Shleppers Moving & Storage
Shleppers Moving offers an assortment of services including a variety of moving, shipping, and storage services, including: Residential Moves, Commercial Moves and Business Relocations, Long-Distance and International Transport, Storage and Warehousing, Packing and Unpacking, Box Delivery and Moving Supplies, Detailed inventory, and document storage. Shleppers also offers a number of specialized services for its customers, including Fine Art, Antique & Piano Moving, special support for Expecting Families, special services for customers with pets or children, moving services for seniors, Tech Expertise, Connection, Disconnection, or Setup (for assorted Computer and Electronics devices), Crating, Debris Removal, Hoisting, and more.
Shleppers was originally founded in 1978 in New York City., providing professional relocation services for local, long-distance, and international moves for both residential and business customers. As of 2009, it has supported the relocations of individuals and small businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies, and transported fine art for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition, Shleppers has transported antiques for Levy & Co., Sam A. Green, Horace Richter Gallery, and Fortuna Fine Arts.
The name “Shleppers” was derived from the popular slang expression “shlep” or “shlepper.” Of Yiddish derivation (literally meaning “to drag”), the term “shlep” is now most commonly used to describe moving, lugging, or carrying an item from one place to another: Shlep (shlep) slang; rhymes with "pep."
Shleppers is fully licensed by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). Shleppers is a member of the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA), and IAMOVERS (the Household Goods Forwarders Association of America) (HHGFAA).
Charitable causes and community support
Shleppers supports a variety of charitable causes, including The Food Bank For New York City, The Central Park Conservancy, Breast Cancer Research, The Bottomless Closet, Catholic Charities (Operation Santa Claus), Volunteers of America, P.S. 6, Allen Stevenson, Hewitt, Churchill, and The Solomon Schechter School, CCBQ, Community Mayors, and many more. In 2008, the company also announced a series of commitments to "green moving," so that its moves would have less impact on the environment at large.
Customer Service and Labor Issues
Shleppers has a checkered history of poor customer service, disappearance and/or theft of customer items, misrepresentation of pricing, and labor issues with its own employees. A preponderance of customer complaints about valuable items disappearing from moving are well documented as is Shleppers' lack of response despite its representation as company that values customer service. Additionally, Shleppers has a history of labor law violations—underpaying its workers—which were recently settled with the New York Attorney General's office. Shleppers agreed to pay $350,000 in restitution for law violations that resulted in the underpayment of its workers.
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- Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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- Shleppers Supports Local NYC Exhibit for Breast Cancer Awareness
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