Government, Business

Audit Says Household Goods Shippers Often Too Slow on Military Moves

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A U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General audit has concluded that the nation’s household goods shippers too often do not pick up and deliver soldiers’ personal goods in a timely manner during domestic and international moves.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 17, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

How a Business-Savvy Mother and Her Sons Built Two Men and a Truck

Two Men and a Truck Brig Sorber stands next to the box truck that his mother bought to haul antiques and furniture she found at estate sales. It was later used as the first enclosed moving truck for Two Men and a Truck. (Photo courtesy of Brig Sorber)

All of Brig Sorber’s family played a part in the creation story of Two Men and a Truck, which has grown from humble origins into one of the largest moving companies in North America.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
June 24, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Industry Objects to Plan to Privatize Military Moves

Movers loading a van TT file photo

A plan to turn over responsibility for household-goods moves for military personnel to a single third-party transportation manager is running into opposition from industry leaders who say the idea is flawed and won’t rectify the problems U.S. Transportation Command said it wants to address.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 3, 2019
Government, Business

Group Devises Recommendations to Protect Consumers Against Mover Fraud

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A federally appointed working group on household goods tackled recommendations for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that aim to better inform consumers of moving fraud and streamline paperwork for brokerage and moving companies.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
June 29, 2017

U.S. Warns Firms That Move Household Goods Against Schemes to Avoid Loading Regulations

Federal officials are cracking down on moving companies that try to evade regulations for household-goods movers, saying companies that provide moving containers and the laborers to load the containers should be treated as movers under the law.

April 15, 2013

FMCSA Posts Penalties for Movers Holding Goods Hostage

Household movers that hold shipments hostage face penalties of $10,000 per violation under new penalties posted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

October 19, 2012