Hours of Service Rule Change

On July 1, 2013 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation) instituted a federal rule change regarding the hours of service for all truck drivers. New hours of service The FMCSA instituted these rules to make sure that truck drivers are not driving 20 hours a day, 7 days a week. Much like airline pilots, drivers need a break after extended periods on the road. It’s important to think of these rules as a timeline, and not as a calendar week.

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JK Moving Residential Associations

We are involved in numerous professional associations because it allows us to stay current on the latest industry trends, newest equipment, and for us to network with other reputable service providers. We would like to discuss the residential associations we belong to and the benefits they provide. The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) AMSA is a national trade association for the moving industry and has created the ProMover designation; an initiative to help fight rogue movers. We are proud to call ourselves a ProMover because we agree with the goal to separate rogue movers from legitimate movers by promoting […]

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Fests, Picnics, BBQs – End of July Events

The end of July is typically one of the busiest weeks in the moving industry. This July is no exception, especially for our sales team. We will be attending and sponsoring a variety of events and would love to see you there. Take a look and check us out in the last week of July.

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Providing Customers With Accurate Estimates

One of the keys to a successful move is receiving an accurate estimate. The estimate allows customers to set a budget and know exactly which services they will receive. So how does JK Moving prepare our residential moving consultants to give accurate estimates? Ride-alongs with the sales team All new move consultants are mentored by experienced sales team members. By shadowing a veteran salesperson, the new consultants learn firsthand how to perform an accurate estimate. They learn what questions to ask, how to account for all items during the walk-through in the house, and how to get comfortable interacting with […]

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JK Maryland Office Opens Commercial Doors

We are proud to announce that our Maryland office is now dispatching for commercial moves. This expansion will supplement the service we already deliver to our commercial clients in the metro D.C. area. The biggest beneficiaries of this expansion will be our clients in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, and D.C. 5 Benefits of the Commercial Expansion Training. All of the commercial crews dispatched in Maryland will be IOMI® certified, fully trained, full time employees. Through all of the training and familiarity with commercial moving, customers will not be able to tell the difference between crews from the […]

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In 2012, JK Diverted Over 1,200 Tons from Landfills

Regular readers know we are proud of our sustainability efforts across the company. Each year, we publish a report with the results of our eco-friendly practices. In 2012, we diverted more than 1,200 tons of materials from local landfills. That amount of material equates to 200 elephants, or for those in the transportation industry, 60 tractor trailer trucks!

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