Moving from Philadelphia, PA to Shreveport, LA

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Moving from Philadelphia, PA to Shreveport, LA

Postby bondj303 » Thu May 19, 2005 3:57 pm

Hi,
I am moving from Philadelphia, PA to Shreveport, LA.
1 bedroom apt.
I am considering the following movers:

1. Fischer-Hughes Transport Inc (United Val Lines Agent)
260 HANSEN ACCESS ROAD
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 19406
Phone: (610) 275-6683
Fax: (610) 275-1631
Toll Free: (800) 220-7020
http://www.fischer-hughes.com
Quote: $3686 (Bound Estimate, Option C)
Estimated weight: 3800 lbs

2. SINCLAIR MOVING & STORAGE, INC. (Mayflower Agent)
5912 DITMAN STREET
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19135
Phone: (800) 282-7242
Fax: (856) 753-0014
Toll Free: (800) 282-7242
http://www.sinclairmoving.com
Quote: $5542 (Bound Estimate, Option C)
Estimated weight: 4100 lbs
This agent added $559.90 for day certain load (didn't have any such thing with Fischer Hughes/United Van Lines), packing fees: $1072 ($606 with Fischer Hughes/United Van Lines), transporatation charges: $2526 ($2052 with Fischer Hughes/United Van Lines) & a difference of $50-100 for all other itmes (like origin fees, destination fees, insurance & fuel surcharges, etc)

3. MCCOLLISTER'S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS,INC. (United Van Lines Agent)
1800 ROUTE 130 NORTH
BURLINGTON, NJ 08016
Phone: (609) 386-0600
Fax: (609) 386-5608
Toll Free: (800) 257-9595
http://www.mccollisters.com
Still to get a quote (possibly tomorrow).

Any suggestions, recommendations, things to watch out for? This is myy first porfessional move, so I will appreciate all the help and advice.
Also, I need to get approval of a reasonable quote from my employer.

Thanks,
BJ.

boo

Re: Moving from Philadelphia, PA to Shreveport, LA

Postby boo » Sun Jun 05, 2005 2:59 pm

Hi,
I have chosen Hughes for a move from Phila. to Texas. They are coming Monday, June 6th, so I'll let you know how it goes...if you're still deciding. I had gotten quotes from Bekins out of Pottstown, and Atlas(Reads) out of Doylestown? I wasn't really thrilled with either of them because neither would give me any references, and the Atlas quote was not binding. So hopefully I'll have good news to report in the next 2 weeks!

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Re: Moving from Philadelphia, PA to Shreveport, LA

Postby Diane » Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:32 pm

I've heard good things from moverpros about both Sinclair and McCollister's. I don't know anything about the United agent. We have one good review of a Sinclair move.


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