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Ask Allied: How Does Allied Express Work?

by Jackie Heath on Jan 15, 2016
Ask Allied: How Does Allied Express Work? Oftentimes, what you need out of your moving company isn’t a full truck or a full crew to help you move from one location to another. If you’re moving a small amount of goods, or if there will be time between when you’re moving and when you’re ready to unpack, you need a temporary storage solution that makes it easy to transition to your new home.

Ask-Allied-How-Does-Allied-Express-WorkOftentimes, what you need out of your moving company isn’t a full truck or a full crew to help you move from one location to another. If you’re moving a small amount of goods, or if there will be time between when you’re moving and when you’re ready to unpack, you need a temporary storage solution that makes it easy to transition to your new home.

What is Allied Express?

Allied Express is a moving container option that allows you to place your belongings in a storage container that will be held for you until you’re ready to unpack it. Like many other metal move container solutions, or PODs, this is a more flexible and affordable option than a traditional move. However, because you’re getting your services through Allied, you can access features like a small member crew to pack and load for you, guaranteed pricing and delivery dates, and long- or short-term storage options.

What Happens if I Can’t Fill an Entire Allied Express Container?

Although the Allied Express moving containers are typically smaller than a full moving van, many people find they don’t have enough belongings to fill the entire container. This can seem dangerous, as it leaves empty room for boxes and furniture to slide around during transport.

However, our containers are designed to allow for any number of belongings to be put in place without cause for concern. If you don’t have enough to fill the container, your moving team will take advantage of eyehooks and built-in features that allow them to tie down and secure the load. This reduces the chances of slipping, sliding, or breakage without forcing you to unload or reassess your options.

Are the Allied Express Containers Ever Turned on Their Side During Transport or Loading?

Shipping and moving containers are transported in a very specific way to reduce the chances of anything being damaged inside. This includes loading them onto shipping trucks, taking them off the trucks, and moving them where they need to go.

Because the goal is always to get you your belongings without hassle and without damages, this means we take good care to keep the containers upright throughout every stage of the moving process. While there is always a chance a container could fall on its side (due to an emergency like a vehicle accident or natural disaster), this is incredibly rare.  

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