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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Safety and Numbers

With over 125 crew members lifting everything from pianos to conference tables, 128 drivers logging close to 3 million miles on the nation’s roads, and 40 staff members fork-lifting storage containers in our warehouses every day, Workers’ Compensation Injury statistics really mean something to JK. Numbers are more than just numbers – they translate to the people we work with and see every day. These statistics mean that no one has been injured lifting and loading heavy furniture, stacking pallets 30 feet high in our warehouses, or servicing and driving the hundreds of trucks we put on the road each […]

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Household Moves on the Rise in 2010

If you can gauge the economy by how many people are moving then things are starting to look up. On January 12, the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) reported that private and corporate household relocations continued to increase during the first three quarters of 2010, which could be seen as an indicator of a gradually improving economy. Industry-wide, the number of people moving their households rose nearly 5% after experiencing a decline the previous two years. “It’s been a challenging 2 years for those of us in the moving industry, but well-run companies seem to have survived, ” remarked […]

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America is Moving!

America is a country that is mobile and adaptive. People move for many different reasons. Sometimes for work, other times for family or in search of change or opportunity. The Census Bureau has been keeping track of the moving habits since 1948 and have released the report detailing how many Americans moved in 2009. This information is interesting and relevant because of the relationship between moving and the economy. There have been reports that individuals have been less likely to relocate in this troubled economy and this certainly was reflected in the 2008 Census Bureau data. That being said, with […]

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Off To School, Tears and Thoughtful Packing

It is this time of year that brings about a ritual full of both joy and emotion for so many families. In middle to late August, sons and daughters pack up their processions, put them in luggage or boxes and head off to schools located far and wide. It could be a car trip or plane ride or even bus, but one way or another they are entering a new world that requires them to relocate. For parents, it is a time of change as our children who once roamed the yard and climbed the trees are now off on […]

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