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License Info: US DOT # 684669
ICC MC # 318318
PC # 00747
Insurance: On file: $750,000
Required: $750,000
Year of Estd: 12/4/1996

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Big Sam Moving CO, Inc. Location


Big Sam Moving CO, Inc.
234 16th ST
Jersey CityNJ 07310 USA

Contact Info

Toll Free: 800-671-1115
Phone: 201-217-1115
Fax: 718-627-4986

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No Photo Michael
September 7, 2018

Excellent Move

Searched through many moving companies each with their own bad reviews. I chose Big Sam due to the friendly salesperson Jason. He was very knowledeable and helpful throughout the process. Feeling comfortable with him I took a chance and I'm glad that I did. The move went smoothly I incurred some additional charges for packing some glass items but Jason had explained that it might happen if I didn't get around to packaging the items. I appreciate the honesty and hard work. thanks again.

Origin : Bedminister, NJ
Destination : Houston, TX

Quoted Price : $2,170.00
Actual Price : $2,350.00

No Photo Anonymous
January 3, 2018

They were average

They are okay, they are not so quality but they were average guys. The pricing was okay they were asking me for more than the estimate.

Origin : Edison, NJ
Destination : Charlotte, NC

No Photo Jeff2w
February 13, 2017

Great Movers!!

Great movers! Professional, polite & very hard working! I scheduled for a move from a 2nd floor apartment to a 2 story home. I also needed help in some packing after I hurt my back. I supplied materials for that. They were accommodating to my specific needs. I'd use them again in a heartbeat if I move again.

Origin : Highland Park, NJ
Destination : Middlesex, NJ

Quoted Price : $400.00
Actual Price : $400.00

No Photo Katharina
February 11, 2017

Great experience

Customer service was AWESOME and he kept in contact with us to ensure that we would be taken care of. The prices are really good and the job the movers did was amazing. They moved quickly, assembled furniture, and didn't break a thing. Recommended a lot.

Origin : Iselin, NJ
Destination : Arlington, VA

Quoted Price : $1,200.00
Actual Price : $1,200.00

No Photo Abbaibi
January 30, 2017


Guys were waiting for me before start time. Worked hard and move fast took great care of our furniture. Courteous and conscientious. Will use again.

Origin : Clifton, NJ
Destination : Newark, NJ

Quoted Price : $400.00
Actual Price : $400.00

No Photo Octavio
November 14, 2015

Don't Hire This Company If You Value ...

I found Big Sam Moving to be extremely unprofessional. They were supposed to arrive at 2:00 p.m. today. By 2:30 p.m., with no call or no show, we had to call ourselves to find out they couldn't make it until 4:30 p.m. By 4:45 p.m., with no call and no show, we called and canceled. We were lucky to find a U-haul still open and rented a truck. We loaded it ourselves and will move tomorrow. We were lucky we had a little bit of leeway and were able to help ourselves. DO NOT HIRE THESE MOVERS!!! Very irresponsible, unprofessional, and can really ruin your plans for a day.

Origin : Clifton, NJ
Destination : Newark, NJ

Quoted Price : $356.00
Actual Price : $356.00

No Photo Abhishek
September 30, 2015

It was fine, but the packers didn't ...

It is fine but ... When they are packing my stuff ... They just don't want to pack all those things by themselves, so I had to pack all the things and they just put all those small boxes into big boxes. ...One lampshade got damaged but other things are okay.

Origin : Iselin, NJ
Destination : Arlington, VA

No Photo Coffeecup
September 2, 2014

Scam company! NEVER HIRE THESE GUYS!!!

Avoid this company at all costs!!! Rude, unprofessional scam artists. I booked this company a month in advance and they showed up on the day of the move demanding TWICE the amount of money we agreed to over the phone. I told them I would pay what we agreed upon, please move what they can in that amount of time and I would move the rest on my own. Instead of getting to work, they got in their truck and left!!! When I spoke with the owner of the company, he said their behavior is perfectly acceptable since I wouldn't pay them the extra money. Do yourself a favor and hire ANYBODY ELSE!!!!! I was left completely stranded one day before my lease expired.

Origin : Highland Park, NJ
Destination : Middlesex, NJ

Quoted Price : $390.00
Actual Price : $700.00

No Photo Diana
March 4, 2014

They did everything very well

It was good, they came on time, they did everything very well, I didn't have any issues with the crew members, and they did everything they packed the big furniture like the sofas and stuff, the pricing was good and i would recommend them.

Origin : Bergenfield, NJ
Destination : Midland Pk, NJ

No Photo Anthony
October 9, 2013

Quick and efficient

It was good. They were pretty quick and efficient. They had a four hour minimum so they charged me for four hours even though it only took them two, which was a little upsetting but it was okay. It was good. They didn't really wrap anything for me. They put the blankets on, that was fine. I received all the services that I requested. I would recommend them. I don't know anybody that is moving though. The crew was fine. They were all good guys. They were on-time. The only thing holding them back was the fact that they had the minimum of time, so I paid them for two extra hours.

Origin : Jersey City, NJ
Destination : Darlington, NJ

No Photo Ruth
September 26, 2013

Disappointing experience

First of all, they scheduled at 9:00 in the morning. I kept calling them. They did not tell me until it is already 11 or 12 that they can't come at 9:00 in the morning. They said they will come at 1:00. I kept calling them. They said he will come at 2:00. Then they come at 2:15 or 2:30. They came with three guys including the owner of the company. After an hour the other guy quit and went home. After two hours the other guy went home again. So two guys were only working during that time. After they finished loading up, we were going to the my new address. They took a break of 20 to 30 minutes. At 6:00 about three guys came to help them. The contract agreement was for four hours, $400. He said I had a long hallway and five people already came during the moving. He asked me for an additional $100 and a tip. So I gave them $550. I was not so happy. My previous landlord complained about the scratches on the walls, and on the stairs. I didn't notice until it was finished. So my landlord charged me for that. They were not so careful moving my furniture. The whole day my schedule was messed up. When they finished it was almost 8:00. The move was supposed to be for four hours only. If they came on time - at 9 or 10, they would have finished by 1, but it went on until almost 8:00.

Origin : Jersey City, NJ
Destination : Jersey City, NJ

No Photo Sofia
July 5, 2012

horrible experience- nightmare

Please no one should use their service...they are most unprofessional and big liars. in my case, even booking 3 weeks in advace, they never showed up on the day of our moving and kept on making fasle promises through out the day leaving us in a big mess. and after that I tried calling the whole week to complain but they never took my phone call

Origin : jersey city, NJ
Destination : Jersey city, NJ

Quoted Price : $255.00
Actual Price : $400.00

We are located in New Jersey and New York serving the residents to relocate from one place to another. Our friendly and reliable service will help to understand your entire moving needs. We also understand your concern about the safety of your belongings. Our service got its reputation among the people taking complete care of your goods and delivering it in the same condition as you handed over to us. We find every possible way to make your move memorable by sharing all your responsibilities and by providing you space to concentrate other important works. You can be sure about the safety of your goods and have no stress about it.

We are in this moving field for the past many years with dedicated staffs. Our staffs are trained and certified by the leading moving associations with many years of experience. Whether you are moving a single box or a whole apartment irrespective of the distance local and long we do it everything. Our moving services include packing, crafting, loading, driving, delivering, unpacking etc. In each and every step of your move we make sure that your belongings gets proper treatment from our team. We minimize the possibilities of damage through our effective packing methods. We deliver your goods to the given destination within the time frame. Apart from all our moving services we accommodate your belongings to store in our climatic controlled store house for both long and short term depending on your need. Our charges come in flat rates based on the estimation. To know more about our services contact our customer care representative.

Entity Type: Carrier
Operating Status: Authorized For HHG
Out of Service Date: None
DUNS Number: -
Power Units: 2
Drivers: 3
MCS-150 Form Date: 1/30/2013
MCS-150 Mileage (Year): 15,310 (2012)
Operation Classification: Auth. For Hire
Carrier Operation: Interstate
Cargo Carried: Household Goods

Business Address:
629 Grove Street Jersey City, NJ, 07310

Mailing Address:
629 Grove Street Jersey City, NJ, 07310

Last Updated Date: November 29, 2013

Property Passenger Household Goods Private Enterprise


Type Common Contract Broker
Status Active None None
App Pending No No No


Type BIPD Cargo Bond
Required $750,000 Yes No
On File $1,000,000 Yes No

Authority History

Auth TypeHousehold Goods Common Carrier
Original ActionReinstated
Original Action Dt.03/04/2002
Disposition Dt.


Auth TypeCommon
1st Served Date01/04/2002
Effective Date12/06/2001
ReasonInvoluntary Revocation

Active/Pending Insurance

Insurance CarrierGranite State Insurance Co.
Posted Date02/21/2008
Converage From and To$0 - $5,000*
Effective Date02/17/2008
Cancellation Date

Insurance History

Insurance CarrierYork Insurance Company
Policy/SuretyIM 439288
Converage From and To$0 - $5,000*
Effective Dt. From and To 04/10/1997 - 12/06/1997 Cancelled

Insurance Address

CarrierFireman's Fund Insurance Co.
AuthStephanie Reneri, Fireman's Fund Mcgee Marine


Inspection Type Vehicle Driver Hazmat IEP
Inspections 1 1 0 0
Out of Service 0 0 0 0
Out of Service % 0 0 0 0
Nat'l Average %
(2009- 2010)
20.72 5.51 4.5 N/A


Type Fatal Injury Tow Total
Crashes 0 0 0 0

Review Information

Rating Date Rating Review Date Type
10/27/2009 - - Non-Ratable

Unsafe Driving


Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) : 15310
VMT Year : 2012
VMT Source : Registration (MCS-150)
Average Power Units (APU) x Utilization Factor (UF) : 2
Total Inspections with Unsafe Driving Violations : 0
Total Unsafe Driving Violations : 0

Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance

0< 3 driver insp.65%

Relevant Inspections : 1
Total Inspections with Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance Violations : 0
Total Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance Violations : 0

Driver Fitness

0< 5 driver insp.80%

Relevant Inspections : 1
Total Inspections with Driver Fitness Violations : 0
Total Driver Fitness Violations : 0


Controlled Substances and Alcohol


Relevant Inspections : 1
Total Inspections with Controlled Substances and Alcohol Violations : 0
Total Controlled Substances and Alcohol Violations : 0

Vehicle Maintenance

0< 5 vehicle insp.80%

Relevant Inspections : 1
Total Inspections with Vehicle Maintenance Violations : 0
Total Vehicle Maintenance Violations : 0

Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance

-Not Public80%

Relevant Inspections : 0
Total Inspections with Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance Violations : 0
Total Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance Violations : 0

Crash Indicator


Average Power units : 2
Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) : 15310
VMT Year : 2012
VMT Source : Registration (MCS-150)
Average Power Units (APU) x Utilization Factor (UF) : 2
Number of Crashes : 0
Number Tow-aways : 0
Number with Injuries or Fatalities : 0
Number with HM Release : 0

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