Skip to comments.150 Military families stranded
Posted on 07/23/2018 4:16:52 PM PDT by mainstreetradical.com
More than 150 military families say a Jacksonville-based moving company made their move a disaster, complaining of delays and ruined belongings.
Action News Jax first exposed complaints on Thursday about military families spending weeks stranded without their belongings after the military assigned Suddath Relocation Systems to be their mover.
Since then, dozens of military families have personally shared their stories with Action News Jax.
A group of about 150 people have joined a Facebook group within the past month to vent their frustrations about Suddath military moves.
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Hunt em down and hang em...
Some movers were decent, and we took care of them (cash tips, pizza, beer after wards).
One company left some of our baggage on the tarmac during a 3 day deluge. Almost everything was ruined, including our feather-bed comforters from Germany, our photographs, and our other items.
Many movers scratch the crap out of your furniture. All you can do is file a claim when you get your stuff, but the moving companies label EVERYTHING you own as soiled, stained, and scratched as a hedge against any claim you file.
We placed some items in storage before one of our overseas moves. When we finally claimed it upon our return to the states, we discovered the company had looted our belongings. Old computers (I had a 1st generation MAC), china, family heirlooms - all gone.
I even knew one family who lost every single thing they owned. The trucks "disappeared." All they had to their names were what they had in their suitcases.
The military is the largest single customer of domestic moving companies. It sounds like this company was just one of the lousy ones.
Oh I helped my daughter with a military move last year. It was a nightmare from beginning to end and it wasn’t this company. So many issues I don’t know where to start but they had a lot of things damaged and it took forever for them to get their stuff.
IDK what the deal is, but it was a really bad situation and it took forever for them to collect on damages. One piece of furniture that got damaged was a family heirloom and my daughter did not want it paid for she wanted to get it repaired. She did, but not sure she got reimbursed for that.
I don’t know why military moves are so bad but it is not fair to the families, they don’t get to pick movers so someone needs to be held accountable.
Looked to see if it was minority owned - No.
But it does have a female CEO, and that might have been enough to bring in those government contracts although it also says not women owned.
I moved eight times in a 21 year military career, with 4 of those moves being to and from Germany twice. I hardly had any damage at all. I was very pleased with my movers every time. YMMV.
Correction, Stephen, not Stephanie, Suddath. So probably male, not female.
Folks should do an advanced search over at the FEC’s website. Various employees have spread some cash. Interesting list of candidates on the contribution list. Use Suddath as the employer.
I think Suddath Relocation Systems now owns Mayflower and United Van Lines.
Government contractors with priority given to minority business owners who donate heavily to the powers that be. That’s my first thought.
I also know they’ll hire temporary day laborers to pack/unpack the trucks and standby ‘pool’ drivers.
Doesn't mean anything. Plenty of men will put the business in their wife's name just to bid on government contracts.
If you were a white business owner, you'd be stupid not to.
Call Senator Marco Rubios office!....
I was incorrect. They do show a male CEO - although named Suddeth, not the CEO in the video at the link.
Most of my moves were great but there was one that was not good.
I am a woodworker and my Dad gave me a bunch of very old hand tools that were quite valuable. They were packed in one box and that box disappeared, as well as all of our TVs. My expensive stereo made it.
The bad thing was it had to be the team on the truck as that move was door-to-door with no storage. Also, I was reimbursed pennies on the dollar so we basically had to purchase new TVs. The tools were irreplaceable and even though I had each one listed the military told me the valuations I paid for before the move were too high so I was reimbursed for 15% of their true value.
A year after that move the Air Force notified me that we were over the allotted weight for that same move and would have to pay over $1000 back. I had to go into my paperwork and show them the certified scale weights and that we were under the limit. It seems that truck added someones stuff and made a drop off along the way and tried to bill our move. I still think they tried to move a relative or friend on the DoD, and my, dime.
The Air Force actually started taking money out of my paycheck until they finally agreed we were right and then we had to wait another two months to get our money back.
Remember WJC/HRC and Billy Dale and the White House Travel Agency.
One of HRCs first moves was to kick Dale out of the travel office (he had a little feifdom there after 30 some years) and she/they were exercising their ‘rights’
The replacement company was some two bit Little Rock travel agency and one can imagine Cs would have gotten a kickback.(They ‘stole’ everything else not nailed down)
We had a ‘saying’ while I was in
If Unka Sugah wanted you to have a wife and family, they would have been in your initial seabag.
Called and emailed!
Per Wikipedia, United is owned by UniGroup, Inc. and is headquartered in Missouri. You are correct, however, that Mayflower has common ownership with United these days.
Suddath appears to be separate.
All I know is it is a real mess, you would think as long as the military has been moving people it would have been figured out by now.
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