Answered by Jenna FarmerNovember 18, 2013
Hi, thanks so much for visiting Movers.com! While I cannot give you specific information about a particular company directly, I can definitely help you find the information you are looking for in order to make the best possible decision regarding your move.
There are several ways that you can find out more information about the company to determine if they are professional and reliable:
Checking your moving company
- You want to ensure that they have the proper licensing requirements to transport your belongings and operate in your area. If you are moving out of state, you should check if the company is registered with a US DOT number in order to verify that they are a licensed interstate moving company. This means that they are permitted by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association) to conduct interstate moves. You can ask the company to supply you with their number so you can verify it on the FMCSA website. Intrastate moves can vary slightly
- Check the Better Business Bureau website to find out if the company is accredited, and if they have any outstanding complaints from dissatisfied customers. You can also request that the company provide you with references - any professional company should have satisfied customers to vouch its services.
- Read online moving reviews, and educate yourself about the proper way to do a background check on a moving company.
There are many important questions you should ask before hiring any company. Find out what kind of estimates they provide and inquire about extra insurance or any hidden fees you may incur so you are aware of how they could affect your ultimate cost. You should also always receive an in-home estimate before hiring movers--it is very difficult to provide an accurate quote over the phone, and you should be wary of any mover that does so.
When planning a move, you want to ensure that you are enlisting the aid of a reliable company to make your relocation a smooth and easy one. You should always get at least three estimates from three different companies before you make any decisions. If you want to compare quotes from other movers, you can fill out our fast and easy quote form to get free no-obligation estimates from up to seven moving companies your area!
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