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Los Angeles Movers has a goal to make the relocation of customers belongings fast and reliable. We are a fully bonded and insured company. Our company works hard to maintain excellent reputation in the industry. Our professional movers are trained to work efficiently and safe to provide our customers with unparallel level of customer service.
Monday thru Friday: 8 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 8 AM –6 PM
Sunday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Moving trucks vary in size and in their purpose. Trucks are used for moving household goods and used office and store fixtures and equipment are built a special way. They are built to carry largest amount of cubic feet to maximize the load the truck can carry.
Moving trucks are built to be convenient for movers to load different size items. Moving truck's box is lower to the ground, some have long ramps that allow a sharper(easier) angle, some have power lifts.
Most of the smaller trucks have sliding back door, larger trucks have swing back double doors and side doors to get access to multiple shipments with out having to do extra reloading of the trucks.
Local fleet of trucks consists of small 14' and 16'long box trucks and larger 24', 26' and 28' long box trucks. Some of those trucks have special attic space built over the cab of the truck to provide extra space.
Smaller trucks are used to transport local shipments of Studio and 1 bedroom apartments, they are also used to shuttle shipments to regular size trucks from the areas which bigger trucks have no access to. These trucks have Gross Vehicle Weight GVW of 16,000 to 20,000 lbs. and allows ability to carry up to 6,000 lb loads.
Local trucks normally have one 30 gallon fuel tank, which provides plenty of diesel for local transportation. However, larger trucks 26' and 28' long box units may have two 50 gallon fuel tanks, one on each side, a 100 gallon total capacity. This allows for local and medium long distance transportation. With a 8.5 gallon per mile fully loaded efficiency, provides a range of over 800 miles between refueling stops.
24' and 26' trucks have a Gross Vehicle Weight GVW of under 26,000 lbs, allows to carry just over 10,000 lbs of shipment and drivers don't need any special licensing to drive those trucks.
28' trucks usually have GVW of 35,000 lbs, allowing them to carry shipments of up to 15,000 lbs. Those trucks require drivers to have B Class DMV qualification (air brakes exam).
Long distance fleet
Long distance trucks are usually the largest trucks in the fleet. Straight box trucks are used for medium long distance relocations with a radius of under 1,000 miles. Big rigs - tractor/trailers are used for cost to cost transportation. Tractors have sleeper cabs with bunk beds, this allows for fast deliveries. Some of the trucks don't shut down their engines for weeks at a time. Tractors have Gross Vehicle Weight of 80,000 lbs. or load capacity of up to 40,000 lbs.
Tractors have two fuel tanks with 125 gallon capacity in each, or 250 gallons total. With an average 7.5 miles per gallon fuel efficiency, this provides a range of over 1,500 miles.
Driving big rigs takes a skill and special licensing. Drivers must posses A Class DMV qualification.
Moving trailers are made by a company called Kentucky. Kentucky makes trailers by specific instructions from moving companies. The trailers are built with air ride suspensions, which provide smooth and safe ride. Those trailers are 51' to 53' long and have a sliding deck in the back that can be moved out another 3.5' to accommodate tie downs of well protected and boxed up mattresses. Moving companies usually order swing double doors in the back, three doors on the passenger side, and one large "barn" double doors on the middle of driver's side of the trailer.
The bottom of the trailers have belly boxes, which are utilized to carry tools,moving materials and tires.
53' Moving Trailer (Kentucky)