moving from NJ to Northern California

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moving from NJ to Northern California

Postby micki » Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:10 am


We are moving a household worth of stuff plus a car. I have started interviewing moving companies and have talked with agents from Atlas Van lines interstate agent Shannon transport, Beakins, and Transtar Moving Systems an Agent for Paul Arpin Van Lines. We will probably have to store items for a couple of weeks.

Has anyone had any experience with these companies. They are coming to our home and giving us estimates. My concern is that the local agent's company may not be doing the move. Both Atlas Van Lines and Paul Arpin say it could be another Atlas or Paul Arpin rep assigned.

Any thoughts?

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Re: moving from NJ to Northern California

Postby Josh » Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:16 am


That is normal, especially in the summer months.

If you would like us to research these companies, please post their addresses, DOT #'s, phone numbers etc.

We will then be able to pull some reports and do some checking for you.

It sounds as if you are on the right track, keep up the good work.


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Re: moving from NJ to Northern California

Postby BigLeeCalif » Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:55 am

Paul Arpin isn't one of the largest majors, and doesn't have agencies in all of the cities some of the others do, so it would not be out of the ordinary to have other agents involved in servicing one of their bookings.

Their van line headquarters is in West Warwick, RI....

You might consider that moving in the summer months is more hectic than during off peak months (Oct - Mar), so it is doubly important to get in home estimates from your movers so that you have not-to-exceed estimates in hand...

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