Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Crazy summer 2012! Unfortunately many van lines were caught off guard for the rapid spike in demand early on. May's demand continued on into June, creating stress on van lines with reduced assets and drivers.
Over the last several years, many companies reduced their capacity by up to 40% matching the reduction in business since the recession began. Ramping up for this past summer did not happen and many companies were blacking out load dates more than a month in advance. July was for many companies a catch up month repositioning trucks and crews, as well as taking care of shipments that had been held in warehouse.
For CRS, August proved to be much more orderly, with less scrambling to cover shipments. Throughout the summer, all of our corporate account moves were taken care of within the time frames required. However, we have heard of many people that had difficult times finding available movers.
We have developed our network of suppliers over the last 19 years, and possess the most comprehensive network available. Our supply line takes us right down to the local agents of all the mover and van lines we contract with. During peak periods we go beyond the van line's traffic departments to the local/regional agents who can haul long distance or regionally with their own available equipment, operating under the van line's authority and our agreements.
Gear up for 2013 and contact CRS to move your employees now. Our programs are flexible allowing us to fashion a Household Goods Move Management program to meet your corporate objectives.