moving tips: pick a mover
WHERE AND HOW TO CHOOSE A MOVER!
Looking for reputable moving company takes time. There are a number of different sources such as the yellow pages, local newspapers, flyers, etc. However, MovingRelocation.com has done most of the work for you. You can be assured that each and every mover that advertises with MovingRelocation.com is licensed, insured, and reputable. If you feel the need to do some investigation on your own, you can call your local regulatory agency to make sure that the company is operating legally in your state. If you are moving interstate, call the FHWA in your area to confirm that your mover has an ICCMC # (Interstate Commerce Commission Motor Carrier) or US DOT operating authority. Once you have called your local regulatory agency and/or the Federal DOT/F.H.A. to insure the moving company is licensed, you may want to check with the American Moving and Storage Association at Phone: (703) 683-7410. Most legitimate moving companies are a member of and comply with the policies and procedures of this organization. You may also check with your state and/or Regional Movers Associations.
Lastly, call your local Better Business Bureau to check how many complaints the company has against them. You should request a file report on all companies that you plan on getting estimates from and find out if they comply with the BBB Arbitration Program.
Note: A reputable mover might have a few complaints lodged against him, but his record with the Better Business Bureau should show that he responds to and resolves complaints.
Tips On Picking A Mover!
Be wary of high-pressure tactics from telemarketers who give prices over the phone. (This could be a ploy to prevent an estimator from coming into your home to provide you with an accurate, written estimate. Without a written estimate, it is impossible to give you an accurate assessment of the cost of your move.) It is a good idea to get a recommendation. (A satisfied customer is the best sales tool for a mover. You should ask your mover to supply you with a few references. A happy customer will be glad to boost about a successful relocation) Make sure the movers place of business really exists. Ask the mover(s) for a certificate of insurance showing all required insurance liabilities. Call your local regulatory agency to verify their license and to insure that the information and certificate number is legitimate.