ABC’s 20/20 recently aired a segment titled, “Can You Trust Your Moving Company?” Because of my experience with moving when I was younger, I created JK Moving Services to help give people a worry-free moving experience. I would like to share some key takeaways from the video and how you can find a trustworthy moving company.
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Movers from across North America participate in a discussion on Twitter, called MoveChat, where stories, tips, and advice are shared. Every chat, we discuss a specific part of the moving process. This week the topic was, “Protecting Customers From Moving Day Surprises During the Busy Season” and what follows is an edited transcript of the discussion. We invite you to join us for the next chat to get great advice and tips from the pros. Simply log into Twitter and follow the hashtag #movechat.
Q1. I’m just moving from my studio apt to another apt, how important is my estimate?
HAuston Very important, especially if moving on a budget.
JKMoving Incredibly important. Movers need to see all that’s moving, plus loading dock and elevator.
HAuston Scheduling is important. Make sure you understand the building rules for moving.
Each year, the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) presents national awards recognizing safety in the moving industry. The three safety categories are: Fleet Safety Award, Fleet Safety Improvement Award, and Safety Initiative Award.
We are pleased to announce that JK has won a national fleet safety award for 2013! This is the first time that JK has won this award in the history of the company. AMSA’s fleet safety awards recognize carriers that demonstrate outstanding safety performance based on the carrier’s CSA BASIC measure scores. BASIC scores are comprised of Crash Indicator score, Vehicle Maintenance score, Controlled Substances/ Alcohol score, Driver Fitness score, Fatigued Driving score, and Unsafe Driving score. (If you have any questions about these scores, leave a note in the comments below.)
JK qualified in the five to 20 million miles category, and submitted its application with relevant safety data to AMSA in November 2013. The award is driven solely by each applicant’s U.S. Department of Transportation safety scores. The award measures JK’s entire fleet, including local, short-haul, and long distance drivers and equipment, for Commercial and Residential moving.
This award demonstrates JK’s dedication to safety across the enterprise. While fleet safety is overseen by the Safety team, it’s the daily dedication across the company that made this award possible. We thank teams across Residential and Commercial for reinforcing and practicing safety every day.
JK will officially receive its award during AMSA’s annual conference in February. Congratulations to all on this outstanding achievement!
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JK Moving is pleased to announce the arrival of Joe Quill as an Account Executive for the Archives group. Joe has 18 years of experience in the storage and transportation industry, getting his start in the residential moving and storage business in 1995. For the past eight years, Joe has dedicated his career to offsite records storage and archiving.
We recently sat down with Joe to learn more about him, his role, and how he helps customers with their archiving needs.
Joe, why do you like the archiving business?
I like the business because it makes sense. The people I interact with on a daily basis have a direct need, and I can offer a direct solution. I find it really rewarding to stand in front of potential customers and know that I have and can provide an answer that is customized specifically for them and their business. Continue reading …
Editor’s Note: Welcome back to “Ask A Mover,” a series of blog posts addressing a specific question or part of the moving process. Today’s topic is, “Are there any risks with a binding estimate?” We invite you to leave any questions you want answered in the comments below, or on Facebook, on Twitter using the hashtag “#AskAMover.”
As you prepare for your move, you should receive three in-home estimates. As the moving representative surveys your home, they will provide you an estimate based on where you are moving to and how much you will be moving. You can receive either a non-binding, not-to-exceed, or binding estimate. (Please click here for more information on estimates.)
We often hear the question, is there any risk with a binding estimate? You know how much your move is going to cost, so instead of using the estimate to help set a budget, you have a guaranteed price to pay. So is there any risk involved for the consumer with this type of estimate? Continue reading …
The current weather is building to be quite the snowstorm in our area. All members of the JK family have checked in and everyone is doing fine. As a result of the weather, our crews were not dispatched today.
We realize this storm is going to continue throughout the day and we want to make sure our crews are safe, as well as your belongings. This has led to a change in plans and services we can safely offer.
What do you need to know?
- JK is rescheduling residential moves planned for Friday (2/14). Your coordinator will contact you to confirm the details.
- We are not accepting any new moves until after Sunday (2/16). We will accommodate those already planning to move.
- Questions? Feel free to email or call your regular JK contact.
- JK Phone Numbers:
- 703-260-4282 (main office)
- 301-340-6683 (Gaithersburg, MD office)
- 800-673-8487 (toll-free)
Update as of 12:15 PM 2/13
- We are in consistent contact with all customers to assess their needs and ensure that everything is managed properly and safely.
- Reminder to residential customers that they need to clear a path (driveway/sidewalk) for our crews from the house to the moving truck, at origin and destination.
- If your outdoor/ patio furniture is to be moved, it needs to be cleared before the movers arrive.
- Commercial moves will be assessed early Friday morning. While commercial properties tend to be cleared quicker than residential areas, safety is still our number one concern.
We apologize for the inconvenience of rescheduling today’s and tomorrow’s moves. Safety is a priority for us and dispatching crews today would not have been safe. Be sure to follow the JK Facebook and JK Twitter pages for status updates. Again, if you have any questions we are available by phone or email. Stay safe!
We recently hosted a job fair at our headquarters, and you know what? We are still hosting job fairs and hiring! You can visit our employment page for all open positions and to learn more about the benefits we offer.
Positions We Are Looking To Fill
- Commercial Movers
- Over-the-Road Drivers (Long-Distance)
- Short-haul Drivers
- Non-CDL Drivers
- Class A Drivers
- Class B Drivers
- Modular Installers
- Customer Service Coordinators
- Warehouse Helpers
- PC Techs (Connect and Reconnect Services)
- College interns for our Accounting Department, Government Services Team, and Move Management Team