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by Ruges
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Driving Across the Country in January
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

Re: Driving Across the Country in January

Yes the mountians just west of denver are horrible. They are bad enough when its dry outside but with snow it makes it that much worse. However going around it can be bad too. The northern route threw Wyoming can get bad and you still have a big pass going down into salt lake. Wyoming is notorious f...
by Ruges
Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Report A Scam
Topic: Massive moving scam targets Houston consumers .
Replies: 10
Views: 3719

Re: Massive moving scam targets Houston consumers .

Hey shrink wraps exspensive, Its like $60-80 a box. /grin. Poeple overate shrinkwrap anyways. I acualy hate to use it unless the piece needs it becouse your helper feels its protected once you put that wrap on it. I cant tell you how many times I have seen a sofa shrunkwraped standing on end, And th...
by Ruges
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Moving from Seattle to VA Beach..end of Dec..
Replies: 6
Views: 2835

Re: Moving from Seattle to VA Beach..end of Dec..

One of Airvans (Tacoma) national corperate HHG accounts is doing alteast 4 moves from Seattle, to NC every month. So if you went with them, you would probly get put on as a self hual.
by Ruges
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Is $1300 a lot for a local move?
Replies: 12
Views: 4873

Re: Is $1300 a lot for a local move?

If it was only 3 guys for 4 hours. And all they did was pick up the stuff hual it and deliver it. Yea $1300 is allot. However if it was acualy 4 guys. And if you added in travel time bringing time up to 7 hours. If they had packing with materials. And valuation was a seperate charge Then $1300 does ...
by Ruges
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: info about houston agents?
Replies: 13
Views: 4778

Re: info about houston agents?

Most of the van line agents probably remain unchanged because no one has posted negative reviews about them. I think any review that is more then 2 years old that involves that acual moving process is not going to be all that acurate. The turnover rate for workers is to high in the moving industry....
by Ruges
Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Comparing Quotes
Replies: 4
Views: 2149

Re: Comparing Quotes

Drive to orgin, pack, load, drive to destination, unload, drive back to warehouse for 8,000 lbs by 4 men in 7.5 hours. While that is not impossible, it would require alll the conditions be perfect. I would figure more like 12 hours. and if any issues arise be prepared to do the delivery on a secound...
by Ruges
Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:29 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Question for the professional movers...
Replies: 6
Views: 2760

Re: Question for the professional movers...

Lets see my training consited of my dad being in the buisness, So I was helping when I was old enough to fold the pads in his trailer. So I learned most of my skills from him and his friends. And I got my CDL before they required you to go to school for it. So my driver training was just riding arou...
by Ruges
Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Moving crew
Replies: 2
Views: 2033

Re: Moving crew

So many different varitables here. Also I am asuming these are acual movers who know what they are doing. But the bare minimum would be 3 guys over 4 days to pack and load. And that is going to be 4 sold days of work. You start adding stuff like long carriers, stairs, shuttles, large amounts of dish...
by Ruges
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Delay claim – North American Van Lines
Replies: 24
Views: 12656

Re: Delay claim – North American Van Lines

My furniture left my house wrapped in pads, but when they came out of the crates there were no pads, just tons of brown paper I know it might look weird, But the crates (liftvans) and brown paper are acualy standard in the moving industry. This method is typicaly used when shiping stuff oversea's. ...
by Ruges
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: supervising the weighing
Replies: 11
Views: 4363

Re: supervising the weighing

Why? Not giving you a hard time, but why is this offensive? Although it rarely happens, it is the right of every customer to be present at the weighing at origin. Wouldn't it be beneficial to the driver so that there will be no argument over the issue of weight? Becouse of the hassle it gives to us...
by Ruges
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: supervising the weighing
Replies: 11
Views: 4363

Re: supervising the weighing

as long as none is added prior to weighing second time. This is not true. If the driver is going for the full tank method. He fuels up before geting his first weight. So the tanks are full. gets his weight. goes load the shipment, goes back and fuels up again till full tanks. gets secound weight. T...
by Ruges
Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: screwed by movers
Replies: 12
Views: 3689

Re: screwed by movers

Real mover. Listed on DoT site. I am not posting exact details to avoid any future issues until I get my stuff. Real movers are not going to give you future issues for posting information about your move. Its not like they are going to say, ohh you posted bad stuff about us, we are going to bust al...
by Ruges
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: How much of this was "sales pitch"?
Replies: 25
Views: 8499

Re: How much of this was "sales pitch"?

As a driver I will say it is hard to fax the weights in. You have to get the fax number. Which can be anywhere from just calling the agent up and asking for the fax number, which only takes a min or two, to geting a voicemail that you have to wait to recieve a call back on. But of course you are dri...
by Ruges
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: How much of this was "sales pitch"?
Replies: 25
Views: 8499

Re: How much of this was "sales pitch"?

Ruges, if I am understanding you correctly, are you saying that the first estimator--the one with the lower weight--the driver for that line would still pick up the load and transport it, and then just get compensation from the agent, and not try to get more $$ from me? Yea that is one option. But ...
by Ruges
Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: How much of this was "sales pitch"?
Replies: 25
Views: 8499

Re: How much of this was "sales pitch"?

One thing the second guy told me is, that if the weight was underestimated, the driver could simply refuse to load it--on the day of moving! Is this true? If the estimate is 4500lbs. And its a GNTE shipment, and the acual is 6800 lbs. The compensation I recieve for hualing the overage is so minimal...

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