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Fifth annual Career Move Month brings 1,433 new hires to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®


Written by Chelsea Grzegorczyk

This March, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises nationwide reviewed hundreds of applications and conducted dozens of interviews in hopes of staffing our teams in preparation for the busy summer months ahead. March marked our fifth annual Career Move Month hiring event, and we set the goals of receiving 12,000 applications and hiring 1,200 new team members. We’re happy to announce that we not only met, but exceeded our goals, with 17,291 applications received and 1,433 new hires brought onboard!

“This is our most successful Career Move Month to date, and we are incredibly proud of our franchise system for providing 1,433 career opportunities to new team members in a single month,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Human Resources Director Sara Bennett. “Proper staffing is crucial to help us move customers forward this summer and beyond, and we want to welcome each new team member to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family!”

The final results are incredible, as we received 76.47% more applications and hired 41.6% more teammates than Career Move Month 2016. This is a testament to the growing brand and career opportunity within. With a footprint in 42 states and counting, team members in our system have greater potential to gain unique experiences to further their careers. We have seen many team members rise to management and franchise ownership roles, transition from a franchise to Home Office, or move from one franchise to another throughout their career paths.

Career Move Month may be over, but there’s still time to join the team! Many locations will continue hiring throughout April and May to help Move People Forward®. Check out the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® careers website to view open jobs and apply online today!

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Tips for a successful first day at a new job – straight from the minds of hiring managers!


Written by Erin VanPortfliet

Most of us can agree that finding a new job is typically a long – and sometimes very stressful – process. It begins with searching through online job boards, researching company backgrounds, sprucing up your resume, and filling out job applications, then the interview – sometimes more than one – until it finally happens. The phone rings and the call you’ve been waiting for has arrived. You happily accept an offer for the perfect position with a great new company!

First off, a congratulations is in order! All of your hard work has paid off, and now it’s time to start a new chapter in your professional life. Since first impressions are important, we decided to enlist the expertise of a few hiring managers from the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise system about what new employees can do to ensure a successful first day. Here’s what they had to say!

Be prepared and punctual

Read your offer letter carefully to make sure you are clear on the time and place and bring all the proper documents requested. This can vary depending on the company, so don’t assume you already know what you need to bring. You could be asked to bring bank information for direct deposit, specific types of identification, or even pre-completed paperwork. If you are unable to provide any required items listed, don’t wait until the day you start. Reach out and inform your new employer so it can be handled beforehand.

Natalie Frederickson, human resources manager of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Scottsdale, said this is a topic she’s consistently coaching her team on.

“Being on time, especially on your first day, shows you have respect for other people,” Frederickson said. “It shows you care as much about their time and schedule as your own. Our days are usually scheduled back-to-back, so if someone doesn’t show up or comes in an hour late, it affects the entire operation.”

Do your research

The first step in being successful in a new role is to understand your new company’s values and goals. Taking the time to thoroughly learn the company background is important – not only before interviews, but also before your first day – as these are typically talking points when meeting with managers and executives.

Mike Reps, general manager at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Rochester, Minn., centers the majority of their new hire orientation around the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® core values.

“These six core values are what our business is built upon, so showing up knowing what they are is extremely important,” Reps said. “Executing these six core values with a great attitude paired with the willingness to grow your knowledge base will set you up for success at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®!

Be open, even if you have experience

Having previous experience in a similar role as your new job is always a plus – it probably has a lot to do with why you landed the gig. However, that doesn’t always mean there isn’t more to learn. Walking in with the attitude that you already know everything is a great way to start off on the wrong foot with your new co-workers. Remember, first impressions are important!

“We are not looking for our new hires to be perfect, even if they happen to have prior experience in the moving industry.” said Jeremy Lawless, operations manager at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Dayton North, Ohio.

”Experience is certainly a plus, but to see them have the desire to learn how we do things here is extremely important. How a new hire responds to instructions and feedback, and how they communicate with others is key to becoming a successful employee at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.

Have fun!

This is something that many people forget, especially when they are nervous about starting a new job, but we’ll let you in on secret: everyone was new at one point, and they were nervous when they first started, too! We all have to start somewhere, so try to start off on the right foot. Smile when you pass by people, and try to get to know your co-workers. Being positive, approachable, and allowing yourself to have fun at work is only going to help you move forward in your career.

“Having fun at and enjoying the work you do starts with the type of attitude you have when you walk through the door,” said Sheryl Armock, human resources generalist at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Champaign. “There will always be outside forces that may try to sway your opinion and outlook. However, you have the ability to decide how you respond to these forces. If you set your attitude to positive, neutral or negative – those outside forces will impact you accordingly.”

As part of their new hire orientation, Sheryl shows a motivational video to prove just how important this subject is. Interested? Check it out on YouTube.

Well, you’ve heard it straight from the experts! We hope this advice assists in preparing you for a successful first day at your new job. If you are still on the market for a career change, don’t worry – sometimes the best opportunities take time to find.  Be sure to check out the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® careers site for current openings. Who knows – that perfect position could be waiting for you there!

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Making the Move Forward

Written by Melanie Kebler

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® means business when it comes to our core purpose of “moving people forward”. One way we do this is through the Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship program. Founded in 2014, this program provides a unique opportunity to allow committed managers the chance to become a franchisee. The scholarship program navigates candidates through intensive training and an all-encompassing education of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise system. Candidates are required to complete online courses, webinars, and put their all into various assignments. The year-long scholarship program comes to a close with a visit to our corporate Home Office in Lansing, Mich., where candidates interview and present their own version of a successful business plan to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® executive team. The deserving winner is then awarded $50,000 to go toward the launch their franchise, and a place amongst some of the most competitive and passionate franchisees in the world.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has never shied away from providing substantial advancement opportunities to employees. One in three of their franchise owners started as employees, and more than 75% of managers started elsewhere within the company. Why? Because big growth means big opportunity. Randi Bloodworth – the first scholarship winner – began her journey at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as a customer service representative at the Tampa, Fla., franchise. With a good work ethic and sense of reliability, Randi quickly moved up to become the office manager, and in 2014, took on the scholarship program. Today, Randi’s franchise boasts excellent reviews and ratings with an endless amount of compliments directed toward the frontline team members, which one could argue is a direct reflection of her as a franchisee.

“For me, the biggest takeaway of the scholarship program was the training,” said Bloodworth when asked about how the scholarship program contributed to her success. “There were so many things I thought I knew until I entered the program. I was able to teach employees at my locations and others about things I learned and ideas and processes I have carried away.”

In more recent news, 2015 scholarship participant Jason Washburn successfully completed the second round of Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship program and was awarded $50,000 toward his own franchise. Jason began his career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as a mover at the St. Louis, Mo., location, but did not stay on the frontlines long. Jason progressed through the ranks and established a trust with his franchisee, allowing him to become the general manager and take on the daily operations of multiple units. In business, this trust is priceless, and Jason was ready to take on the scholarship program. With no shortage of motivation and drive, he got his chance.

Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship program is just one example of how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is working to make a difference. It is not just a difference within the business world, but amongst people and how we treat each other. The idea is not just about how much revenue can be brought in – it is a much larger picture that. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has truly become a leader in the way we think about careers. It’s about moving people forward and allowing someone the opportunity to become the very best they can be. Good people make good business, and we are just scratching the surface of this company’s true potential.

To find out about your next career move, check out the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® careers website. With more than 350 locations worldwide and growing, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is reshaping the way we think about small business and looking for the right people to move forward.

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Unique career opportunities at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Written by Ben Laverdiere

When looking to make a career move, there are similar questions we all ask of a new opportunity. What is the day-to-day work like? How about work-life balance? What is the pay? What kind of health care plan is available? These are all important to ask and take into consideration when making career decisions. But what about when a company offers all of that and something more; how do you value that? What sets a career and company apart from others? Here are three out-of-the-box questions to ask yourself when considering a new career that will offer some unique career opportunities.

Are you making a difference?

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Las Vegas crew was eager to get our national community giving program, Movers for Moms®, off to a great start.

Many people strive to make an impact on the business, but how often do we look beyond our career and company, and into the communities we call home? Are you making a difference in the community? Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, there is a reason we have identified ourselves as “Movers Who Care®”. Not many companies provide and prioritize opportunities to give back like our company. In 2016 alone, franchises nationwide donated more than $3 million worth of moving services to veterans, struggling mothers, and those in need. One of the greatest things about working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is knowing you are able to better yourself professionally while making an impact on the community where you live.

Will your skills be utilized in creative ways?

Does your employer value you and the life experience you can bring to the table? At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we are always looking for new and creative ways to expand our business, and we rely heavily on the team of people we work with to lend their creativity and passion to move our business forward. Last year we were contracted to provide trucks to transport equipment for the COPA America Centenario soccer tournament. Our local franchises teamed up with Home Office staff to find a new and creative ways to complete this project with excellence. One Home Office team member, Mark List, played a crucial role in coordinating this project with local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® offices. When asked if he ever thought he would have an opportunity like this in his role as a DOT and fleet safety specialist, this was his response.

“No way, even last year I wouldn’t have believed it,” List said. “I think far too often, people (and myself early in my time here) look at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as strictly a residential moving company, but thanks to our National Accounts team, we are changing that! As a brand, COPA solidified the fact that we can take on anything when we band together as a system. I was very fortunate to have a solid team of individuals that helped me at the local franchise level. These days, very little surprises me regarding TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as a company and brand, because we continue to take on new challenges and conquer them together.”

It’s important to align with a company that identifies you as an important part of the organization and fosters an environment were you are given the chance to use your skills to meet unique business needs.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Chicago crew members Jeff and Ethan working to move team equipment during the COPA América Centenario soccer tournament!

Do you believe in the brand?

A lot of companies have mission statements or core values that are posted on websites and printed on walls, but never talked about. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, our mission is to “move people forward”, both in business, and in life. Our core values come through on all levels of business. Whether you are working with customers or coworkers, it’s evident that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® works hard to create a workspace and culture that helps you to be the best version of yourself. It’s easy to believe in a company and a brand that always has the best interest of others in mind.

We all want a career that provides good pay, work-life balance, and benefits, but that is not all that makes up a dream job. In most cases what makes a career truly fulfilling is that you believe in the service or product your company offers, that you are given the chance to try new things, and you can make an impact on the community you live in. That is why at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we strive to prioritize the things that make us truly a unique career destination.

Hopefully this these questions will help you to gain some unique perspective when considering what you want out of your next career move. To make that next move with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, visit our careers website to view open jobs and apply online today!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Virginia Beach named “best place to work”

Written by Chelsea Grzegorczyk

Receiving a “best place to work” award is a great honor, and recently, a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise was awarded just that by The Business Magazine of Coastal Virginia. The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Virginia Beach team – led by Franchisee Kathleen White and General Manager Ted Erhenberg – are true “Movers Who Care®” who live out our core values on a daily basis. We recently had a chance to speak with the team to learn what makes their franchise a great place to work. Check out what the Virginia Beach team had to say:

“I nominated TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Virginia Beach for the ’best places to work’ award because this is a great place to work! It’s not often you wake up and look forward to going to work, but we do every day. Our workplace is fun and busy – you’re always doing something and never just wait for the day to be over. Also, management constantly builds the team up and incorporates us into what they’re doing. They’re always open to suggestions and looking for input.” – Kendal Galloway, office manager

“I love working here. I’ve grown more as a person and become more mature. The team looks out for me and always makes sure I have everything I need to help me better myself. I’ve never had anyone care like the team here.” – Ryan Samuel, mover

“It’s great to work in such a very family-oriented work environment. The management team does a good job motivating us and keeping everyone focused on reaching our goals. I appreciate that we respect one another here, and how we’re able to help customers is rewarding. I look forward to growing here more in the future.” – Chuk Okoli, driver

“What sets our workplace apart from other employers is the care that Kathleen (franchisee) and Ted (general manager) have for their employees. When I started as a mover, Kathleen saw potential in me and encouraged me to be the best I could be. I grew from mover to driver, then lead driver, and now I’m in a management role. I enjoy supporting our team every day.” – Michael Sudderth, move manager

“I think we’re a great place to work because we’re constantly getting feedback from the team on what we could do to make things better. Small things like providing toolboxes and an ice machine go a long way because it’s what the team needs. We make sure everyone knows we are a team, and no one is ever alone. We’re led by Franchisee Kathleen White, who wants everyone to prosper and share in building something together.” – Ted Ehrenberg, general manager

“One of the biggest benefits we provide here is culture. We’ve built our team slowly and only hire the best. We try to engage our staff and provide incentives to keep everyone energized, and Ted (general manager) deserves a lot of credit. He’s great at identifying strengths and bringing the team together, and has contributed a lot to how great our culture is.” – Kathleen White, franchisee

It was obvious when speaking with everyone that they truly feel they are part of something bigger than just their own job. Want to join the team? TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Virginia Beach is hiring, as well as many other franchise locations across the country and our corporate office. Take the first step in ramping up your career by viewing open positions on our careers site and applying online today!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® introduces 5th annual Career Move Month

Written by Chelsea Grzegorczyk

CMM logoMarch is right around the corner, and for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, that means Career Move Month, our annual event to ramp up hiring efforts ahead of the busy summer months. The official start date is March 1, and locations across the country will soon be reviewing applications, scheduling interviews, and bringing in new hires to join the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family. New team members will experience job shadowing and robust training in preparation to live out our core purpose of moving people forward this summer and beyond.

Our goal for Career Move Month 2017 is to receive 12,000 applications and to hire 1,200 new team members. This year’s theme is “ramp up”, and is designed to kick-start recruiting efforts, which will grow heading into the spring and summer. A range of openings are available nationwide and in various functional areas of the business. Our focus is providing long-term career opportunities, but we have openings for part-time and seasonal employment as well.

“We’re ecstatic to kick off Career Move Month and start hiring new team members,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Human Resources Director Sara Bennett. “We are looking for hard-working, dedicated individuals to support our loyal customers and push our company to become better each day. Career Move Month 2016 allowed us to hire 1,012 new team members, and we can’t wait to offer even more opportunities this year!”

Want to join the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family? Visit to apply online today! View more than 500 job postings ranging from moving to marketing positions, and everything in between. For those interested in seeing what it’s like to be a mover or driver, check out the fun video below.


TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®: Moving careers forward, one new hire at a time. Apply online today!

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That’s a wrap! Career Move Month brings 1,207 new hires to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®


Written by Chelsea Leser

Recruiting and retention are key elements to business success. Businesses simply cannot accomplish their goals or fight against growing competition without focusing on finding and retaining top talent. It’s often a 24/7 competition! TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® understands that people are the company’s single most valuable asset in our quest to move customers forward, one box at a time.

To help our franchise locations nationwide recruit the staff needed to serve every customer we meet, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® dedicates one full month to pre-summer hiring. This initiative, called Career Move Month, has just concluded its fourth year, and has brought a record number of new team members – 1,207 to be exact! These new team members bring unique knowledge and experiences, which will set up our franchises to help even more customers during the busy summer moving months.

CMM logoOur TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises across the country received a total of 9,814 applications, a 16 percent growth from Career Move Month 2015! This growth can be attributed to each franchise’s dedication to prepare for the busy moving season earlier this year. Franchises posted positions, participated in awareness and grassroots recruiting, hosted open houses, and more to dial national programs and resources down to the local level.

“I am so proud of the system for stepping up to meet the challenge of recruiting by starting early and supporting Career Move Month initiatives,” said Chief Executive Officer Jeff Wesley.  “We saw tremendous success with 1,207 hires! We’re excited to welcome our new team members and set them up for success, making this summer the best one yet.”

Career Move Month has come to a close, but there are still many positions available for interested job seekers. Many franchises are still looking for dedicated, hard-working individuals to fill frontline, support, and management roles. Are you interested in moving customers forward in their lives, while moving forward in your own career? Apply online now at!

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5 mistakes many job seekers make (and what to do instead!)

Written by Chelsea Leser

Job seeking can be a stressful process. Between submitting applications and the first day in a new role is a slew of résumés, interviews, networking, and more. With all of the tips and advice on how to present yourself best as a candidate, we’d like to share some common mistakes job seekers make, and what to do instead.TMAT558

  1. Waiting too long to apply for a job

Many job seekers don’t apply to a job posting right away. Be aware that waiting can allow other candidates to get an interview or offer before you’ve submitted your application. You then need to be an even stronger candidate to sway the hiring managers from someone they’ve already met and like.
Instead, apply as soon as you can. Focus on highlighting your skills, experience, and interest through the application.

  1. Noting “see résumé” on a job application

So much care and effort is put into résumés that sometimes job seekers direct hiring managers to their résumé rather than fully completing an application. However, hiring managers need to compare candidates easily, and they know exactly where key pieces of info can be found on the application. Seeing a note to “see résumé” or “N/A” is a signal the candidate didn’t take the time to accurately complete the application, and may cut corners in the position.
Instead, complete applications fully, even if you’re not able to fill out as many. This will increase your chances of being noticed and show the hiring managers that you took their application seriously.

  1. Getting too creative

Some job seekers get very creative with their résumé, to the point where it’s difficult to understand or follow. Other job seekers send in a headshot along with their résumé while others send gifts to a hiring manager. All job seekers want to be noticed, but these tactics will make a job seeker stand out for the wrong reasons.
Instead, show the hiring managers you would represent their company well to customers and the community. Proofread your emails to the hiring managers, be confident during interviews, and follow up with a thank you after an interview to showcase yourself as an outstanding candidate.

  1. Exaggerating experience and skills

Another way job seekers try to stand out is by making their experience and skills seem like the best fit for the position, even if it’s not entirely truthful. What’s the harm in stretching the truth a bit?
Instead, focus on applying to positions that match your skills and experience well to show you’re the best candidate for the position. Be honest about your experiences and skills, because dishonesty reflects poorly on you, not just for the position at hand, but for all future opportunities with the company.

  1. Not preparing for an interview2_Movers_boxes_Back of truck

Often, job seekers don’t know how to prepare for an interview, don’t have time to prepare for an interview, or prepare in ineffective ways.
Instead, research the company beforehand by doing a Google search, checking out their website, and looking on social media. Always prepare 3-5 questions about the position, company, or industry you can ask during the interview. Write these questions down on paper that has additional room for your own notes, and bring a pen in case the interviewers say something you’d like to reference later. Make sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early (no earlier!) and wear business appropriate clothing free of wrinkles or stains It is best to leave your cell phone in the car, and always throw your gum out before the interview.

Are you ready to make a career move? Use these pieces of advice to land a new opportunity with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®! With over 330 locations nationwide, we have opportunities available in moving, driving, customer service, management, and more. Apply online today at

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Young professionals make a difference with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Written by Chelsea Leser

Many young professionals want a workplace in which they can gain career development while having opportunities to give back to their community. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s Home Office offers team members exactly this through our extensive partnership with Volunteers of America Michigan (VOA). VOA is one of the 12 charities supported through jeans day donations, and team members volunteer at the VOA’s community kitchen and serve food for those in need, monthly.


Home Office team members who served lunch recently at the VOA.

Taking TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s support of the VOA one step further, last year, seven team members joined the VOA’s Young Pros group to expand upon our partnership and make a meaningful impact. The Young Pros group consists of about 30 young professionals from the Greater Lansing area and serves to take a proactive approach toward homelessness. The group’s core purpose is to be a model for change within the community and members volunteer, attend events, and advocate for the VOA and the community members they serve.

Recently, the Young Pros attended the VOA’s annual Homeless No More event. The theme of this year’s event was “All Walks of Life” as a reminder that homelessness can affect anyone. Home Office was proud to have 11 team members in attendance, including Young Pros members, Founder Mary Ellen Sheets, Executive Chair Brig Sorber, and CEO Jeff Wesley.

Franchise Marketing Specialist Nick Popoff attended the Homeless No More event with the Young Pros Group.

“The event really opened my eyes,” said Popoff. “It’s amazing how quickly good, hard-working people can find themselves staring down homelessness. It definitely helps to put things in perspective. I’m just grateful to be part of an organization and community that takes action on important initiatives like this.”

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Home Office team members at the VOA’s Homeless No More event.

“We have awesome leaders as part of our team and together, we build the brand every day and support the growing record success of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. That is important, but even more so, is the way we take this journey,” said CEO Jeff Wesley. “We achieve this success with people who live the company core values, give back, and volunteer their time in the communities we serve. Striving to impact something more than oneself, making a difference in others’ lives, is true leadership. I’m so proud of our people and all they do to impact people in need and move them forward.”

Young professionals at all TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations have opportunities to get involved with our community service campaigns such as Movers for Moms®, Movers for Military, Movers for Meals, Movers for Mutts, and Truckload of Warmth. Movers for Moms® is our biggest annual campaign, and team members are able to make a difference by developing relationships with community partners, collecting donations, and delivering donations to make Mother’s Day special for moms living in shelters.

Are you looking for a career that helps you give back and also move forward in your career? TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has job openings available nationwide! View job openings and apply online today at

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4 qualities of successful TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team members


Written by Chelsea Leser

March is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s annual Career Move Month and with that we’re looking to add 1,000 new hires to our teams nationwide. With so much opportunity, we’d like to share a few qualities that our most successful team members share and what we look for when interviewing candidates.

We treat everyone how we’d like our grandmothers to be treated
Also known as The Grandma Rule®, team members who live out this core value treat everyone they meet with respect and dignity. They greet every customer with a smile, take the time to explain important details, and listen to each customer’s individual needs. These polite, courteous, and efficient team members are sure to make their grandmothers proud.

We go beyond our job descriptions
We appreciate team members who not only thrive on variety, but lend a hand where and whenever help is needed. These team members embody a culture of learning and train on specific aspects of other positions to serve customers in any way needed, without forgoing their regular job duties, of course.

We consider the big picture
It can be easy to get caught up in day-to-day tasks, but our most successful team members never forget the big picture – that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is a customer service company. They ensure each task adds value and helps our teams provide excellent service to our customers. These team members understand where the company is headed, and prioritize to help their team reach key goals.

We have fun
Another core value (and a favorite of many) is to be your best and have fun. From holiday parties to summertime barbeques and everything in between, we make sure to be our best, and have fun along the way as we celebrate milestones and accomplishments. Team members who live out this core value are a joy to work with, and often spark new ideas from collaborating with other teams.


If any of these characteristics sound like you, join our hardworking, fun-loving team today! TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has a variety of moving, driving, customer service, support, and management openings available nationwide. All openings can be found on

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