Customer Satisfaction

4 Questions Everyone Has About Moving

1. “Will I pack my own boxes?”

More often than not, you will be responsible for packing everything yourself. However, some full service moving companies offer premium packing and wrapping services for a higher rate. Essentially, your full service movers will come in and pack for you, ensuring that your items are given care and excellent packaging that prevents breakage.

2. “Should I wrap up my furniture?”

No. This is where your professional movers come in: at any level of service (whether it’s a two men and a truck move or a full service luxury move) your crew of professionals will provide moving blankets and shrink-wrap in order to keep your items from chips, nicks, dings, or other kinds of damage.

3. “Can I leave things in my dresser drawers?”

Clothes or other light items are okay to stay in dresser drawers, but books or heavier items should always be placed in moving boxes instead. A better idea for your dresser drawers is to keep clothes inside, but remove the drawers. This way, the dresser itself is lighter, and you can apply some moving tape over the tops of the drawers to keep everything inside. Once at your destination, simply peel off the tape and slide the boxes in.

4. “Should I follow the moving truck?”

For local moves, this is a great idea. You’ll need to be at the destination to let the movers in, or else you’ll be assessed a waiting fee by the moving company. For a long distance move or a cross country move, it’s best to go at your own pace. You will be given a shipment date by the moving company when they collect your household goods, so you can have a nice road trip across the USA and not have to worry about following directly behind anyone.

Controlling the Chaos of Your Business Move

Moving a business is exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. You’re setting yourself up for success with better sales leads, more comprehensive training for your employees, and overall brighter business prospects, but you’re also dealing with one of the most stressful events that life can bring. There’s an added element of apprehension, here; as closing your doors for business during the move can mean tons of lost profits.

This is why appointing a person or a team within your staff to be your Moving Liaison is crucial. You’re busy running your business. Your employees are busy doing their jobs. However, if you’re able to take a few trustworthy members of your workforce and give them the responsibility to oversee your transition to another location, you’ll be astonished at how simple the move can be.

Not only does this take some things off your plate, but this will reduce downtime on the actual day of the move. With a detailed game plan and employees who are informed and ready during the move, your professional movers will be able to come in, move your things, and finish the job with speed and efficiency.

Time is money, and when you make the most of your time during your business move, you’ll absolutely get the most for your money.

Did You Know

QuestionBeginning the the early 20th century, the 1920's saw several major advancements. There was improvement in rural roads which was significant for the time.The diesel engine, which are 25-40% more efficient than gas engines were also a major breakthrough.We also saw the standardization of truck and trailer sizes along with fifth wheel coupling systems. Additionally power assisted brakes and steering developed. By 1933, all states had some form of varying truck weight regulation.


Full truckload carriersnormallydeliver a semi-trailer to a shipper who will fill the trailer with freight for one destination.Once the traileris 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 istypicallyaccepted 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.


The Federal Bridge Gross Weight Formula is a mathematical formula used in the United Statesto determine the appropriate gross weight for a long distance moving vehicle, based on the axle number and spacing. Enforced bythe Department of Transportation upon long-haul truck drivers, it is used as a means of preventing heavy vehicles from damaging roads and bridges.This is especially in particular to the total weight of a loaded truck, whetherbeing usedfor commercial moving services or for long distance moving services in general.
According to the Federal Bridge Gross Weight Formula, the total weight of a loaded truck (tractor and trailer, 5-axle rig) cannot exceed 80,000 lbs in the United States.Under ordinary circumstances, long-haul equipment trucks will weight about 15,000 kg (33,069 lbs). This leaves about 20,000 kg (44,092 lbs) of freight capacity.Likewise, a loadis limitedto the space available in the trailer,normallywith dimensions of 48 ft (14.63 m) or 53 ft (16.15 m) long, 2.6 m (102.4 in) wide, 2.7 m (8 ft 10.3 in) high and 13 ft 6 in or 4.11 m high.

QuestionAdvocation for better transportation beganhistoricallyin 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.

QuestionThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issues Hours of Service regulations.At the same time, they govern the working hours of anyone operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in the United States.Such regulations apply to truck drivers, commercial and city bus drivers, and school bus drivers who operate CMVs. With these rules in place, the number of daily and weekly hours spent driving and workingis limited.The FMCSA regulates theminimumamount of time drivers must spend resting between driving shifts. In regards to intrastate commerce, the respective state's regulations apply.


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 todeliver bootleg beer.Reynolds once stated he envisioned trucking as a "hedonistic joyrideentirelydevoid from economic reality"
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 whojustmight get mad!"