Founded in 1890, Peasley Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. We are taking the current COVID-19 threat very seriously and will promptly adhere to any and all directives from local, state and federal government officials. Peasley Moving & Storage has been categorized as an essential industry business within the current mandate established by Idaho State Governor Brad Little.

As an essential industry business, we will maintain normal operations until such time as either company management determines we must close our offices or we are directed to do so by a governmental authority. We are taking extensive precautionary measures including the adoption of all CDC guidelines and the establishment of our own policies intended to minimize health risks for all customers, employees, contractors, vendors, and community stakeholders. We are proud to be able to support the needs of our customers during this crucial time but are prepared to quickly change course as required.

Stay safe together with Peasley Moving & Storage

The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and there are many uncertainties and factors outside of our control that may, with little or no advance notice, impact our delivery of moving & storage services. Please be aware the current crisis could potentially result in small inconveniences such as a delayed project start time or significant inconveniences such as the complete rescheduling of services.

Although there are many unknowns to be navigated, you can be certain that Peasley Moving & Storage will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs, and our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

Steps Peasley Moving & Storage is Taking:

  • Company-wide Implementation of all precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Office staff and moving crews are being monitored daily for symptoms and/or known exposure by management and asked to go home, contact their healthcare provider, and self-quarantine as directed. Staff members that experience symptoms and/or aware of exposure when not at work have been directed to stay home and notify their supervisor.
  • Office staff and moving crews are receiving daily briefings on precautionary measures and have been directed to follow them on and off the job.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being instructed to maintain appropriate “social distance” of 6 feet minimum between one another, customers, and all other people.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being provided with appropriate hand sanitizer and surface disinfecting supplies. They have been directed to disinfect truck cabs and moving equipment between each move to the best of their ability. These supplies will continue to be replenished as we are able, based on availability from retailers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with work gloves to be worn during the moving process and disinfected both during their work and between customers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with appropriate masks (when available) to be worn during the moving process as circumstances require.
  • Peasley Moving & Storage is limiting visitation to our branch offices. If you wish to purchase moving boxes or supplies, please simply call in your order and we will happily deliver to your vehicle outside.
  • Peasley Moving & Storage is offering Virtual Estimate Appointments! For more information, please visit our Virtual Estimate Appointment page or ask about this terrific option when speaking with one of our professional relocation consultants.

Steps We’re Asking Customers To Take Prior To Our Arrival At Your Residence:

  • Please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
  • 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 residence and office windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and less potential containment of germs.

We are all in this together.  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 or your business will be moving down the street, across the country, or around the world, we are 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

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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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