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Linlin Chen

Linlin Chen

01/28/2016

I had an exceptionally pleasant moving experience last Friday (May 29, 2015) with Dumbo Moving. The agent Misha answered my messages quickly. The team (Anthony and Benito) is agreeable and proficient. My fiancee used them moving a few years ago as well. Unquestionably recommended. Best, Linlin

I had an exceptionally pleasant moving experience last Friday (May 29, 2015) with Dumbo Moving. The agent Misha answered my messages quickly. The team (Anthony and Benito) is agreeable and proficient. My fiancee used them moving a few years ago as well. Unquestionably recommended. Best, Linlin

Jacqueline B

Jacqueline B

06/22/2016

I had an amazing experience using Dumbo Moving and I would definitely recommend them. My team and I switched offices within Dumbo, and we found the staff to be extremely accommodating. They arrived earlier than planned, which was extremely helpful since they did a lot of the prep work for our move as well (finishing taping up boxes, etc). My colleagues and I had a lot more boxes th...

I had an amazing experience using Dumbo Moving and I would definitely recommend them. My team and I switched offices within Dumbo, and we found the staff to be extremely accommodating. They arrived earlier than planned, which was extremely helpful since they did a lot of the prep work for our move as well (finishing taping up boxes, etc). My colleagues and I had a lot more boxes then anticipated, and we were not charged extra. They were extremely friendly throughout the morning and were quick and efficient.

Gwen T

Gwen T

03/30/2018

Dumbo Moving and Storage are the number one best movers! They were fast, efficient, came prepared with supplies, and were very professional. On top of everything, the price didn't budge from what I had been quoted two days prior. I seriously cannot say enough great stuff about these guys. I was happy with everything

Dumbo Moving and Storage are the number one best movers! They were fast, efficient, came prepared with supplies, and were very professional. On top of everything, the price didn't budge from what I had been quoted two days prior. I seriously cannot say enough great stuff about these guys. I was happy with everything

Brady W

Brady W

04/04/2018

From the get- reservations to the truck leaving our driveway it was a smooth transaction. Possibly the most important part: nothing was broken and they got it done for less than the estimated cost. Do yourself a favor, hire professionals! These guys are the ones you're looking for. I wouldn't use anyone else. Thank you Dumbo Moving and Storage!

From the get- reservations to the truck leaving our driveway it was a smooth transaction. Possibly the most important part: nothing was broken and they got it done for less than the estimated cost. Do yourself a favor, hire professionals! These guys are the ones you're looking for. I wouldn't use anyone else. Thank you Dumbo Moving and Storage!

Stan L

Stan L

04/09/2018

The crew were Fabulous. They moved me and my family down a big flight of stairs and and then up an even bigger flight of stairs. Everything went smoothly and the movers were super positive and professional, really a joy to work with. They sent out a mover the week before to scope the place and provide a quote. The end cost was exactly as quoted. No complaints. I'll definitely be using...

The crew were Fabulous. They moved me and my family down a big flight of stairs and and then up an even bigger flight of stairs. Everything went smoothly and the movers were super positive and professional, really a joy to work with. They sent out a mover the week before to scope the place and provide a quote. The end cost was exactly as quoted. No complaints. I'll definitely be using Dumbo Moving and Storage again next time I have a move.

Luffy P

Luffy P

04/12/2018

Dumbo Moving and Storage were amazing! We had a wonderful experience with our first move in the city. Wrapped all of the delicate things in moving blankets and loaded it all in a moving truck. Drove to the new place and hauled everything up to the new apartment in no time at all. The team was courteous and professional, and I highly recommend them.

Dumbo Moving and Storage were amazing! We had a wonderful experience with our first move in the city. Wrapped all of the delicate things in moving blankets and loaded it all in a moving truck. Drove to the new place and hauled everything up to the new apartment in no time at all. The team was courteous and professional, and I highly recommend them.

Luffy P

Luffy P

04/12/2018

Dumbo Moving and Storage were amazing! We had a wonderful experience with our first move in the city. Wrapped all of the delicate things in moving blankets and loaded it all in a moving truck. Drove to the new place and hauled everything up to the new apartment in no time at all. The team was courteous and professional, and I highly recommend them.

Dumbo Moving and Storage were amazing! We had a wonderful experience with our first move in the city. Wrapped all of the delicate things in moving blankets and loaded it all in a moving truck. Drove to the new place and hauled everything up to the new apartment in no time at all. The team was courteous and professional, and I highly recommend them.

Gara W

Gara W

04/23/2018

Dumbo Moving and Storage did a great job! They have helped me move twice and I had a wonderful experience both times! They made moving so easy! Very professional and courteous moving company. I underestimated my move and it still fell within the estimate I received. My move was very affordable and I would recommend anyone to get an estimate from them. I would highly recommend them!

Dumbo Moving and Storage did a great job! They have helped me move twice and I had a wonderful experience both times! They made moving so easy! Very professional and courteous moving company. I underestimated my move and it still fell within the estimate I received. My move was very affordable and I would recommend anyone to get an estimate from them. I would highly recommend them!

Gloria V

Gloria V

04/25/2018

I hired Dumbo Moving and Storage because I am sick and tired of moving myself, and this one was definitely the best moving experience that I have ever had. They arrived exactly at the scheduled time, and asked what they needed to do and they hopped right to it. They finished extremely fast and the workers they sent were awesome. Great business.

I hired Dumbo Moving and Storage because I am sick and tired of moving myself, and this one was definitely the best moving experience that I have ever had. They arrived exactly at the scheduled time, and asked what they needed to do and they hopped right to it. They finished extremely fast and the workers they sent were awesome. Great business.

Lora G

Lora G

05/04/2018

I'm completely satisfied with their professionalism, quick responses, and the whole booking process. They arrived on time, were very friendly, wrapped all items, and got the job done. We are extremely satisfied with the service we received! I'd highly recommend these guys! Thank you Dumbo Moving and Storage for making our move simple and easy!

I'm completely satisfied with their professionalism, quick responses, and the whole booking process. They arrived on time, were very friendly, wrapped all items, and got the job done. We are extremely satisfied with the service we received! I'd highly recommend these guys! Thank you Dumbo Moving and Storage for making our move simple and easy!

Francis M.

Francis M.

05/09/2018

We contacted The Right Choice Heating & Air as we needed to check if our air-conditioning unit needed to be replaced and also we want to get our air-conditioning unit moved from the side yard to the back yard. The person who picked up the phone was very pleasant and efficient and helped schedule an appointment. They gave us some excellent recommendations regarding our cooling and heat...

We contacted The Right Choice Heating & Air as we needed to check if our air-conditioning unit needed to be replaced and also we want to get our air-conditioning unit moved from the side yard to the back yard. The person who picked up the phone was very pleasant and efficient and helped schedule an appointment. They gave us some excellent recommendations regarding our cooling and heating requirements. Highly Recommended

Frank M

Frank M

05/09/2018

Dumbo Moving and Storage did a great job for us. They came yesterday and moved 1/2 our belongings into our new apartment. Packed it so tight you couldn't pour in a gallery n of water. Came today and moved our furniture and the rest of the house to our new apartment. On time, courteous, damage free, and did it for a good price. Thank's Dumbo Moving and Storage!!!

Dumbo Moving and Storage did a great job for us. They came yesterday and moved 1/2 our belongings into our new apartment. Packed it so tight you couldn't pour in a gallery n of water. Came today and moved our furniture and the rest of the house to our new apartment. On time, courteous, damage free, and did it for a good price. Thank's Dumbo Moving and Storage!!!

Angela B

Angela B

05/11/2018

Dumbo Moving were Fantastic! Everything from start to finish was absolutely perfect and simple.This was by far the easiest move that I have had and it is all because of Dumbo Moving. It was a very good experience. Also the person who came to the house to give me the perfect estimated price. He was very professional and very knowledgeable. Thank you guys.

Dumbo Moving were Fantastic! Everything from start to finish was absolutely perfect and simple.This was by far the easiest move that I have had and it is all because of Dumbo Moving. It was a very good experience. Also the person who came to the house to give me the perfect estimated price. He was very professional and very knowledgeable. Thank you guys.

Lanita B

Lanita B

05/14/2018

I hired Dumbo Moving and Storage last minute and was impressed by the prompt responses and willingness to work with my last-minute schedule. The movers were very quick and professional and made the move as seamless as possible! I would highly recommend these guys!!

I hired Dumbo Moving and Storage last minute and was impressed by the prompt responses and willingness to work with my last-minute schedule. The movers were very quick and professional and made the move as seamless as possible! I would highly recommend these guys!!

Margeret P

Margeret P

05/18/2018

Hired Dumbo Moving to move a 1 bedroom apartment. Best experience I've ever had using movers and I've moved many times. Price was right too. Fast, efficient and friendly. They were on time and handled all of our belongings with care. Highly recommended!

Hired Dumbo Moving to move a 1 bedroom apartment. Best experience I've ever had using movers and I've moved many times. Price was right too. Fast, efficient and friendly. They were on time and handled all of our belongings with care. Highly recommended!

Turner larry

Turner larry

05/21/2018

Dumbo moving and storage are Super professional and fast! They helped us with our move. When they arrived with their team on moving day, they were all courteous and Anthony managed, they operate in a very professional way. The movers were clean and very careful with all items including some very heavy antiques.

Dumbo moving and storage are Super professional and fast! They helped us with our move. When they arrived with their team on moving day, they were all courteous and Anthony managed, they operate in a very professional way. The movers were clean and very careful with all items including some very heavy antiques.

King P

King P

05/29/2018

Dumbo Moving were efficient, quick and agile. They made sure everything was packed properly. They were also fun, which was a bonus. All in all I would definitely recommend these movers for your next move.

Dumbo Moving were efficient, quick and agile. They made sure everything was packed properly. They were also fun, which was a bonus. All in all I would definitely recommend these movers for your next move.

Chris M

Chris M

06/04/2018

Dumbo Moving and Storage were great! Used them to move a 1 bedroom apartment. Best experience I've ever had using movers and I've moved many times. Highly recommend! Price was right too. Fast, efficient and friendly. They were on time and handled all of our belongings with care. We highly recommend them!!!

Dumbo Moving and Storage were great! Used them to move a 1 bedroom apartment. Best experience I've ever had using movers and I've moved many times. Highly recommend! Price was right too. Fast, efficient and friendly. They were on time and handled all of our belongings with care. We highly recommend them!!!

David C

David C

06/08/2018

Dumbo Moving were so incredibly helpful in what was otherwise very stressful situation I was dealing with. The guys who came to pack and move everything were very professional and their packing was very careful and secure. Thank you Dumbo Moving. Will definitely use them again!

Dumbo Moving were so incredibly helpful in what was otherwise very stressful situation I was dealing with. The guys who came to pack and move everything were very professional and their packing was very careful and secure. Thank you Dumbo Moving. Will definitely use them again!

David C

David C

06/13/2018

It was really a good moving experience. They are very reliable and easy to book! I will definitely use them again someday and will recommend to my friends! Awesome job Dumbo Moving!! Another happy customer indeed! I highly recommended them.

It was really a good moving experience. They are very reliable and easy to book! I will definitely use them again someday and will recommend to my friends! Awesome job Dumbo Moving!! Another happy customer indeed! I highly recommended them.

Leslie F

Leslie F

07/23/2018

I can't say enough good things about Dumbo Moving. From the beginning of the process, Justin was accommodating and easy to work with. They moved everything without any issues and wrapped all furniture thoroughly to ensure it was protected. When other things seem to go wrong on moving day, it is good to know you can depend on these guys to be on time and to work hard. I worry about an...

I can't say enough good things about Dumbo Moving. From the beginning of the process, Justin was accommodating and easy to work with. They moved everything without any issues and wrapped all furniture thoroughly to ensure it was protected. When other things seem to go wrong on moving day, it is good to know you can depend on these guys to be on time and to work hard. I worry about anything! When we arrived at our new house, everything was unpacked and placed where I asked them to, and once again, was all done in an organized process! Would highly recommend!

Dave C

Dave C

07/25/2018

Dumbo Moving were really fast! This is definitely a great moving company. They carried their own supplies from boxes to wrapping tapes, and nicely covered all my items. We got everything ready to go within an hour of time! I really don't want to have to move again for a while but if I do, I'll definitely be calling them again.

Dumbo Moving were really fast! This is definitely a great moving company. They carried their own supplies from boxes to wrapping tapes, and nicely covered all my items. We got everything ready to go within an hour of time! I really don't want to have to move again for a while but if I do, I'll definitely be calling them again.

Marsias D

Marsias D

07/27/2018

Dumbo Moving helpful, very professional, fast, and very fair pricing. Nothing was damaged at all in the move. They carefully wrapped all furniture. Never did I think anything was compromised. They were absolutely terrific. They wrapped everything with both speed and care. My art and framed things were carefully wrapped and protected in a special place in the truck. You can feel con...

Dumbo Moving helpful, very professional, fast, and very fair pricing. Nothing was damaged at all in the move. They carefully wrapped all furniture. Never did I think anything was compromised. They were absolutely terrific. They wrapped everything with both speed and care. My art and framed things were carefully wrapped and protected in a special place in the truck. You can feel confident about these guys. Highly Recommend them!

Frank D

Frank D

07/31/2018

Dumbo moving made everything look so easy! From the very clear quoting process to the truck inspection after the move, the whole process is open and straightforward, which is one of the things I appreciated the most. I've hired these guys and was so impressed with the hard work and professionalism of everyone I worked with from planning to moving day. They are pros, do their job well ...

Dumbo moving made everything look so easy! From the very clear quoting process to the truck inspection after the move, the whole process is open and straightforward, which is one of the things I appreciated the most. I've hired these guys and was so impressed with the hard work and professionalism of everyone I worked with from planning to moving day. They are pros, do their job well and take good care of your stuff. So they should be paid fairly. Amazing experience! I'll never move without professional help ever again!

BoB B

BoB B

08/02/2018

I was really impressed by the professionalism of Dumbo Moving! We had a good experience overall with Dumbo Moving. They were on time, super fast, efficient, and friendly. It was SO much better than moving ourselves. They were also very fast to respond to a request for a quote. Overall, they were incredibly hard working and fast. Highly Recommended.

I was really impressed by the professionalism of Dumbo Moving! We had a good experience overall with Dumbo Moving. They were on time, super fast, efficient, and friendly. It was SO much better than moving ourselves. They were also very fast to respond to a request for a quote. Overall, they were incredibly hard working and fast. Highly Recommended.

Mark R

Mark R

08/06/2018

Dumbo Moving were punctual, efficient, and communicated very well. They called me the day before and morning of the move so communication was excellent. When I asked if they'd make a stop to deliver some of my items to a third location, they were extremely accommodating. I felt bad for how many stairs there were involved in the process but they handled those stairs carefully and effic...

Dumbo Moving were punctual, efficient, and communicated very well. They called me the day before and morning of the move so communication was excellent. When I asked if they'd make a stop to deliver some of my items to a third location, they were extremely accommodating. I felt bad for how many stairs there were involved in the process but they handled those stairs carefully and efficiently. They're awesome and I highly recommend!

Tim B

Tim B

08/09/2018

If you are looking for the right movers to help you out, you just found them. No issues or scratches - just like we hoped it would go. The company was respected and followed through in a professional manner. Great job! All boxes and furniture seemed very well handled. Will definitely recommend them to friends... Thanks Dumbo Moving.

If you are looking for the right movers to help you out, you just found them. No issues or scratches - just like we hoped it would go. The company was respected and followed through in a professional manner. Great job! All boxes and furniture seemed very well handled. Will definitely recommend them to friends... Thanks Dumbo Moving.

Mila A

Mila A

08/10/2018

They were hard working, polite, and worked quickly to pack up the place. All of our items were packed properly and arrived in their original shape. They responded quickly and gave me information and an estimate once I spoke to them. They even helped us move a few of the items already at our new place. We greatly appreciated their hard work and were relieved that the day went so smo...

They were hard working, polite, and worked quickly to pack up the place. All of our items were packed properly and arrived in their original shape. They responded quickly and gave me information and an estimate once I spoke to them. They even helped us move a few of the items already at our new place. We greatly appreciated their hard work and were relieved that the day went so smoothly. Many thanks to Dumbo Moving!

Walker A

Walker A

08/16/2018

They were hard working, polite, and worked quickly to pack up the place. All of our items were packed properly and arrived in their original shape. They even helped us move a few of the items already at our new place. We greatly appreciated their hard work and were relieved that the day went so smoothly. Many thanks to Dumbo Moving.

They were hard working, polite, and worked quickly to pack up the place. All of our items were packed properly and arrived in their original shape. They even helped us move a few of the items already at our new place. We greatly appreciated their hard work and were relieved that the day went so smoothly. Many thanks to Dumbo Moving.

John F

John F

08/20/2018

They were exceptionally polite, and PROFESSIONAL. They called me before they arrived, walked through my order, helped me understand what to expect, then proceeded to wrap my paintings and lamps with such speed and care, it was fascinating to watch such skills. Thank you Dumbo Moving!

They were exceptionally polite, and PROFESSIONAL. They called me before they arrived, walked through my order, helped me understand what to expect, then proceeded to wrap my paintings and lamps with such speed and care, it was fascinating to watch such skills. Thank you Dumbo Moving!

Mark C

Mark C

08/22/2018

If you are looking for movers who are professional, efficient, and problem-solvers, go with Dumbo Moving! They showed up on time and were incredibly quick in their loading and unloading of our items. They wrapped all furniture to prevent scuffing and did a great job with disassembling and reassembling the bed frame. Overall, the most professional movers I've ever worked with. I'll be...

If you are looking for movers who are professional, efficient, and problem-solvers, go with Dumbo Moving! They showed up on time and were incredibly quick in their loading and unloading of our items. They wrapped all furniture to prevent scuffing and did a great job with disassembling and reassembling the bed frame. Overall, the most professional movers I've ever worked with. I'll be using them again next time!

Nina G

Nina G

08/24/2018

Same week appointment. The guys are professional. Dumbo Moving know what to do and they move things efficiently. Well, all I need to do is to stand there like a boss. Very happy with the quality of the service. Giving it a 5 stars. Good jobs guys!

Same week appointment. The guys are professional. Dumbo Moving know what to do and they move things efficiently. Well, all I need to do is to stand there like a boss. Very happy with the quality of the service. Giving it a 5 stars. Good jobs guys!

Dena R

Dena R

08/28/2018

Dumbo Moving guys did an amazing job. They were very nice and helpful, scheduling a time that worked in my schedule. Only two guys came but that was more than enough. They even wrapped it very well just to make sure they didnt leave a scratch. They were also quite friendly while efficiently doing their work. I would definitely recommend Dumbo Moving. I'm coming back to them if I need ...

Dumbo Moving guys did an amazing job. They were very nice and helpful, scheduling a time that worked in my schedule. Only two guys came but that was more than enough. They even wrapped it very well just to make sure they didnt leave a scratch. They were also quite friendly while efficiently doing their work. I would definitely recommend Dumbo Moving. I'm coming back to them if I need help moving again!

Brandon N

Brandon N

08/30/2018

Moving is stressful and emotional. When I lamented that I had not finished packing, the team member simply said we are here to help and I felt so much better. The only surprise was how well everything went: on time, friendly professional crew, nothing broke, great communication and customer service from the home office. Highly Recommended Dumbo Moving!

Moving is stressful and emotional. When I lamented that I had not finished packing, the team member simply said we are here to help and I felt so much better. The only surprise was how well everything went: on time, friendly professional crew, nothing broke, great communication and customer service from the home office. Highly Recommended Dumbo Moving!

Jacob M

Jacob M

09/03/2018

Dumbo Moving gave me the best price and resonable. They were very cautious with my belongings and made the entire moving process more enjoyable! I'm glad I made the decision to use this company. Thank you Dumbo Moving! You saved us!! I would strongly recommend them!

Dumbo Moving gave me the best price and resonable. They were very cautious with my belongings and made the entire moving process more enjoyable! I'm glad I made the decision to use this company. Thank you Dumbo Moving! You saved us!! I would strongly recommend them!

Kingston S

Kingston S

09/06/2018

We chose Dumbo Moving after much research and quotes. Their price was one of the most reasonable for our needs. They arrived promptly at the designated time. They were very courteous and very careful with our furniture. The promptly unloaded our furniture and carefully placed it in our designated location. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to move.

We chose Dumbo Moving after much research and quotes. Their price was one of the most reasonable for our needs. They arrived promptly at the designated time. They were very courteous and very careful with our furniture. The promptly unloaded our furniture and carefully placed it in our designated location. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to move.

Ronald Harris

Ronald Harris

10/23/2020

The movers that helped me we're two of the coolest guys and I was very glad they did what was needed for me to complete my move at a very hectic time of my life. Thanks

The movers that helped me we're two of the coolest guys and I was very glad they did what was needed for me to complete my move at a very hectic time of my life. Thanks

Ronald Harris

Ronald Harris

10/23/2020

The movers that helped me we're two of the coolest guys and I was very glad they did what was needed for me to complete my move at a very hectic time of my life. Thanks

The movers that helped me we're two of the coolest guys and I was very glad they did what was needed for me to complete my move at a very hectic time of my life. Thanks

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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.

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Public transportation is vital to a large part of society and is in dire need of work and attention. In 2010, the DOT awarded $742.5 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to 11 transit projects. The awardees specifically focused light rail projects. One includes both a commuter rail extension and a subway project in New York City. The public transportation New York City has to offer is in need of some TLC. Another is working on a rapid bus transit system in Springfield, Oregon. The funds also subsidize a heavy rail project in northern Virginia. This finally completes the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Metro Silver Line, connecting to Washington, D.C., and the Washington Dulles International Airport. This is important because the DOT has previously agreed to subsidize the Silver Line construction to Reston, Virginia.

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.

DOT officers of each state are generally in charge of the enforcement of the Hours of Service (HOS). These are sometimes checked when CMVs pass through weigh stations. Drivers found to be in violation of the HOS can be forced to stop driving for a certain period of time. This, in turn, may negatively affect the motor carrier's safety rating. Requests to change the HOS are a source of debate. Unfortunately, many surveys indicate&nbsp;drivers routinely get away with violating the HOS. Such facts have started yet another debate on whether motor carriers should be required to us EOBRs in their vehicles. Relying on paper-based log books does not always seem to enforce the HOS law put in place for the safety of everyone.

The USDOT (USDOT or DOT) is considered a federal Cabinet department within the U.S. government. Clearly, this department concerns itself with all aspects of transportation with safety as a focal point. The DOT was officially established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, beginning its operation on April 1, 1967. Superior to the DOT, the United States Secretary of Transportation governs the department. The mission of the DOT is to "Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life for the American people, today and into the future." Essentially this states how important it is to improve all types of transportation as a way to enhance both safety and life in general etc. It is important to note that the DOT is not in place to hurt businesses, but to improve our "vital national interests" and our "quality of life". The transportation networks are in definite need of such fundamental attention. Federal departments such as the USDOT are key to this industry by creating and enforcing regulations with intentions to increase the efficiency and safety of transportation.&nbsp;

The rise of technological development gave rise to the modern trucking industry. There a few factors supporting this spike in the industry such as the advent of the gas-powered internal combustion engine. Improvement in transmissions is yet another source, just like the move away from chain drives to gear drives. And of course the development of the tractor/semi-trailer combination. &nbsp; The first state weight limits for trucks were determined and put in place in 1913. Only four states limited truck weights, from a low of 18,000 pounds (8,200 kg) in Maine to a high of 28,000 pounds (13,000 kg) in Massachusetts. The intention of these laws was to protect the earth and gravel-surfaced roads. In this case, particular damages due to the iron and solid rubber wheels of early trucks. By 1914 there were almost 100,000 trucks on America's roads. As a result of solid tires, poor rural roads, and a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour (24km/h) continued to limit the use of these trucks to mostly urban areas.

The decade of the 70's in the United States was a memorable one, especially for the notion of truck driving. This seemed to dramatically increase popularity among trucker culture. Throughout this era, and even in today's society, truck drivers are romanticized as modern-day cowboys and outlaws. These stereotypes were due to their use of Citizens Band (CB) radios to swap information with other drivers. Information regarding the 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.

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 1933, as a part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt&rsquo;s &ldquo;New Deal&rdquo;, the National Recovery Administration requested that each industry creates a &ldquo;code of fair competition&rdquo;. The American Highway Freight Association and the Federated Trucking Associations of America met in the spring of 1933 to speak for the trucking association and begin discussing a code. By summer of 1933 the code of competition was completed and ready for approval. The two organizations had also merged to form the American Trucking Associations. The code was approved on February 10, 1934. On May 21, 1934, the first president of the ATA, Ted Rogers, became the first truck operator to sign the code. A special "Blue Eagle" license plate was created for truck operators to indicate compliance with the code.

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.