Moving companies struggle to find drivers as more families move – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
The Great Resignation associated with working from home has created a boom in the moving industry.
âWith so many workers working remotely today, we are seeing a significant exodus from major cities across the country and people moving to suburban areas,â said Chuck Kuhn, President and CEO of JK Moving Services .
JK Moving Services, based in Virginia, performs residential and commercial moves nationwide.
âIn North Texas, we are moving families to Texas,â Kuhn said. “In fact, throughout the pandemic, Texas has been one of our biggest destinations.”
The increase in activity has made it more difficult to follow up during COVID-19.
“Nationally, there is a shortage of drivers, and finding drivers, quality drivers who are willing to do what I ask them in the moving and storage industry is a lot” , said Kuhn.
He’s working to hire more truckers.
âBefore the pandemic, we operated a driver fleet of between 300 and 400 drivers,â Kuhn said. “With the increased demand for moving services, we are currently trying to add between 100 and 200 additional drivers to our fleet.”
If you are considering moving, he recommends that you contact a moving company months in advance.
Make sure it is reputable and meets COVID-19 safety guidelines.
JK Moving Services says its moving volume has increased by 40% over the past two years.