The Moving Company Questionnaire: A Handy Economic Worksheet

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In order to pick the right mover, you'll need to talk to several moving companies to get quotes, to verify good service, and to learn other information. Though this guide won't save you the trouble of investigating companies and calling around for more details, the worksheet below will help you compare movers from an economical standpoint. Ask your potential movers to fill it out before you make a decision. If they refuse, you should consider using another moving company.

Company Name  
Company Phone Number (                    ) -                              -
Company Website http://
Employee Name Mr./Ms.
Employee Phone Number (                    ) -                              -
Employee E-mail Address                                               @
Reference Number  
 
LICENSING, INSURANCE & REPUTATION
Are you a member of the BBB?
 Yes  No  Unknown
Are you a member of the AMSA?
 Yes  No  Unknown
Are you licensed with the FMCSA?
 Yes  No  Unknown
Do you have the appropriate state licensing?
 Yes  No License Number: __________________
Do you have a USDOT Number?
 Yes  No License Number: __________________
 
MOVE COSTS
Estimate $
What type of estimate is this?
 Nonbinding  Binding  Binding not-to-exceed
Are loading and unloading included?
 Yes  No
Is packing included?
 Yes  No
Is furniture breakdown/setup included?
 Yes  No
Do you have auto transport services, and if so, how much do they cost?
 Yes  No  Amount:$
What type of protection coverage is included? How can I purchase additional coverage? Is this estimate for a full-service move?
 Yes  No
Given my apartment/condo/house's location and layout, will any of the following fees apply to me?
 Flight charge/stair carry  Long haul/long carry
 Shuttle charge  Other charges
Are mileage, taxes, tolls, and other related expenses included?
 Mileage  Taxes
 Tolls  Other expenses
What are the rates? Is there a fuel surcharge?
 Yes  No
How much is it? Do you supply wardrobe boxes to use for free?
 Yes  No
Is there any free storage available?
 Yes  No  Length of time:           days
If I'm unable to sign for the shipment, is there a charge for redelivery or storage handling?
 Yes  No  Rate: $_________________
Is a deposit required before the move?
 Yes  No  Amount: $________________
Amount or percentage due at time of pickup$ _______________________   OR   _____________________ %Amount or percentage due at time of delivery$ _______________________  OR   _____________________ %How is the shipment weighed?
 Weight  Volume  Time  Distance
Estimated weight/volume/time required for shipment _______________________ lbs/cubic feet/man-hoursDo you have a shipment minimum? What is it?
 Yes  No  Amount: 
Do you charge extra to rent blankets, dollies, and other equipment?
 Yes  No  Amount:$
Do you charge extra for packing supplies?
 Yes  No  Amount:$
How much will I save by booking early? How early do I need to book?
 Yes  No  Weeks in advance:_______
 MISCELLANEOUSNumber of days until delivery is made
 1-2  3-6  7-10  11-15  ________
Estimated percentage of claims for similar (local, long-distance, or international) moves        _____________________________________ %Is there anything else I should be aware of in terms of costs or other important areas before moving with you? 
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on August 27, 2009

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