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Interstate Moving

Moving Under 500 Miles vs Released Shipment

In moving jargon, a shipment travelling 500 to 600 miles is called a “short haul” move. Most interstate carriers require their agents at point of origin to haul this shipment rather than “releasing” it to the van line for assignment to a driver.

Eldredge and Bourne specializes in short hall relocations. As we are utilizing trucks we own, and men we employee, we have great flexibility in scheduling load and delivery dates.

We also make every effort to have the same crew load and deliver the shipment. We send our van foremen out with fellow employees to load or deliver. Many moving companies utilize help found in labor pools to help drivers load or unload. Eldredge and Bourne is committed to using teams. You know the men that are in your home. This virtually eliminates concerns about damage and it insures continuity in your move.

Should you be moving beyond the short haul range, a “scheduler” employed by Allied Van Lines will be responsible for assigning your shipment to a driver. The operations department at Eldredge and Bourne remains actively involved to insure that communications between you, the van line, and the driver are timely, and that you are receiving the service you have a right to expect. In fact, we expect you to call us with your concerns at any point during or after your relocation. Even if we move you to the other side of the country, you are still our customer.

In today’s world of transportation an owner-operator is a successful small businessman generating gross revenues often in excess of $300,000.00 . He is driving equipment worth as much as $200,000. He could possibly have household goods and art objects worth hundreds of thousands of dollars on his trailer at any time. This man is a professional.

Part of the protection moving with a van line affiliation affords the customer is the monitoring the van line provides. Allied Van Lines mandates multiple yearly vehicle inspections (called DOT inspections) to insure the safety of the equipment. Periodic retraining in customer service, claim prevention, driving safety is provided. Allied insures that drivers have periodic physical exams as mandated by law. Allied runs criminal background checks on drivers and helpers. In fact, it is a violation of Allied policy to utilize a helper who has not had a background check performed. Allied also makes certain that the driver is fully insured and has the required certificates of insurance.

This is protection that you often do not receive from small unaffiliated movers.

The best program that Allied has initiated to insure that you receive the best possible move depends on the families we have moved. Allied attempts to contact every client after their move, requesting they participate in a telephone survey that evaluates the various service providers involved in the relocation: the estimator, the packers, the driver, the load and unload crew and the office staff. To be part of Allied Van Lines, you must perform at a high level.


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