Wednesday, June 29, 2011

States ranked for business friendliness

CNBC published a survey ranking each state for its competitiveness in 10 categories.  The categories used were Cost of doing business
Quality of Life
Business Friendliness
Access to Capital
Cost of Living

Taking the top spot was Virginia, followed by Texas and North Carolina.  Consumers Relocations's home state of Vermont was ranked a sad 44th, but with a quality of life ranking of 3rd.  Wyoming, where CRS has an account management office was ranked 21st. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


at 2:30 this afternoon the power went out at the CRS headquarters for unknown reasons. Please bare with us as we patiently wait for it to come back up.

Monday, June 27, 2011

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Early season booking restrictions seen

Major van lines  imposed early season booking restrictions in some regions of the US reflecting reduced capacity of drivers and trucks and increase in numbers of moves.  The  four year  long recession hitting the real  estate and  moving  industry has taken its toll  on capacity.  Some say the moving industries capacity has dropped 30% over  last year reflecting some agents, drivers and crews getting out of the  business.

May proved to be a busy moving month with industry experts saying overall business was up almost 20% with the reduced capacity over last year.  At CRS our statistics show a significant greater increase in May over last year at this time.  Indications are June will continue the feverish pace.

If you or your clients, members, or customers are planning a move this summer, be sure to call us as soon as  possible so  we  may plan ahead and book  the dates they wish to move on.  Generally, CRS does not experience significant black out  dates for bookings  with our national  account status, but it is better to be safe than sorry.  We have seen some dates full with  several van lines this May and are seeing the same thing in June.
Fortunately we have choices of moving partners and can pretty much accommodate our clients and customers needs as far as booking desired dates.