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 - Kelley M

I as of late utilized DN Van Lines for a 50 mile move subsequent to being alluded to them. It was extraordinary that I was booked for the evening yet then they approached to reschedule me for ahead of schedule morning. Being under a tight time period I took them up on the offer. They were spot on time and courteous. Continuously uplifting news when the cost was somewhat lower than cited. Once more, having moved before and watching movers I was not awed. They are entirely movers. There was no consideration what so ever with my assets or the property. The hardwood floors on both closures had a few evident scratches (gouges) in them and they never let me know. I discovered them. Throughout the years I have buckled down for what I have as furniture and the nature of it. They put a few chips and scratches in a couple pieces, never let me know. It was a blustery day yet nothing was put over the furniture to ensure it nor did they utilize any of the covers that are utilized by different movers. One little lovely stockpiling unit with wicker crate was so wet everything must be taken out and dried out. Shock, never let me know. General I was not content with the absence of admiration they had for my things or my property. Indicates absence of pride in workmanship and disposition. Therefore I would never suggest them. On the off chance that you esteem your belonging discover another person.

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Vince R

amicable folks who appeared to have a great time cooperating and with us. they buckled down and were exceptionally proficient and accommodating. in any case, a few things were harmed regardless of the fact that slightly.first, they broke a wheel/caster off my weber barbecue. i didn't find this until later on and this took some doing on my part to repair. it will never look 100% again.secondly, they scratched one of the dark safety glass racks to our television stand. when we were endeavoring to return the racks on at the new house we couldn't at initially figured which one went where until part of the gang said goodness better believe it the scratched one goes on top! well I knew it was not scratched when we cleared out the old address but rather I said nothing as it was an exceptionally cumbersome minute and i had a ton else on my plate.what would I have achieved by saying anything so I bit my tongue.i have put dark electrical tape over the three and a half creep scratch.lastly, they broke part of the box on our office desk.there is a scar where i stuck it and the part moves some when touched however fundamentally it is by all accounts ok.overall somewhat baffled. wish I hadn't tipped them so well at this point.

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 5.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - J M

We had an awesome involvement with Gallo. They valued the employment decently, assessed the move time precisely, appeared on time, took great consideration off our stuff, didn't harm any furniture, dividers or anything and the moving group had a decent state of mind and identity. What more would you be able to request?

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2 5 1 Reviewed 2 times, 3.0 customer satisfaction.
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 - Mika L

We are cheerful we picked ADMIRAL VAN LINES and Storage and would utilize them again as they appear to be one of the better if not best moving companys around. Naval commander Moving and Storage cleared us out with their diligent work and proficiency. The movers were obliging, proficient, what's more, realized what they were doing. I had them turned out and pack for me the day preceding. They carried every one of their supplies with them for pressing. They did t appear to cheat for the supplies they utilized. I was entirely satisfied with that part. 5 stars for that! they didn't nickel and dime me for the supplies they brought when pressing for us. Too, they were truly adaptable and better than average with a minute ago changes. I called them the day preceding to have them come pack for us since I attempted yet couldn't complete it. I additionally called them the week of the move to change the date/time in light of a minute ago work issues.

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 - B S.

The times of calling my companions to help me move are over (particularly with three flights of stairs) so I required help with my turn around 15 minutes away... Quick Lines was one of around eight organizations reacting to a quote demand I rounded out on an outsider referral site. A woman named Ofra rapidly gave me a quote back in light of the information I gave which was toward the lower $ end. Everything was straight forward and in composing as to the expenses and charges. They charged by the hour and gave three men. I had everything boxed and prepared to go - if not they charge for disassembling furniture, pressing tape, boxes, and so on . They were 45minutes late so was kinda pissed to begin with. Be that as it may, the evaluation was three hours, however they completed sooner, so I spared $100. The folks we pleasant and not good-for-nothings. My aggregate move cost me under $300 with tip. *Most worth it*, I DO suggest this organization... shabby and great from my experience.

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 - Patty K.

Had these folks in yesterday to help with a little, yet enormous move. Required a crane to get a lounge chair into a third floor loft. They found the one window in the loft it would fit through and made sense of how to take care of business. The expense was sensible thinking of it as was a crane! Less expensive than purchasing new love seats to fit. Filled my heart with joy!

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 - Robin Barrientos

kind people who will get your needs done

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 - Manuel Gonzalez

The best moving company in Boston, Efficient Moving Services is by far the most inexpensive mover, quality, efficient, and friendly. I would recommend to anyone

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 - Kathy-Ann H.

Hello there, I've had my little girl's Janssen upright moved in any event twice. The movers from Allston Piano were tremendous! Patrick, Brayden, and Azuolas made a fabulous, productive and proficient showing. They were in and out of my two-story duplex in 20 minutes and arrived and conveyed the piano to my third floor condo all in one-hour level. They were peaceful as well! I remarked to them that it seemed like they flew down the stairs and out the entryway. For me, Allston Piano is the main decision for moving our cherished instrument.

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 - Bill Mark Ronson

Billy here to report a great company doing great work, not only did they help me with my antique piano which still works and was completely untouched at the end of the experience but they were really nice guys. I really appreciate these guys and the work they did.

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 - Trevor T.

This was my first time moving crosscountry( (California to Mass) and I was concerned. I heard the repulsiveness stories of things getting lost/broken and it taking until the end of time. I was agreeably astounded when nothing at all was lost or softened and my stuff touched base up two weeks. Likewise, my contact from Conlon (Barbara) was constantly prepared to answer my inquiries and kept me educated.

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 - Alex F.

Phenomenal! Our three movers, Geronimo, Carlos, and Leo, were only the best! They took all the worry of our turn inside San Francisco. They appeared ok on time, were proficient, affable, and amazingly accommodating! I wouldn't dither to contract them once more (make sure to request those three gentlemen)! Exceedingly prescribed to make your turn go easily. Much obliged, Shamrock!

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 - Zizi Z

I would prescribe this moving company to my family and companions. I called them in the morning to check whether they would have the capacity to move my things that day and they said yes. They sent 2 movers who where amicable and realized what they were doing. Adored the way that they were on time. This was vital since I needed to hold the lift in my working to have the capacity to move. It took them precisely 3 hours and did they move everything as well as they amassed all my furniture and set them where I needed them. The cost was reasonable for all the work they did and they didn't charge me any shrouded expenses. I will utilize them next time I move to another spot.

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 - Kristi S.

Try not to utilize this moving Company. The main thing that turned out badly was the proprietor did not have me planned for the right day. Upon the arrival of my turn, I needed to call and ask him where his group was. They were assume to arrive at 9:00 am however did not appear until 11:20 am. The proprietor did not give me a rebate for his misstep. After the move, I found some gems and coins missing. When I reported it to the proprietor, he was not exceptionally supportive. I will never utilize this organization again. In the event that you choose to utilize this organization, be cautious.

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 - Sasha

Matt and all the crew were all really nice, competent, and communicative. Having young kids, I thought it was really nice that I didnt need to manage the crew much. That allowed me to focus on the other move-related mental load tasks. All around, a great experience!!

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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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Released in 1998, the film Black Dog featured Patrick Swayze as a truck driver who made it out of prison. However, his life of crime continued, as he was manipulated into the transportation of illegal guns. Writer Scott Doviak has described the movie as a "high-octane riff on White Line Fever" as well as "a throwback to the trucker movies of the 70s".

In 1976, the number one hit on the Billboard chart was "Convoy," a novelty song by C.W. McCall about a convoy of truck drivers evading speed traps and toll booths across America. The song inspired the 1978 action film Convoy directed by Sam Peckinpah. After the film's release, thousands of independent truck drivers went on strike and participated in violent protests during the 1979 energy crisis (although similar strikes had occurred during the 1973 energy crisis).

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 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.

“Country music scholar Bill Malone has gone so far as to say that trucking songs account for the largest component of work songs in the country music catalog. For a style of music that has, since its commercial inception in the 1920s, drawn attention to the coal man, the steel drivin’ man, the railroad worker, and the cowboy, this certainly speaks volumes about the cultural attraction of the trucker in the American popular consciousness.” — Shane Hamilton

As most people have experienced, moving does involve having the appropriate materials. Some materials you might find at home or may be more resourceful to save money while others may choose to pay for everything. Either way materials such as boxes, paper, tape, and bubble wrap with which to pack box-able and/or protect fragile household goods. It is also used to consolidate the carrying and stacking on moving day. Self-service moving companies offer another viable option. It involves the person moving buying a space on one or more trailers or shipping containers. These containers are then professionally driven to the new location.

In 1978 Sylvester Stallone starred in the film "F.I.S.T.". The story is loosely based on the 'Teamsters Union'. This union is a labor union which includes truck drivers as well as its then president, Jimmy Hoffa.

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

The 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.

DOT officers of each state are generally in charge of the enforcement of the Hours of Service (HOS). These are sometimes checked when CMVs pass through weigh stations. Drivers found to be in violation of the HOS can be forced to stop driving for a certain period of time. This, in turn, may negatively affect the motor carrier's safety rating. Requests to change the HOS are a source of debate. Unfortunately, many surveys indicate drivers routinely get away with violating the HOS. Such facts have started yet another debate on whether motor carriers should be required to us EOBRs in their vehicles. Relying on paper-based log books does not always seem to enforce the HOS law put in place for the safety of everyone.

The basics of all trucks are not difficult, as they share common construction. They are generally made of chassis, a cab, an area for placing cargo or equipment, axles, suspension, road wheels, and engine and a drive train. Pneumatic, hydraulic, water, and electrical systems may also be present. Many also tow one or more trailers or semi-trailers, which also vary in multiple ways but are similar as well.

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 USDOT (USDOT or DOT) is considered a federal Cabinet department within the U.S. government. Clearly, this department concerns itself with all aspects of transportation with safety as a focal point. The DOT was officially established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, beginning its operation on April 1, 1967. Superior to the DOT, the United States Secretary of Transportation governs the department. The mission of the DOT is to "Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life for the American people, today and into the future." Essentially this states how important it is to improve all types of transportation as a way to enhance both safety and life in general etc. It is important to note that the DOT is not in place to hurt businesses, but to improve our "vital national interests" and our "quality of life". The transportation networks are in definite need of such fundamental attention. Federal departments such as the USDOT are key to this industry by creating and enforcing regulations with intentions to increase the efficiency and safety of transportation. 

A circumferential route refers to a public transportation system that follows the route in the shape of a circle. Over time a nickname developed in the European Union, calling transportation networks such as these a "ring road". This is no surprise as Europe has several famous "ring roads" such as the Berliner Ring, the Brussels Ring, the Amsterdam Ring, the Boulevard Périphérique around Paris and the Leeds Inner and Outer ring roads. Other countries adopted the term as well which in turn made the name go international. Australia's Melbourne's Western Ring Road and India's Hyderabad's Outer Ring Road both adopted the name. However in Canada, the term is most commonly used, with "orbital" used to a much lesser extent.   On the contrary, the United States calls many "ring roads" as belt-lines, beltways, or loops instead. For example, the Capital Beltway around Washington, D.C. Some ring roads use terminology such as "Inner Loop" and "Outer Loop". This is, of course, for the sake of directional sense, since compass directions cannot be determined around the entire loop.

Released in 1998, the film Black Dog featured Patrick Swayze as a truck driver who made it out of prison. However, his life of crime continued, as he was manipulated into the transportation of illegal guns. Writer Scott Doviak has described the movie as a "high-octane riff on White Line Fever" as well as "a throwback to the trucker movies of the 70s".

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

In 1984 the animated TV series The Transformers told the story of a group of extraterrestrial humanoid robots. However, it just so happens that they disguise themselves as automobiles. Their leader of the Autobots clan, Optimus Prime, is depicted as an awesome semi-truck.

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.

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.

In the United States and Canada, the cost for long-distance moves is generally determined by a few factors. The first is the weight of the items to be moved and the distance it will go. Cost is also based on how quickly the items are to be moved, as well as the time of the year or month which the move occurs. In the United Kingdom and Australia, it's quite different. They base price on the volume of the items as opposed to their weight. Keep in mind some movers may offer flat rate pricing.