As coordinated as your move might be, mistakes do happen. Hopefully, the reputable moving company you’ve hired has liability coverage to cover your home and belongings if something is damaged.
Does Every Mover Need a USDOT Number?
Posted by Scott Myers on October 2, 2018
There are two reasons why a moving company would be required to have a USDOT number. Any commercial vehicle transporting passengers or hauling cargo interstate (over state lines) will be required to have a USDOT number and be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...
What Is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration?
Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on October 11, 2018
Before and during your move, it is important to be aware of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, known as FMCSA. The FMCSA receives about 3,000 complaints in a year regarding unprofessional, unethical and unsafe business practices and operators. The FMCSA is there to...
What Makes ICC MC Numbers Different Than USDOT Numbers?
Posted by Alex Seise on November 5, 2018
While ICC MC numbers and USDOT Numbers are similar, they should not be used interchangeably as they serve completely different purposes. ICC MC Numbers have been phased out, but they were required for all interstate moving trucks before 1995. On the other hand, the USDOT number...
State Moving Requirements and Necessary Licensing
Posted by Alex Seise on December 20, 2018
Find out the licensing requirements for movers in your state to properly check your moving company's background. While the federal government regulates all interstate moves, local moves are regulated by the individual states in which a motor carrier operates. These requirements...
What Does a Freight Forwarder Do?
Posted by Alex Seise on October 18, 2018
A freight forwarder provides services that transport goods from one place to another internationally. They play a role as a link between the actual shipper and the transportation service providers. Freight forwards are the most popular methods of international transport of goods...
What Does the Federal Maritime Commission Regulate?
Posted by Alex Seise on November 26, 2018
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is a federal agency whose purpose is to regulate ocean transportation in the United States. It was founded in 1961 and replaced the United States Federal Maritime Board, which regulated both ocean commerce and the Merchant Marine, a group...
What Are the Different Types of Moving Insurance?
Posted by Nicole Schurott on September 28, 2018
You've signed the papers for your new home. You've even got a moving company to help take care of the whole move. Now you just have to wait for the big day and move in, right? Wrong. There is one major detail you may not have even considered, or have even known about -- deciding...
How to Estimate the Value of Your Goods for Insurance
Posted by Robert Moreschi on November 29, 2018
Moving insurance is a difficult field to navigate, because it's hard to figure out what your items are worth. When moving, people are unsure of what level of insurance to purchase. How can you ensure the insurance coverage you choose will adequately cover valuables? Picking the...
How to Create a Photo Inventory of Belongings for Moving Insurance
Posted by Robert Moreschi on November 30, 2018
You'll want extra protection to cover everything the moving company handles. With Full Value Protection moving insurance, your goods will be protected in transit to your new home -- whether in the moving truck or in temporary storage. It's important to create a photo inventory of...