Bekins Moving and Storage Company

USDOT # 2217192
P O BOX 4207
Portland, OR 97208
Contact Phone: 800-456-8092
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God aweful moving company.......I contracted Bekins close Escondido, CA for my little (1,300 pd.) move to Belmar NJ. I had my questions when the businessperson Gary went to my home for the evaluation. He was flaky and prattled endlessly. I had a craving for instructing him to quiets down. In any case, Bekins was a trustworthy moving company and the cost was better than average. Along these lines, my shipment was grabbed on November 4, and I am as yet sitting tight for conveyance. It was guaranteed between the 10-23, with doubtlessly around the fifteenth. WRONG!!!!! The main reason I gave it one star is on account of the administrator for the moving company enlisted a pack and container company to convey my shipment. Goodness, and I was remunerated 50.00. Sickened.

Me and my family employed bekins to move us from California to Montana and I have never been so chafed in all my years. I took photos of the harm they brought about and of the way they pressed the truck. The lion's share of our crates were pulverized or split down the side. My furniture, scratched, gouged, devastated. We paid 12,000 dollars to move this stuff and the greater part of it will must be supplanted. I am amidst a case, however my notice to you. Avoid BEKINS. in the event that I might, I be able to would give zero stars. They broke my work seat since they pressed it as an afterthought on the base and put boxes and boxes and boxes on the legs breaking the legs. Marked and scratched my ice chest. I have never been so disturbed in my life. I downloaded the howl application since I need everybody to be cautioned of the way they treat your things. P.S. CHECK YOUR PAPERWORK. the man who rounds out the paper work will compose p.b.o. pounded. Meaning any container you pressed (stuffed by proprietor) they compose it's smashed so they aren't in charge of any harm. In any case, I WILL BE battling it on the off chance that they give me issues about it.

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QuestionAll cars must pass some sort of emission check, such as a smog check to ensure safety.Similarly, trucks are subject to noise emissionrequirement, which is emanating from the U.S. Noise Control Act. Thiswas intendedto protect the public from noise health side effects.The loud noise is due to the way trucks contributedisproportionatelyto roadway noise.This isprimarilydue to the elevated stacks and intense tire and aerodynamic noise characteristics.

QuestionThe year 1611 marked an important time for trucks, as that is when the word originated. The usage of "truck" referred to the small strong wheels on ships' cannon carriages. Further extending its usage in 1771, it came to refer to carts for carrying heavy loads. In 1916 it became shortened, calling it a "motor truck".While since the 1930's its expanded application goes as faras tosay "motor-powered load carrier".

QuestionThe 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).

QuestionThe American Trucking Associations initiated in 1985 with the intent to improve the industry's image. With public opinion declining the association triednumerousmoves.One such move was changing the name of the "National Truck Rodeo" to the "National Driving Championship". This was due to the fact that the word rodeo seemed to imply recklessness and reckless driving.


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,justlike the move away from chain drives to gear drives. And of course the development of the tractor/semi-trailer combination.
The first state weight limits for truckswere determinedand 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 amaximumspeed of 15 miles per hour (24km/h) continued to limit the use of these trucks tomostlyurban areas.