Answered by Staff WriterApril 18, 2013
If you could just throw a GPS in one of your boxes before it is loaded onto a moving truck to track your shipment that would be great. However, it is not that easy to follow your belongings while they are transported from your origin to destination during a move.
With a little faith and a reputable company that provides tracking services for shipments, you can remain rest assured your materials will make it to where they are supposed to be while you watch their movement along the way.
Large and Reputable Moving Companies
A large and reputable moving company will almost always provide shipment tracking. The only way to know if a business supplies the service is to ask. Whether in-person or over-the-phone, it is your right and responsibility to find out whether or not you can have your belongings personally followed. If so, your shipment will most likely be tracked by its bill of lading or order number. With this number, you can keep trail of exactly what region the moving truck is located in.
Small and Unknown Companies
Small and unknown moving companies are most likely not going to offer tracking since they may not be technically equipped to do so. Mom and pop moving companies may only offer the basic services available. When hiring either a small or large moving company, check with the Better Business Bureau to assure they are on the up-and-up, and always ask questions when in contact with a moving company to make sure you are getting a fair deal.
To receive quotes for an international or domestic moving company that provides tracking services, search Movers.com for information. After your articles have arrived safely to your destination and you are happy with the service provided, please fill out a moving review so others can benefit from your experience when hiring a company themselves.