Answered by Robert MoreschiNovember 28, 2012
It is not easy to leave all your belongings in the hands of a moving company unless you trust them. It is always a good idea to do a thorough background check of the moving companies that you get your estimates from, before hiring them.
As part of the background check, gather information about their licensure, insurance and registration. Search for vital information about the moving companies like their US DOT Number at safer.fmcsa.dot.gov, their registration and licensure at FMCSA, and their ICC MC Number (replaced by US DOT number after 1995) where required. Check if there are any customer complaints about their services at BBB and other complaint registries.
Once you are satisfied with all the information and see that the moving company is complying with the strict standards, you should feel free to hire your mover.
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Hope this helps.