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Top Places to Visit after Moving to Arlington, Virginia

With its close proximity to Washington, D.C., Arlington County, Virginia is home to numerous federal agencies including the Department of Defense, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Transportation Security Administration. While federal agencies heavily support the local economy, chocolate will soon play an important role. That’s right, chocolate. In January 2017, Nestlé announced its plan to move its U.S. headquarters to Arlington in late 2017. Nestlé expects to add around 750 jobs to the Arlington community. If you’re new to the area (or if you’ve lived here your whole life), check out our list of top places to visit in Arlington, Virginia. Food & Drink

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How to Prepare for an International Move

Moving can be an exciting, yet stressful process. And moving internationally adds another layer of complexity to an already nerve-wracking milestone. As more and more companies expand globally, international relocations will become more common. While the decision to relocate globally for work, experience, or pleasure is ultimately up to you, outside factors might just guide you to a new country. So what is the global relocation process like? Who do you have to notify? When do you have to start? What documents do you need to arrange? We’re here to help answer five of the most frequently asked questions about […]

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Choosing an Independent Mover or a Van Line for Your Long Distance Move

For those making interstate moves, you have an important decision to make—van line agent or independent mover. What is the difference and why should you choose one over the other? With local moves, you will usually see the same crew throughout—the same group that packs and loads your belongings will also be delivering and unloading your items at your new home. However, with long distance moves, the crew at your new home will be different (except the driver). Where they come from depends on what type of company you hired—an independent mover or a van line agent. Independent Mover Independent […]

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Keeping Our Long Distance Drivers Comfortable

An important part of any moving company’s success is its drivers.  Long distance drivers in particular are frequently away from home, friends, and family for several days – or even a couple of weeks – at a time.  We don’t see them as often as some of our other employees, so we make extra efforts to make them feel valued and appreciated. We recently opened a dedicated, furnished break room at our Sterling, VA headquarters for our long-distance drivers and their helpers to enjoy when they are between jobs. We appreciate all of our drivers’ hard work and the tireless hours they […]

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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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Long Distance Drivers Workshops

This past weekend we were pleased to welcome a selection of our long distance drivers for the first in a series of Drivers Workshops. This workshop, and the following subsequent workshops, allows us to accomplish several objectives before the start of the “busy season” with all of our Long Distance drivers. What Occurs at the Long Distance Drivers Workshops? Continued Education. All of the drivers are completing PACE training, and these workshops are the perfect opportunity for our long distance (LD) drivers. The first day of PACE training is the classroom training and the second day of training is on […]

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