Household goods have not been delivered going on 15 days. We have no idea when we will recieve our household goods.
Household goods were packed in crated April 23 and 24th in Little Rock AR. We were told we would receive them by May 2, 2013 in Abilene TX at the latest. Then we were told on May 3, 2013 a truck broke down. Then they told us May 4th half of our stuff made it to Abilene and they did not know where the other half was located. May 5th they told us it should all be in Abilene by May 6th. May 7th we were told that it arrived but without any paperwork so they were not able to check it in. Now it is May 8, they are not returning our phone calls, and they are not giving us any information as to where our household good are or when we will be receiving them.
We want our household goods back delivered to us ASAP.
Business' Initial Response
May 21, 2013
BBB of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc.
1601 Elm Street, Suite 3838
Dallas, TX 75201
Re: Mr. and Mrs. ********
Complaint Filed May 9, 2013
Case #: XXXXXXXX
Dear Mr. Stallings
This response is tendered on behalf of Suddath Van Lines, Inc. ("Suddath") in response to Better Business Bureau complaint #XXXXXXXX filed on May 9, 2013.
The Vallieres' arranged to have their household goods moved from Little Rock, AR to Abilene, TX by Suddath. The Vallieres' goods were packed on April 23, 2013. The Bill of Lading, signed by Mr. ********, included a delivery date of May 2, 2013.
The actual weight of the shipment turned out to be double the original weight estimate. Thus, due to the unplanned excess weight, an additional truck was used to move the shipment. Unfortunately, one of the trucks moving the shipment had mechanical issues and the delivery was delayed; however, the shipment was delivered by the guarantee delivery date noted on the Bill of Lading.
Suddath communicated the delay to The Vallieres' and explained the shipment would be delivered when the entire load could be delivered at the same time to ensure a complete inventory of the Vallieres' goods.
The complete shipment was delivered on May 11, 2013. Suddath sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Very truly yours,
Jacqueline L. Thorlakson
Consumer's Final Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
For a moving company to take 18 days for a 7 hour drive is unacceptable.