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Bohren's Moving

Bohren's, headquartered in New Jersey, is a highly regarded household, commercial, international, tradeshow and exhibit moving company. We have expertise in records and media storage, special commodities handling and crating and asset management.
From our beginning in 1924, when E.L. Bohren invested in a Model T truck and small warehouse space in Princeton, New Jersey, we have believed that customer satisfaction is the only true competitive edge.
Now, over 80 years and four generations later, this attention to detail and insistence on quality have produced a major mover with a spotless reputation for customer service.
Bohren's teamed with United Van Lines, the nation's largest mover, in 1955 and has grown to encompass two facilities in New Jersey and two in Florida.

Bohren's, headquartered in New Jersey, is a highly regarded household, commercial, international, tradeshow and exhibit moving company. We have expertise in records and media storage, special commodities handling and crating and asset management.
From our beginning in 1924, when E.L. Bohren invested in a Model T truck and small warehouse space in Princeton, New Jersey, we have believed that customer satisfaction is the only true competitive edge.
Now, over 80 years and four generations later, this attention to detail and insistence on quality have produced a major mover with a spotless reputation for customer service.
Bohren's teamed with United Van Lines, the nation's largest mover, in 1955 and has grown to encompass two facilities in New Jersey and two in Florida.

Membership(s) & License Info.

MEMBER OF BBB: YES

LICENSE INFO:

US DOT # 2232351

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:

(800) 326-4736

PHONE:

(516) 543-0833

Address

Bohren's Moving 3 Applegate Drive Trenton, NJ 08691
Trenton, NJ 08691
Trenton
New Jersey

Payment Options

ALL MAYOR CREDIT CARDS, CASH, PAYPAL AND CERTIFIED CHECKS

80.0% Recommended based on user reviews

Reviews

Reviews

Bohren's Moving

04/27/2016

I would really like to give Bohrens/United FIVE stars! Packers were Excellent in working hard and wrapping things extremely well! Movers on the 'out' and on the 'in' worked hard and fast and did not leave one scratch on the walls or floors. They misplaced some of our garage material while in storage and were very prompt and fair in cutting a reimbursement check. They went beyond our contracted delivery date, and were again very prompt in issuing us a check for $100 for each late day, which worked out great for us, as we were staying with relatives.

So why a 3? Why 2 stars down? The salesman, the 40-year veteran, and the relation to the President was a complete idiot!! This moron came to our house on TWO occasions, because we took the first estimate for move only, and the 2nd estimate for packing the remainder of our house after we packed perhaps a third. My sole direction to him was A NOT GREATER THAN PRICE. I WANT TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT MY FINAL CHARGE IS BEFORE WE MOVE. I am pretty sure we pay a higher tariff rate to have that 'price assurance' and there is a contract caveat that they WILL charge more if the actual move is more than their 10% overage allowance And he talks and talks and talks of his 40 years of experience and how his competitors are disingenuous or idiots and this idiot missed the packed box count and the total weight of the move by 25-30% !! FORTY YEARS EXPERIENCE AND A TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT MISS ON THE ESTIMATE!! Within 5 minutes of the Packers pulling up to the house with the paperwork, the lead guy called out this mistake, which was OBVIOUS to him, and at the end of the storage/move we got charged with $2000 additional on top of over $15K that was supposedly a STRAIGHT TALK PRICE ASSURANCE ORDER FOR SERVICE/BILL OF LADING !! So the salesman was a 1-star and I split the difference.

Bohren's Moving

02/16/2016

I would very prescribe this company. I utilized Borhen's 10 years back and utilized them again for a late move. They could suit out of here short notice following our home sold in a couple of days with settlement in 30 days. The movers appeared on time and worked relentless to get the truck stacked. Borhen's put away the greater part of our furniture since our new development home wasn't done. I was additionally inspired with the stock documentation framework utilized by numbering all things and cross checking the rundown to ensure all things were conveyed. The majority of the furniture was conveyed in great condition, with the exception of 2 little dings on a table. For a twofold move, that is not awful and a case structure has been submitted.

This company is extremely proficient from the begin with the point by point proposition furnished until the end with the conveyance.

Bohren's Moving

02/09/2016

I have had Bohren's turn me twice now. The first occasion when, I was working solely with the Robbinsville office. They were incredible - quick, mindful, proficient. No grumblings, notwithstanding hauling my huge amounts of stuff up to my third floor stroll up!

The second time, I had them both pack and move me. I required a to a great degree a minute ago move, so to oblige my calendar needs, I had the Robbinsville office pack for me and the Parsippany office move me. Both teams were awesome. Can't say enough great things in regards to them. I was unimaginably focused and fatigued because of muddled lease transactions, yet everybody with Bohren's was patient, proficient, and productive.

I'm sharing this for both Parsippany and Robbinsville, since I worked through both workplaces and had incredible administration from them two.

After a REALLY BAD involvement with a specific state-centered nearby moving company, working with Bohren's was an immense alleviation and I would prescribe them without reservations!

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Question Driver's licensing has coincided throughout the European Union in order to for the complex rules to all member states. Driving a vehicle weighing more than 7.5 tons (16,535 lb) for commercial purposes requires a certain license. This specialist licence type varies depending on the use of the vehicle and number of seat. Licences first acquired after 1997, the weight was reduced to 3,500 kilograms (7,716 lb), not including trailers.

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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 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'.

Question "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."

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 A relatable reality t.v. show to the industry is the show Ice Road Truckers, which premiered season 3 on the History Channel in 2009. The show documents the lives of truck drivers working the scary Dalton Highway in Alaska. Following drivers as they compete to see which one of them can haul the most loads before the end of the season. It'll grab you with its mechanical problems that so many have experienced and as you watch them avoid the pitfalls of dangerous and icy roads!

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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In 1938, the now-eliminated Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) enforced the first Hours of Service (HOS) rules. Drivers became limited to 12 hours of work within a 15-hour period. At this time, work included loading, unloading, driving, handling freight, preparing reports, preparing vehicles for service, or performing any other duty in relation to the transportation of passengers or property.
 
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Full truckload carriers normally deliver a semi-trailer to a shipper who will fill the trailer with freight for one destination. Once the trailer is filled, the driver returns to the shipper to collect the required paperwork. Upon receiving the paperwork the driver will then leave with the trailer containing freight. Next, the driver will proceed to the consignee and deliver the freight him or herself. At times, a driver will transfer the trailer to another driver who will drive the freight the rest of the way. Full Truckload service (FTL) transit times are generally restricted by the driver's availability. This is according to Hours of Service regulations and distance. It is typically accepted that Full Truckload carriers will transport freight at an average rate of 47 miles per hour. This includes traffic jams, queues at intersections, other factors that influence transit time.
 

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Question The term "lorry" has an ambiguous origin, but it is likely that its roots were in the rail transport industry. This is where the word is known to have been used in 1838 to refer to a type of truck (a freight car as in British usage) specifically a large flat wagon. It may derive from the verb lurry, which means to pull or tug, of uncertain origin. It's expanded meaning was much more exciting as "self-propelled vehicle for carrying goods", and has been in usage since 1911. Previously, unbeknownst to most, the word "lorry" was used for a fashion of big horse-drawn goods wagon.

Question The feature film "Joy Ride" premiered in 2001, portraying the story of two college-age brothers who by a CB radio while taking a road trip. Although the plot seems lighthearted, it takes a quick turn after one of the brothers attempts a prank on an unknown truck driver. They soon find out the dangerous intentions of this killer driver, who is set on getting his revenge. Seven years later in 2008 the sequel "Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead" came out on DVD only. Similar to its predecessor, the plot involves another murdering truck driver, a.k.a "Rusty Nail". He essentially plays psychological mind games with a young couple on a road trip.

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