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When you are transporting multiple items that need to be kept together during relocation, general freight service options come to mind. It’s economical and green-friendly, as it allows for multiple shipments to be consolidated into one large shipment. At Moving Authority we understand that palletized freight is a necessary option for relocation, and specializes in connecting you to only the best companies that offer this service. The first step is to determine whether your moving situation would be best suited by palletized freighting. You know you are a good candidate for this general freight services if you are moving multiple items that collectively weigh over 150 pounds. In addition, using pallets for relocation is best when objects are extremely heavy. They are a flexible form of transporting goods, and can carry up to 4700 pounds of weight. The options for use are wide, and offer a secure environment for property that needs to ship out on the same schedule. After deciding that you require a palletized freight, the next decision is choosing the type of pallet. At Moving Authority we makes sure to have service provider options who include both wood and plastic pallets, of all sizes. When selecting a pallet material and size, the best option should accommodate all property and pose minimal risk for property damage. Plastic pallets are water-resistant and easy to manage- but can cost more than wood. Pallets made of wood are eco-friendly and reusable, and can hold more weight. However, wood can splinter and suffer from water damage, which could ultimately damage property transported on the pallet. Moving Authority can link you to a company who can help you choose which material is best, based on the type of property and the method of travel (air or sea). Our goal is to provide you with the best companies around, thus minimizing the risk of damage or schedule delays. After selecting the general freight option and the type of pallet you need, Moving Authority makes sure that you are connected to a company that is skilled at packing pallets. Packing items onto a pallet is an artform, and improperly packed items can result in property damage. Here at Moving Authority organization is key, and we take pride in working with companies who are dedicated to the process of triple-checking packed items. After wrapping each item into one single shipment, we affix easily identifiable labels to ensure that your property is watched over through every step of the relocation process. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when selecting any of the relocation companies in our network, so we highly suggest working with a company that provides 24-hour tracking on property en route. Finally, rest assured that all companies offering general freight in our circle are fully licensed and insured. When it comes to planning a large move, let Moving Authority help you select the best service options for your situation. From general freight to dedicated freight, we’ve got you covered.

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  Dedicated Freight

At Moving Authority, Dedicated Freight is one of the specialized services we feature in our esteemed network of moving companies. Dedicated freight is a transportation option designed to cut costs and streamline relocation efforts. Each dedicated freight service in our network available for all shipment sizes, and allowing us to serve all customers. Each customer will receive a free quote for dedicate freight services, and information on how to access customer service to design a plan that meets all schedule and size needs. The first step in utilizing our resource center to access professional relocation freight services starts here.One advantage of using the Moving Authority’s dedicated freight service is reliability. All truck drivers in our resource center are licensed and educated on each individual state law regarding transportation of goods across state lines. In addition, we strive to only connect you with drivers who have solid track records. We understand how valuable your property is, and take every step possible to minimize the risk of loss or schedule delay. We are also able to link you with companies who provide online tracking of your items en route, so you know where your items are during transportation. Each company also provides a range of insurance options for added trip and item protection. After assessing your particular needs, your team of professional movers and truckers will collaborate to customize your shipment. This planning period does not take long and provides you with a solid map of shipment preparation, pick up, and delivery. We make sure that all moving services can be added alongside our dedicated freight service, so that you don’t have to deal with multiple service contracts and vendors. Simply decide what you need in a moving company, and we will find your one stop shop.When it comes to dedicated freight services, know that your relocation occurs in a straight line with Moving Authority. We pride ourselves on working with companies who are highly efficient. Once you’ve scheduled your truck for delivery, ideally your company simply loads your items and then drives straight to their destination. We know how important it is to maintain a schedule, and we encourage you to work with movers who take into account all factors affecting travel time. From extreme weather to traffic, it’s best to plan routes thoroughly so that each truck arrives within the expected time frame. We do our best to reduce costs by being able to accommodate all shipments, by working with a wide range of freight companies. This allows you to do a one-time inventory and a one-time unpacking. We strive to help you keep the cost of transportation at maximal efficiency. If you schedule a routine shipment with one of our dedicated freight partners, you can rest assured there will be no hidden fees or variance in cost. Here at Moving Authority, we work to suit all your moving needs. If you’ve got a large delivery, call us now for a connection today!

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Receiving nation attention during the 1960's and 70's, songs and movies about truck driving were major hits. Finding solidarity, truck drivers participated in widespread strikes. Truck drivers from all over opposed the rising cost of fuel. Not to mention this is during the energy crises of 1873 and 1979. In 1980 the Motor Carrier Act drastically deregulated the trucking industry. Since then trucking has come to dominate the freight industry in the latter part of the 20th century. This coincided with what are now known as 'big-box' stores such as Target or Wal-Mart.

The trucking industry has made a large historical impact since the early 20th century. It has affected the U.S. both politically as well as economically since the notion has begun. Previous to the invention of automobiles, most freight was moved by train or horse-drawn carriage. Trucks were first exclusively used by the military during World War I.   After the war, construction of paved roads increased. As a result, trucking began to achieve significant popularity by the 1930's. Soon after trucking became subject to various government regulation, such as the hours of service. During the later 1950's and 1960's, trucking accelerated due to the construction of the Interstate Highway System. The Interstate Highway System is an extensive network of freeways linking major cities cross country.

In many countries, driving a truck requires a special driving license. The requirements and limitations vary with each different jurisdiction.

The Federal Bridge Law handles relations between the gross weight of the truck, the number of axles, and the spacing between them. This is how they determine is the truck can be on the Interstate Highway system. Each state gets to decide the maximum, under the Federal Bridge Law. They determine by vehicle in combination with axle weight on state and local roads

The interstate moving industry in the United States maintains regulation by the FMCSA, which is part of the USDOT. With only a small staff (fewer than 20 people) available to patrol hundreds of moving companies, enforcement is difficult. As a result of such a small staff, there are in many cases, no regulations that qualify moving companies as 'reliable'. Without this guarantee, it is difficult to a consumer to make a choice. Although, moving companies can provide and often display a DOT license.

In 1938, the now-eliminated Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) enforced the first Hours of Service (HOS) rules. Drivers became limited to 12 hours of work within a 15-hour period. At this time, work included loading, unloading, driving, handling freight, preparing reports, preparing vehicles for service, or performing any other duty in relation to the transportation of passengers or property.   The ICC intended for the 3-hour difference between 12 hours of work and 15 hours on-duty to be used for meals and rest breaks. This meant that the weekly max was limited to 60 hours over 7 days (non-daily drivers), or 70 hours over 8 days (daily drivers). With these rules in place, it allowed 12 hours of work within a 15-hour period, 9 hours of rest, with 3 hours for breaks within a 24-hour day.

There are many different types of trailers that are designed to haul livestock, such as cattle or horses. Most commonly used are the stock trailer, which is enclosed on the bottom but has openings at approximately. This opening is at the eye level of the animals in order to allow ventilation. A horse trailer is a much more elaborate form of stock trailer. Generally horses are hauled with the purpose of attending or participating in competition. Due to this, they must be in peak physical condition, so horse trailers are designed for the comfort and safety of the animals. They're typically well-ventilated with windows and vents along with specifically designed suspension. Additionally, horse trailers have internal partitions that assist animals staying upright during travel. It's also to protect other horses from injuring each other in transit. There are also larger horse trailers that may incorporate more specialized areas for horse tack. They may even include elaborate quarters with sleeping areas, bathroom, cooking facilities etc.

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).

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.

In 1991 the film "Thelma & Louise" premiered, rapidly becoming a well known movie. Throughout the movie, a dirty and abrasive truck driver harasses the two women during chance encounters. Author Michael Dunne describes this minor character as "fat and ignorant" and "a lustful fool blinded by a delusion of male superiority". Thelma and Louise exact their revenge by feigning interest in him and then blowing up his tanker truck full of gas.

The 1950's were quite different than the years to come. They were more likely to be considered "Knights of the Road", if you will, for helping stranded travelers. In these times truck drivers were envied and were viewed as an opposition to the book "The Organization Man". Bestseller in 1956, author William H. Whyte's novel describes "the man in the gray flannel suit", who sat in an office every day. He's describing a typical office style job that is very structured with managers watching over everyone. Truck drivers represented the opposite of all these concepts. Popular trucking songs glorified the life of drivers as independent "wanderers". Yet, there were attempts to bring back the factory style efficiency, such as using tachnographs. Although most attempts resulted in little success. Drivers routinely sabotaged and discovered new ways to falsify the machine's records.

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 to deliver bootleg beer. Reynolds once stated he envisioned trucking as a "hedonistic joyride entirely devoid 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 who just might get mad!"

1941 was a tough era to live through. Yet, President Roosevelt appointed a special committee to explore the idea of a "national inter-regional highway" system. Unfortunately, the committee's progress came to a halt with the rise of the World War II. After the war was over, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944 authorized the designation of what are not termed 'Interstate Highways'. However, he did not include any funding program to build such highways. With limited resources came limited progress until President Dwight D. Eisenhower came along in 1954. He renewed interest in the 1954 plan. Although, this began and long and bitter debate between various interests. Generally, the opposing sides were considering where such funding would come from such as rail, truck, tire, oil, and farm groups. All who would overpay for the new highways and how.

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The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) is a non-profit trade association. AMSA represents members of the professional moving industry primarily based in the United States. The association consists of approximately 4,000 members. They consist of van lines, their agents, independent movers, forwarders, and industry suppliers. However, AMSA does not represent the self-storage industry.

Tracing the origins of particular words can be quite different with so many words in the English Dictionary. Some say the word "truck" might have come from a back-formation of "truckle", meaning "small wheel" or "pulley". In turn, both sources emanate from the Greek trokhos (τροχός), meaning "wheel", from trekhein (τρέχειν, "to run").

Light trucks are classified this way because they are car-sized, yet in the U.S. they can be no more than 6,300 kg (13,900 lb). These are used by not only used by individuals but also businesses as well. In the UK they may not weigh more than 3,500 kg (7,700 lb) and are authorized to drive with a driving license for cars. Pickup trucks, popular in North America, are most seen in North America and some regions of Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Although Europe doesn't seem to follow this trend, where the size of the commercial vehicle is most often made as vans.

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