Olympic Moving & Storage
Moving with Olympic Moving & Storage
Since 1994, Olympic Moving & Storage has executed efficient, quality moves for over 21,000 customers. Our professional moving crews have worked with numerous households and businesses throughout Olympia, Bremerton, Tacoma and Seattle -- culminating in an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
As a dedicated agent for Wheaton World Wide Moving, Olympic is part of a global network of movers that makes it possible to transport virtually anything overseas. Whether it's your home or your company, our trained and certified movers, drivers, packers and coordinators can make the transition smooth and seamless. We are also ProMover-accredited, an accolade that speaks volumes about our dedication to the unique needs of our clients, whatever they may be.
Amazing movers! We were completely discouraged and overwhelmed at the prospect of packing up our home and moving, but then James, Douglas and Andrew arrived. James took the time to explain everything they would be doing and answer all of our questions. They were unstoppable and packed everything with great care, and a smile. We were also fortunate to have James and Douglas deliver our endless boxes to our new home (3 hours away). They carried each piece of furniture and all our boxes up 3 flights of stairs, again with great professionalism and a smile. Everything arrived safely and nothing was broken or scratched in our move. Although moving is still not something I hope to do again soon, James, Douglas, and Andrew from Olympic Movers made it flawless and much less stressful. Thank You!
The Olympic moving and storage team of James, Doug and Andrew are a packing tornado! They had me packed up in no time, and I had a town house full of stuff. Highly recomended. I would ask for them specifically.
Prior tothe 20th century, freight was generally transported overland via trains and railroads.During this time, trains were essential, and they werehighlyefficient at moving large amounts of freight.But, they could only deliver that freight to urban centers for distribution by horse-drawn transport.Though there were several trucks throughout this time, theywere usedmore as space for advertising that for actual utility.At this time, the use of range for trucks was quite challenging.The use of electric engines, lack of paved rural roads, and small load capacities limited trucks to most short-haul urban routes.
With the partial deregulation of the trucking industry in 1980 by the Motor Carrier Act, trucking companies increased. The workforce wasdrasticallyde-unionized. As a result, drivers received a lower payoverall.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 TransportationAssistanceAct established a federalminimumtruck 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'.
In 1933, as a part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal”, the National Recovery Administration requested that each industry creates a “code of fair competition”. 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.