I'm going to start off with positives here. The only good thing I can say is that Trinity offered good customer service in that they answered my calls over 95% of the time. The actual carrier, Star USA did a great job wrapping and packing my items, even the fragile ones.
Now for the BAD:
Up to the date I was supposed to move, no one at Trinity could confirm that the movers were coming. Literally, the day of, no one at Trinity was sure if any carrier was coming. I was worried and frustrated and even called another moving company, that is, until a carrier truck actually showed up. The move from a one-bedroom apartment to a distance of less than 740 miles ended up costing too much, again, for just a one-bedroom apartment. The reason is that Trinity Relocation Group is actually a broker company, not a carrier. But they advertise themselves as both. This is not the case. Again, Trinity Relocation Group is a Broker company. The actual carrier, Star USA had their own paper work forms for me to complete in addition to Trinity. So you're signing several forms on the actual day of the move from the carrier. The price also increased greatly. Star USA actually said I was taking up more cubic feet space on the truck and raised the price more than $700, which puts you in a bind, because at this point, all your items have been loaded on the truck and so you have to agree to the ridiculous rip-off charge. I was shocked. So the estimates that Trinity gives you are not real, doesn't even come close. Trinity is the middle-man, just the broker here. So you’re paying two companies and getting ripped off.
Also note that it can take up to 30 days to receive your furniture. YES. 30 DAYS, ONE MONTH. That means you will be sleeping on the floor for a long time. My advice is to READ THE FINE PRINT OF THE ESTIMATE THAT TRINITY GIVES YOU CAREFULLY OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I waited for my items for two weeks.
On the day my furniture arrived at the new location, the driver was nice, but he was alone doing all the work himself until two more helpers showed up a little later. This was not professional. The truck was also massive, huge, like a semi-truck. For people living in a small apartment complex, this is a huge problem, because the company will have charge more if they cannot reach the entrance of your building at a close distance. The driver got out the semi-truck and walked around the perimeter to see if the truck could fit. Luckily it did, with much room to spare.
Some of my most attractive items went missing. These items got lost in transit. Why? Because the truck Star USA used to load my furniture was not that same truck that arrived at my new place. So your furniture is going to be moved probably over and over again and things will get lost. Then you’ll have to file an insurance claim and that takes a long time. The problems are endless.
I do not recommend Trinity Relocation Group because there is too much uncertainty that comes from booking a move with them. The huge price increase just for adding a few items to the initial estimate and the fact that there is no set day and time to pick up or drop off your furniture is awful. Plus all the waiting for your items to arrive is just not worth it. Trinity makes its own business irrelevant. There is so much they don’t want to take responsibility for. I am NEVER using a broker company for any future move I make.