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When it comes to moving and storage, you are better of safe than sorry. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure that all the boxes and crates going into the truck are stacked the right way. Not only will doing that save on space but also ensure that the boxes are stable during the move so they won’t fall and break your stuff. This guideline will help you to stack crates and boxes the right way in the truck to ensure everything goes smoothly during the move.
The most important rule of thumb when packing stuff in boxes is to label everything correctly. Separating fragile items and labeling them accordingly will enable the movers to treat those items as such and stack them separately. When it comes to loading the truck, boxes that contain non-fragile items should go in first then followed by those with fragile items which should be stacked on top of everything else.
The heaviest boxes should not sit on top of the light ones because the weight will crush the one beneath. It also doesn’t make sense to stack a larger box on top of a smaller one. While big boxes aren’t necessarily the heaviest ones, you should try to match the size and the weight for stacking purposes. However, if one of the big or heavy boxes contains fragile items, be sure to put it aside because you should not place other stuff on top of fragile items.
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The reason why you must seal all the boxes with tape is to ensure that the top is flat. That said, you must never over-fill any box to a point where it’s bulging open. It is impossible to safely stack boxes or crates where the top is not flat because if you place something on top it will slide right off.
Chances are boxes that came from one room will still go into the same room even in the new house. To avoid any confusion, pack every room at a time and stack the boxes for that room together. When it comes time to unload the truck, the boxes from that room will be removed from the truck together and taken to each room.
The term fence when it comes to stacking boxes and crates refers to something that can hold the stack in place and prevent it from falling when the truck is on the move. This fence can be anything from a couch or any other piece of furniture. Be sure to take out some boxes first before you remove the fence when it comes to unloading.
It goes without saying that you should not stack too many boxes together as that will increase the likelihood of them falling. Take safety precautions when stacking boxes and always ensure everything is stable before leaving.
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.
And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.
The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.
When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.
The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.
They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?
So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!
If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.
I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!
The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!
There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.
After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.
Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.
By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.
We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!
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