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Early Risers: Getting an early move on

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When you are moving, sometimes it is easier to hire someone else to do the job. For the movers to be there at 8:00 a.m. sharp, that means they are at the office even earlier, getting ready for the day.

Turns out, movers have to get a move on pretty early in the morning. Managers at Two Men and a Truck get there at 6:00 a.m., to start looking over the trucks.

“The most important thing is making sure all the equipment on the truck. Just in case you need extra box dollies, appliance dollies, pads for baby grands obviously,” said manager, Tim Allen.

It takes a little more than an hour to go through the fourteen trucks and to make sure they have full tanks of gas. After managers do that, then the men who do the actual moving arrive. Mover Michael Mott said, “We get here, we find out where we’re going, what job we’re up against that day. We come out, crank the truck up, get it warm.”

Then, they also make sure their trucks are loaded with gear. “We take about 15 minutes to go over the truck to make sure we’ve got everything we need,” Mott said.

Once drivers double check their trucks then its time for them to head out, which typically happens around 7:30 a.m. in the morning.

The movers like to be at a customer’s home by about eight in the morning. Sometimes, they are only taking furniture and other belongings across town. Other times, they’re moving families across county and even state lines.

“Actually, I like the road trips. You get a chance to get away, kind of relax a little bit,” said Linwood Randolph.

With this job, the movers know what times their day will start. What they are uncertain about is when it will end. “The job may vary, you may get off at one o’clock you may get off at seven it’s like that,” added Randolph.

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videoWhen you are moving, sometimes it is easier to hire someone else to do the job. For the movers to be there at 8:00 a.m. sharp, that means they are at the office even earlier, getting ready for the day.

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