PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers University student, Amoli Kulkarni, is partnering with Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization based in Asbury Park, to host a food drive at a local Walmart store, according to a news announcement. Collection boxes will be set up at Walmart, located at Centennial Square in Piscataway, on April 1st and 2nd between 10 am – 4 pm. Suggested donations include: canned tuna, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, cereal, rice, and beans. Sign Up for E-News A Piscataway based moving company, All Jersey Moving and Storage, has volunteered to pick up the donations and deliver them to the M.C.F.O.O.D.S. - Middlesex County's Emergency Food Network, at the conclusion of the event. “Nearly 80,000 people, including 1 in 10 children, in Middlesex County face hunger each day,” states the release. “Amoli Kulkarni and All Jersey Moving and Storage recognized the urgency of this problem, and they are hoping to inspire their community to take action.”
Both companies - which boast an A+ Better Business Bureau rating - share an unwavering commitment to offering seamless coast to coast moving services. Thanks to its steadily growing base of loyal customers, All Jersey Movers' has experienced an overwhelming demand for moves that cover greater distances. Partnering with this trusted van line enables All Jersey Movers to better meet those needs, while continuing to execute shorter distance moves within a 500 mile radius with excellence.
Dedicated to maintaining its reputation as a first choice mover in the East Coast, All Jersey Moving & Storage has been executing moves since 1992. It should come as no surprise that its leadership opted to partner with National Van Lines, another trusted name in the industry that has been in business for over 85 years.
In partnership with National Van Lines, All Jersey Moving & Storage has effectively expanded its capability to execute moves across the United States, as well as international moves and corporate relocations. All Jersey Movers' dedicated and repeat customers need not turn elsewhere for their long distance moves, and can now take advantage of more competitive pricing due to the efficiency of National Van Lines. This will allow us to move individuals and families from New Jersey to more distant states like Florida and Texas.
Like All Jersey Moving & Storage, the Van Line is known for its award-winning service. It is also recognized for its ability to cover shipments in the event that the unforeseen should occur, be it closing delays or simply bad weather.
Whether you need to execute a short distance move, long distance move or even an international move, turn to All Jersey Moving & Storage. The dedicated team of moving experts also offers such services as packing and unpacking, short-term and long-term containerized storage, senior moving, piano moving and commercial moving.
Contact the team today for a free estimate or more information.
The moving trucks arrived at the address in Wyckoff on a cold and rainy November day, ready to pack up the contents of an ordinary household move.
Instead, they found themselves the targets of a sting to catch unlicensed movers.
NJ Advance Media was on the scene for the sting, in which Consumer Affairs investigators posed as consumers who wanted to hire a company for a household move.
The operation -- a partnership between the state Division of Consumer Affairs, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the New Jersey State Police and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration -- nabbed 19 moving companies that were in violation of state law and led to 10 arrests, Consumer Affairs announced today.
As each truck pulled into the parking lot of an industrial complex, workers soon realized that they would not be moving furniture that day.
State troopers guided each truck to a stop and explained what was happening, sometimes climbing up on the trucks' running boards for the conversation. Investigators then went to work to find violators.
Some examined the company's paperwork, while others checked for warrants on the driver and other workers.
When one driver saw the collection of law enforcement at the location, he quickly made a sharp U-turn and sped off. Two troopers in separate vehicles chased the truck down and escorted them back to the checkpoint area.
When the driver was asked why he tried to flee, he told officials he thought he drove onto a location where a movie was being shot and he didn't want to be in the way.
His company was among those cited as unlicensed movers.
"Too many consumers have been ripped off by movers who held their furniture and other goods hostage while demanding outrageously inflated prices," said Steve Lee, acting director of Consumer Affairs. "Protecting consumers begins with our enforcement of New Jersey's licensing laws."
The 19 cited firms face civil penalties of $2,500 each for soliciting intrastate moves -- moves within New Jersey borders -- without the required New Jersey license. Any company that applies for a license within 30 days will see the penalty reduced by half.
To date, seven of the companies have paid penalties totaling $12,500. Two of the movers have since become licensed, and two others have applied for licensure, Consumer Affairs said, noting that each company has the opportunity to contest the assertion that it violated the law
Of the 10 people arrested, seven were taken into custody by ICE for allegedly being in the country illegally, the state said. Of those seven, three were previously convicted of crimes, the state said.In addition to the company violations, the sting exposed some alleged lawbreakers, Consumer Affairs said.
One, from El Salvador, had a conviction for sexual abuse against a minor, criminal possession of a loaded firearm and disorderly conduct. Another man from El Salvador, an MS-13 gang member, had a conviction for attempted theft, the state said. The third was from Ecuador and had two DWI convictions, the state said.
Additionally, State Police arrested three moving company employees because they were wanted on warrants, including unpaid child support or unpaid traffic violations, the state said."ICE is pursuing federal criminal prosecution for one of these individuals who was previously deported and allegedly had illegally reentered the United States," the state said in a press release.
And, the state said, two moving companies sent drivers who did not have valid driver's licenses.
HIRING A REPUTABLE MOVER
Movers performing intrastate moves must be licensed by Consumer Affairs, maintain cargo liability insurance, workers' compensation insurance, and bodily injury and property damage insurance. Each vehicle used by the company must be registered, properly marked, insured and in compliance with state regulations.
"Moving companies must comply with our laws," acting Attorney General John Hoffman said. "Consumers should learn as much as possible about any moving company - including learning whether it is registered - before entrusting its employees with their belongings."
Know that an attractive web site doesn't mean you're looking at a legitimate company that's properly licensed, Consumer Affairs' Lee said. Most of the companies that showed up for the sting used online listings, with 10 using professional-looking web sites and seven using Craigslist and/or Angie's List listings, the state said. The others used other online venues.
When you find some companies to consider, first call Consumer Affairs at (800) 242-5846 to ask if the companies are licensed. Also ask if there are any consumer complaints against the movers.
There are approximately 310 licensed intrastate movers in New Jersey, Consumer Affairs said.
When you select a mover, know that it is required to send an estimator to your home to provide a written estimate of the job. Movers can estimate the costs by an hourly rate, by weight or miles traveled or by cubic measurement.
When you pack, Consumer Affairs recommends you never pack jewelry, money or valuable documents with your goods. It said the mover is not responsible for items of "extraordinary value," so you may be better off moving those items yourself.
On the moving day, make sure the truck that comes to your home isn't simply a rental truck, but is one that's registered with Consumer Affairs. Three of the movers cited in the sting used Budget rental trucks, even though rentals are not permitted.
As your items are being delivered, check that all your goods arrived safely.
"If any are lost or damaged, notify the mover immediately. A damage claim can be filed up to 90 days after the move date," Consumer Affairs said. "Unless you purchase additional coverage, the mover is required to compensate you only up to 60 cents per pound, per article, for damages."
You can read more tips from Consumer Affairs here.
All Jersey Moving & Storage Earns 2013 Angie's List Super Service AwardWhen it comes to moving house or relocating your office, there is usually no shortage of options, especially if you live in a big town or city. Commercial moving services and residential moving services always seem to be in high demand, and moving and storage companies all tell consumers they're the right choice for the job.Unfortunately, moving companies that offer high quality customer service seem to be few and far between. Businesses would benefit from grasping the concept that if you want to be a mover and a shaker in your industry, you need to create a valuable customer experience.Located in Bridgewater, Central NJ, All Jersey Moving & Storage has earned the esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award in recognition for its commitment to delivering an enjoyable customer experience.A coveted honor in the service industry, the award sets apart companies which understand that a successful business is rooted in living up to the "the customer comes first" principle. Every year, the honor is awarded to just five percent of the companies rated on Angie's List, the leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies in the US.How can you tell which moving and storage companies have differentiated themselves by receiving this honor? The Super Service Award logo appears next to the names of award recipients in the search results section of AngiesList.com. Angie's List allows consumers to grade businesses on everything from professionalism to price to punctuality.According to Angie's List founder, Angie Hicks, "only a select group of companies rated on Angie’s List ... can claim the exemplary customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks.All Jersey Moving and Storage has been helping individuals, families and businesses move and store their furniture and goods since 1992. Whatever the size or scope of the move, the company is serious about delivering on its promise to execute an efficient, smooth move. They have expertise in moving high value articles, from pianos, antique furniture, and artwork to medical and sensitive business equipment. The moving company of choice for many local businesses, All Jersey Moving & Storage also specializes in office moving.Angie's List founder Angie Hicks added that, “Our standards for the Super Service Award are quite high. The fact that All Jersey Moving & Storage earned this recognition speaks volumes about its dedication providing great service to its customers.” To be eligible for the sought after award, businesses have to meet strict eligibility requirements, including receiving a minimum number of reports, abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines and, of course, earning a glowing rating from their customer base. All Jersey Moving & Storage has done just that, and customers have taken notice.Angie’s List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 550 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. More than 1.5 million paid households use Angie’s List to gain unlimited access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List magazine, and the Angie’s List complaint resolution service.
On January 1, 2014, the New Jersey Warehouseman and Mover's Association (NJWMA) welcomes it’s new President, Mark Quinn, to the table. Owner of All Jersey Moving & Storage, which has been a member of the NJWMA for 15 years, Quinn has a long history with the Association. A board member since 2002, Quinn has held the position of Secretary, Treasurer, 2nd Vice President and Vice President of the Association.
Culminating the journey, President is a fitting next step. "I'm honored to step up to the plate and have the support of a Board equally dedicated to improving industry standards," Quinn said. With extensive industry experience, board members like Quinn volunteer their time to benefit NJWMA members, vendors and the industry as a whole.
No stranger to the industry, moving is in Quinn's blood. Growing up in the moving business working for his father and uncle who owned their own companies, he started All Jersey Moving and Storage at age 23 with one 15' box truck.
Now "full grown," Quinn's company offers residential and commercial local and long distance moving services as well as containerized storage at its Bridgewater, NJ warehouse.
Interacting with both statewide and national organizations, the NJWMA acts as an invaluable advisor by gathering and delivering beneficial information about new state regulations, policy changes, products and technologies to its members.
The NJWMA provides members with the opportunity to attend training seminars, save money on everyday services, and network with their peers at the local and national level. "We keep our members up -to-date on changes and advancements in the industry," Quinn says.
Under Quinn's leadership, the Association will liaise between its members and federal, state and local agencies as well as Congress. Members also have the opportunity to advertise to NJWMA's membership and prospective customers at nominal rates on the Association's website, magazine, and newsletter.
When asked about plans for the New Year, Quinn expressed his intention to build consumer awareness and highlight problems that arise with rogue movers. He also hopes to generate a lead form on the Association website allowing consumers to communicate directly with their mover of choice.
With Quinn in the driver's seat, NJWMA members can expect some exciting changes and advancements in the New Year.
For more information about the NJWMA, visit http://www.njwma.org. To learn more about All Jersey Moving and Storage, visit https://www.alljerseymovers.com/. Mark Quinn can be reached at email@example.com.
All Jersey Moving & Storage, Bridgewater, NJ https://www.alljerseymovers.com has earned the service industry-coveted 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.
We are located here in Central NJ and specialize in local moves and the handling of high value articles. We are the experts at moving pianos, antique furniture, artwork, medical, and sensitive business equipment. We also specialize in office moving and are the mover of choice for many local companies.
“It’s a select group of companies rated on Angie’s List that can claim the exemplary customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Our standards for the Super Service Award are quite high. The fact that All Jersey Moving & Storage earned this recognition speaks volumes about its dedication providing great service to its customers.”
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2012 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, an excellent rating from their customers and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines.
Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2012 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.
Angie’s List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 550 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. More than 1.5 million paid households use Angie’s List to gain unlimited access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List magazine, and the Angie’s List complaint resolution service.