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Following proper health and safety guidelines to remain healthy during your next move

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Although it’s been more than a year now since the COVID-19 pandemic hit our world and things are trending in the right direction toward normalcy, it’s still a crucial time to remember the proper safety measures and health guidelines to keep everyone safe.

Throughout the past year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving teams have worked hard to ensure we are following the necessary guidelines and protocols to keep both our customers and our teams safe while adding in new sanitation requirements to minimize the spread of COVID-19. It’s important to us to do our part, and we want our customers to feel safe when they hire us, too.

Along with these sanitation improvements and health guidelines, we’ve also worked to add in new social distancing options such as improving our virtual in-home estimates so we can provide accurate moving quotes to customers without ever entering their home. For new services like our junk removal option, we have initiated contactless, curbside pickup options as well to eliminate exposure with our customers.

If you’re planning a move during the upcoming busy moving season, we encourage you to reach out to the franchise in your area and discuss any safety or health concerns you might have regarding COVID-19 prior to your move. Our moving consultants will be happy to talk you through every step of the process to ensure you are comfortable and ready come moving day.

In the meantime, here are a few common questions we’ve been asked regarding moving and COVID-19.

How is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK working to operate safely to stop the spread of COVID-19?

All franchises are following guidelines that have been put in place by the federal and local governments, as well as the CDC. All locations are taking extra measures and precautions to adhere to the highest safety standards, including the regular sanitation of trucks and equipment, having movers and drivers use hand sanitizer throughout the move, and maintaining social distancing best practices with our team members and customers.

If I have a move, is it still happening?

If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming move, please contact the location you’ve booked your move with to confirm details of your move and to let the move team know if you have any special requests or concerns for move day.

Can I cancel my move due to COVID-19 concerns?

You will need to reach out directly to the location you booked your move with to talk through canceling or rescheduling your move.

To learn more about how we are helping stop the spread of COVID-19, click here.

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What you should know if you’re moving during the COVID-19 pandemic

Since it was designated that moving is an essential service we could provide to customers, we’ve worked hard to establish best practices and guidelines to safely move our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Times are still tough out there and safety is more important than ever as we do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Throughout the year, we’ve worked to develop sanitation and safety habits with our moving teams so our customers feel safe during their moves. This includes arming moving teams with hand sanitizer and disinfectants, social distancing, and keeping our movers and drivers educated on how to interact safely with customers.

We’ve compiled a few frequently asked questions about how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK operates within COVID-19 guidelines.

How is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK working to operate safely to stop the spread of COVID-19?

All franchises still in operation at this time are following guidelines that have been put in place by the federal and local governments, as well as the CDC. All locations are taking extra measures and precautions to adhere to the highest safety standards, including the regular sanitation of trucks and equipment, having movers and drivers use hand sanitizer throughout the move, and maintaining a strict social distancing with our team members and customers.

If I have an upcoming booked move, is it still happening?

If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming move, please contact the location you’ve booked your move with to confirm whether your move is still on schedule. In most cases, if your move has been cancelled or needs to be postponed, a member of the team will reach out and discuss those options.

Can I cancel my move due to COVID-19 concerns?

You will need to reach out directly to the location you booked your move with to talk through canceling or rescheduling it to a later date.

To learn more about how we are handling the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our website.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises use resources to give back amid COVID-19 crisis

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We’re living in tough, uncertain times right now. The spread of COVID-19 has halted our everyday activities and way of life. While many of us remain optimistic and practice social distancing while working to stop the spread of the virus, others are still in need of help.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we’ve been engaged in our communities by working within the guidelines set by the CDC, as well as local, state, and federal governments. Our moving teams are still operating to the extent they are able and conducting moves in some capacity, focusing primarily on customers who absolutely have to move during this time.

While we are doing our part in taking all necessary safety and sanitation precautions with our team members and our moving trucks, we’re also working hard to give back and donate our services to those who need it most.

We’re a company that is committed to giving back to our communities in every way possible, and here are just a few examples of how our franchises have been doing their part around the country.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK volunteers to deliver face shields to Detroit hospital

Movers Derrick and Kirkland from our Ann Arbor, Mich., franchise location volunteered their time to pick up and deliver 11,000 much-needed face shields to the Beaumont distribution center.

Moving company TWO MEN AND A TRUCK donates face masks to Frisco, McKinney hospitals

Members of our Northern Dallas franchises put together gift bags and more than 100 face masks to deliver to two separate Dallas area hospitals.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in Columbus responds to COVID-19 emergency call

Movers Ellis and Gerald helped respond to an emergency call for a local hospital in Columbus, Ga., to deliver a critical piece of medical equipment.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK picks ups and delivers food for Foods4Kids Backpack Program

Our Gainesville franchise helped to pick up and deliver pallets of food to the Food4Kids program, which gets food in the hands of kids who need it most in the community.

Movers provide essential services during COVID-19 outbreak

A family in Sacramento needed safe, professional moving services during the COVID outbreak and our Sacramento movers were there to help.

Wichita moving company implementing polices to keep employees, customers safe

Our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Wichita, Kansas location recently shared the precautions they’re taking to keep team members and customers safe.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

Moving during the COVID-19 pandemic

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With each passing day, more and more news comes forward about COVID-19 and just like everyone else, we’re navigating through it using the proper precautions and safety measures to keep our teams and customers safe.

According to guidelines released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the moving industry falls under their category of “essential business”, which means most of our more than 350 locations are still able to operate based on local and state requirements. With each franchise being independently owned and operated – and with certain areas of the country being hit harder than others – the decision to continue operations and serve customers is a case-by-case basis, and it’s up to the discretion of the location owner.

While there are differing definitions of “essential” held by the public, we are doing our best to ensure we are safely taking care of people and businesses who must move. Even during this health crisis, there are urgent moving needs, including people who need to move into a safe and healthy living environment, and businesses requiring essential items be transported.

Additionally, the health, safety, and peace-of-mind of our frontline team members including movers and drivers, is a priority. Letting the movers decide if they feel safe performing moves, arming move teams with hand sanitizer and disinfectant tactics, in addition to providing education on social distancing are all critical during this time.

For some of our locations who have chosen to halt moving services temporarily, they are still taking calls and booking moves to be completed at a safer time.

Take a look at these FAQs we’ve received since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak.

How is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK working to operate safely to stop the spread of COVID-19?

All franchises still in operation at this time are following guidelines that have been put in place by the federal and local governments, as well as the CDC. All locations are taking extra measures and precautions to adhere to the highest safety standards, including the regular sanitation of trucks and equipment, having movers and drivers use hand sanitizer throughout the move, and maintaining a strict social distancing with our team members and customers.

If I have a move, is it still happening?

If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming move, please contact the location you’ve booked your move with to confirm whether your move is still on schedule. In most cases, if your move has been cancelled or needs to be postponed, a member of the team will reach out and discuss those options.

Can I cancel my move due to COVID-19 concerns?

You will need to reach out directly to the location you booked your move with to talk through canceling or rescheduling it to a later date.

 

Supporting our communities

This is a tough and uncertain time for everyone across the country, but there are also wonderful stories of heroism and compassion that have come from it all.

As with the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK value of giving back to the community, we’ve been able to use our resources and trucks to help give back to our communities and people who need it most.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations across different regions of the country have been recognized for the assistance they’ve provided to their communities:

Columbus, GA location assists with medical supply delivery

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK offering 30 days free storage for students

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Gainesville helps deliver pallets of food for Food4Kids

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Chattanooga uses trucks to deliver snackpacks to kids in need

Keeping you busy at home

Along with the work we’ve been doing for those out in our communities, we thought we’d offer a few ideas for entertainment at home that can keep all ages occupied.

Here are a few fun and easy DIY craft ideas we’ve come up with over the years that can be made from recycled materials you already have at home. We’ve compiled them all into one playlist, so go through and find the one that looks best to you!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZiZAPmIzGrEuC9nYFeAXSERNmAGxxLX3

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.