Tips for Packing and Shipping Fragile Items

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Shipping Fragile Items

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The first step in preparing fragile items for shipping is to gather all of your packing materials. These items can be purchased at many locations – your local UPS or FedEx store, U-Haul store, or a home improvement type store; such as Lowes or Home Depot. Your local Walmart and Target are also great resources for your packing supply needs. Read More

How to Ship Tools While Saving Money

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One of the most important items you will need when moving are your tools. The house may need some repair, upgrades or just a few updates – either way you will need to ship your tools.

How to Ship a Tool Box

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What You Need To Know to Ship a Toolbox

There are many things to consideration when shipping a tool box. Sharp edges need to be protected; large and bulky tools may need to be crated; fuel should be drained from the motor; and any hazardous chemicals could limit the available shipping methods. With a little research and preparation, however, you can properly ship your tools.

How to Pack Your Tools

As stated above there are many different types of tools. You will first need to determine what type of tools you are shipping before you can determine how to pack tools. Will you ship sharp tools, heavy tools, a large tool box or all of the above? Read More

Don’t Let Rain Disrespect Your Move

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Moving day has many challenges no matter what time of the year you plan to move, and then add rain into the mix and you have an even more challenging day!

Moving in the Rain

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Can I Move During the Rain?

Moving in the rain doesn’t have to be the worst possible scenario. When you think of you rain on moving day you think of slippery surfaces, ruined electronics and drenched movers. Transit Systems wants you to think positively! Even if it is raining the move can be done efficiently and with little stress. Here is how you can successfully move in the rain.

Yes! Here is How to Move in the Rain

Moving in the rain requires planning ahead. Being prepared is the most important aspect to consider before your rainy day move. It will save your the headache and frustration that normally comes with rain. Read More

Charitable Shipment of Shoes to Kids in Need

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Mission Trip to Native American Reservation

A local Chester County youth group did a week-long mission trip last summer at a Native American Reservation in remote Manderson, South Dakota.

Moved by the extreme need in this community, especially among the children of the school where the youth worked, one of the members of the group and his family responded to the need for warm footwear this winter by holding a boot drive.

There are 150 kids at this Native American school and it turned out they all needed warm footwear. Boots (mostly new) came streaming in from schoolmates, community members, friends, family, and most of all the home church where the youth group are members. Read More

How to Effectively Communicate With Your Moving Company

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Communication With Your Moving Company

First Impression. The first time you communicate with a selected moving company should give you insight into what you can expect as you move forward. As soon as you contact the moving company, by phone or internet, you should receive a timely response. This means if you do not get a call back or an email from the moving company within 24 hours, continue to look for another moving company.

Free Quote Next, the moving company should provide a free shipping quote. This means they require no credit card and no upfront cash to provide a quote. Whether this is an in-house quote or an online quote, it should be free.

Location- There are two types of locations they will need to know. Read More

Safely Shipping Antique Sideboards Cross Country

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Shipping antique sideboards cross country Anita and Jerome from Georgia have been looking for the perfect antique peice of furniture since they first moved into their home two years ago. The needed to add an antique sideboard in a very specific spot with exact dimensions.

This is their story of how they found the right peice of furniture at the right price! And how this couple from Georgia found the perfect shipping company to ship their treasured furniture.

They started their furniture search at local consignment shops and large retail stores – anywhere they could find what they were looking for. It wasn’t until they started to look on eBay that they found exactly what they were looking for. The size and color was perfect! Even the price point was right on. The only problem was, it was located in California and then were in Georgia – thousand of miles away. Read More

Should I Purchase Shipping Insurance? Yes! Find out Why!

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Shipping Insurance

Why Purchase Moving Insurance?

Accidents happen, whether that means icy roads, broken down trucks or a delivery man having a bad day, so protect your assets and pay the extra couple of dollars for moving insurance.

How much will it cost?

Transit Systems will pay for the first $500 of shipping insurance and then you, the customer, will pay $4 for every $100. This means if your items are worth $1000, you will pay $20 extra to insure your shipment.

Let’s say you are not shipping a single piece of furniture and you are not exactly sure how much your entire shipment is worth, then you can pay for blanket insurance through the carrier. These prices will vary but they will cover your total shipment. Ask your shipping advisor for more details on how much this will cost, because it all depends on which one of our carriers is shipping your items. Read More

Transit Systems Gets Top Rating by The Better Business Bureau (BBB) 2015

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Transit Systems has been making big efforts to better serve our customers, and we have good news to share!

Transit-Systems-Inc-BBB-A-Rating_2-17-2015Transit Systems is an “A” Rated company by the BBB in 2015. We have pushed ourselves harder to make our services better, and that shows in how customers feel about us. We’re an “A” company, and you should know that.

One of the benchmarks of a good moving and shipping company is their reputation. When a company is working hard to provide an honest service to customers, it shows. People talk about good service and they know when they’ve been served well or not.

Over twenty years ago when our business started, you’d ask your friendly neighbor what they thought of a moving company and they’d tell you what they knew. In today’s world, this friendly talk is happening in the form of online reviews. Read More

How Long Should I Expect to Wait for Pick Up and Delivery of my Shipment?

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When you ship Economy (all items must be boxed and items must be brought to the curb for pick up and are delivered to the curb) you can expect next day pick-up. This means you can for a quote on a Tuesday and you decide to move forward and book, then our drivers will be out as soon as Wednesday to pick up. As for the delivery, items will be delivered within 2-7 business days. The other time frame that you should be aware of is, the window for pickup, which is 4 hours in the afternoon.

Transit Systems also offers a full service shipment called, White Glove – this means your furniture will be wrapped by professionals, loaded on a truck, shipped and delivered in your home and unwrapped by the movers. Read More

How to Safely Ship a Vintage Dining Room Set

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Shipping an antique peice of furniture can be scary. You have been taking excellent care of your treasured dining room set for years and now you need to put it in the hands of strangers. You will feel confident shipping with Transit Systems after you read about one of Transit Systems’ recent customers excellent experience. Transit Systems will not be a stranger after you read this. You will know and understand how the shipping process works.

Transit Systems specializes in shipping furniture long distance. They have been shipping furniture for over 20 years and consider themselves an expert. With that said, Transit Systems has been surveying their customers about their shipping experience for over 2 years to find out what they are doing well and what they need to work on. Below is a recent review from one of Transit Systems’ customers.


“I did a lot of comparisons before selecting Transit Systems. They transported our vintage dining room table and chairs with the utmost care. Their knowledge & prices were also the best. I would highly recommend them to anyone.”

- Rick S, Arizona, January 20, 2015

Transit Systems reached out to Rick to get more information about his shipping experience and he continued to praise Transit Systems, their carrier, Microship and his sales rep, Tom Tract. Read More

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