What Does Your Car Go Through During the Shipping Process?

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The first step is to find a reputable auto transporting company. Once you have chosen your company, you will want to find out if the truck can pick your car up at your home. The truck will pick up the vehicle and drop off as close to your home as he can legally and safely get. Many cities have restriction on large trucks that prohibit them from driving into some residential areas. Transport trucks are extremely big and need a lot of room to maneuver and turn around, so if this is not something they can do at your home, you may need to meet the truck at a larger public parking lot. The truck driver may ask about a local grocery store or mall that you could meet at. If this needs to be done, the driver will call you directly. Read More

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“As the result of a death in the family, I needed to have a piece of furniture shipped from Indiana to North Carolina. This was a very stressful time for my family and it was important to me that the pick-up of the item went smoothly because I was not able to be there. The family members that were there for the pick-up said that they arrived on time, were polite, and carefully packed up the piece of furniture. I had the same experience a few weeks later when the furniture arrived. Nothing was missing and there was no damage to the furniture. My only complaint was that I was notified of the day of the delivery and that it would be in the morning, but I wasn’t expecting them to arrive as early as they did, which was around 7:55 AM. All in all I would definitely use Transit Systems if I ever need a large item shipped again.”
Stephanie R., Apex, NC, October 25, 2013

Pumpkin Recipes That You Will Love!

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At this point in the season you definitely have had your pumpkin latte (maybe even multiple!), but have you done any baking with pumpkin yet? Even if you have already, you have got to try some of these amazing recipes! Read More

Tips for Hiring a Senior Move Manager

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Senior Move Managers specialize in helping older adults downsize or relocate from their home to a new residence. They help with sorting items (items that will be taken to their new home), decluttering homes, dispersal of unwanted items (items to be donated or recycled), packing, selecting movers, orchestrating the move, setting up the new location and even helping with the emotional aspects of the move.

A great place to start researching and exploring the senior move managers is The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). This is an organization of senior move managers across the U.S. NASMM can help you locate and connect with a senior move manager in your area. Read More

‘Luxury’ Moving and Shipping

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For many of us, the most economical way to move is best. However, there are those lucky few who can enjoy the benefits of a ‘luxury’ move because money is no object. Maybe you received an extra bonus this year, or Grandma gave a more than generous holiday gift this year, or maybe you’d like to use some of your well earned money to have someone else pack and move your items – either way, if you have the budget to do so, why not spend it on quality moving services and enjoy a stress free move?

Transit Systems works with shipping professionals who will come into your home, wrap and protect your items, load them onto the truck and deliver your items to the destination of your choice. All we need from you is a phone call to set up pickup and delivery times and be there to let the movers in upon arrival. Then sit back, drink your coffee and get ready for your day while we go about our job, ensuring safe transport and delivery of your items! Read More

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“Every aspect of the move went smoothly. Our agent Kathy was professional and easy to work with. The estimate was fast, the price was the lowest I found, and the service was top-notch. Thanks for providing a great experience!”
Glenna S., Prior Lake, MN, October 17, 2013

Transit Systems’ Top 3 Moving Tips

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Make a list.
Although this is the simplest tip, it’s the most important. Whether you like to keep lists the old fashioned way by writing everything down or maybe you text or email yourself ideas when they come to you, either way works – just have a specific spot where you keep all of your lists. As you are packing one room you may think of something you want to pack, clean or purchase, so write it down. We recommend keeping your notes, emails and texts all as close to the computer as possible—it’s accessible, easy to remember, and a commonly used place. And don’t forget as moving day gets closer to refer to your list and cross items off as you pack them. Read More

Should I Hire a Mover or Do-it-Myself?

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This is a great question, but a difficult one to answer. Answering this question takes some time and thought, and maybe even a little research. Before you can answer the question as to what transportation you’ll need for your move, you have to figure out how much stuff you’re trying to move. Also, you have to consider non-obvious factors, like the type of vehicle you have. Cars play a huge role in this decision because they dictate whether you can manage to fit most of your belongings in your SUV, or you need to rent a trailer or hire a mover because you have a compact car.

Let’s take a look at your options and figure out what would work best for you! Read More

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“The pickup guys were great. But more importantly, the guys who dropped it off (to my dad, who is 93 years old) were even better. They were able to work with my sister’s schedule and make my dad comfortable when the delivery was made. I can’t tell you how important this was to me and my family. So thank you.”
Luz, Palm City, FL, October 9, 2013

Moving Company vs. Moving Broker

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A moving company is a company that does everything in house. They have their own moving trucks, moving crew and sales team to organize and track your shipment. Most local moving companies are not brokers because everything they do is local – it is easier to track, fuel and fill trucks locally.

A moving broker does not have their own moving trucks and moving crew. A broker works with one or more national carriers that constantly have trucks traveling nationwide. This works really well when you need to ship a small load, because brokers have trucks throughout the country going in all directions. When you call your moving broker, they have a better chance of shipping your item because if one truck cannot pick it up they work with others that may be in the area. Read More

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