When my daughter graduated from college, we needed to move her furniture from Colorado to Georgia.
This consisted of one bedroom - a queen mattress & box springs, bedside table, desk & chair, dresser and framed pictures, books, lamps, etc. There was also other furniture - tv table, small printer table, and a kitchen table & chairs which had been disassembled and re-packed in it's original carton - heavy, but relatively compact; a 23 inch television, bicycle, several boxes of dishes and other kitchen items and several boxes of books, dvds, etc. In sum, a small shipment by moving company standards.
We had decided to ship in an ABF 'pod' to keep the price to a reasonable level ($375 less than any bid received on uShip or other shipping sites). That required us to load the shipment on a pick-up, drive to the terminal, and load the pod. Then we would have to drive to the terminal after arrival, unload the pod into our vehicle, drive home & unload again. Not a big problem, but lots of hassle.
DNT Transport (Derrick & Tracey) contacted us. I told them our plan and the price, offered to use them if they matched the price. They had other shipments in the area and wanted to fill out the load.
Matched the price & we had a deal. Picked up at the apartment, helped bring the heavy stuff down the stairs, delivered to our house & helped unloaded & carry heavy stuff up to second floor!!!
Derrick did an excellent job of packing the load. Everything arrived in perfect condition. Always available by phone or email w/prompt response. Derrick & Tracey were dedicated to delivering GREAT service and it showed - always pleasant and terrific to work with.
I couldn't be happier with the experience. The key was the guarantee provide by uShip and the thorough info on the shipper. That made me comfortable dealing with a company I otherwise would not have been able to adequately investigate. The info & feedback from other users was accurate and reliable.