Over the river and through the woods, or moving cross-country with kids

(Editor’s Note: Martin Zepeda is a Long Distance Fleet Planner in JK’s Residential Moving Division.  Today, he shares his experience from when he moved his young family cross-country.) Our youngest son – two at the time – woke up on moving day to the sound of a tractor trailer in front of our house. He ran downstairs in his jammies holding his favorite stuffed animal by the foot. Our two older kids finished their breakfast, not quite as enthusiastic. The driver and his crew rang the doorbell; moving day had finally arrived. A cross-country move can be stressful, so explaining to your […]

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Green for the day

As our regular readers know, JK has a long-standing commitment to sustainable practices, both inside our company and on behalf of our customers.  And we’ve found that being “eco-friendly” is an increasingly important issue for our commercial customers (i.e., office and industrial moves). Sure, you can read about our innovative programs and practices that help our customers reduce the amount of waste and boxes that go into landfills, and even how we donate unwanted (but perfectly usable!) furniture and electronics to nonprofit organizations, but there’s nothing like a real-life example to drive the point home. Read on! On June 1st, […]

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Gone to the (highly trained) dogs

Here’s a riddle for you: when is a warehouse NOT a warehouse? Answer: when it’s also a training center for highly-skilled service animals and their handlers. A few times each month at JK, we are honored to welcome several officers and their service dogs from the K-9 Unit of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. These teams of officers and their dogs are specially-trained in finding (or sniffing out, in the dogs’ case) explosives at Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport. So what are these highly-trained teams doing at JK? Training, of course. It’s vital for the officers and […]

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