“I would like to thank you for your help and assistance with this relocation. I am happy to say that this has been by far, the smoothest relocation I have ever had. I am not kidding. From day one, everything has been taken care of extremely well. The delivery went well. Apparently, nothing has suffered or has been damaged. Thank you again for your great work. It has been a real pleasure to be assisted by you and Arpin!”
“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.”
I’ve been in corporate relocation for 20 years, and yet, I’ve never relocated. I’ve moved – across a few towns, and I’ve consulted customers over the phone for their domestic and international relocations and assignments, but I’ve never relocated myself.
If you have a Facebook profile and you’ve signed in anytime within the past two weeks, you’ve probably seen people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads. Then, they challenge 3-5 people to do it as well. But what’s the reason?
There’s no question that there is a lot of competition in the moving industry. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are more than 5662 household goods moving companies registered in the United States. Therefore, David Arpin, President and CEO of Arpin Group, Inc. — the holding company for Arpin Van Lines, Arpin International Group, Arpin Renewable Energy, and Creative Storage Solutions — is proud to announce that its domestic division, Arpin Van Lines, was ranked as the leader in every attribute category in the Household goods and high value goods class as published today in the August 2014 issue of Logistics Management magazine (see below):
A close friend of mine recently tweeted, “It’s August, in the mobility world, what do you do?” First, let me say that I cannot believe that it’s August already. Before we know it, the cool air will set in and we’ll be wishing for those hot summer nights to return. One thing that relocation professionals know, is that no matter how you’re involved in the relocation process, you’ll question your career decision EVERY SINGLE DAY from May through September.
Freedom and the American way of life is a wonderful thing wouldn’t you agree? However, do you take the time to understand how that freedom is achieved and protected? The United States Armed Forces are there every day fighting to protect our freedom and the American way of life. We are very fortunate to have this luxury and like anything else, this can come with sacrifices. The loss of life of our soldiers is tragic and sad and reminds us of how fragile life can be; freedom is never free.
Summer in the moving industry. It’s rough, right? As movers, we do most of our annual business in a three month time frame, and it can be stressful. As moving families, you are often juggling home closings, kids vacation schedules and maybe even a new job, not to mention the task of going through all of your belongings/figuring out what goes with and what you don’t need anymore. It’s enough to make all of us dislike what we used to think were the most fun and carefree months of our youth, and make us complain about the little things.