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8 5 1 Reviewed 8 times, 2.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Sue Hilliard

Did a great job with my local move with lots of steps up to my new house.

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Christin D

The guys who came to move we were great. Fun personalities, helpful and kind. That's about all the good I can say about this experience. They were horrible at loading the truck. There was some much wasted space. It was a slow process and should have been completed in a much shorter time period. It took my family of 4, 3 hours to move 2 years ago and it should have taken 2 hours for 3 guys to move out/ in. Everything was packed and ready for them to load. After 5 hours I asked they to stop and leave. I was done paying by they hour. What irritated me the most was i had to rent a U haul to get everything out. . I spoke to the owner and I was refunded part of my charge. He was very nice and listened to my comments and understood my frustration.

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Jeannie M

I would rate this organization less in the event that I could! Just got off the telephone with Michael. His supposed protection is not covering ANYTHING that is made of molecule board despite the fact that they lost pieces (bolster pieces, racks, equipment) and one shelf is totally missing (that was really WOOD). They are putting forth me $18 for a wood hornitos rack that is uncommon to discover and an entire $5.40 for a clothing sorter that costs $30 to supplant. He guarantees he is working with his Claims office, however I'm not certain there is any division. He practically instructed me to screw off and good fortunes with having a lawyer checking on the agreement and getting anything. This is the WORST moving knowledge ever!

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 1.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Thomas B

Most exceedingly awful. Organization. EVER. Keep away from THIS COMPANY At all costs. My experience was so awful I will be reaching the Better Business Bureau. They charged me 4 times my evaluation and that was the minimum of my issues. They lied about the conveyance date TWICE, which made me miss two days of work, and afterward got frightful with me when I requested a rebate taking into account their deception that made me miss two entire days of pay. In the long run they just essentially overlooked my telephone calls and various messages. Such a great amount for client administration I presume. At the point when my stuff was at long last conveyed, I needed to tip $300 all together for the movers to put the furniture where I needed. The movers were additionally discourteous and contemptuous on top of everything, and one of them possessed an aroma similar to death and left a stink that was mind-boggling in my new home.

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Sara Bordieri

Astro movers is amazing!!! Punctual and hard working!!! They helped move me up 3 flights of stairs with no complaints. :)

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Laura Malmgren

If I could give this company negative stars I would. After spending over 3 hours on the phone with a Senior Relocation Specialist confirming my box count and inventory, I was confident in the $5,400 quote that I received to move our two bedroom house from Nashville, TN to Denver, CO. You can imagine my reaction when the driver shows up on our moving day and tells me that my estimate will need to be increased by $2,000!! My husband and I felt like this company had us over a barrel and we were left with no choice but to come up with the extra money. And if that isn't stressful enough we had to chase this company for copies of our inventory paperwork and to schedule our delivery date. I was starting to wonder if our belongings had ever made it to the storage facility in Las Vegas at all. Many frustrated phone calls and different managers later we received our belongings which consisted of crushed boxes and damaged furniture. Even with everything "professionally wrapped" in blankets we submitted 9 claims for damage. With the appalling customer service that we have received throughout this entire process I doubt anything will come of our claims, but the least I can do as a public service is warn others by sharing our experience.

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Catherine L

We work at a senior group and dependably call of Nathan and his gathering! Legitimate, pleasant and dependably puts our inhabitants first. I would very prescribe them to anybody, for any sort of move.

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Jeremy S

This is my first time moving and we were extremely worried. Had an incredible move, one and only scratch on a work area, yet they repaid me for it. Much thanks folks.

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Jose H.

This individual is a trick craftsman and all around frightful person. Lamentably the mover I utilized beforehand was not able the day I expected to move my things out of capacity. He utilized an additional individual and took 2 hours longer and afterward charged me an additional 2 hours and over $1,100 to go from White Plains to Scarsdale. He charged me for the time he strolled to take a gander at the capacity and for his folks to overlap covers. At that point he sent me a content to bother me that I didn't sustain his kin or tip them $100. The entire time he was being fishy more than once saying not to converse with his specialists. I have never known about somebody sufficiently crazy to anticipate that his clients will give his specialists lunch and bolster them. He would most likely bill somebody for giving his specialists lunch. Keep away from THIS MOVER AT ALL COSTS!!! Was this audit …

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Morgan R

These individuals get an A+. James turned out and stocked what we required and roughly the amount it would cost and took notes on what we needed for my mother and father's furniture and was extremely expert and kind. Sheena in the workplace called a few times to ensure that we realized what's in store on moving day and afterward she checked in with me amid the move to ensure that everything was going well.The movers, Dani, Victor and Mace were the best. Opportune, gracious, well disposed and productive with their time and brought EXTRA care with the furniture. Would utilize them instant once more. Kalapana!

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Misty H.

Fantastic!! There were 3 folks and they were astonishing. We were moving from fourth floor (no lift) condo to a house and they were so quick. It just took them a few hours to move my stuff even with every one of the progressions at the loft. Prescribe!

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Stephen R.

Center STATE HAULING were incredible. Appeared on time and figured out how to easily get through an extremely troublesome move.

United States West Virginia Birch River

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Chris R

We have moved our office a few times in the previous 10 years and we have never had such an incredible affair as we did with Air Van last Friday. TJ (Tuffy), Calvin, Pete and Trevor made an astounding showing, were proficient and agreeable! They came arranged with the best possible instruments and assistants to secure our work of art, mirrors, decorations, and so forth. We will surely utilize and allude Air Van later on.

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Ricardo O.

Extraordinary moving company. The moving folks were extremely cautious with our furniture and TV and wrapped everything in uncommon furniture covers, saran wrap, and tape. They were always progressing forward and backward to the truck and to our home without rest. They had a colossal truck, much greater than the ones from U-Haul, which made stacking and emptying more proficient, and spared us the bother of renting one, buy protection, top off with gas, and so forth. What's more, to finish it off, the staff themselves had extraordinary client administration. They are practical kind of folks and take pride in taking care of business. I would profoundly prescribe these movers to anybody moving in the South Bay...

United States West Virginia Birch River

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1 5 1 Reviewed 1 times, 1.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Lucy T

Never again.

United States West Virginia Birch River

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In 1971, author and director Steven Spielberg, debuted his first feature length film. His made-for-tv film, Duel, portrayed a truck driver as an anonymous stalker. Apparently there seems to be a trend in the 70's to negatively stigmatize truck drivers.

In 1895 Karl Benz designed and built the first truck in history by using the internal combustion engine. Later that year some of Benz's trucks gave into modernization and went on to become the first bus by the Netphener. This would be the first motor bus company in history. Hardly a year later, in 1986, another internal combustion engine truck was built by a man named Gottlieb Daimler. As people began to catch on, other companies, such as Peugeot, Renault, and Bussing, also built their own versions. In 1899, the first truck in the United States was built by Autocar and was available with two optional horsepower motors, 5 or 8.

Beginning 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.

The intention of a trailer coupler is to secure the trailer to the towing vehicle. It is an important piece, as the trailer couple attaches to the trailer ball. This then forms a ball and socket connection. It allows for relative movement between the towing vehicle and trailer while towing over uneven road surfaces. The trailer ball should be mounted to the rear bumper or to a drawbar, which may be removable. The drawbar secures to the trailer hitch by inserting it into the hitch receiver and pinning it.   The three most common types of couplers used are straight couplers, A-frame couplers, and adjustable couplers. Another option is bumper-pull hitches in which case draw bars can exert a large amount of leverage on the tow vehicle. This makes it harder to recover from a swerving situation (thus it may not be the safest choice depending on your trip).

Invented in 1890, the diesel engine was not an invention that became well known in popular culture. It was not until the 1930's for the United States to express further interest for diesel engines to be accepted. Gasoline engines were still in use on heavy trucks in the 1970's, while in Europe they had been entirely replaced two decades earlier.

Trucks and cars have much in common mechanically as well as ancestrally. One link between them is the steam-powered fardier Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, who built it in 1769. Unfortunately for him, steam trucks were not really common until the mid 1800's. While looking at this practically, it would be much harder to have a steam truck. This is mostly due to the fact that the roads of the time were built for horse and carriages. Steam trucks were left to very short hauls, usually from a factory to the nearest railway station. In 1881, the first semi-trailer appeared, and it was in fact towed by a steam tractor manufactured by De Dion-Bouton. Steam-powered trucks were sold in France and in the United States, apparently until the eve of World War I. Also, at the beginning of World War II in the United Kingdom, they were known as 'steam wagons'.

As most people have experienced, moving does involve having the appropriate materials. Some materials you might find at home or may be more resourceful to save money while others may choose to pay for everything. Either way materials such as boxes, paper, tape, and bubble wrap with which to pack box-able and/or protect fragile household goods. It is also used to consolidate the carrying and stacking on moving day. Self-service moving companies offer another viable option. It involves the person moving buying a space on one or more trailers or shipping containers. These containers are then professionally driven to the new location.

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.

AMSA wanted to help consumers avoid untrustworthy or illegitimate movers. In January 2008, AMSA created the ProMover certification program for its members. As a member, you must have federal interstate operating authority. Members are also required to pass an annual criminal back check, be licensed by the FMCSA, and agree to abide by ethical standards. This would include honesty in advertising and in business transaction with customers. Each must also sign a contract committing to adhere to applicable Surface Transportation Board and FMCSA regulations. AMSA also takes into consideration and examines ownership. They are very strict, registration with state corporation commissions. This means that the mover must maintain at least a satisfactory rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). As one can imagine, those that pass are authorized to display the ProMove logo on the websites and in marketing materials. However, those that fail will be expelled from the program (and AMSA) if they cannot correct discrepancies during probation.

Signage of business routes varies, depending on the type of route they are derived from. Business routes paralleling U.S. and state highways usually have exactly the same shield shapes and nearly the same overall appearance as the routes they parallel, with a rectangular plate reading "BUSINESS" placed above the shield (either supplementing or replacing the directional plate, depending on the preference of the road agency). In order to better identify and differentiate alternate routes from the routes they parallel, some states such as Maryland are beginning to use green shields for business routes off U.S. highways. In addition, Maryland uses a green shield for business routes off state highways with the word "BUSINESS" in place of "MARYLAND" is used for a state route.

Implemented in 2014, the National Registry, requires all Medical Examiners (ME) who conduct physical examinations and issue medical certifications for interstate CMV drivers to complete training on FMCSA’s physical qualification standards, must pass a certification test. This is to demonstrate competence through periodic training and testing. CMV drivers whose medical certifications expire must use MEs on the National Registry for their examinations. FMCSA has reached its goal of at least 40,000 certified MEs signing onto the registry. All this means is that drivers or movers can now find certified medical examiners throughout the country who can perform their medical exam. FMCSA is preparing to issue a follow-on “National Registry 2” rule stating new requirements. In this case, MEs are to submit medical certificate information on a daily basis. These daily updates are sent to the FMCSA, which will then be sent to the states electronically. This process will dramatically decrease the chance of drivers falsifying medical cards.

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.

Throughout the United States, bypass routes are a special type of route most commonly used on an alternative routing of a highway around a town. Specifically when the main route of the highway goes through the town. Originally, these routes were designated as "truck routes" as a means to divert trucking traffic away from towns. However, this name was later changed by AASHTO in 1959 to what we now call a "bypass". Many "truck routes" continue to remain regardless that the mainline of the highway prohibits trucks.

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.   A bypass designated for trucks traveling a long distance, either commercial or otherwise, is called a truck route.

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.

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.

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 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.

A moving company, removalist, or van line are all companies that help people as well as other businesses to move their goods from one place to another. With many inclusive services for relocation like packing, loading, moving, unloading, unpacking and arranging of items can all be taken care of for you. Some services may include cleaning the place and have warehousing facilities.