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Lewis Piano Movers

Hi, my name is Van James Lewis. I am the glad proprietor administrator of LEWIS PIANO MOVERS. Me and my group of exceedingly prepared proficient piano movers has an aggregate of 30 or more years involvement in moving a wide range of PIANOS and ORGANS. We are a really family claimed and worked piano moving company...We are trusted by the finest Piano merchants in the D.C. northern Virginia and Maryland territory.. We comprehend the necessities of musicians and take the worry of moving your piano. We are genuine expert piano movers!! Call me or send an email, I will answer any inquiry you might have.. I am here to make your piano move as simple for you as would be prudent TRUCKS Lewis Piano Movers trucks are completely safeguarded, and kept up routinely We utilize 18 foot Cab covers with a tallness of 12 feet...Our trucks can hold weights of up to 15,000lbs Our specific piano moving trucks likewise are outfitted with lift doors that hold 2000lbs This lets your piano down delicately.

Hi, my name is Van James Lewis. I am the glad proprietor administrator of LEWIS PIANO MOVERS. Me and my group of exceedingly prepared proficient piano movers has an aggregate of 30 or more years involvement in moving a wide range of PIANOS and ORGANS. We are a really family claimed and worked piano moving company...We are trusted by the finest Piano merchants in the D.C. northern Virginia and Maryland territory.. We comprehend the necessities of musicians and take the worry of moving your piano. We are genuine expert piano movers!! Call me or send an email, I will answer any inquiry you might have.. I am here to make your piano move as simple for you as would be prudent TRUCKS Lewis Piano Movers trucks are completely safeguarded, and kept up routinely We utilize 18 foot Cab covers with a tallness of 12 feet...Our trucks can hold weights of up to 15,000lbs Our specific piano moving trucks likewise are outfitted with lift doors that hold 2000lbs This lets your piano down delicately.

Membership(s) & License Info.

MEMBER OF BBB: YES

LICENSE INFO:

US DOT # 2491535

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:

1 844 750 8627

PHONE:

717 318 4415

Address

Lewis Piano Movers 1084 Bowers Bridge Rd Manchester, PA 17345
Manchester, PA 17345
Manchester
Pennsylvania

Payment Options

ALL MAYOR CREDIT CARDS, CASH, PAYPAL AND CERTIFIED CHECKS

60.0% Recommended based on user reviews

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Reviews

Lewis Piano Movers

07/31/2020

Terrible and rude! Van refused to return any phone calls after Robert, the other owner, changed the price of the delivery while he was driving to pick up the refrigerator. Five days earlier, I emailed them the item to be picked up, a "42" stainless steel refrigerator", (they move non-piano items) and Robert told me he had never heard of a refrigerator that big. It's not an uncommon size.

Before quoting me a price five days earlier, no one at Lewis Piano Movers bothered to actually find out how heavy or tall a 42" refrigerator is. Amazing. Nor did anyone ever ask me to provide the weight or height of the fridge. Nor did anyone bother to call the appliance store where it was to be picked up and ask them how much it weighed, etc. Yet they blamed ME for not volunteering the specs....I did not know the specs but would have been happy to find out and provide it to them, had they asked. No one ever asked. But they did whine and complain and bellyache about how heavy it was during the move. Um.....these guys are PIANO movers. Pianos are extremely heavy, especially the baby grands, so a refrigerator should be par for the course.

I would never recommend them to move anything. They called me a "crook" for wanting to pay the agreed-upon price that they emailed me before the job started, and then Van Lewis texted me the incredibly offensive phrase, "smd" (suck my d*ck) when I texted them to produce their DC license number. I was shocked. I have never heard of any company owner, or even the staff, speaking to a customer that way. I asked them to apologize, but they responded by saying I should "apologize for being a crook". Again, my "crime" is I wanted them to honor their original price. They tried to say "smd" was a "typo". I don't think so. After I repeatedly asked for their license number, they continued to get more and more hostile, defensive, and incredibly rude.
Stay far far away from Lewis Piano Movers, or Van Lewis Movers, as they sometimes call themselves. They are rude adolescents who take zero responsibility...they will blame YOU for their mistakes and their horrendous lack of communication.

Lewis Piano Movers

07/09/2019

Simply the best..

Lewis Piano Movers

08/19/2016

I just had a piano moved. They made a big ding on my piano. Call them several time, left several messages, no returned call so far...

Lewis Piano Movers

08/18/2016

Great experience. In spite of a scheduling error, they accommodated my schedule. They moved my piano quickly and carefully. Highly recommend.

Lewis Piano Movers

03/18/2016

They are sending me a discount which is really cool. I think this is the first occasion when I have ever had an company deliberately connect with me to redress a client service issue. That is really tasteful and characteristic of their general company society. I'd unquestionably utilize their service once more.

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Question In the United States, shipments larger than about 7,000 kg (15,432 lb) are classified as truckload freight (TL). It is more efficient and affordable for a large shipment to have exclusive use of one larger trailer. This is opposed to having to share space on a smaller Less than Truckload freight carrier.

Question The 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 far as to say "motor-powered load carrier".

Question Popular among campers is the use of lightweight trailers, such as aerodynamic trailers. These can be towed by a small car, such as the BMW Air Camper. They are built with the intent to lower the tow of the vehicle, thus minimizing drag.

Question The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways is most commonly known as the Interstate Highway System, Interstate Freeway System, Interstate System, or simply the Interstate. It is a network of controlled-access highways that forms a part of the National Highway System of the United States. Named after President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who endorsed its formation, the idea was to have portable moving and storage. Construction was authorized by the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956. The original portion was completed 35 years later, although some urban routes were canceled and never built. The network has since been extended and, as of 2013, it had a total length of 47,856 miles (77,017 km), making it the world's second longest after China's. As of 2013, about one-quarter of all vehicle miles driven in the country use the Interstate system. In 2006, the cost of construction had been estimated at about $425 billion (equivalent to $511 billion in 2015).

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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 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).

Question A moving scam is a scam by a moving company in which the company provides an estimate, loads the goods, then states a much higher price to deliver the goods, effectively holding the goods as lien but does this without do a change of order or revised estimate.

Question A business route (occasionally city route) in the United States and Canada is a short special route connected to a parent numbered highway at its beginning, then routed through the central business district of a nearby city or town, and finally reconnecting with the same parent numbered highway again at its end.

Question Business routes always have the same number as the routes they parallel. For example, U.S. 1 Business is a loop off, and paralleling, U.S. Route 1, and Interstate 40 Business is a loop off, and paralleling, Interstate 40.

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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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.
 

Question Advocation for better transportation began historically in the late 1870s of the United States. This is when the Good Roads Movement first occurred, lasting all the way throughout the 1920s. Bicyclist leaders advocated for improved roads. Their acts led to the turning of local agitation into the national political movement it became.

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In the moving industry, transportation logistics management is incredibly important. Essentially, it is the management that implements and controls efficiency, the flow of storage of goods, as well as services. This includes related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption to meet customer's specifications. Logistics is quite complex but can be modeled, analyzed, visualized, and optimized by simulation software. Generally, the goal of transportation logistics management is to reduce or cut the use of such resources. A professional working in the field of moving logistics management is called a logistician.

Question The main purpose of the HOS regulation is to prevent accidents due to driver fatigue. To do this, the number of driving hours per day, as well as the number of driving hours per week, have been limited. Another measure to prevent fatigue is to keep drivers on a 21 to 24-hour schedule in order to maintain a natural sleep/wake cycle. Drivers must take a daily minimum period of rest and are allowed longer "weekend" rest periods. This is in hopes to combat cumulative fatigue effects that accrue on a weekly basis.

Question In 1893, the Office of Road Inquiry (ORI) was established as an organization. However, in 1905 the name was changed to the Office Public Records (OPR). The organization then went on to become a division of the United States Department of Agriculture. As seen throughout history, organizations seem incapable of maintaining permanent names. So, the organization's name was changed three more times, first in 1915 to the Bureau of Public Roads and again in 1939 to the Public Roads Administration (PRA). Yet again, the name was later shifted to the Federal Works Agency, although it was abolished in 1949. Finally, in 1949, the name reverted to the Bureau of Public Roads, falling under the Department of Commerce. With so many name changes, it can be difficult to keep up to date with such organizations. This is why it is most important to research and educate yourself on such matters.

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The concept of a bypass is a simple one. It is a road or highway that purposely avoids or "bypasses" a built-up area, town, or village. Bypasses were created with the intent to let through traffic flow without having to get stuck in local traffic. In general they are supposed to reduce congestion in a built-up area. By doing so, road safety will greatly improve.
 
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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.

Question With the onset of trucking culture, truck drivers often became portrayed as protagonists in popular media. Author Shane Hamilton, who wrote "Trucking Country: The Road to America's Wal-Mart Economy", focuses on truck driving. He explores the history of trucking and while connecting it development in the trucking industry. It is important to note, as Hamilton discusses the trucking industry and how it helps the so-called big-box stores dominate the U.S. marketplace. Hamilton certainly takes an interesting perspective historically speaking.

Question 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.

Question Ultra light trucks are very easy to spot or acknowledge if you are paying attention. They are often produced variously such as golf cars, for instance, it has internal combustion or a battery electric drive. They usually for off-highway use on estates, golf courses, parks, in stores, or even someone in an electric wheelchair. While clearly not suitable for highway usage, some variations may be licensed as slow speed vehicles. The catch is that they may on operate on streets, usually a body variation of a neighborhood electric vehicle. A few manufacturers produce specialized chassis for this type of vehicle. Meanwhile, Zap Motors markets a version of the xebra electric tricycle. Which, believe it or not, is able to attain a general license in the United States as a motorcycle.

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