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Small Shipment Service aka Priority Relocation Service

Arpin RI offers a small shipment option called Priority Relocation Service or PRS for long distance shipments. The priority shipping option is a premium service and is a good fit for very tiny shipments, smaller shipments needing a fast transit time, smaller shipments going to out-of-the-way places, or any combination of these factors. 

The items in a PRS shipments are handled the absolute minimum amount; once when they are loaded and once when they are delivered. There is no opportunity for items to be misplaced, soiled, or contaminated in any way. 

PRS shipments are loaded into large wooden crates (7’tall by 4’ wide by 7 ½’ long) called “lift vans”.  Each lift van can hold about 1,000 lbs. They are transported by common carriers to a partner agency at your destination city and then delivered to you. 

PRS shipments have several advantages over traditional padded van shipments; 

  • The transit time is shorter and more predictable because they are transported by regularly scheduled freight carriers. 
  • If the shipment weight is above 3,500 lbs., you will receive a $150 per day payment if the shipment is late for any reason.
  • All of the shipment items are isolated from other customers since your shipments are not co-mingled on the same truck.
  • All shipment items are wrapped with single-use virgin paper padding products or plastic wrap ensuring your items remain completely sanitary.
  • The door of each lift van is completely fastened with nails, secured with steel banding around its girth, and sealed on all 4 edges with tamper-proof security seals.
  • Vulnerable shipment items in lift vans have extra protection against damage since they are protected by the thick plywood walls. 

Priority Relocation Service is not for everyone, but it is appropriate for scenarios when you’re just shipping a small to medium amount and need it delivered ASAP. These shipment scenarios would include:

  • Job changes where you need your clothing quickly.
  • Students taking items away to school.
  • Splitting up estates between multiple families.
  • Shipping a single item or set of items like your childhood spinet piano or Grandma’s antique dining room set. 

PRS is also appropriate for shipments that will be going into storage at the destination. There are considerable charges when going into and out of storage for loose loaded shipments. However, since PRS shipments are already crated, these costs are avoided and the monthly storage fees are less as well.

Contact Arpin of RI right now for more information about Priority Relocation Service or any of our other services or to schedule your free in-home estimate.

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Liberty Moving and Storage/ Arpin of Rhode Island is a great place to work. I have been with them for almost 9 years. Great people
Jimmie D.
The Arpin did a great job helping us move our business - during some of the worst days of the pandemic which forced us to be flexible. Very impressed with their professionalism and flexibility - recommend them highly.
Chris S.
Having spent 28 years in the Army I have made many, many moves. The best moving experiences I have had is with Arpin. I just stood out of the way and they did it all. Three times I moved in NYC and it was incredible how the driver was able to maneuver the big rig 18-wheeler in some of the tightest spaces I have ever witnessed. As in all the moves with Arpin, the crew was totally professional and packed, then unpacked, my belongings with great care. Their techniques used to move the large items and a grand piano, demonstrates a very a high level of skill I have never witnessed with other DoD contracted movers. I will always call on Arpin of Rhode Island to move me again. I can't say enough good things about this excellent company and the crews they train to care my most precious belongs. Thanks guys; You know who you are.
John O.
My experience with Arpin of Rhode Island was a very positive one! The driver politely initiated the process, and everyone was extremely helpful and very professional! I would highly recommend using this them.
Anne L.
We contacted several large moving companies to select one to move us from RI to FL and selected Arpin based on pricing and initial service. They were fantastic! The packing crew and driver were so professional and careful with our items and our home. The delivery time was excellent, and the crew that delivered our furniture was just as great. I would highly recommend Arpin to everyone.
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