There are different responsibilities assigned to each member of a team of movers. Among them, perhaps one of the most important members is the person driving the moving truck. In addition to being the one who drives the truck from your old home to your new home and transporting your belongings in the process, the driver is also responsible for overseeing the move and the moving crew.
The moving truck driver
At the beginning of the move, before the driver even arrives at the house to begin loading your belongings, he or she must draw up the all-important bill of lading. This is the main contract for the move.
The driver then inspects the truck to make sure that it is completely fueled and ready to go and in full working order. After that, the driver will then round up the crew of movers and delineate which tasks each member of the team will cover.
While the move is in progress, the driver will also be responsible for maintaining periodic contact with the truck dispatcher and the moving company headquarters to let them know how the move is progressing and what stage of the move they are on.
The important roles involved on a moving day
One of the most overlooked responsibilities of the driver, and one that not many people know about, is that the driver is also there to answer any questions about the move that you may have. He or she is typically the most knowledgeable and experienced part of the team and would gladly answer whatever questions come to mind.
At the end of the day, the truck driver will essentially have his hands on almost every aspect of the moving process, which is why he is one of the most important and key players on the big day. He will drive your goods, safely and efficiently, to your new home, as well as make sure that all licenses, permits and qualifications are up-to-date and accounted for.
Appreciating the intricacies of the moving job
Your moving staff and crew might often have many different jobs to handle during the course of a move. Many of them would overlap and complement one another. So it’s important for you to understand how each member of the staff supports one another and how they work together to accomplish their goal: getting your move done on time.
While your moving truck driver would often lead or orchestrate most of the process, the rest of the staff and crew would play important roles in getting your furniture moved safely and securely. Important among these are getting your belongings packed and loaded onto the truck, and making sure that your things get to your new home exactly the way they were when they left your old home.
But in between all of this, it’s the moving truck driver who is in charge of transporting these things. Also it’s the truck driver who is tasked with keeping constant communication between the moving company and you, so that you know exactly when to expect your belongings to be delivered.
This is the mark of a great moving truck driver, and also the mark of a professional and reliable moving company: the ability to maintain a steady level of communication between mover and customer so that you never have to be left in the dark regarding the whereabouts of your belongings.
So when it comes time for you to make your move, remember that the driver is one of the people who will be working tirelessly to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible. This is so that you can settle down into your new home after a stress-free moving experience.
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