The Three Types of Distracted Driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  Staying distraction-free is important for your safety and the safety of other’s on the road.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that there are at least 3000 deaths annually from distraction-affected crashes. Today we are discussing the different type of distractions that you may face when you are […]

Multitasking is a Myth: How to Stay Safe

Do you ever split your attention between several things at one time by multitasking? Right now, for example; are you listening to music while you read this? Perhaps another conversation? Or maybe you are having a snack? While you may think that none of these side activities are taking your attention away from reading this […]

Distracted Driving Laws you Should Know About

The moving truck is loaded, your entire life in the back, and you head down the road. The chirp of your cell phone goes off, you reach for it and begin to read. The next thing you know, police sirens are in your rear view mirror. You didn’t even know what you were doing was […]

6 Startling Facts About Distracted Driving that will Scare You Straight

Distracted driving has become an increasingly popular subject with the acceptance of smartphones. With more cell phones in the United States than people (there are 320 million mobile phone subscriptions–102.4% of the population), it is easy to text or Facebook while driving your moving truck. Don’t do it! People know that distracted driving is not safe. […]

How to Drive Distraction Free

Ding! Buzz. Brrrring! If your cell phone is anything like mine, it’s always making noise. Every app on my smart phone has its own notification sound, and I know what each one means. One sound for a text message. A different sound for a new email. And, of course, the sound of a phone call. […]

Who is Most at Risk for Distracted Driving?

Turn the volume up, change the station, update your Facebook status, take a sip of your drink, respond to a text message, send a Tweet to the world about your drive from Raleigh, to Atlanta,  all while posting a pic on Instagram of your view from behind the wheel. What do each of these activities […]

Distracted Driving Tips for a Long Haul

Distracted driving is an epidemic on America’s roadways, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The agency reports that there were 3,331 fatalities involving a distracted driver in 2011 — that’s up from 3,267 the year before. So, what exactly is distracted driving? And how can you minimize it during a long-distance move? Three Types of […]

What is Distracted Driving?

It’s the first day of April, which means that not only will you be on the lookout for April Fools’ Day pranks and April showers, but also hopefully learning more about a terrible epidemic in America. April is Distracted Driving Awareness month. Whether you are driving your moving truck rental cross-country, or just driving your […]

Trailer Safety Basics

Recently, I had to move all of my belongings from Pennsylvania to Arizona for college. After narrowing down my options, I realized that renting a trailer to tow behind my truck would be the best option. The only problem was, I had never experienced towing a trailer rental before, and I wasn’t sure what to […]

5 Things to Look For in Your Next Self Storage Unit

In most cities, there are several self-storage locations to choose from. So, the question when looking for storage may not be ‘where to find a storage unit’, but rather ‘what features to look for in a storage unit and facility’ when its time to rent. Here are 5 key things to look for in a self storage […]

Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

In our previous post, Distracted Driving = Disaster,  we talked about the risks of distracted driving and how dangerous it is. We want to help you arrive at your destination safely. And to do that, you have to keep both hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Sometimes that can be difficult. […]

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Even though winter is almost over, some areas are still experiencing freezing temperatures, snow and ice. With the combination of extreme cold and wind chill, the winter months are especially hard on pipes. Even the smallest of cracks in a pipe can cause your home to flood in a day, but with careful preparation you […]