“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!”
“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.”
While the shutdown of the federal government has negatively impacted many Americans since early last week, the moving industry remains relatively unscathed by the event.
The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) reports that while many federal workers were furloughed, those deemed “essential” remain in their positions. Those include employees of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) because their salaries are paid from a source outside of an annual spending bill. That source is the Highway Trust Fund.
As for the military, all those in active-duty are considered “essential”, so movers can still perform their usual day-to-day activities if they are moving any military goods. GSA is also unaffected moving-wise.
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