Many moving companies talk about quality, but Allied is one of the few that takes the time to quantify it and build on an already-solid reputation.
In 1995, we researched the factors that are most responsible for customer satisfaction during a household move and developed our Quality Service Audit (QSA) -- a comprehensive customer service survey that is conducted by a third party. Based on the information we have gathered from the QSA, we’ve not only improved our customer service, but have also developed several new quality-enhancing programs to help us deliver even more value with every household move. Some of these programs include:
Allied Van Lines’ Quality Alliance is a team of drivers, agents and other employees who work together to help us maintain quality and improve in every service we offer. Toward that end, the Alliance has developed and put in place a comprehensive set of quality standards unrivaled in the moving industry.
Allied drivers are specially trained at our 3,000 square foot Allied University
campus in the proper techniques of maneuvering furniture and loading a truck. Courses
include customer service, safety and equipment standards. All Allied drivers attend
an intensive three-day session that combines classroom education with hands-on moving
Allied Master Movers
Once our drivers are trained, they don’t stop there -- we motivate them to continue learning and improving, just as we do all our staff. To earn the title of Allied Master Mover, a driver must meet 10 standards -- including completing two years of service, ranking in the top percentage of all our drivers based on number of claims and performance on customer service survey scores, and completing our Master Moving School.
In the Master Moving School, drivers get a better understanding of what they can do to improve their performance on an ongoing basis. They learn more about quality development, customer service, operations, shipment processing, safety, pricing, the fleet ranking process and more. Upon achieving Master Mover status, each driver must re-qualify each year.
Professional Driver Development Program
In this five-day program, drivers reinforce important skills such as loading and unloading techniques, preparation of paperwork, claim prevention, and communication and customer service skills.
Allied’s quality standards require that every vehicle must be inspected daily by its driver and undergo a formal inspection once a year. In addition, each vehicle must be clean inside and out, with an acceptable appearance at all times.
Allied Quality Services Help Make Moving a Pleasure
With all the quality programs listed above, Allied Van Lines strives to provide the best and safest move for each customer. These measures make moving more efficient and help ensure that every move is a quality move -- and that makes moving more enjoyable for the customer.