LANSING, Mich., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 30 years, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has been setting a new standard in the moving industry. The nation's largest franchised moving company has a long history of innovation in an effort to better serve customers and franchisees alike. As TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® closes out the first quarter of 2017 with year-over-year growth jumping by 15 percent, it's clear the brand is heading into its busiest months of the year with incredibly strong momentum.
The company's impressive year-over-year increase marks TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®'s 72nd consecutive month of record growth, and the fifth with a double-digit spike. With a demand for its services at an all-time high in communities across the country, it's no surprise the brand's system grew throughout the first three months of 2017 with the signing of eight franchise agreements and four grand openings.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®'s successful expansion initiatives couldn't come at a better time. With the brand completing two moves every minute at an average time of just over five hours to complete, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®'s system of 2,669 trucks and 352 U.S. locations are consistently hard at work for their customers throughout the entire moving process. The brand's franchisees and employees also operate 73 satellite locations and 33 franchises outside of the U.S., with plans to expand into additional markets in the months ahead.
"Our continued growth and success points to the hard work of every employee in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family," said CEO Jeff Wesley. "It's rare for a franchise brand of our size to show continued upward momentum, and it's a testament to the fact that we've created an environment in which our franchisees and employees can thrive. By supporting them as they work to build their businesses and careers, our number one priority is setting them up for success in the long run."
In order to continue moving its team members forward, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® celebrated its fifth annual Career Move Month throughout March. The initiative is designed to recruit new hires to join the brand's system, both in its corporate office located in Lansing, Michigan and at franchise locations across the U.S. By bringing new employees on board, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is helping hard working professionals who are new to its system launch a lasting and meaningful career while also helping existing team members rise through the ranks through internal promotions. The brand also promoted its XCELERATE program as a part of its Career Move Month, which allows thousands of existing staff members to connect and share best practices and success stories.
To say this year's Career Move Month was successful would be an understatement — TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® was able to hire 1,433 people as a result of the initiative. They're now joining the brand's system of 6,143 employees as it prepares for the busiest moving season of the year this summer.
"By hiring more than 1,000 people during our Career Move Month, I'm confident our franchisees of tomorrow are learning the ropes as movers and drivers today. Not only is our frontline staff vital in ensuring that our franchised locations are able to continue the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® tradition of providing top-quality customer service, these positions have the potential to be the starting point on the journey to business ownership," said Wesley.
As TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® moves into the second quarter of the year, it's preparing to capitalize on the potential behind its growing team of passionate and dedicated employees. The brand recently launched its Value Flex® program in 16 hub cities to provide customers with an affordable long-distance moving option. The cost-saving solution offers a reduced price on long-distance moves by utilizing the service of a dedicated long-haul carrier to transport TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® containers between locations. From there, the brand's local team will make the final delivery.
"We set out to find a solution to move people all across the U.S., no matter what corner of America they live in," said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® COO Jon Nobis. "The launch of our new Value Flex® program in major hubs is going to substantially increase our business flow and ability to reach more and more customers who have enjoyed using our services locally in the past. Customers have been asking for this type of service from us, and we're eager to help people get their belongings from point A to point B, no matter where they're moving."
In addition to its new Value Flex® program, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is positioned to break into even more communities across the country by expanding in markets where it previously doesn't have a large presence. And with key development markets in California, Montana and Oregon already seeing movement, the brand is actively bringing its simple and proven model to new groups of consumers at a rapid rate.
"TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has been working to fill in the gaps across the U.S. by bringing franchise partners into our system in states where we have previously had a smaller presence," said Wesley. "This year, we've already seen tremendous momentum by breaking into those formerly untapped communities, especially on the West Coast and in the Northeast. Going forward, we're looking forward to expanding our reach in even more markets in an effort to better serve customers across the country."
About TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company both in the United States and internationally. Currently there are 352 national locations and 2,669 trucks operating in the U.S.; in total, the company operates more than 380 locations and 2,700 trucks. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has performed more than 6 million moves since its inception in 1985. The company has seen consistent monthly growth dating back to December 2009 and more than 85 consecutive months of growth. Each location is independently owned and operated. For franchising opportunities, visit franchise.twomenandatruck.com.
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