4 -5 hrs move took 11 hours. I have over $1000 of damages and when I spoke with Dan he was yelling and screaming saying his guys did a great job and proceeded to curse me out and hang up. No r...

My experience was horrific and costly leaving me with damages I did not have, furniture and clothes left behind after we moved. NO furniture set up. He was supposed to send 3 men he sent 2 and a 4 -5 hrs move took 11 hours. I have over $1000 of damages and when I spoke with Dan he was yelling and screaming saying his guys did a great job and proceeded to curse me out and hang up. No response after pictures were sent.

Joseph Garrity

Joseph Garrity

02/11/2016

Dan is absolutely a dependable mover and does it much less expensive than the other moving companies. I've used him twice so far and I'm very much satisfied with his work, both Dan and Ray make an incredible team. No damage to any of our furniture for both moves. Keep being awesome guys!

Dan is absolutely a dependable mover and does it much less expensive than the other moving companies. I've used him twice so far and I'm very much satisfied with his work, both Dan and Ray make an incredible team. No damage to any of our furniture for both moves. Keep being awesome guys!

Gina

Gina

06/08/2019

This man is not fit to deal with customers. Dan cursed and berated me for asking a basic question about costs.

This man is not fit to deal with customers. Dan cursed and berated me for asking a basic question about costs.

PJ R.

PJ R.

06/10/2016

They were snappy, deferential and careful. I would prescribe this group to anybody hoping to move! Our land specialist suggested this organization and I know why!

They were snappy, deferential and careful. I would prescribe this group to anybody hoping to move! Our land specialist suggested this organization and I know why!

Patti Q

Patti Q

06/21/2016

Moving is so stressful but Dan and his crew were so professional, polite and true gentlemen. They even arrived a few minutes early, wrapped everything and carefully moved my belongings with ease. Will highly recommend Dan the Man to all my friends and colleagues. Thanks guys!

Moving is so stressful but Dan and his crew were so professional, polite and true gentlemen. They even arrived a few minutes early, wrapped everything and carefully moved my belongings with ease. Will highly recommend Dan the Man to all my friends and colleagues. Thanks guys!

Jennifer H.

Jennifer H.

01/26/2016

So let me simply begin at first I was truly apprehensive. I have never utilized movers and I didn't know what to think. Be that as it may, they were extraordinary. Super expert, they showed up two or three days before to make sense of what all would have been moved. At that point the two folks appeared at the time guaranteed and they were awesome folks. Super cautious with all my stuf...

So let me simply begin at first I was truly apprehensive. I have never utilized movers and I didn't know what to think. Be that as it may, they were extraordinary. Super expert, they showed up two or three days before to make sense of what all would have been moved. At that point the two folks appeared at the time guaranteed and they were awesome folks. Super cautious with all my stuff and everything was moved so rapidly. They began at 7am and were finished by around 9am. I was outrageously inspired nothing got softened or harmed up any way. The folks were so magnificent and I am truly happy we utilized Dan The Affordable moving man :).

Art & Nina

Art & Nina

08/17/2018

Dan and his crew were awesome! Dan was great to deal with and he delivered. We felt price was fair and they were nice hard working guys. Move was a little tricky and Dan was extremely knowledgeable. Final price was less then estimated ~ when does that ever happen? We could not have been happier with move. Would highly recommend using Dan

Dan and his crew were awesome! Dan was great to deal with and he delivered. We felt price was fair and they were nice hard working guys. Move was a little tricky and Dan was extremely knowledgeable. Final price was less then estimated ~ when does that ever happen? We could not have been happier with move. Would highly recommend using Dan

Thomas F.

Thomas F.

06/12/2019

Technically they did move my stuff but it overall it was a bit rough.

Technically they did move my stuff but it overall it was a bit rough.

Andy D

Andy D

06/08/2019

I recently used Dan for a move. He was verbally abusive, exhibited violent behavior and I nearly called the police. The experience was utterly appalling and I would strongly discourage anyone from considering his services.

I recently used Dan for a move. He was verbally abusive, exhibited violent behavior and I nearly called the police. The experience was utterly appalling and I would strongly discourage anyone from considering his services.

Chris P

Chris P

06/08/2019

This was a terrible moving experience. They damaged furniture and were very rude. Would not recommend.

This was a terrible moving experience. They damaged furniture and were very rude. Would not recommend.

Jean Brown

Jean Brown

07/24/2019

I used Dan several times over the last 10 years, always a positive experience. I recommended him highly!! Then today I called & I think Dan is a changed man!! the Dan I worked with in the past was nice & caring. The Dan I talked to today is vicious, abusive & cold. I am sad, I recommended him to so many friends. Something has changed - only God knows what he is facing day to day ...

I used Dan several times over the last 10 years, always a positive experience. I recommended him highly!! Then today I called & I think Dan is a changed man!! the Dan I worked with in the past was nice & caring. The Dan I talked to today is vicious, abusive & cold. I am sad, I recommended him to so many friends. Something has changed - only God knows what he is facing day to day but he is not in the right business now. I will pray for him.

Cheryl

Cheryl

11/30/2019

Dan and his crew were excellent. Professional, price competitive, and moving was efficient and considerate of our family. We would highly recommend them to friends and family. Pompton Lakes resident.

Dan and his crew were excellent. Professional, price competitive, and moving was efficient and considerate of our family. We would highly recommend them to friends and family. Pompton Lakes resident.

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The decade of the 70s saw the heyday of truck driving, and the dramatic rise in the popularity of "trucker culture". Truck drivers were romanticized as modern-day cowboys and outlaws (and this stereotype persists even today). This was due in part to their use of citizens' band (CB) radio to relay information to each other regarding the locations of police officers and transportation authorities. Plaid shirts, trucker hats, CB radios, and using CB slang were popular not just with drivers but among the general public.

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.

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).

As of January 1, 2000, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established as its own separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation. This came about under the "Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999". The FMCSA is based in Washington, D.C., employing more than 1,000 people throughout all 50 States, including in the District of Columbia. Their staff dedicates themselves to the improvement of safety among commercial motor vehicles (CMV) and to saving lives.

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&rsquo;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 &ldquo;National Registry 2&rdquo; 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.

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.

In the United States, the term 'full trailer' is used for a freight trailer supported by front and rear axles and pulled by a drawbar. This term is slightly different in Europe, where a full trailer is known as an A-frame drawbar trail. A full trailer is 96 or 102 in (2.4 or 2.6 m) wide and 35 or 40 ft (11 or 12 m) long.

In many countries, driving a truck requires a special driving license. The requirements and limitations vary with each different jurisdiction.

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 2009, the book 'Trucking Country: The Road to America's Walmart Economy' debuted, written by author Shane Hamilton. This novel explores the interesting history of trucking and connects certain developments. Particularly how such development in the trucking industry have helped the so-called big-box stored. Examples of these would include Walmart or Target, they dominate the retail sector of the U.S. economy. Yet, Hamilton connects historical and present-day evidence that connects such correlations.

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.

The Federal Bridge Law handles relations between the gross weight of the truck, the number of axles, and the spacing between them. This is how they determine is the truck can be on the Interstate Highway system. Each state gets to decide the maximum, under the Federal Bridge Law. They determine by vehicle in combination with axle weight on state and local roads

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.

Signage of business routes varies, depending on the type of route they are derived from. Business routes paralleling U.S. and state highways usually have exactly the same shield shapes and nearly the same overall appearance as the routes they parallel, with a rectangular plate reading "BUSINESS" placed above the shield (either supplementing or replacing the directional plate, depending on the preference of the road agency). In order to better identify and differentiate alternate routes from the routes they parallel, some states such as Maryland are beginning to use green shields for business routes off U.S. highways. In addition, Maryland uses a green shield for business routes off state highways with the word "BUSINESS" in place of "MARYLAND" is used for a state route.

In 1991 the film "Thelma &amp; Louise" premiered, rapidly becoming a well known movie. Throughout the movie, a dirty and abrasive truck driver harasses the two women during chance encounters. Author Michael Dunne describes this minor character as "fat and ignorant" and "a lustful fool blinded by a delusion of male superiority". Thelma and Louise exact their revenge by feigning interest in him and then blowing up his tanker truck full of gas.

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.

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 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.

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" &nbsp; 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!"

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 most basic purpose of a trailer jack is to lift the trailer to a height that allows the trailer to hitch or unhitch to and from the towing vehicle. Trailer jacks may also be used for the leveling of the trailer during storage. To list a few common types of trailer jacks are A-frame jacks, swivel jacks, and drop-leg jacks. Other trailers, such as horse trailers, have a built-in jack at the tongue for this purpose.

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&nbsp;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.

The American Moving &amp; 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.

There are various versions of a moving scam, but it basically begins with a prospective client. Then the client starts to contact a moving company to request a cost estimate. In today's market, unfortunately, this often happens online or via phone calls. So essentially a customer is contacting them for a quote when the moving company may not have a license. These moving sales people are salesman prone to quoting sometimes low. Even though usually reasonable prices with no room for the movers to provide a quality service if it is a broker.

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 (&tau;&rho;&omicron;&chi;ό&sigmaf;), meaning "wheel", from trekhein (&tau;&rho;έ&chi;&epsilon;&iota;&nu;, "to run").

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 must be 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 time is 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.