"Why take a chance on load shift to save a few dollars," Todd Koepke, T-N-T Moving Systems.
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 05, 2013
T-N-T Moving Systems of Charlotte NC has put a new policy in place to prevent load balance issues. Their drivers are now required to stop after the first 25 miles to make sure the cargo hasn’t shifted. Using a checklist to ensure that all aspects of packing and loading have been handled properly for each move is already a standard at T-N-T Moving Systems but owners Todd Koepke and Tom Tulowiecki hope this new load balance check will strengthen their reputation as the best movers in Charlotte, North Carolina.
As the official movers of the Carolina Panthers, T-N-T Moving Systems has 18 years of experience transporting people and businesses locally, regionally as well as nationally. They are involved at every stage of the move. From planning to packing, loading and unloading, every move is personalized to the customer.
When getting ready to move most people meet with several movers to seek quotes before they make a decision on who will be moving their personal belongings. Typically, the decision is based on price. Co-owner of T-N-T Moving Systems, Todd Koepke says, “There’s more to find out in that initial interview than price, timeframe and delivery.” People should ask about the company’s policies and how long their workers have been with the company. Ideally you want a higher experience level if you are packing and loading precious items,” says Koepke. Sacrificing experience for initial price can lead to more damage and a costlier move in the end. He adds, “Some items, like grandmas china are really irreplaceable. Why take chances to save a few dollars?”
“It’s not only important how a moving company packs the individual boxes to keep the goods safe and secure, they have to take into account how the moving company packs the truck as well,” says Todd. Movers, and truckers in general, have to consider the concept of load balancing – keeping the weight of the truck balanced so the cargo doesn’t shift in transit.
Many trucking accidents on today’s highways are caused by loose and/or shifting cargo when a driver is managing a steep hill or a sharp turn. However, even on a flat straight highway, cargo can shift if not distributed in the truck properly. For example, cargo can also fly around the truck if it is loaded too top-heavy by the mover. To prevent an accident and damage to the goods being transported, moving company truck drivers must have an understanding of the type of cargo in the truck, the total cargo weight and the optimal secure placement of the load.
T-N-T Moving Systems encourage their friends and potential customers to ask some critical questions about the precautions taken to reduce the possibility of a load balancing problem. Areas of focus and concern should be around training and experience. Their advice is to ask for previous accident records involving load balancing problems. They also advise customers to ask for a list of the precautions taken to ensure cargo’s security.