“Your team is amazing in their communication, attention to detail, and providing excellent customer service to Sabre's employees and their families for their packing, shipping, and storage needs. Moving to and from an assignment can be terribly stressful for all parties involved, but you and your team really go above and beyond the normal expectations to relieve that stress from the employees and their families.”
“This was my first major move and I was not as prepared as I should have been, but your guys were so helpful and understanding. They were so efficient and amazing. They worked quickly, and truthfully, it was a pleasure having them. From the moment they walked in, I felt comfortable and knew I was in good hands. You run an unbelievable business.”
This week, from September 16-22, is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week! Arpin would like to express a huge “thank you” to all of its drivers for everything they do. We know it’s not an easy job, yet our drivers’ performance and dedication to customer service is second to none. David Vieira, Arpin Group’s Senior Vice President of Operations, expressed the following sentiments.
According to Reuters, the government is planning a new crack down on rogue movers, a problem which has plagued the moving industry for years. Rogue movers are companies that operate outside of ethical standards by piling on charges, missing deadlines, breaking things and holding goods hostage.
A worsening shortage of truck drivers is a critical problem that is impacting many aspects for businesses that rely on road transportation. USA Today reports freight rates are climbing and deliveries are often delayed as firms struggle to find enough drivers to replace their retirees.
Arpin Group recently teamed up with the Rhode Island retail chain, Ocean State Job Lot, to help two local teenagers carry out their effort to transport 20 boxes of donated soccer equipment to children in Haiti.
Household goods shipment volume saw a slight increase in 2011, according to the recently released American Moving & Storage Association’s Industry Trends report. Total household goods traffic was up 1% from 2010, which is less than the increase of 5% the previous year, but it reflects a continuation of the upward growth. Corporate shipments continue to lead the way, up 6.6% over 2010.
The Olympics. It’s all the world has been watching for the past few weeks. While the games are entertaining, it’s also amazing to note how dedicated the hosting country is in making sure everyone is safe and has a great time. It was also cool to have our Arpin UK office in the thick of the action!
We talked with Natalie Chapman, Business Development, from Arpin International (UK) Ltd. and asked her a few questions about what it was like to have the Olympics take place right in her backyard!