The History of Movers, Part 2

With the rise of the motor vehicle and the development of highways, moving became a much more sought out industry. Wagons were replaced by small trucks, and the world was introduced to moving vans. These humble trucks had two-cylinder engines laying down the foundation for the modern day mover.

With the development of specialized moving trucks, movers also had to be skilled drivers. Can you imagine driving a big truck, without power steering and a manual transmission? Most drivers today would balk at the idea and wish that self-driving technology would hurry up and get here.

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The moving business had a significant boom in the 1940s. After WWII, the storage industry took off and so did moving. With middle-class wealth growing, people began to embrace home ownership and acquiring more goods, which meant more moving. Vehicles became bigger, stronger, and faster and so did the demands on the movers.

The moving industry now has a wide range of movers from cheap and cheerful to the best of bonded. Now the training that good movers must possess before they can attend a move is remarkable. The standard for driving a truck is even more stringent. They must attain their certification before they are allowed to get behind the wheel.

At Kleiner Services, our training is rigorous; the training manual is thick. Employees must spend a great deal of time mastering the basics of transporting goods, from packing and labeling to content management, safe practices for moving and how to pack a moving truck, before they are allowed to handle your belongings.  We are dedicated to ensuring that we employ skilled professionals for all your moving needs.