Thursday, January 31, 2008

CHRONOS - Bekins A-1 Movers

LIVERMORE, CA-- Bekins A-1 Movers, Inc., headquartered in Pennsylvania, with 20 branch locations throughout the United States, announces an exciting new service for their customers. In a unique partnership with SmartMove Inc., a Colorado-based company, Bekins A-1 Movers, Inc. is launching an alternative method for transporting household and commercial goods securely and quickly through containerized shipping. Utilizing SmartMove’s proprietary GPS-enabled shipping container, the SmartVault™, this containerized shipping model increases the strength and flexibility of the already robust service offerings of the Bekins A-1 Movers, Inc. companies. The logistics of the program are handled by SmartMove’s primary transportation provider, UPS Freight.

Bekins A-1 Movers, Inc. in conjunction with commonly owned Bekins Moving Solutions, Inc., has created a new division to manage and facilitate all aspects of this containerized shipping program. The newly created division, Chronos, was designed to enhance the revenue stream of each of the branch locations and provide a new consumer service product. Chronos is based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, managed by Scott Harvey, Vice President of Business Solutions, who stated:

“Chronos was designed to help customers move faster…. from Point A… to Point Done. Utilizing SmartVault™ technology, we will help our customers with the fastest, most secure, and most economical method possible for moving their personal effects. In our fast-paced society, time is money. The quicker and more secure we can get their personal effects moved across the Country the more they save throughout their relocation process. Chronos is built around the customers’ schedules, not ours.”

The Chronos model of business offers specific competitive advantages over other methods of long distance transportation. Security, scheduling flexibility, expedited service, and ease of use are the backbone of the program. This service is unlike anything else in the industry.

Chronos benefits:
SmartVault™ technology, GPS-enabled
Flexibility to move on any schedule: coast-to-coast in 7 days
$10,000 worth of Insurance per SmartVault™ used
UPS Freight – Secure pick up and delivery
Elimination of loss and theft
Expert Bekins A-1/BMS loading teams
Up to 28 days of free storage
Self-move option
Easy-to-understand pricing based on number of vaults shipped
Customer locks the unit and keeps the key

For more information, please contact 800-473-9197 or email Shortly each Bekins A-1 Movers, Inc. /Bekins Moving Solutions branch location will receive a Chronos roll out package which outlines, in detail, all of the working aspects of the program.

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