In a city of constant movement, moving companies will encounter delays that can cause a variety of complications. Some are inevitable, and some are not.
In this dense, fast-paced metropolis, moving companies and movers face a host of challenges that require a level of skill – and patience – that don’t come overnight. The extent to which your movers know their terrain and its patterns and traits will be a factor in the success of your move.
An increasing amount of apartment buildings are enforcing strict timelines for elevator reservation and service entrances. When a moving company books multiple jobs in one day, these constraints need to be taken into account. And moving crews have to do their best to stay on schedule even when setbacks come their way. In this climate, the best any moving company can do is to minimize setbacks as much as possible.
Rather than taking google maps at face value, the best movers will anticipate Holland Tunnel traffic backup on Canal Street two hours in advance before deciding on the best route to take from Brooklyn Heights to Washington Heights – while obeying commercial vehicle restrictions along the way.
The flow of New York traffic has a mind of it’s own. It can seem chaotic, but with experience and focus a driver will learn how to time their movements, to read the signals that tell them when another driver is letting them into a lane. Generally, you’ll get about a half second and if you don’t jump on it, you’ve lost your chance.
And isn’t that New York in a nutshell?
At Cool Hand, employees are given some clear guidelines:
- Be on time.
- Be friendly.
- Don’t break anything.
You may notice that two of the four guidelines involve time! Time seems to govern just about every area of life in New York City, and movers know it as well as anyone.