Answered by Robert MoreschiAugust 12, 2013
Moving can be an overwhelming experience for just about anyone. There is usually so much going on in the weeks and months leading up to a move that it's easy to get caught up in everything and get stressed out. There are also a lot of things to worry about regarding the moving process, like where you'll find the time to finish packing, whether your items will be delivered to your new home on time, where you'll find the money to pay for the move, whether or not your items will be damaged and whether your moving company is reputable and trustworthy.
Well, luckily you do not have to worry about that last one. There are many ways for customers to do background checks on their moving companies and make sure that they are a reputable and reliable company before they make the decision to hire them for their move and place all of their valuable belongings and possessions in the hands of the movers.
To help ease your worries about U-Pack moving and whether or not they're a reputable moving company, there are many places for you to go in order to check on the company's background and many tools you can use to make sure that they're properly licensed and insured.
or 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.