-Written by Erik Sargent
With more than 370 locations around the country, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand reaches far and wide, and our outstanding teams continue to make an impact within their local communities.
With an incredible amount of move heroes across the system, the positive news continues to pour out from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises all across the map, full of stories featuring prominent movers, going above and beyond to assist customers and members of the community.
Here are some of the recent headlines from the “Movers Who Care®”.
Miami movers act quickly in time of crisis
When Miami movers Telaysis Lee, Eliel Perez, and Danny Hogan left for a normal Friday morning move in early March, they could have never anticipated how the day would end as they dispatched.
After honking at a reckless driver who came close to interfering with their truck, a situation escalated with the driver continuing to follow them, and eventually using a gun to fire shots at the truck. Driver Eliel Perez was struck in the face, and his fellow team members acted quickly to help their co-worker.
“I thought we were in a movie, it didn’t feel like it was real,” Lee said. “It says a lot about us. It shows that we all have great judgment, and good character. It brought Eliel and me a lot closer as friends.”
Both Lee and Hogan didn’t skip a beat when reacting, with the duo calling 911 immediately, and using work shirts to cover the wounds on Eliel’s face to prevent further bleeding. They also provided him with water and comfort to help calm him down in the situation.
“It was very shocking and I am just glad to be alive,” Perez said. “The guys worked very well. If they were not there, I would have passed out, and I don’t know if I would still be here or not.”
Wisconsin movers assist woman who crashed near move
Team members Murl Monroe, Marshon Bogan, and Deonte Walton from the Racine, Wisc., TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise were in the middle of a move when the crew heard a car crash into a tree roughly 100 feet from the move.
Continuing the theme of “Movers Who Care®”, the movers immediately dropped what they were doing and ran to the accident, which could have been a life-saving effort. The team members recognized upon arrival to the scene that the driver was having a seizure, and quickly called 911 while checking on the woman.
The crew also recognized the woman had a 6-year-old in the backseat, and quickly pulled him out and away from the accident to safety. It speaks to the overall character of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team members, and shows impact the brand makes in all aspects of life.
“I was not surprised by their reaction at all, these guys are just this way,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Madison Franchisee Tim Lightner. “They would take the shirt off of their back for you if they thought it would help. They work hard, take care of customers, each other, and they live out the ‘Moving People Forward”’ theme each day in the field. There are many other stories, like helping people stuck in a ditch, carrying groceries for non-customers who need help, and many more. These guys are total rock stars who quietly get it done every day.”
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® completes series of White House moves
No move is too big or too difficult for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand, and that was on full-display with the Arlington, Va., franchise as they recently completed a series of moves for the most high-profile building in the country – The White House.
Team members from the Arlington franchise helped the White House staff complete moves for various members of the RNC, and also completed moves of furniture for the White House. It’s not a normal moving process by any means, and everything is closely monitored by White House personnel.
“When moving to the White House, we are only allowed to move the items to the door,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Arlington Franchisee Martin Pollack. “Once furniture gets to the door, the White House staff takes over doing the moving to the final location within the building.”
Along with not being allowed access into the building, team members are required to undergo numerous rounds of special clearance to be allowed to handle the belongings of high-profile staffers.
“We first had to get TSA security clearance prior to each of the moves that we did,” Pollack said. “We had to provide information on the employee’s names, social security numbers, date of birth, and vehicle information. This allowed us to be pre-cleared to get the gate access. Once we arrived at the White House, we had to then go through an additional screening by Secret Service. The trucks were screen by K-9s, X-Ray, and other security measures.”
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