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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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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Melanie C.

All things considered I will utilize them again and prescribe them to my companions.

United States Illinois

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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Had 3 people to assist with recent move and 1 seriously couldn't keep up. I'm double their age and had to assist with move to complete in a timely matter given 2 were not in shape to be doing this job. Itemed were dropped during move, which luckily were not breakable. Boxes marked as fragile had heavy boxes stacked on them. Didn't follow Covid-19 guidelines during move as website stated would be followed with none of the movers wearing masks. Had used previously in 2020 without complaints, but have told multiple people to steer clear when they have inquired about movers to use. To top it off, they damaged all my furniture that I paid to put in their storage when paying top dollar to have it protected with reimbursement that won't even buy me a new chair for the table and chairs they damaged. They deny that the items were damaged in their care when this was the first time they were moved since purchased. Horrible customer service, horrible business that will not stand by their services or agreements.

United States Illinois

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Mark K.

Incredible demeanor and extremely capable. Profoundly prescribe!

United States Illinois

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Vicky Parcel

My son got their name from someone who was very pleased with their move. They were very friendly and detailed, but even more, very efficient. They were on time and loaded and unloaded carefully and efficiently. Very professional! Would recommend them to anyone. Thanks Heidi and crew!

United States Illinois

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Jay H.

These folks are magnificent! Appeared on time and motivated right to work. Super expert and extremely quick!

United States Illinois

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Cynthis Hopkins

The moving men were rude, unprofessional, destroyed my furniture and damaged the house they were moving me into even the yard. They even threw some furniture items and refused to acknowledge up arrows and fragile marked on boxes. I told them to treat my belongings better and they all rolled their eyes at me. Then the guys asked for a tip. When I call, the office people always say that the other office lady has to check on something and get back to me then they never call me back unless I threaten to take them to court. They refuse to make retributions for any damages. Antiques and family heirlooms damaged, some beyond repair. Doors, doorways, baseboards, floors, yard damaged. Holes in walls.

United States Illinois

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Beau

The crew was quick, efficient, and careful. Made our move very easy. Thank you!

United States Illinois

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Nicole R.

Like I said-I was super awed by the company and couldn't have requested better offer, they some assistance with making the upsetting difficulty vastly improved for me. Much appreciated once more!

United States Illinois

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Ricky B

Would recommend for your next move. Super friendly and efficient movers. Made everything go so much more smoothly!

United States Illinois

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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.

United States Illinois

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Dolores Q.

These folks were AWESOME. on time and Super quick. I exceptionally suggest them.

United States Illinois

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Hank P.

It was not a far move, one working to the following however I required help with the bigger things. They were on time and even assisted with a portion of the littler stuff. They were likewise really entertaining. I paid money so I am not certain in the event that they assume praise cards. I will be enlisting them again for my best course of action.

United States Illinois

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Dharani K

Please do not go with Universal Relocations. 1. I used Universal Relocations to Ship 8 Boxes from Norwalk, CT TO Coimbatore. The experience which i had was terrible. We sent our Shipment by June and Received by September 3rd week after a huge struggle with damages on New branded Kitchen utensils like Hard Anodized Pans Which is Too Costly. 2. We did everything as per the instructions given by Mr. Madhusudhan, sales rep from US. We packed in XL Heavy duty Box and wrote Fragile on the box too. But then also the damage had happened. We contacted the insurance team and they are saying they wont cover individual items which is not acceptable. Because of the bends in pan and lids the utensils are non usable which are brand New ones. 3. Every one knows that the whole box wil not be lost. The boxes were not handled properly. The boxes when it reached our home was in very bad condition because of which this damage happened. This is purely their carelessness but as a Customer we have to suffer. We are not earning money just like that. We are working hard to earn a single penny by leaving our friends and family. People dont understand that. 4. After using this Universal Relocations to Move from US to India,to be frank we had lot of issues and mental torture. 5. Please please do not Universal Relocations. There many other good, safe and secure movers who wil get ur belongings safely. 6. Many of my friends shifted lot of other valuable things with other relocation providers which reached safely without any damages. It was my mistake to go with Universal Relocations so I wouldnt recommend you friends also to do the same mistake.

United States Illinois

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 2.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Andrew

Complete scam company!! They took our 500 cubic feet of stuff and claimed it was 1000 after they loaded it in a truck and forced my wife to sign papers by threatening her. Luckily when the moving truck arrived we measured the space our things took up and it was exactly 500 cu ft so we were able to dispute and win some money back from these crooks. They broke and lost several items also. We disputed the charges and won against them but I don't want someone else to have to go through being scammed by these low life people.

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 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).

In American English, the word "truck" has historically been preceded by a word describing the type of vehicle, such as a "tanker truck". In British English, preference would lie with "tanker" or "petrol tanker".

A commercial driver's license (CDL) is a driver's license required to operate large or heavy vehicles.

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.

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.

"Six Day on the Road" was a trucker hit released in 1963 by country music singer Dave Dudley. Bill Malone is an author as well as a music historian. He notes the song "effectively captured both the boredom and the excitement, as well as the swaggering masculinity that often accompanied long distance trucking."

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

All cars must pass some sort of emission check, such as a smog check to ensure safety. Similarly, trucks are subject to noise emission requirement, which is emanating from the U.S. Noise Control Act. This was intended to protect the public from noise health side effects. The loud noise is due to the way trucks contribute disproportionately to roadway noise. This is primarily due to the elevated stacks and intense tire and aerodynamic noise characteristics.

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.

“Writer-director James Mottern said he was influenced by nuanced, beloved movies of the 1970s such as "The Last Detail" and "Five Easy Pieces." Mottern said his female trucker character began with a woman he saw at a Southern California truck stop — a "beautiful woman, bleach blonde ... skin tanned to leather walked like a Teamster, blue eyes.” - Paul Brownfield

In the United States, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 established minimum requirements that must be met when a state issues a commercial driver's license CDL. It specifies the following types of license: - Class A CDL drivers. Drive vehicles weighing 26,001 pounds or greater, or any combination of vehicles weighing 26,001 pounds or greater when towing a trailer weighing more than 10,000 pounds. Transports quantities of hazardous materials that require warning placards under Department of Public Safety regulations. - Class A Driver License permits. Is a step in preparation for Class A drivers to become a Commercial Driver. - Class B CDL driver. Class B is designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including driver) or more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation. This includes, but is not limited to, tow trucks, tractor trailers, and buses.

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.

Full truckload carriers normally deliver a semi-trailer to a shipper who will fill the trailer with freight for one destination. Once the trailer is 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 is typically accepted 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 definition of business logistics can be difficult to understand. Logistics can be simply put as a means of management that plans, implements, and controls the efficiency of the business. The notion of business logistics incorporates all sectors of the industry. It is used as a means to manage the fruition of project life cycles, supply chains, and resultant efficiency.

Ultra light trucks are very easy to spot or acknowledge if you are paying attention. They are often produced variously such as golf cars, for instance, it has internal combustion or a battery electric drive. They usually for off-highway use on estates, golf courses, parks, in stores, or even someone in an electric wheelchair. While clearly not suitable for highway usage, some variations may be licensed as slow speed vehicles. The catch is that they may on operate on streets, usually a body variation of a neighborhood electric vehicle. A few manufacturers produce specialized chassis for this type of vehicle. Meanwhile, Zap Motors markets a version of the xebra electric tricycle. Which, believe it or not, is able to attain a general license in the United States as a motorcycle.

Words have always had a different meaning or have been used interchangeably with others across all cultures. In the United States, Canada, and the Philippines the word "truck" is mostly reserved for larger vehicles. Although in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, the word "truck" is generally reserved for large vehicles. In Australia and New Zealand, a pickup truck is usually called a ute, short for "utility". While over in South Africa it is called a bakkie (Afrikaans: "small open container"). The United Kingdom, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Ireland, and Hong Kong use the "lorry" instead of truck, but only for medium and heavy types.

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").

In today's society, there are rules and regulations everywhere you go, the same goes for commercial vehicles. The federal government has strict regulations that must be met, such as how many hours a driver may be on the clock. For example, 11 hours driving /14 hours on-duty followed by 10 hours off, with a max of 70 hours/8 days or 60 hours/7 days. They can also set rules deciding how much rest and sleep time is required, however, these are only a couple of regulations set. Any violations are often subject to harsh penalties. In some cases, there are instruments to track each driver's hours, which are becoming more necessary.

Known as a truck in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, it is essentially a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo. Otherwise known as a lorry in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and Indian Subcontinent. Trucks vary not only in their types, but also in size, power, and configuration, the smallest being mechanically like an automobile. Commercial trucks may be very large and powerful, configured to mount specialized equipment. These are necessary in the case of fire trucks, concrete mixers, and suction excavators etc.

Many people are familiar with this type of moving, using truck rental services, or borrowing similar hardware, is known as DIY moving. Whoever is renting a truck or trailer large enough to carry their household goods may obtain moving equipment if necessary. Equipment may be items such as dollies, furniture pads, and cargo belts to protect furniture and to ease the moving process.