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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Sara D

We shipped an antique--old ship's wheel table--just wrapped in blankets. The item arrived without damage and Rick communicated with us the whole time regarding the status of the shipment. We are grateful for his professionalism and recommend this person to anyone who is nervous about shipping delicate items.

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Harley

These folks made an extraordinary showing pressing up our workplaces and moving us to our new area. A few movers I reached were extremely specific on getting the majority of the issues resolved in advance – this organization knows things are disorganized for you and are adaptable amid the move to make everything work.

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Anna

These guys were great. When we all arrived at my old place, my roommate's dog had made a mess and they helped me clean it up. They handled my stuff with care and wanted to make sure when we got to my new place that they were putting everything exactly where I wanted it. I'd definitely recommend this company!

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Stephanie McDonald

From beginning to end and past, Alaska Terminals Moving Company made my entire moving background simple, as well as very pleasant too! My Pre-review and telephone calls with Dave were taken care of quickly, with deference, and with an accentuation on what my necessities were. The teams that stuffed us up and pulled our merchandise to our new area were exceptionally polite to me, my children, and other people strolling through our home amid our move. Everybody was resolved to make their time in our home brisk yet sheltered and non-harming to our merchandise. They all required some investment out of what they were doing to answer my inquiries. They were super effective at their employment and functioned admirably as a group. I would very prescribe Alaska Terminals for any moving needs and will utilize them again later on the off chance that I ought to happen to move once more!

United States Maine

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 1.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Marie M

I required a mover to move me from Scottsdale to Chandler. They accompanied right size truck 26' and 3 men and were snappy for measure of furniture I had. Just thing negative would they say they was enjoyed a lunch reprieve on route to my new home on my dime?! I'm as of now paying travel time so not genuine cheerful about that. Move truly was uneventful and aggregate of near 5 hrs. Sufficiently reasonable. At that point came the issues!! One of the men they sent apparently just escaped jail after a LONG extend Gun running conviction. That gentleman appeared at my entryway at 2am slamming to give him access. I let him know through the way to clear out. He attempted to scale the wall to my back passageway as I was on telephone with 911. Various police arrived however he saw them swarming parking area and had run. Over hour later police found and captured him! I called Amazing movers and yes, he knew he was an as of late discharged convict. He thought he'd offer him a reprieve cuz he knew his cousin!!!! You don't send convicts/criminals to individuals' homes!!! We are then their casualty! Proprietor said "not his flaw, he wasn't on the clock when this laborer attempted to mislead me". Chandler Police had a visit to Amazing Movers and whatever they could do is caution him.

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - JM

They conveyed my furniture not surprisingly with no scratches.These folks have part of tolerance and aided in amassing it.

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Elijah W.

This is an incredible moving company! I exceedingly prescribe that you call them for your best course of action.

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Deven D

Simply moved today and they were immediate, super quick, and superb movers! Great correspondence and astounding working with the team on an assessment.

United States Maine

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - John G.

I work at a condo group and these folks are the main moving organization we prescribe and have MANY positive things to say.

United States Maine

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Richard Cohen

Incredible movers, three movers came on time, made an extraordinary showing, neighborly, accommodating and proficient. They even have a lady mover, what more might you be able to request.

United States Maine

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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. :)

United States Maine

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

Be careful!!! I masterminded a little move with Maverick. Not every one of my things arrived. I recorded a police report in the wake of endeavoring - unsuccessfully, quietly, and pleasantly - to motivate Maverick to handle this issue by means of email or mail, with their protection. The proprietor wouldn't do anything aside from trade instant messages, attempting to keep it 'informal'. What sort of authentic business does that? They won't answer my messages or my telephone calls. Extremely amateurish. You will attempt another organization in case you're keen. Spare yourself the anguish. What's more, coincidentally, on the off chance that you see positive audits, screen out the ones with the last names "Phillips" and 'Marciano', they're identified with the proprietors (and they've presumably had others submit 'false surveys' also, in the event that they've done that). Be careful!!!

United States Maine

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Emilio C.

My better half and I utilized Earle W Noyes and Sons when we moved from Falmouth to Portland. Wear was extremely useful. The folks dealt with our effects and were convenient. We felt dealt with and the estimating was sensible. Extremely proficient moving organization and I would prescribe them to anybody in the more noteworthy Portland zone. Was this audit …

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Fullerton, CA

Additional consideration was tackled our part to safeguard nothing got damaged...something these folks do too. They added to our very own exertion and were exceptionally aware of being cautious yet proficient. Need to say...they were brief and avid to make the move go well. Can represent the two "courteous fellows" that helped us...OLIVER and MAX were Great!

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 - Sylvia C.

Subsequent to perusing their horrendous surveys, I was somewhat reluctant to dispatch our stuff from San Diego to Hawaii with them. Be that as it may, I didn't generally have a decision since it was pre-masterminded with the military. So I reported all that we sent and sought after the best. From the earliest starting point, they were extraordinary to work with. They called when they said they would, arrived when they said they would, pressed up our stuff like they said they would and dispatched it like they said they would. We got everything in Hawaii and nothing was broken! Doesn't show signs of improvement than that.

United States Maine

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Moving Secrets That The Experts Won’t Tell You

      • Some moving companies in Maine make it seem like you must buy moving supplies from them. You don’t! Obtaining your own is perfectly fine.
      • Additionally, having Maine moving specialists pack for you is also an optional expense. This is often recommended to reduce damage, but is by no means required.
      • When you move long-distance, many movers in Maine send your items on a truck with other peoples’ shipments that are going the same direction. For a fee, you can have your own truck for your items.


What No One Tells You About Life in Maine

      • The postcard-quality views are real here.
      • In the summer, you’ll live on the coastline.
      • The best food you’ll find isn’t in a fancy restaurant, it’s in one of Maine’s many roadside shacks.
      • Perry’s Nut House is a roadside attraction that is surely not to be missed.



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What To Eat in Maine To Fit In Like A Local

    • Lobster three ways: steamed, on a roll, and in a pie
    • Clam and Corn Chowder
    • Blueberry Pie
    • Fiddleheads

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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.

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 the United States, shipments larger than about 7,000 kg (15,432 lb) are classified as truckload freight (TL). It is more efficient and affordable for a large shipment to have exclusive use of one larger trailer. This is opposed to having to share space on a smaller Less than Truckload freight carrier.

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."

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 40 million United States citizens have moved annually over the last decade. Of those people who have moved in the United States, 84.5% of them have moved within their own state, 12.5% have moved to another state, and 2.3% have moved to another country.

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 we know in the trucking industry, some trailers are part of large trucks, which we call semi-trailer trucks for transportation of cargo. Trailers may also be used in a personal manner as well, whether for personal or small business purposes.

Within the world of transportation, bypass routes are often very controversial. This is mostly due to the fact that they require the building of a road carrying heavy traffic where no road existed before. This has created conflict among society thus creating a divergence between those in support of bypasses and those who are opposed. Supporters believe they reduce congestion in built up areas. Those in opposition do not believe in developing (often rural) undeveloped land. In addition, the cities that are bypassed may also oppose such a project as reduced traffic may, in turn, reduce and damage business.

The word cargo is in reference to particular goods that are generally used for commercial gain. Cargo transportation is generally meant to mean by ship, boat, or plane. However, the term now applies to all types of freight, now including goods carried by train, van, or truck. This term is now used in the case of goods in the cold-chain, as perishable inventory is always cargo in transport towards its final home. Even when it is held in climate-controlled facilities, it is important to remember perishable goods or inventory have a short life.

Relocation, or moving, is the process of vacating a fixed location, such as a residence or business, and settling in a different one. A move might be to a nearby location such as in the same neighborhood or a much farther location in a different city or even a different country. Moving usually includes packing up all belongings, transferring them to the new location, and unpacking them. It will also be necessary to update administrative information. This includes tasks such as notifying the post office, changing registration data, change of insurance, services etc. It is important to remember this step in the relocation process. 

The American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) was organized and founded on December 12, 1914. On November 13, 1973, the name was altered to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. This slight change in name reflects a broadened scope of attention towards all modes of transportation. Despite the implications of the name change, most of the activities it is involved in still gravitate towards highways.

Business routes generally follow the original routing of the numbered route through a city or town. Beginning in the 1930s and lasting thru the 1970s was an era marking a peak in large-scale highway construction in the United States. U.S. Highways and Interstates were typically built in particular phases. Their first phase of development began with the numbered route carrying traffic through the center of a city or town. The second phase involved the construction of bypasses around the central business districts of the towns they began. As bypass construction continued, original parts of routes that had once passed straight thru a city would often become a "business route".

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.

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.

The decade of the 70's in the United States was a memorable one, especially for the notion of truck driving. This seemed to dramatically increase popularity among trucker culture. Throughout this era, and even in today's society, truck drivers are romanticized as modern-day cowboys and outlaws. These stereotypes were due to their use of Citizens Band (CB) radios to swap information with other drivers. Information regarding the locations of police officers and transportation authorities. The general public took an interest in the truckers 'way of life' as well. Both drivers and the public took interest in plaid shirts, trucker hats, CB radios, and CB slang.

The Federal-Aid Highway Amendments of 1974 established a federal maximum gross vehicle weight of 80,000 pounds (36,000 kg). It also introduced a sliding scale of truck weight-to-length ratios based on the bridge formula. Although, they did not establish a federal minimum weight limit. By failing to establish a federal regulation, six contiguous in the Mississippi Valley rebelled. Becoming known as the "barrier state", they refused to increase their Interstate weight limits to 80,000 pounds. Due to this, the trucking industry faced a barrier to efficient cross-country interstate commerce.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) conducted a series of tests. These tests were extensive field tests of roads and bridges to assess damages to the pavement. In particular they wanted to know how traffic contributes to the deterioration of pavement materials. These tests essentially led to the 1964 recommendation by AASHTO to Congress. The recommendation determined the gross weight limit for trucks to be determined by a bridge formula table. This includes table based on axle lengths, instead of a state upper limit. By the time 1970 came around, there were over 18 million truck on America's roads.

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).