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Ocean City Express promises world class service, for moves across town or around the globe!

Proudly serving Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Cape May, Linwood, Northfield, Margate, Longport, and more!

Extensive knowledge and experience in Freight & Logistics

Moving

Uniformed & trained personnel:

All of our employees go through extensive training in our state of the art warehouse before we allow them to go on their first move. Our low turnover ensures that we have clean, polite, experienced employees on every move we make. In fact, Ocean City Express employees have an average of over 10 years of household goods experience. The same people that load your goods will unload your goods at your new location.

Late Model Equipment:

OCX operates safe late model trucks that are always clean, insured, registered, well serviced and federally inspected. They are equipped with all the pads, dollies, floor covering, stretch wrap, straps, etc. to properly and professionally handle your precious cargo. They are also equipped with GPS devices which allow up to minute location of your belongings.

New state of the art warehouse: Our new warehouse is fully alarmed for both burglary and fire and has a 24 hour 7 day a week recorded surveillance system. Your goods are stored in large crates that are exclusive to your goods. We test our alarm systems monthly and have a monthly pest control service to ensure that we are completely pest and rodent free. We are one of the very few moving companies in the area to be certified to store military tonnage.

National Account Specialist:

A large part of our business is dedicated to relocating executives. We have accounts with many large corporations who contact us to pack load and deliver their employees around the country. We have moved many of these employees several times as once they see the professionalism and dedication OCX provides, they request us time and time again.

Freight and Logistics:

OCX has a freight and logistics division that can provide shipment of almost any commodity anywhere in the country. We provide both "less than truckload" service and "sealed dedicated truckload" service at very competitive rates.

Serving all of Atlantic and Cape May County:

Proudly servering Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Cape May, Linwood, Northfield, Margate, Longport, and more!

STORAGE

“World-Class” is an exmaintain the highest standards for the people we hire, the equipment

In business for over 65 years.

Family owned and operated.

Licensed to perform local, intrastate, interstate and international moves.

Support many local charities and foundations.

Member of Atlantic County, Mainland Chamber of Commerce, American Moving & Storage Association, and The Employee Relocation Council.

Hundreds of local references.

Proudly servering Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Cape May, Linwood, Northfield, Margate, Longport, and more!

MOVING Tips

One Month Before Moving
  • Fill out change of address order form for post office.
  • Fill out an IRS change of address form.
  • Make arrangements with moving company or reserve a rental truck.
  • Make travel arrangements, if necessary, with airlines, buses, car rental agencies and hotels.
  • Transfer memberships in churches, clubs and civic organizations.
  • Obtain medical and dental records, x-rays and prescription histories. Ask doctor and dentist for referrals and transfer prescriptions.
  • Set up a checking account in your new city.
  • Check into the laws and requirements of your new city regarding home-based businesses, professional tests, business licenses and any special laws that might be applicable to you.
  • Take inventory of your belongings before they're packed, in the event you need to file an insurance claim later. If possible, take pictures or video tape your belongings. Record serial numbers of electronic equipment.
  • Make arrangements for transporting pets.
  • Start using up food items, so that there is less left to pack and possibly spoil.
One To Two Weeks Before Moving
  • Switch utility services to new address. Inform electric, disposal, water, newspaper, magazine subscription, telephone and cable companies of your move.
  • Arrange for help on moving day.
  • Confirm travel reservations.
  • Reserve elevator if moving from an apartment.
  • Have appliances serviced for moving.
  • Clean rugs and clothing and have them wrapped for moving.
  • Plan ahead for special needs of infants.
  • Close bank accounts and have your funds wired to your new bank. Before closing, be sure there are no outstanding checks or automatic payments that haven't been processed.
  • Collect valuables from safe-deposit box. Make copies of any important documents before mailing or hand carry them to your new address.
  • Check with your insurance agent to ensure you'll be covered through your homeowner's or renter's policy during the move.
  • Defrost freezer and refrigerator. Place deodorizer inside to control odors.
  • Give a close friend or relative your travel route and schedule so you may be reached if needed.
On Moving Day
  • Double check closets, drawers, shelves, attic and garage to be sure they are empty.
  • Carry important documents, currency and jewelry yourself, or use registered mail.
  • Carry travelers checks for quick, available funds.
After Arriving At New Home
  • Renew your driver's license, auto registration and tags.
  • Shop around for new insurance policies, especially auto coverage.
  • Revise your will and other legal papers to avoid longer probate and higher legal fees.
  • Locate the hospitals, police stations, veterinarian and fire stations near your home.
Packing Tips:
  • Keep the following supplies handy for packing:
  • • Boxes, marking pen, bubble wrap, newspaper and tissue
  • • Tape and scissors
  • • Tape measure
  • Use strong boxes and containers that can be secured tightly. Purchase special boxes for dishes, wardrobe and other special items.
  • Pack audio-video equipment in their original boxes. Label cables and tighten transit screws. If removing screws, tape them to the objects they are removed from.
  • Avoid loading more than 50 pounds into one box.
  • Label each box and indicate the following: (a) Which room it should go in (b) Whether it is fragile (c) If it should be loaded last so it will be unloaded first.
  • Cushion contents with packing material such as bubble wrap, newspaper or tissue. Save room by using towels and blankets to wrap fragile items.
  • Pack books tightly on end in small boxes. If musty smelling, sprinkle talcum powder between the pages and wrap the book before packing. Leave stored for a couple of months to eliminate the smell.
  • Have rugs and draperies cleaned before moving and leave them in wrappings for the move.
  • Pack medicines in a leak proof container.
  • Carry all valuables with you.
  • Check with your local U.S. Department of Agriculture for regulations regarding moving plants from one state to another. Many states have restrictions on certain plants to prevent importing bugs or pests that can destroy valuable cash crops.
Moving House Plants:
A Couple Of Weeks Before You Move

Prune plants to facilitate packing. Consult a florist or a plant book for instructions.

A Week Before Your Move

Place your plants in a black plastic bag, along with a bug/pest strip, conventional flea collar or bug powder. Close the bag and place in a cool area overnight to kill any pests on the plant or in the soil.

The Day Before Your Move

Place the plants in cardboard containers. Hold them in place with dampened newspaper or packing paper. Use paper to cushion the leaves and place a final layer of wet paper on top to keep them moist. If you must leave your plants behind, then take cuttings. Put them in a plastic bag with wet paper towels around them.

On The Day Of Your Move

Set the boxes aside and mark "DO NOT LOAD" so they won't be taken on the moving van. Close the boxes and punch air holes in the top before loading into your car.

When Moving

Park your car in a shaded area in the summer and a sunny spot in the winter.

Upon Arrival

Unpack the plants as soon as possible after arrival. Remove plants through the bottom of the box to avoid breaking the stems. Do not expose the plants to much sunlight at first. Let them get gradually accustomed to more light.


Moving Garden Plants:
  • Research climate and soils of new home.
  • Seeds - gather and store in an airtight container.
  • Bulbs - dig up during their natural dormant season. Pack in a mixture of loose dry peat moss and vermiculite to provide a lightweight and protective transport medium.
  • Garden tools - sharpen blades of clippers, lawn mowers and shears and apply a thin coating of household or motor oil to protect the paint and metal parts. Clean and disinfect rakes, hoes and sprinklers. Household bleach can be used to disinfect a variety of items.
  • Plants - some plants can be dug up and transplanted.
Moving Pets:

Following are tips for moving your pets to their new home.

Cats and Dogs

Cats and dogs can be taken in your car. If so, remember to take along the following items:

• Food
• Water
• A leash for letting your pet out of the car
• Newspaper or sheets to keep your car clean

Animals can get car-sick and will require frequent stops along the way. Also, check ahead to see if the hotel where you are staying allows pets. Depending on the animal's temperament and size, it might be better to have it shipped by air. Be sure to check if your destination has any local requirements or restrictions on animals.

To have your pet shipped by air, make sure someone can meet your pet at the destination airport and take care of it until you arrive. A kennel can do this for you and keep your pet until you have completed your move, if necessary.

If you are flying to your new destination, your cat or dog can ride in the baggage compartment. You may need the following items:

• Health certificate. Obtain this from your veterinarian.
• Pet container. The airline might have a special container available or you can use your own as long as it complies with airline regulations.
• Tranquilizers. Your vet can provide tranquilizers to be given to your pet immediately before going to the airport.
• Your scent. Your pet can be comforted by having a piece of cloth with your scent on it.

Smaller Animals

Hamsters, birds and other small animals can easily be transported in your car. To help keep the animals calm and quiet, cover cages with a cloth. Also, make sure they have food and water available.

Fish

It can be very impractical and risky to move fish. Check with your local pet store for recommendations on moving your specific type of fish.

TESTIMONIALS

Driver was excellent. He was on time, protected the house, and managed the crew very professionally. He was also friendly and good with my children. I could not have asked for more.

Brian S.

I felt that the crew were professional and time conscious. They understood that moving is a very stressful time and they reassured me throughout the process that everything would go as planned. Great Company.

Christopher F.

The crew was excellent. They were all very courteous, hard working and responsive. The coordination, flexibility and execution of the move were very good. This crew was the best that I’ve had in numerous moves.

William W.

I would not hesitate at all to recommend this van line to anyone. Even my parents were amazed at how nice the moving crew was and how professionally everything was handled. Absolutely Stellar!

Jessica S.

The driver should be commended at both ends of the move, in being both professional and personable in his dealings with my wife and I. The crew was timely and very efficient in both packing and unpacking the truck.

Charles P.

They took great care of our belongings and in protecting our homes on both ends. They were very flexible and accommodating when we had last minute changes in our moving schedule.

Thomas M.

Ocean City Express was so attentive and very professional. Our crew took care of our belongings like they were their own. This was definitely the best experience we had with a moving company.

Ben A.

The crew that arrived at our house did an outstanding job. They were extremely careful and considerate and did a great job quickly and efficiently. I would recommend them to anyone else relocating in the future.

Kathleen L.

CONTACT US

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580 W. Leeds Avenue PO Box 993 Pleasantville, NJ 08232-0993

Atlantic County: 609-641-7700

Cape May County: 800-332-0605