Unique Shipping Stories: An SUV Built for a King, Literally

Traveling internationally often opens a person’s eyes to new experiences, cultures, and ways of life. Working within the international shipping industry, and catering to people of different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds can also bring about some unique and interesting stories. Occasionally, this blog will feature “Unique Shipping Stories.” I recently sat down with David MacPherson, JK’s Vice President of the International Division, to talk about some of his “unique shipping experiences.” Shipping an SUV Built for a King, Literally. “An embassy of a middle eastern country asked me to ship a vehicle that was located in Oxnard, California, just north […]

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International Shipping: Who Can You Trust With Your Belongings?

International shipping of items can be a tricky business for some people. Having to ship your personal belongings to a country thousands of miles away and then having to get your items inspected by customs can be a stressful process – especially if your shipper or mover  isn’t a reputable expert. Who can you trust to ship your items? “At JK Moving Services, we work with FIDI, which is a Federation (or Alliance) of International Movers,” said Taylor McFarland, International Relocation Coordinator. Through a certified program called FAIM (FIDI Accredited International Mover), FIDI uses a point system of more than […]

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How Companies are Changing Policies Due to Recent Credit Card Breaches

JK Moving Services Switches to More-Secure, Credit Swiping Technology A recent string of credit and debit card security breaches has made companies – big and small – re-evaluate the way they manage their customers’ personal information. Companies such as eBay, Target, P.F. Chang’s and others were all recently hit with cyber-attacks that potentially affected over 150 million people. According to ABC News, credit card theft is an $18 billion internet-based business that victimizes at least 40 million people every year. “At JK Moving Services, we regularly review our credit card policies,” said Nate Kost, Accounting Manager. “The recent data breaches […]

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Getting Your Degree While Working Full-Time: Is it Possible?

For anyone with a full-time job who is also thinking of getting their master’s degree, usually the most pressing question is, “How can I get my degree and work full-time simultaneously?” Managing a proper work-life balance can be challenging for the average working professional, so what about adding school to the mix? Today, many employers have a tuition reimbursement program. Alongside health care, paid time off, and 401(k) plans, tuition compensation is often offered as part of a company’s benefits package.  Employees are encouraged to pursue their degrees – undergraduate and graduate – while working full-time. At JK Moving Services […]

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Self-Storage Tips: What to Consider Before Moving Your Belongings

U.S. Census data revealed over 35 million Americans move every year. This, along with the growing demand for space, is one of the many reasons we now find almost one in every ten households is now renting a self-storage unit. If you happen to be one of the millions planning a move in the near future or just happen to need more space for your things, we have some self-storage tips for you to consider before moving your belongings.

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Moving To California? CARB Regulations and What it Means For You

California is known as one of the most health conscious states in the country. You may be surprised to learn the term “CARB” no longer refers just to the thing supermodels try to avoid, but has truck owners concerned as well. In this case, “CARB” refers to the California Air Resources Board – or the “clean air agency.” Recently, the Air and Resources Board passed regulations requiring heavy trucks that operate within California to install new – and often expensive — filtering technology to decrease toxic pollutants and emissions. No matter where vehicles are registered and primarily operate, they must […]

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