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34 5 1 Reviewed 34 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Susan Latz

Alfred and his crew, Kevin and Bob did an outstanding job for us today. Moving can be extremely stressful especially when moving into a much smaller space! Alfred was always available for questions and Kevin and Bob were amazing professionals. Thank you Ashline Moving Company!!

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10 5 1 Reviewed 10 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Tran

Thank you to the monster movers they did a great job - no damages and fast

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10 5 1 Reviewed 10 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Darlene Moseley

The movers were great and the bill was true to their initial estimate. They were well trained, professional, sociable and energetic. They arrived on time with all equipment necessary, including floor runners for our wooden floors. Happy to have hired Roy's moving for my move.

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5 5 1 Reviewed 5 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Lisa Hall

As promised, I am updating my review because Preferred Movers actually stood behind the additional coverage they sold me. I worked with the preferred movers team and we were able to come a mutually agreeable resolution.

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4 5 1 Reviewed 4 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Bruce

Great company

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4 5 1 Reviewed 4 times, 2.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Gea

No Communication - awful customer service, no answers and a week later I am still waiting on furniture that was canceled during the delivery window!

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4 5 1 Reviewed 4 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Jodi M

I spoke with All My Sons moving of Rhode Island to move the heavier items in my apt (couch, kitchen table, bureaus, side tables, queen mattress, box spring, and frame, etc) I spoke with the company on March 16,2020 I was told I would pay $129/hr plus 90 minutes travel time. I was immediately charged a $100. deposit. My move was scheduled for March 26, 2020. On March 25, Mike called to confirm the move for the following day and that the movers would be arriving by 12pm and would call when they were 45 minutes away. On the 26th because I have a weird door with a drain in front of it, and a counter set at it, A relative and I carried some of the items outdoors to help them out (I have an injured shoulder and leg) So 12pm came and I waited... and waited... and waited some more, at 4:25pm when I had not heard anything I called them. The guy on the phone told me that "two drivers had called in sick, they were just finishing up on the first move and would be there within a half hour (this seemed odd as it was so late) so I waited...and waited. No one showed up. At 6:15pm I called again and was told the movers were "off the clock" and would not be coming after all. They then asked me what my schedule was and told me they would make me a "priority", but since I was told that when I first contracted them I NO LONGER TRUSTED THEM TO KEEP THEIR WORD! so I chose to rent a Uhaul and I moved myself with the help of a dolly, reinjuring myself but I got it done. The Uhaul and dolly cost me less than $60. and I paid myself $25/hr for the 4 hrs it took me. Renting that Uhaul was the best decision because in the meanwhile I had read all the NEGATIVE reviews about ALL MY SONS moving, and I am sure that their final bill would have been padded several hundred dollars above the $400. I was quoted. If you have to move do yourself a favor and read the consumer affairs and yelp reviews about them. They don't communicate, they overcharge, property is broken or missing. As of right now, I don't have my $100. back but I feel confident court will get it back for me. With this company it is absolutely CAVEAT EMPTOR! Even if you are desperate because you have to move, put them at the bottom of your list.

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4 5 1 Reviewed 4 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Alison

We couldn't be happier with the service we received from Vanguard. We recently had to move from Cambridge, MA to Santa Fe, NM (in the middle of the pandemic, no less!) We weren't sure if a local company would be able to handle this cross-country move, but Vanguard responded to our query within hours. Since in-house visits were impossible because of COVID, Vanguard based their estimate on a FaceTime tour of our apartment and things (the only company to do so; this meant they were also more confident in and committed to their estimate than other moving services we considered). The quote we received was very reasonable and lower than other companies we'd looked at. Tom and his crew showed up on time (wearing PPE) and were extremely professional and friendly. Vanguard was communicative with us throughout the move, they arrived on schedule, and not a single item of ours was damaged in the 35-hour drive. And as a final (unheard of!) surprise, the cost we paid ended up being a little lower than the estimate, since packing and unpacking took less time than they'd predicted. I would recommend this company to anyone with enthusiasm -- they combine the communication and care of a local business with the infrastructure and capacity of a much larger company. Thank you, Tom and Julie, for all your help! You made what could have been a very stressful move so easy for us.

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4 5 1 Reviewed 4 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Doris L

Nothing could have been any easier. They arrived on time. They were polite and respectful. They moved quickly and efficiently. Ruben was fantastic. If I need the services of a mover again, it will be Mabey's for sure. I would recommend Mabey's to anyone.

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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.

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4 5 1 Reviewed 4 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Elise

Scratched up and dented my hardwood floors. His workers were on their phone texting for a lot of the time. I got an eye infection and corneal abrasion that day and was in extreme pain and lost my vision, and they took advantage of the fact that I couldn't see or monitor them well to do a shitty job. Texted him the picture of my dented hardwood floors and never got a reply. If you read his response on Yelp to a negative review he received from another customer, you'll see that it's just insults directed towards the customer. That shows enough of the owner's lack of character.

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4 5 1 Reviewed 4 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Kaitlyn P

Incredible moving organization! In three days notice Bobby and his team moved my sweetheart and I out of our loft in Albany and down to Queens, NY, likewise ceasing on Long Island to drop off extra stockpiling. He cited one cost and notwithstanding when the move took an impressive extra measure of time, he kept the same cost. He took care with our things, and made an impressive showing with regards to. Exceedingly prescribed!

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4 5 1 Reviewed 4 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Ben S

The salesman who came out to quote us was very knowledgeable and helpful. The quote we received was less than a competitive quote by about 10%. They came on time, did a good job packing and getting everything loaded on their truck. Everything was delivered on time, unloaded, and some items assembled. Nothing was damaged. I was very satisfied with this move across country.

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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.

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3 5 1 Reviewed 3 times, 4.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Andy S.

I've utilized Oscars twice. 2 years prior to empty a moving unit up 4 flights of stairs. They were magnificent, appeared on time made an extraordinary showing in the warmth going here and there. A second time a couple of months prior to move down 4 flights and up an alternate 2 flights. We did an overnight move where they stack up the truck on the 31st and keep it overnight and empty it on the first. This time they showed up ludicrously late and we didnt get moved out until midnight. At that point since they were working at 11pm they didnt make an extraordinary burden showing and a foot stool appeared busted. Not the best experience, but rather still entirely useful for a moving organization. They did pay 60 pennies for every pound as the "guaranteed' esteem on the table, so I got like a $40 check. Not precisely the 500 we paid for it, but rather at any rate something. I've moved bunches of times and stuff breaks, it happens, on the off chance that you dont get the additional protection thats what you get. On the off chance that you dont like it, dont move. On the off chance that you do move, Oscars is really great however not culminate.

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Think that a full service American moving company is too expensive? Think again. Hiring self-service movers to move your furniture may seem like the cheapest option. However, Massachusetts long distance movers and local movers are within your reach. Read Massachusetts moving company reviews. This way, you can see the level of service provided to others. Get free moving estimates for everything you need, including the best car transport in Massachusetts. Uncovering affordable rates for relocation services is easier than ever before! Get your moving cost estimate from Moving Authority today.

The most important thing to look for in moving companies in Massachusetts: reliability. With so many moving companies in MA simultaneously competing for your business, it can feel like a headache to scout out the top movers Massachusetts offers. Knowing that you have found a moving company Massachusetts that you can trust makes all the difference in your relocation. Hiring movers MA residents recognize as the highest quality movers in Massachusetts is crucial. Moving companies Massachusetts locals endorse are all over the state, and reading moving company MA reviews are the quickest way to locate them. Find the right moving companies MA residents rave about right here on Moving Authority.


Next-Level Wanderlust: What You Need to Know About International Moving

  • With the rising cost of living and the staggering cost of university in the United States, many Americans are flocking to take up residence in other countries.
  • If you’re considering packing up and starting fresh in a new land, it’s recommended to meet with a specialized international moving consultant.
  • This person can guide you in the right direction with the steps you need to take in order to move overseas with precision, including things like being a liaison between customers and international shippers, as well as helping with international phone calls and translation services if you’re planning on moving to a country where you don’t (yet) speak the language.
  • Also, an international consultant can prove to be an instrumental help with understanding the logistics of international carriage laws and customs regulations.
  • Most often, household goods are sent overseas by shipping containers on freight boats, but can also be sent as cargo on planes.
  • Of course, moving internationally will cost much more per pound or kilogram than domestic moving will cost, and it’s also important to remain flexible in your budget for surprise fees to pop up.
  • The average prices of an international move will vary drastically depending on the total weight of the items being shipped, but a safe estimate for what one might spend on an overseas move can range from $2500 to $6000.


The DON’Ts of Boston…and One DO

  • Don’t try to imitate that crazy New England accent!
  • Don’t let anyone tell you misguided info about the rich history.
  • Don’t just eat in a food court; go local!
  • Don’t worry about jaywalking.
  • Don’t compare Boston to New York City.
  • Don’t try to smuggle your way into a Harvard class.
  • DO have a taste-test between the cannoli at Mike’s Pastry and Modern Pastry. Who wins?!



5 Undeniable Reasons To Trust Movers With Your Vehicle

  • Scrambling to sell it is a pain. If you're trying to sell your vehicle and get a new one in your destination, what if you don't have any buyers? The clock is ticking, so it can cause a lot of undue stress, or worse: accepting an unfairly low price just to get it off your shoulders.
  • You're not piling on the miles. When you transport your car via a moving company, you're not driving all those miles to get it from Point A to Point B.
  • You won't be stranded. Car trouble is stressful in and of itself, but car trouble in a strange town? That's a nightmare.
  • No worrying about damage. Driving long distance exposes your car to the elements of the outdoors, careless other drivers on the road, and general wearing down of the vehicle. Sidestep all of that with auto transport from your moving company.
  • It’s not as expensive as you think. There are two different tiers of auto transport service, so the prospect of having movers take care of your vehicle isn't quite as costly as you may assume.




5 Words That Mean Something Different to People in MA

  • khakis—what you use to get into your vehicle and start it.
  • Dunks—the only kind of coffee you need in your life.
  • wicked—another word for “very”
  • Sox—the only baseball team to pay attention to.
  • Vineyard—one of the most beautiful beaches on the Eastern Seaboard.

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“The association of truckers with cowboys and related myths was perhaps most obvious during the urban-cowboy craze of the late 1970s, a period that saw middle-class urbanites wearing cowboy clothing and patronizing simulated cowboy nightclubs. During this time, at least four truck driver movies appeared, CB radio became popular, and truck drivers were prominently featured in all forms of popular media.” — Lawrence J. Ouellet

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".

Prior to the 20th century, freight was generally transported overland via trains and railroads. During this time, trains were essential, and they were highly efficient at moving large amounts of freight. But, they could only deliver that freight to urban centers for distribution by horse-drawn transport. Though there were several trucks throughout this time, they were used more as space for advertising that for actual utility. At this time, the use of range for trucks was quite challenging. The use of electric engines, lack of paved rural roads, and small load capacities limited trucks to most short-haul urban routes.

Beginning the the early 20th century, the 1920's saw several major advancements. There was improvement in rural roads which was significant for the time. The diesel engine, which are 25-40% more efficient than gas engines were also a major breakthrough. We also saw the standardization of truck and trailer sizes along with fifth wheel coupling systems. Additionally power assisted brakes and steering developed. By 1933, all states had some form of varying truck weight regulation.

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

The decade of the 70s saw the heyday of truck driving, and the dramatic rise in the popularity of "trucker culture". Truck drivers were romanticized as modern-day cowboys and outlaws (and this stereotype persists even today). This was due in part to their use of citizens' band (CB) radio to relay information to each other regarding the locations of police officers and transportation authorities. Plaid shirts, trucker hats, CB radios, and using CB slang were popular not just with drivers but among the general public.

In 2009, the book 'Trucking Country: The Road to America's Walmart Economy' debuted, written by author Shane Hamilton. This novel explores the interesting history of trucking and connects certain developments. Particularly how such development in the trucking industry have helped the so-called big-box stored. Examples of these would include Walmart or Target, they dominate the retail sector of the U.S. economy. Yet, Hamilton connects historical and present-day evidence that connects such correlations.

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 some states, a business route is designated by adding the letter "B" after the number instead of placing a "Business" sign above it. For example, Arkansas signs US business route 71 as "US 71B". On some route shields and road signs, the word "business" is shortened to just "BUS". This abbreviation is rare and usually avoided to prevent confusion with bus routes.

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.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is an influential association as an advocate for transportation. Setting important standards, they are responsible for publishing specifications, test protocols, and guidelines. All which are used in highway design and construction throughout the United States. Despite its name, the association represents more than solely highways. Alongside highways, they focus on air, rail, water, and public transportation as well.

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.

Unfortunately for the trucking industry, their image began to crumble during the latter part of the 20th century. As a result, their reputation suffered. More recently truckers have been portrayed as chauvinists or even worse, serial killers. The portrayals of semi-trailer trucks have focused on stories of the trucks becoming self-aware. Generally, this is with some extraterrestrial help.

The most basic purpose of a trailer jack is to lift the trailer to a height that allows the trailer to hitch or unhitch to and from the towing vehicle. Trailer jacks may also be used for the leveling of the trailer during storage. To list a few common types of trailer jacks are A-frame jacks, swivel jacks, and drop-leg jacks. Other trailers, such as horse trailers, have a built-in jack at the tongue for this purpose.

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.

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.

There are various versions of a moving scam, but it basically begins with a prospective client. Then the client starts to contact a moving company to request a cost estimate. In today's market, unfortunately, this often happens online or via phone calls. So essentially a customer is contacting them for a quote when the moving company may not have a license. These moving sales people are salesman prone to quoting sometimes low. Even though usually reasonable prices with no room for the movers to provide a quality service if it is a broker.

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.

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.

Commercial trucks in the U.S. pay higher road taxes on a State level than the road vehicles and are subject to extensive regulation. This begs the question of why these trucks are paying more. I'll tell you. Just to name a few reasons, commercial truck pay higher road use taxes. They are much bigger and heavier than most other vehicles, resulting in more wear and tear on the roadways. They are also on the road for extended periods of time, which also affects the interstate as well as roads and passing through towns. Yet, rules on use taxes differ among jurisdictions.