Many moving companies were not expecting this massive rush from consumers. When the economy crashed a few years back, many moving companies had to cut back on their employees. When the Summer moving rush of 2012 hit, many moving companies found themselves shorthanded. Temp agencies were busy, and moving companies were hiring as much help as they could get.
It wasn't just a busy year for moving companies, there was also an extremely busy year for moving truck rentals. More people in the United States are deciding to take things into their own hands, and this includes moving. Self service moving trucks were at the height of the Summer of 2012 moving rush.
http://movingtruckrental.com, a website that helps consumers find the best price moving trucks in their area also saw a huge increase in the number of people that were renting moving trucks.
Mark, a representative for Movingtruckrental.com has this to say about the Summer moving rush of 2012.
“Summer has always been an extremely busy time for our website. Moving truck rental companies often run several specials all throughout the summer to help bring in even more business, but this year people from all over the United States were moving.
Our statistics tell us that it was happening all over the United States. States like Florida, Texas, California, and New York saw a record number of people moving in and out of the states. Florida had a record number of people moving in, while Texas had a record number of people that were moving out. California and New York both had the same amount of people moving in and out of those two states.
Every other state in the United States also had record numbers of moving truck rentals. Most of the moving truck rentals that we noticed were all within the state that they were rented. Only around 30% of all the moving trucks that were rented, went from state to state. Only around 5% of the moving trucks that were rented traveled from coast to coast.
During the Summer moving rush of 2013, our website helped over half a million people find the best rates on moving trucks in their area. Our website also helps consumers avoid moving company scams that were at the height of the Summer moving rush.”
Consumers that are thinking of moving in the next few months will have no problems finding plenty of moving trucks. As Summer ends, the moving rush will start to slow down. Consumers may also be able to find better deals on moving trucks in the coming months. Many moving companies will start to offer sales on their rental trucks to try and get more business. The Summer moving season of 2012 has turned out to be a record breaker.