When a military family moves or relocates, the logistics involved are slightly different when compared to an ordinary family. You would therefore find that you need movers who understand these dynamics, so that the move can be conducted smoothly and efficiently. Traditional Express Van Lines is a company that has provided top notch moving solutions for military individuals and families. Whether you are relocating permanently or temporarily, our military movers will be there to make the task less stressful.
Are you wondering how you can make your next move as smooth as possible? The secret is to plan everything well in advance so that on the moving day everything is well organized.
Here is a guide that will make you understand military moving better, giving you a clear picture through a compilation of our most frequently asked questions. We are rated among the top military mover companies, and most of the questions we are asked have helped shape us into the excellent service providers we are.
Military moving F.A.Q.
When should I move?
If you can choose the time of your move, then schedule it at a time when there is little demand for vans and moving personnel. This would be somewhere in the middle of the month, far from the holidays and definitely not in summer.
At such a time, the moving personnel will be able to accommodate your moving preferences and give you the best services at zero pressure with regards to time.
How long will my move take?
This is solely dependent on the distance that your shipment will travel. There are other determining factors like the weather conditions on the way, the time it takes to load and unload and even the size of the shipment itself. It goes without saying that if these factors are to the minimum, the time taken to move will be directly proportional to that.
Our company uses a dispatching system that is centrally generated at United, scheduling pickups and drop-offs according to shipment destinations and their weight.
Our vans are very spacious, which means that your household goods will probably not fill up a single van. We therefore compartmentalize the van, with each space carrying a different shipment. Our style of loading is completely safe, so you do not have to worry about something getting misplaced.
How do you estimate my moving costs?
We cannot tell how much the move will cost until after everything is packed, loaded into the vans and weighed. Your basic charges are purely based on the weight of the shipment and the distance of travel. Additional costs are incurred when you make special requests. There is also a Full Protection Value charge that is based on the current government/military rates.
How can I be sure that my goods are safe during shipping?
You can read through either of these pamphlets provided by the SDCC to learn more about military personal property protection.
You can also learn more about shipment valuation by reviewing The Employee Guide: Shipping Your Household Goods. This information pamphlet on government household shipping is provided by The GSA Federal Supply Service.
Any servicing for my appliances?
Our expert military movers are well experienced when it comes to moving electronic and gas appliances. These are the refrigerators, washing machines, cookers etc. Everything needs to be serviced and disconnected before the move, then securely fastened so that they reach the intended destination in the best form possible.
Kindly get in touch with your base transportation office prior to the move to know which appliances will have their servicing costs covered by the military and which ones will be left to you.
Can I do the packing as I wait for the movers?
The style of packing determines the efficiency with which loading and unloading will be carried out. This is why we always suggest that you let our professional movers do the packing.
The above mentioned pamphlets also have helpful additional information about packing.
You can also download our non-allowable checklist to find out which items we do not ship in the United vans.
Are you looking for military mover services? Do not hesitate to contact us. We shall be happy to partner with you as you plan your next move.