Category Archives: Across The Bekins World

It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week LogoIt’s finally here! All week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. To show your appreciation for these unsung heroes, here are some suggestions on how to celebrate:

  • Drive across the country in one week.
  • Spend $1100 to fill up on gas.
  • Get together with your neighbors and practice the lost art of the convoy with your riding lawnmowers.
  • Sleep in your car.
  • Drive for 11 hours then spend another 3 hours picking up and setting things down. Remember to maintain a smile. Rest for 10 hours, then do it again the next day.
  • Smile and let a truck merge into your lane.
  • Thank a driver for bringing you 70% of the things you use today.

Check out the American Trucking Association’s website for more information and fun facts.

Bekins Agent Lincoln Moving & Storage Receives Thanks

Receiving thanks for a job well done is what we all strive for at Bekins.  Here’s another instance of great customer service received by Lincoln Moving and Storage in Brooklyn, OH.

Another satisfied customer writes:

I hope you and your family had a Happy Thanksgiving. I just wanted to let you know how happy we were with your moving services. The driver and his crews were very efficient, professional and just did a wonderful job. Thank you so much for all of your patience and help during this stressful time. Our things arrived in great shape and we are so happy to be getting settled in our new home. Thank you again and best wishes. I would be very a happy to recommend your company in the future.

Monica F.

Bekins Agent Action Moving Names Employee of the Year

Bekins Van Lines agent Action Moving Systems in Spokane, WA recently recognized Kris  Behm as their “Employee of the Year” at the agent’s Christmas Party.  Congratulations Kris!

Kris has been with Action for two years. Kris was chosen for his undying commitment to customer service and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. He consistently exceeds customer and management expectations.

Kris’ name will appear on a plaque commemorating this honor, which began in 2004 along with all the past winners.  In fact, all of the employees who have received this honor are still with Action Moving!  They are:  Pat Hale, Gunnar Smiley, Shawn Biggs and Mike Stearns (some multiple winners of the award).  That really says something about our company, primarily that we have quality employees and they feel like a valued member of our team.

Jeff Gish stated, “We are thankful for each and every member of our team: Sue, Kathy, Gina, Jessa, Shawn, Cory, Pat, Kris, Gunnar, Kevan, Ty, Grover, Denny, Ed, Mike, Doug, Josh, Scott, Richard P, Gary, Dave, Gabe, Jordan, Andy, Richard K, Paul M, James C, Will, Travis, Paul S, Korey, Anthony, Ray, William, Vernon, James L and Timothy.”

To view a video of the event, go to:

Bekins Moving Solutions Provides Superior Service

Bekins Van Lines strives to provide excellence in moving services to every customer we have the privilege of moving.  We received a letter from Dorine C. regarding the above and beyond service provided by Irma Jimenez of Bekins Moving Solutions, and our driver Jim Robinson and his unpacking crew.

Ms. Irma Jimenez
Bekins Moving Solutions, Inc.
20525 Nordhoff St., Unit 58
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Dear Ms. Jimenez:

“I wanted to extend a thank you to you and all the supporting crew from Bekins Moving Solutions for the special effort involved in moving my furniture and personal belongings from your Chatsworth facility to my home in Veron, CT last month.

Your driver, Jim Robinson did an excellent job to assure my belongings arrived safely and ahead of schedule.  His effort to account for the inventory (packed and stored by your Chatsworth staff six years ago in August, 2005) and to drive the large load to the East Coast was very much appreciated.  And, he made a special effort to see that the larger-sized furnishings were situated in the right location in my limited space.  His choice of two employees from Labor Ready (148 Franklin Avenue, Hartford, CT 06119) was a good one.  Those two employees, David Marquez and Domingo Vega, also worked very hard in a short period to unload and place the furniture and other belongings.

I was very impressed with how Jim, David & Domingo worked in unison and completed the move-in task in a timely and professional manner.  Please accept my sincerest gratitude for the superior job that they did handling this difficult task.”

Bekins strives to perform great service on all our moves and are so glad that this customer took the time to let us know just how well we did.

Allwright Moving Systems Participating in ‘Toys for Tots’

Press Release:  November 2011 – Contact: Rebecca Glatzhofer

With the arrival of the 2011 holiday season Allwright Moving / Bekins Van Lines is joining with the U.S. Marine Corps to give back to the community, with the annual Toys for Tots drive.

Allwright Moving – Bekins is a collection site for dropping off new toys to be distributed by the Marine’s Toys for Tots program to needy children in the area for the holiday season.  We hope to give away thousands of toys to our local children in Racine, Kenosha and Walworth Counties.    Toys collected in Racine are distributed to our Racine children. 

New and unwrapped toys can be dropped off during business hours of 8am – 5pm Mon-Fri – 2933 105th Street, Sturtevant, WI 53177.  We are the corner of Hwy 11 and Hwy H. 

Toys for Tots has been collecting and delivering toys for children since 1947 when Major Bill Hendricks USMCR and a group of Marine Reservists collected and distributed 5000 toys to needy children. 

Please contact Rebecca Glatzhofer at Allwright Moving 262-989-6835 if you have questions or need directions to             


Bekins President’s Award Winners


  Driver   Driver   Driver
  Samuel Artrip   James Hill   David Postlethweit
  Mark Austin   Wayne Holmberg   Lee Price
  Gary Ayres   John Holmes   Rickie Purnell
  Glen Baker   Scott Hostetler   Harry Reeves
  Abdul Bari   Harold Hovis   Vicki Reeves
  Jozef Bialecki   Pablo Huerta   Jorge Renteria
  Ralph Bingham   Todd Hummel   John Richardson III
  Clifford Bowe   Lawrence  Jackson   John Rinaldo
  David Bowler   Daniel Jones   Bronson Robertson
  Walter Boyd   Jordy Jones   James Robinson
  Lee (Matt) Bradfors   Robert Jones   Chris Rodman
  Timothy Bridges   Carlito Joya   Carlos Rodriguez
  Douglas Chavarria   Ivan Kersting   Derrick Ross
  Nicholas Childress   Wilfredo Landauerde   Michael Sammeli
  Joseph Clarke   Kenneth Law, Jr.   Jorge Sanchez
  Michael Clarke   Krzysztof Licznerski   Bradford Sando
  Ayala Constantino   Richard Lloyd   Richard Semro, Jr.
  Alan Copelin   Steven Long   Gerald Seward
  Douglas Comutt   Jose Longoria   Oliver Shelley
  Andrew Cowsky, Jr.   Steve Love   Philip Sheridan
  Michael Davis   Michael Mandella   Baljeet Singh
  Miguel Deloera   Alphonso  Marshall   Reynir Skarphedinsson
  Stephen Duriseau   Roy Martin   John  Skillin
  Nicholas Ebba   James Mattingly   Linell Spiller
  Manuel Escalera   Daniel Mccabe   Robert Stanton
  Isidro Esquivel   Kenneth McCarthy   Dustin Stella
  Reynol Falcon   Donald Meacham   John Stone
  Kaukava Finau   Robert Miller   Solon Taylor
  Lorenzo Flores   Shawn Mower   Timothy Tingler
  David Frazee   Willie Nance   Stephen Tripp
  Wayne Fredrick   Gary Nelson   Paul Vadenais
  Barry Freeman   Dennis Neyman   Ramon Valencia
  Nathaniel Fripp   Adam Nicholson   Juan Vazquez
  Richard (Glen) Fuller   Homer North   Ivan Vlasov
  Michael Gilbert   Mario Parham   Jonathan Waters
  John Gish   Carl Parks   Fred Wolfe
  Juan Gonzales   Richard Parobeck, Jr.   Greg Wolfe
  John Green   Johnny Peeks   Edward Worthen
  Montrel Gustus   Jose Perez   Howard Wright
  Morrell Hardin   Timothy (Mark) Pettigrew   Willie Wright
  Daniel Harris   Jay Pheasant    
  Willie Harris   Paul Poe    

Great Moving Service!

As we have said before, good service is the goal of every successful company.  Here’s a letter received by Bekins Agent, Liberty Movers in Leicester, MA.  Thanks to all that were involved in this great move.

Hi, Paul -

Doug & I want to thank you and your crew for the “really fine” job moving us out of MA to NC. We were so very lucky to have made your acquaintance (thanks to Kathie Spangler.)

Your men were the ultimate professionals, taking tremendous care in the handling of our worldly possessions, and for that we can’t thank you enough. The icing on the cake was dealing with some really great guys. We all interacted on a very friendly basis, and this was such a welcome benefit for all concerned.

An extra special hats-off to the lead guy, Mike. He was instrumental in making certain things moving along without a snag. Not only did he have a strong work ethic but he approached everything with a great sense of humor & take on life. We enjoyed many laughs with him & we believe we’ve made a good friend. 

Moving is such a daunting task for numerous reasons, and we contended with so many challenges & snags along the way, however, our experience with your company was the true bright spot for us.

Again, we are so grateful to have worked with Liberty Movers, and if you would like us to be references for your company, please don’t hesitate to ask.

 Thank you again, and continued success with your business.

 Doug & Marcy DiNunzio

AMSA Names Eight Bekins Drivers as Finalists in Super Van Operator of the Year

Eight Bekins Drivers have made it to the final round of the American Moving & Storage Association’s (AMSA) Super Van Operator contest.   Winners will be announced during the AMSA’s 2012 Convention which will be held in Las Vegas, NV on  Feb 12-15.

   The final round nominees are:

  • Samuel Artrip- Lifetime Achievement Category
  • Ernest Castro- Lifetime Achievement Category
  • Stephen Gassner- Lifetime Achievement Category
  • Denton Klahn- Household Goods Category
  • Thomas McNiff- Lifetime Achievement Category
  • Martin Schultheis- Household Goods Category
  • Reynir Skarphedinsson- Special Commodities Category
  • Stephen Tripp- Lifetime Achievement Category

Congratulations to all our Bekins nominees and best of luck to all our Drivers!


Great Customer Service by Bekins A-1

Giandomenico Move from GA to FL Oct. 17, 2011

Had to let you know that the service we received from Mike, Maleek and >> Isaah during our move was fantastic!  Each of these guys could not  have been more helpful or courteous.  They never stopped hustling and their positive, upbeat attitude lasted all day. What a great bunch of  men.  Bekins A1 in Atlanta is fortunate to have them as employees! 


Nick & Kallie Giandomenico