Answered by Robert MoreschiApril 15, 2013
The Better Business Bureau is a perfectly acceptable source for conducting a background check on a prospective moving company and a great way to see if your moving company is reliable, so have no fears about using them. However, if you're looking for additional ways to check and make sure that the moving company you are considering hiring for your move is dependable and trustworthy, I will gladly point you in the right direction.
For starters, you can check with the US Department of Transportation to make sure that the company has a US DOT number and to make sure that the company is also registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration(FMCSA). To do that, take the US DOT number from the side door of the company's fleet of moving trucks, or visit this website to see if they have a US DOT number. Then, visit the FMCSA website to cross-reference the number with the number that is listed for that company on the site.
That's just one of the ways in which you can check to see if a moving company is reliable. Another way is by reading the reviews of customers like yourself, who commented on the moving company following their move. Customers sharing their moving experiences is a great way to gather information about a particular company. Visit the Movers.com moving reviews page to access thousands of customer reviews about hundreds of different moving companies and search for the company you're checking on to see what others have to say about it.
Another great way to see if your moving company is reliable is to check this website, which keeps track of all moving companies who have been accused of perpetrating moving scams on their customers and have been subsequently blacklisted. This website will keep a list of all companies who have been deemed as "blacklisted" and it's a great source for customers looking to make sure that they do not fall victim to a moving scam.