Illustrations by Maddie Loftesnes
Tons of dogs and pets are moving across the country every day. Can you imagine it? Hopefully, their owners know that getting them to their new home safely involves a lot more than making sure they don’t pee in the car.
So today, in the spirit of keeping our dogs happy and our cars clean, we bring you our top tips for taking care of your pup before, during and even after your big move.
My friend Arnie does everything full-tilt. So I wasn’t surprised one bit when he said he was getting a massive new flat screen TV for the Super Bowl. I also wasn’t surprised when he asked me how to get it from the store to his house.
“Is it bad if I lay it down flat? Is all the liquid or gas or whatever inside the screen gonna get all messed up and ruin the TV?”
“Yes,” I told him. “But also, no.”
I hear this question all the time, so let’s clear this up once and for all with the facts about transporting flat screens.
[Synopsis: Before you go for your CDL there are some things you need to know. Psst…here they are!]
As an operations manager, one of the first questions I asked anyone who walked in to apply for work was, “Do you have a CDL?”
That is, a commercial driver’s license, which allows you to operate large or extra heavy vehicles.
A “no” answer was fine. Obviously, having a CDL has nothing to do with one’s ability to be a hard-working mover. But more CDLs on the payroll means less chance of being stuck with a truck no one can drive. (Plus it got them thinking about the value of having one for themselves.)
For all of you who need CDL drivers now – and for all of you who plan to need them eventually – this feature is for you. We’re going to go over the basics to make your road to work as smooth as possible.
[Synopsis: Fraud and deception runs rampant in our industry. Why isn’t more being done?]
We bust our butts to do our jobs well, to treat our customers right and give our industry a good name. But we still hear about swindles, scams and those customers standing out in their own driveway facing a hostage situation. To those lucky enough to not know what I mean…
Hostage situation: A mover has your stuff and won’t give it back but under certain conditions.
How do these guys get away with it? They’re relentless. (And almost as successful as the fraudsters running that Nigerian Prince e-mail scheme.)