Founded in 1890, Peasley Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Peasley Moving & Storage will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.


All Peasley Moving & Storage Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Peasley Moving & Storage continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Peasley Moving & Storage requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • Please use disinfectant/cleaner to wipe down commonly touched surfaces, objects, door handles, etc. at your residence.
  • Please make a sink, hand soap, and paper towels available to your outside salesperson and moving crew for handwashing during their time within your home.
  • Please keep all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

The team at Peasley Moving & Storage. is proud to continue offering our wide range of services in accordance with the necessary precautions outlined above. Whether you are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century!

~ Peasley Moving & Storage  

The risks of hauling heavy equipment by yourself

Moving heavy equipment is a risky business that only professionals can handle safely. However, in some situations, people decide to do it without a professional’s help. If you are thinking about doing this, Peasley Moving & Storage has prepared an article for you with all the risks of hauling heavy equipment by yourself. Read it and learn what you will be facing.

Two guys hauling equipment.
Hauling heavy machinery is risky and complicated

Plan your operation thoroughly and make sure that you prepare well

There are many things that you need to prepare for to be able to successfully haul heavy equipment while avoiding potential risks. First of all, you need a proper plan. You cannot just start loading it all into a truck and start driving. If you do not have a plan on how to do it properly, trouble is just around the corner.

Even if you have done this before and you think you know what you are doing, having a plan will make things much easier. Plan the crew, tools and equipment, and route. But also, plan for the loading and unloading process regardless of whether you are moving it from your company’s warehouse or industrial storage that you are renting. Here is what to prepare before you begin

  • You will need a proper plan that will help you to do things properly and avoid the risks of hauling heavy equipment
  • A team of strong and experienced helpers
  • Proper tools, equipment, and packing supplies Boise
  • A suitable and well-maintained vehicle

Choose the right type of trailer

truck carrying a large digger
Make sure that you choose the right type of trailer

One of the most important things and the thing that can eventually make a difference between a smooth and a difficult haul is the vehicle you use. Of course, hauling heavy equipment on your own means that you will need a truck with a proper trailer. However, there are many types of trailers that can be used for this type of job. And you need to make a smart choice.

The important thing is not to make such decisions if you are not absolutely sure they are right. If you are not sure about this, ask someone who has enough experience in industrial moving to advise you. Here are the types of trailers that you can use for hauling heavy items:

  • Lowboy or gooseneck trailer
  • Step deck trailer
  • Flatbed trailer
  • Double drop trailer
  • Stretch trailer

Every one of these trailers has a specific design that can be useful in particular situations. So, make sure that you understand your needs well before you decide which of these trailers to use for hauling your heavy equipment.

List of potential risks when hauling heavy equipment by yourself

When it comes to potential risks that you can expect when hauling heavy equipment by yourself if you planned it right and prepared proper equipment you are already halfway to avoiding them here is what you can expect and what you should try to avoid.

  • Loose chains and parts that will move around the trailer during transport
  • Faulty trailer
  • Problems with tires
  • Unbalanced weight distribution
  • Choosing a wrong route

Unsecured parts are potential risks for all traffic participants

When it comes to the risks of hauling heavy machinery by yourself, one of the biggest is unsecured items that you are moving. Loose chains, straps, or other parts that you forget to remove and secure can cause you many issues during transport. Not only that you can lose those parts or damage them but you are can also bring other people in danger. So, make sure that everything is tight and secured before you go.

A faulty trailer can endanger your precious cargo

Regardless of whether you are renting a trailer or you are using yours, you need to inspect it thoroughly before leaving. Faulty lights, leaking hoses, loose connections are just some of the potential problems that you can find with trailers. Check it meticulously before you start hauling.

Check the pressure in your tires before and after your load the truck

When moving heavy equipment, you will have many tires that will be carrying that load. Many tires, however, also mean many potential problems. And we are not talking only about faulty tires. We are talking about pressure because over-inflated or under-inflated tires can bring your entire operation into risk. Check the pressure before and after you load your heavy cargo.

Truck being loaded while it's raining.
Check the pressure in your tires before and after you load up the truck.

Make sure that you distribute the weight evenly

One of the biggest risks that can endanger your cargo, vehicle, but also your own well-being is the unbalanced weight. The weight of your load needs to be evenly distributed across the axles. If the weight is not balanced you can easily lose your cargo. Also, there are rules about how much weight pressure can be on your front and rear axles so make sure that you follow that.

Make sure that you choose the best route

Another important thing that you need to watch out for is the choice of route. If you choose a bad route, all the things that you have done before that will go to waste. So make sure that you do good research and think everything through well before you chose the road you will use.

Hiring a professional logistics company is always an option

As you can see, there are many risks when hauling heavy equipment on your own. That is why we always suggest that you hire a professional crew that will know how to do it properly. Still, as you can see, there are ways to do it by yourself. But you will need to bear in mind many things and you will need to have enough help and proper tools in order to be able to do it properly. Nevertheless, we wish you good luck with whatever option you chose.

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