How to Stave Off Epic Failures When Long-Distance Moving Big or Valuable Things to or from Tulsa04/14/2017If you’re moving your Tulsa household and you’ve got to get something really large or really precious from one point to another, your imagination may be working overtime on all the things that could go awry. Tragedy isn’t set in stone, though. There are ways around it, and we’ll get to them in a second. First, let’s examine a handful of assumptions you may be entertaining that can – and often do! – lead to tragedy. Assuming you’re better off “going it alone” … As the proverb says, if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together. At A-1 Freeman we say, if you want that big or priceless item of yours to reach its destination in pristine condition, get help: our help. Assuming you can bubble-wrap anything … Bubble wrap isn’t some magical material that protects all things from damage. Believe us – it’s our job to know. Oh, sure, bubble wrap can be a fine protective barrier for all types of items. But if you’re thinking of moving artwork, antiques, electronics, or anything of major value, you’ll have to have something extra. And you can get it: all kinds of rugged specialty crates, boxes, and packing materials, many of which can be custom-fit to objects of nearly any size and shape. Assuming all moving trucks are the same … We can tell you from experience that all moving trucks are not created equal. Specialty items like yours must have specialty trucks. And A-1 Freeman’s got ’em. These specialty trucks of ours have design [[features|elements]|attributes]63] that significantly limit the movement of your belongings during transport. That, plus your belongings being packed in specialty materials, is your assurance that we’ll deliver them to your new home in the same condition they were in when packed. Assuming your valued possession is so one-of-a-kind, no one could possibly know how to transport it … You’d be astounded by what our crews at A-1 Freeman can move! Specialty shipments are our … uh … well … specialty. So, before you resign yourself to leaving your special thing behind, figuring it’s too special for shipping, contact us. We’re often relied upon to move such valuables as oversized paintings in bulky frames, statuary, fragile collectibles and bric-a-brac, expensive antiques, and intricate electronics – even really big things like boats! Still uncertain of how we might ship your precious item? Consult with us and we’ll show you clearly how we’d get it done. We think you’ll be relieved! Now that we’ve dispensed with those negative, let’s spend a bit more time examining the positive side of the picture. 5 Reasons People Move With Tulsa’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group These days you have a lot of options for long-distance moving – everything from using budget U-Hauls for a DIY move, to hiring a pod provider where you pack and they drive, to obtaining the broad services of a major van line. Hey, whatever gets your motor revvin’! If you’re unsure about it, though, you might contemplate why so many people trust Tulsa’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group to move their households. Long-Experienced Staff Compared to any number of online-based moving brokers, ours is a family business that’s been operating since 1974. When you call us, you’re conversing with real people on the other end of the line – professional people with extensive experience in long-distance moving. We stand behind our people, too, from our genial customer service staff to our skillful moving crews. You’ll like the fact that our crews wear easy-to-identify uniforms and are background checked in addition to being drug tested – so there’s no question about who’s coming into your home. As for the quality of the work our personnel do? The numbers don’t lie: 85% of our moves are claims-free and 96% of our moves are recognized for on-time delivery. Those are numbers any moving company would want! Awards and Certifications A-1 Freeman Moving Group is one of North American Van Line’s largest moving agents. North American has been given, among other awards, the Women’s Choice Moving Award in both 2015 and 2016. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has received a Quality Award from North American and also has received various other laurels from the van line and other, local associations. Aside from this, we have an A+ BBB rating, are an AMSA member, and are a certified ProMover. Large Truck Fleet Because A-1 Freeman Moving Group is one of the largest North American agents in the country, customers benefit from of the impressive size of our truck fleet. A larger fleet facilitates more-efficient routes and more flexibility in pick-up and delivery scheduling. Global Footprint A-1 Freeman Moving Group can take care of a move across town or around the world. Long-distance moving indeed! But, then, it’s that expertise we have in international moves that makes us all the more capable of handling cross-country, state-to-state, intrastate, and local moves. Totally Responsible With us, no element of your move is left out. We work hard to insure that, on moving day, you’ve got nothing to worry about. One essential thing we do to that end is let you choose from a wide array of moving services so you can make your move as hands-free as you like. And those really bulky or really treasured possessions of yours? Entrust them to us, and we’ll take complete responsibility for getting them safely and securely to your new home.