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49 5 1 Reviewed 49 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Annette A.

I was quoted one rate by Nate, and sadly I could not supervise the move due to a medical emergency. So my family did and the movers doubled the rate. On top of that the move was right across the street, so why would It double so quickly. I had 25 boxes in the initial quote to be moved, half of them were moved. So now I'm looking at to asking family to help me move the rest. Also they go by family movers too. So beware, I really wish I could've booked the moving company I wanted the only reason I didn't is they were totally booked.

United States Illinois

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24 5 1 Reviewed 24 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Bert Johnston

He was responsive and easy to work with. The movers were friendly, and got the job done but the pace was slower than expected.

United States Illinois

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12 5 1 Reviewed 12 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Jose

Best moving guy in the area. Recommended

United States Illinois

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8 5 1 Reviewed 8 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Dacia R

Our experience with this company was horrendous! I communicated with the agent that I was calling on behalf of my parents to book their move, because they were unavailable at a funeral. I asked the booking be placed in their names with their phone numbers, as I would not be there. Anyway, they arrived looking for me saying I had a ton of paperwork to sign. We were quoted a 4.5 hour move based on the amount of items we estimated we had. About 25% of the items were going to storage, which is across the street from the move in address. Other companies, in prior moves, had no problem with that because again, you are billed based on time. I was wrong because I didn't mention it because I didn't think it was a big deal to have stuff split between locations because of the proximity. Big mistake. The movers complained, called their dispatch, in turn the dispatch called me saying they will move to one location, because of time constraints and they had another move directly after, also that I had to be there in person to sign papers for the move. I was so pissed that I had to go there, when I clearly stated I could not upon booking, but I accepted that they could not go to two locations. The guys started the move, one of the men was drinking on the job and you can smell the liquor on his breathe. We suspected that they were pushing all the buttons on the freight elevator so it takes longer to go up/down (the times my father rode with them, this did not happen, but when inquired what was taking so long, they would reply "all the buttons were pushed" or "the elevator malfunctioned"). They took long breaks. The same drinking guys lied to my father about something my mom and said and when my father asked my mom, she denied having said that, and when he was confronted in front of both of them, he blamed someone else. They also took 1 hour to break down a queen bed and then did not put it back together properly upon completion of the move. It took them 4 hours to move out of the 2 bed/2 bath apartment, even with the help of my dad and brother who took down the other bed and dining room table to move the process along. They took advantage of my parents and the situation. Clearly they did not have another job to do. The job took almost 8 hours. A quote went from about $700 total to $1200. We ended up having to move the stuff from the apartment to the storage facility ourselves, not from the move-in, but from the move out, because they did not take everything, because they were taking too long to move.

United States Illinois

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8 5 1 Reviewed 8 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Simon

The Greatest moving company that cares about there customers and really wants to known as one of the best movers in IL.

United States Illinois

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5 5 1 Reviewed 5 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Chase Pennell

We hired Reebie for our Out of State move. We were given a few other quotes from competitors and Reebie stood above everyone else in their professionalism. The were able to store our belongings for 6 months while we have been working on finding the home of our dreams. To be fair, we had an issue during the process, they told us that it would be resolved and they made it right! Not only are they making it right but they are adding measures to make sure the issue will not happen to other clients. That is the sign of a great company! I have to say, I am very happy with how they have worked with us on this issue and made it right. My father always told me "It is not the mistakes we make, but the way we make them right that makes us who we are". And this holds true even in the crazy times of COVID. Thank you to all of the people at Reebie that have made this move possible for my family!

United States Illinois

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5 5 1 Reviewed 5 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Carlos Theodorico de Freitas

I had a terrible experience with Golan's. It damaged all my furniture (ALL PIECES), broke my TV and lost one of my bags. It worked as a Broker and sent a disqualified team to my house who used my credit card information for a scam. At the delivery, it did not finish to resemble my furniture. Additionally, it delivered my furniture with a huge delay!!!

United States Illinois

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5 5 1 Reviewed 5 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Tina R.

Awful dishonest company...lost my very expensive dinnerware, settles for barely nothing due to manager pushing for settlement, sent too small of truck for items that were moved 3 months prior....(move was temporary and would be moving back in 3 month) manager/or office rep was advised all the same items that would be moved again. They put all the blame on me. Said I did not advise them of items to be moved...I moved into a furnished house prior coming to an apartment and even sold large appliances they initially moved, but again stated I gave them an inaccurate account of items to be moved. Damaged furniture, put a 5 hour move into a 9 hours nightmare. Claimed they gave me a hefty discount which is not true, I mean I had to pay more but had no choice, it was their fault. Workers stood around and did more smoking than moving. I had used them twice before, no issues, but this last move was horrible..total loss of personal items and damage to furniture well over $2500.00. They are nasty in all their responses to you or the BBB through Illinois after being reported. Try to use another company first...you will be glad you did. trust me. Found out a friend of mine used them the same day, same time frame, and had a carbon copy experience as i did. Quoted 5 hours to move 4 miles, then they were sent too small of a truck, move took 9 hours. damaged furniture, etc. this is a pattern and a scam in some incidents. Beware!!!!!!! please check other companies out!!

United States Illinois

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4 5 1 Reviewed 4 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Steven

This company is a great service. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to move.

United States Illinois

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4 5 1 Reviewed 4 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Wendy A.

For those earlier pictures with damages on the boxes. I share your sentiment and I am sorry this happen to your boxes. Please remember to use ONLY IMEREX BOXES when shipping your items because they are a lot STRONGER QUALITY than the others , Can carry up to 220 lbs. The POOR QUALITY which are NOT IMEREX boxes has a tendency of breaking down hence the tear on the sides which a lot of times items a falling out of the boxes. when they are out for distribution in the Phils. Imerex Staff in Carson strapped them securely before loading them to Container to the Phils. When they arrived and unload these heavy boxes in IMEREX Manila Warehouse, they needed to be taped before they are delivered to the Receiver. . I havent had any problems with them.

United States Illinois

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4 5 1 Reviewed 4 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Georgia Brooks

This was the best move I have ever had. They were hard working, and efficient. They went out of their way to figure out how to move oversized pieces with zero complaints. They never took a break and were done in record time. On top of the work ethic they were very nice.

United States Illinois

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4 5 1 Reviewed 4 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Mike & Dina Salak

The best movers in Chicago. Quick and Effective. Big Juan, Anthony and Benson are awesome guys !! These three guys are super fun to work with.

United States Illinois

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4 5 1 Reviewed 4 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Ben Jacobs

Did miss a couple of items left behind in a closet. Could have done a better job of covering floors - especially between elevator and apartment (which was required). Fair to OK in flooring coverage in apartment but could have been better coverage in carpeted rooms.

United States Illinois

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4 5 1 Reviewed 4 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Gregory Ward

I recently had to pack up and move from San Francisco to Denver for a new job opportunity. I looked for a moving company on Yelp and found Air1moving. From the first call I had a great experience with these guys. They were fair in their pricing, respectful, and punctual. They made the experience pleasant and easy. I recommend hiring them.

United States Illinois

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Callista Jenkins

So much damage it's unbelievable. The movers were exhausted and said it was their 3rd move. My leather couch is shredded on both ends. My dining table and Ashley bedroom set has dents, paint from for jams, and scrapes all over it. My bed is badly torn. The movers said they didn't have the proper equipment to move it. Calling the store they just said to email the pics which I did and to contact a hotline to fix my things. The movers said my things were already damaged like that. Never use this company! I'm going to put reviews everywhere and contact BBB. I've used movers several times and NEVER have I had my things destroyed like this!

United States Illinois

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Are you having a hard time finding the best state to state moving company for your money? You can locate Illinois interstate movers with Moving Authority's help. Reading interstate Illinois moving reviews, searching for a cross country mover is easy. But what about moving within Illinois? We have local moving company reviews for Illinois moving companies right here.

The Illinois Movers Association has held a reputation for excellence for quite some time now. In striving to be among the best states for people to move to, Illinois has made sure that the moving experience is pleasant, efficient, and safe. These are also things that we strive for at Moving Authority. Movers in Illinois have partnered with us to deliver the best quality moves at the best prices. From mobile home movers in Illinois to mansion movers, we want to ensure that everybody has a great moving experience. Finding movers should not be hard either, with the excellence of Moving Authority.

Many people feel like they can only afford self-service movers. This is true until they get a moving cost estimate. Don't let this happen to you! Read Illinois moving company reviews. You can get the most out of what your Illinois long distance movers and local movers have to offer. With so many free moving estimates available, you can find the best car transport in Illinois. Also, this is a way to move your furniture. The American moving company for your relocation is out there. Moving Authority is here to help you find the best rated professional movers.

Full-Service Moving: Expectations You Need to Hold

  • First things firstFull service moving companies in Illinois should give you an accurate quote. Be sure to have an estimator come to your home or business to conduct an on-site estimate. This is the most accurate price you will get for moving services.
  • Ensure that your movers provide all the tools necessary. From packing materials to safety equipment, movers in Illinois provide everything.
  • Packing and wrapping. This is the “main event” when it comes to what separates a full-service move from a regular move. Your house movers Illinois will pack all your items with skill and expertise. All you need to do is be available for any questions they may have.
  • Cleaning services. Sometimes, a full-service move can consist of a post-move cleanup. Be sure to check with your moving company to see if this is a service they provide for a full-service move.
  • Storage facilities. This is another option that is offered sometimes, but not standard. If you are downsizing or need storage for any reason, reach out to your moving company to see they can handle it for you.


How To Get the Most Accurate Moving Quote Online

  • When you use an online quote generator, the results can sometimes vary greatly. The price you see isn't always the price you actually end up paying.
  • It’s important to remember that an online quote is usually just a ballpark figure. Sometimes there are extra services you didn’t realize you needed from a moving company.
  • These services can include things like the movers Illinois using stairs, or if they walk over 75 feet.
  • Also, sometimes a local move can take longer than you may think. This is something that a professional mover can spot right off the bat but is not visible to an online tool.
  • If you want to have a very accurate price point, be sure to have an estimator come out to your moving space. This person can see exactly what needs to be moved. This way, you will be able to see exactly what fees you'll pay upfront.



Moving Without the Mileage: THE ART OF TRANSPORTING A VEHICLE

  • Open carriage. This is a more cost-effective option which keeps your car on a truck with a few other cars going the same direction.
  • Closed carriage. With this method, your vehicle will be safe from the elements in a closed container.
  • Which should I choose? Well, it depends on your budget and the value of your vehicle.
  • Closed carriage will cost more, but the security of such a move is invaluable.
  • An open carriage is cheaper, but your car is exposed to the outside world.

4 Questions You Need to be Answered When Choosing Where to Move

  • “Why am I moving?” Is this a career change? Uniting with a partner? Bridging the gap between family? Starting fresh in a new place? To best figure out the WHERE, it’s important to understand the WHY.
  • “What about my family?” If you’re a single person moving alone, this may not be an issue. Yet, if you’re part of a couple and/or have little ones, you need to consider how the move will affect them. Is the new city you’re considering kid-friendly? Will you spouse or partner have an easy time adjusting to this new place?
  • “Can I afford it?” While we’d all love to live the high life in Manhattan or Beverly Hills, sometimes it’s not in the cards for us. Make sure that the city that’s calling your name is also possible with your income and your money in the bank.
  • “Do I like it here?” This question may seem like a no-brainer. But, it’s surprising how many people move to cities where they’ve never even visited! They do this to capitalize on a new job or something equally lucrative. Make sure you actually want to live in this city, because this is where you will spend all your time.

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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.

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.

As we've learned the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 was crucial in the construction of the Interstate Highway System. Described as an interconnected network of the controlled-access freeway. It also allowed larger trucks to travel at higher speeds through rural and urban areas alike. This act was also the first to allow the first federal largest gross vehicle weight limits for trucks, set at 73,208 pounds (33,207 kg). The very same year, Malcolm McLean pioneered modern containerized intermodal shipping. This allowed for the more efficient transfer of cargo between truck, train, and ships.

The public idea of the trucking industry in the United States popular culture has gone through many transformations. However, images of the masculine side of trucking are a common theme throughout time. The 1940's first made truckers popular, with their songs and movies about truck drivers. Then in the 1950's they were depicted as heroes of the road, living a life of freedom on the open road. Trucking culture peaked in the 1970's as they were glorified as modern days cowboys, outlaws, and rebels. Since then the portrayal has come with a more negative connotation as we see in the 1990's. Unfortunately, the depiction of truck drivers went from such a positive depiction to that of troubled serial killers.

Very light trucks. Popular in Europe and Asia, many mini-trucks are factory redesigns of light automobiles, usually with monocoque bodies. Specialized designs with substantial frames such as the Italian Piaggio shown here are based upon Japanese designs (in this case by Daihatsu) and are popular for use in "old town" sections of European cities that often have very narrow alleyways. Regardless of the name, these small trucks serve a wide range of uses. In Japan, they are regulated under the Kei car laws, which allow vehicle owners a break on taxes for buying a smaller and less-powerful vehicle (currently, the engine is limited to 660 ccs {0.66L} displacement). These vehicles are used as on-road utility vehicles in Japan. These Japanese-made mini trucks that were manufactured for on-road use are competing with off-road ATVs in the United States, and import regulations require that these mini trucks have a 25 mph (40 km/h) speed governor as they are classified as low-speed vehicles. These vehicles have found uses in construction, large campuses (government, university, and industrial), agriculture, cattle ranches, amusement parks, and replacements for golf carts.Major mini truck manufacturers and their brands: Daihatsu Hijet, Honda Acty, Mazda Scrum, Mitsubishi Minicab, Subaru Sambar, Suzuki Carry   As with many things in Europe and Asia, the illusion of delicacy and proper manners always seems to attract tourists. Popular in Europe and Asia, mini trucks are factory redesigns of light automobiles with monochrome bodies. Such specialized designs with such great frames such as the Italian Piaggio, based upon Japanese designs. In this case it was based upon Japanese designs made by Daihatsu. These are very popular for use in "old town" sections of European cities, which often have very narrow alleyways. Despite whatever name they are called, these very light trucks serve a wide variety of purposes.   Yet, in Japan they are regulated under the Kei car laws, which allow vehicle owners a break in taxes for buying a small and less-powerful vehicle. Currently, the engine is limited to 660 cc [0.66L] displacement. These vehicles began being used as on-road utility vehicles in Japan. Classified as a low speed vehicle, these Japanese-made mini trucks were manufactured for on-road use for competing the the off-road ATVs in the United States. Import regulations require that the mini trucks have a 25 mph (40km/h) speed governor. Again, this is because they are low speed vehicles.   However, these vehicles have found numerous amounts of ways to help the community. They invest money into the government, universities, amusement parks, and replacements for golf cars. They have some major Japanese mini truck manufacturarers as well as brands such as: Daihatsu Hijet, Honda Acty, Mazda Scrum, Mitsubishit Minicab, Subaru Sambar, and Suzuki Carry.

Trailer stability can be defined as the tendency of a trailer to dissipate side-to-side motion. The initial motion may be caused by aerodynamic forces, such as from a cross wind or a passing vehicle. One common criterion for stability is the center of mass location with respect to the wheels, which can usually be detected by tongue weight. If the center of mass of the trailer is behind its wheels, therefore having a negative tongue weight, the trailer will likely be unstable. Another parameter which is less commonly a factor is the trailer moment of inertia. Even if the center of mass is forward of the wheels, a trailer with a long load, and thus large moment of inertia, may be unstable.

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.

Without strong land use controls, buildings are too often built in town right along a bypass. This results with the conversion of it into an ordinary town road, resulting in the bypass becoming as congested as the local streets. On the contrary, a bypass is intended to avoid such local street congestion. Gas stations, shopping centers, along with various other businesses are often built alongside them. They are built in hopes of easing accessibility, while home are ideally avoided for noise reasons.

In the United States, commercial truck classification is fixed by each vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). There are 8 commercial truck classes, ranging between 1 and 8. Trucks are also classified in a more broad way by the DOT's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The FHWA groups them together, determining classes 1-3 as light duty, 4-6 as medium duty, and 7-8 as heavy duty. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has its own separate system of emission classifications for commercial trucks. Similarly, the United States Census Bureau had assigned classifications of its own in its now-discontinued Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey (TIUS, formerly known as the Truck Inventory and Use Survey).

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.

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.

The FMCSA has established rules to maintain and regulate the safety of the trucking industry. According to FMCSA rules, driving a goods-carrying CMV more than 11 hours or to drive after having been on duty for 14 hours, is illegal. Due to such heavy driving, they need a break to complete other tasks such as loading and unloading cargo, stopping for gas and other required vehicle inspections, as well as non-working duties such as meal and rest breaks. The 3-hour difference between the 11-hour driving limit and 14 hour on-duty limit gives drivers time to take care of such duties. In addition, after completing an 11 to 14 hour on duty period, the driver much be allowed 10 hours off-duty.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a division of the USDOT specializing in highway transportation. The agency's major influential activities are generally separated into two different "programs". The first is the Federal-aid Highway Program. This provides financial aid to support the construction, maintenance, and operation of the U.S. highway network. The second program, the Federal Lands Highway Program, shares a similar name with different intentions. The purpose of this program is to improve transportation involving Federal and Tribal lands. They also focus on preserving "national treasures" for the historic and beatific enjoyment for all.

The 1980s were full of happening things, but in 1982 a Southern California truck driver gained short-lived fame. His name was Larry Walters, also known as "Lawn Chair Larry", for pulling a crazy stunt. He ascended to a height of 16,000 feet (4,900 m) by attaching helium balloons to a lawn chair, hence the name. Walters claims he only intended to remain floating near the ground and was shocked when his chair shot up at a rate of 1,000 feet (300 m) per minute. The inspiration for such a stunt Walters claims his poor eyesight for ruining his dreams to become an Air Force pilot.

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.

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.

Driver's licensing has coincided throughout the European Union in order to for the complex rules to all member states. Driving a vehicle weighing more than 7.5 tons (16,535 lb) for commercial purposes requires a certain license. This specialist licence type varies depending on the use of the vehicle and number of seat. Licences first acquired after 1997, the weight was reduced to 3,500 kilograms (7,716 lb), not including trailers.

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").

Heavy trucks. A cement mixer is an example of Class 8 heavy trucks. Heavy trucks are the largest on-road trucks, Class 8. These include vocational applications such as heavy dump trucks, concrete pump trucks, and refuse hauling, as well as ubiquitous long-haul 6×4 and 4x2 tractor units. Road damage and wear increase very rapidly with the axle weight. The axle weight is the truck weight divided by the number of axles, but the actual axle weight depends on the position of the load over the axles. The number of steering axles and the suspension type also influence the amount of the road wear. In many countries with good roads, a six-axle truck may have a maximum weight over 50 tons (49 long tons; 55 short tons).

There many reasons for moving, each one with a unique and specific reason as to why. Relocation services, employee relocation, or workforce mobility can create a range of processes. This process of transferring employees, their families, and/or entire departments of a business to a new location can be difficult. Like some types of employee benefits, these matters are dealt with by human resources specialists within a corporation.

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.